SCHS Dress Code Guidelines


Dance Dress Code Guidelines

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Daily Dress Code Guidelines

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Student Handbook Guidelines: Dress and Grooming

While fashion changes, the reason for being in school does not. Students are in school to learn. Any fashion (dress, accessory, or hairstyle) that disrupts the educational process or presents a safety risk will not be permitted. Personal expression is permitted within these general guidelines.

All students and parents are reminded that the dress and grooming practices in Swartz Creek Community Schools will be based on common sense, good judgment, and good taste. Where such dress and grooming habits have a detrimental effect on the student or the student group, or to their health and safety, or create classroom or school disruption, it will then be the responsibility of the school authorities, parents or students, including the student government to make the necessary changes either collectively or separately to solve the problem.

It is also specifically understood that an interpretation of common sense, good judgment, and good taste has been made and is understood by school authorities as clean and covered. Short shorts, halters, bare midriffs, spaghetti strap shirts (straps should be 3 inches wide), and bare feet are examples of unacceptable dress. Because hats have become disruptive in the classroom and hallways they cannot be worn in the buildings during the school day. In addition, the following clothing and/or accessories are unacceptable:

• Fishnet and bare midriff shirts or blouses.

• Shorts or skirts above mid-thigh.

(Shorts and skirts should not be above fingertip length.)

• Holes in clothing above mid-thigh

(Holes are considered rips and tears as well. None should be above fingertip length.)

• Clothing that contains sexually connotative, obscene or inappropriate messages or pictures.

• Clothing or accessories that display substances illegal or prohibited to minors.

• Wallet chains regardless of length or their facsimile.

• Jewelry or accessories that have sharp edges or pointed spikes are prohibited.

• Excessively baggy clothing.

• Outer garments worn during school day.

Dress and grooming bear a direct relationship to effective educational processes. Unusual or exaggerated mode of dress and conspicuous departures from accepted customs in dress or grooming in the community will be prohibited. Exceptions to the rules may be made as special needs or special events dictate.