and grooming standards, provided that they comply with the following:
- Any item that depicts images that are lewd, offensive, vulgar, obscene, or advertises alcoholic beverages, drugs, or other substances is strictly prohibited.
- Any clothing and accessories that could be considered costume wear are strictly prohibited. This includes, but is not limited to collars, headbands depicting animal-like characteristics, tails, capes, or trench coats.
- Any clothing that exposes the waist, navel, abdomen, midsection, torso, back, chest, or other areas considered private is strictly prohibited. This includes, but is not limited to crop tops, midriff tops, low-cut tops, or shirts cut off at the sides.
- Any clothing with straps that are less than 2 inches wide is strictly prohibited. This includes, but is not limited to sleeveless tops, tank tops, or muscle shirts.
- Any clothing that reveals undergarments is strictly prohibited.
- All sleepwear/pajamas are strictly prohibited.
- Jewelry and accessories with spikes and wallet chains are strictly prohibited.
- Facial piercings shall be small and discrete.
- All pants, shorts, and skirts must be worn at the waist or upper hip and must not have holes or frays that expose skin above the mid-thigh.
- All shorts, skirts, and dresses must be mid-thigh in length or longer.
- Yoga pants, leggings, jeggings, or similar clothing may only be worn with a top that fully covers the posterior.
- All head coverings, hats, and hoods must not be worn inside school buildings (1) a cap or hat that is part of a uniform worn at a school activity or (2) for religious or medical purposes (hoodies are allowed, but hoods must remain down while in the building).
- All visible permanent and semi-permanent tattoos must be covered.
- Hairstyles/hair color must be appropriate and not detract from learning.
- District-issued student IDs must be worn on a neck lanyard and visible before or during school hours for secondary students.
The standards listed above may not cover every possible instance of appropriate or inappropriate grooming or appearance.
If the principal determines that a student’s grooming or clothing violates the school’s dress code, the student will be given an opportunity to correct the problem at school and return to the classroom. If the problem cannot be corrected at school, the campus administration will work with the student and a parent to obtain an acceptable change of clothing for the student in a way that minimizes the loss of instructional time. Repeated or severe offenses may result in more serious disciplinary action in accordance with the Student Code of Conduct.
The principal, in cooperation with the sponsor, coach, or a person in charge of an extracurricular activity, may regulate the dress and grooming of students who participate in the activity. Students who violate dress and grooming standards established for such an activity may be removed or excluded from the activity for a period determined by the principal or sponsor and may be subject to other disciplinary action, as specified in the Student Code of Conduct. This includes UIL activities or other special functions. [See FO series].
Students in attendance as spectators are expected to dress in good taste. Exceptions will be permitted for bona ﬁde religious reasons. School activities may provide exceptions to parts of the dress code ( theme weeks).