Dress Code

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                                                            DRESS CODE EXPECTATIONS

The purpose of a dress code is to provide guidance to students and parents as to appropriate attire for school and all school functions.  In addition, the dress code is a primary means of helping students learn a skill, which is required for success in getting and keeping employment.  As adults, we know that there is a difference between dressing for our jobs and dressing for recreation; therefore, having students practice this distinction while at East is a way to promote long-term success.  Our guiding principles for the dress code are based on clothing that avoids distracting from the learning environment, disrupting school activities, or creating a safety hazard. 

-Facial masks covering the nose and mouth are required on the bus and on our school campus at all times.  All masks must comply with the school dress code guidelines listed below. 
-Pants with holes, rips, or distressed areas are prohibited.  
-Leggings and yoga pants, with or without pockets, are prohibited as pants.
-For the safety of students and staff members, students may only wear ear buds or over-the-ear headphones when participating in a teacher     directed activity in the classroom.  Ear buds and over-the-ear headphones are prohibited in the hallway and cafeteria and must be out of sight.
-Students must remove hats and/or other head coverings, including hoods (hooded sweatshirts/jackets worn up), handkerchiefs, durags, bandanas, sunglasses, full-faced masks, face paint, or other disguises that may inhibit the identification of the individual when they enter the building and throughout the entire school day. An administrator must approve any head coverings worn for religious significance or medical reasons. 
-Pajama attire of any kind, including bedroom slippers or house shoes, is prohibited.  Blankets and Snuggies are prohibited.
-Apparel shall be adequate in both length and coverage to be considered appropriate for school.  Skirts and shorts are to be at or below the knee.
-Pants shall be worn fastened and at the waist.  It is unacceptable for undergarments to be exposed.  Sagging pants are prohibited. 
-Shirts or tops shall be appropriately fastened in accordance with the design of that shirt or blouse.  The length shall extend beyond the waist. 
-Outfits that provide minimum coverage are prohibited.  Examples include: transparent, strapless, off-the-shoulder, low-cut, halters, backless dresses or tops, tube tops, tank tops, spaghetti straps, and muscle shirts.  Shirts with sleeves must be worn under sleeveless jerseys.
-Any articles of clothing or jewelry that could likely cause injury are prohibited.  Wallet chains of any length are prohibited. 
-Apparel or symbols which may be gang-related may not be displayed on a student's person or in the student’s possession, vehicle or other locations on campus.
-Gang-related tattoos, or other tattoos that may cause a substantial disruption to the educational environment, as determined by the principal are prohibited.
-Shoes shall be worn at all times.
-Long/oversized coats, jackets, or jerseys are prohibited.
-Apparel, emblems, insignias, badges, or symbols that promote the use of alcohol, drugs, tobacco, violence, sex, or any other illegal activity are prohibited. 
-Hair styles that may cause a substantial disruption to the educational environment, as determined by the administration, are prohibited. 

Note: The school administration reserves the right to appraise current fashion or
Fad and determine whether it is appropriate for school. Students must be in dress 
code compliance when entering school grounds, during all after-school events, and 
at all times while students are on campus.  Dress code will be checked daily and 
strongly enforced.  

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