Dress Code

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                                              ELCHS STUDENT DRESS CODE

The purpose of a dress code is to provide guidance to students and parents as to appropriate attire for school and at any school function. 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 linked to attire. 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 does not distract from the learning environment, disrupt school activities, or create a safety hazard.
1. Pants with holes, rips, or distressed areas are prohibited.
2. Leggings and yoga pants, with or without pockets, are prohibited as pants or undergarments.
3. For the safety of students and staff members, students may only wear one ear bud while in the hallway or cafeteria. Over-the-ear headphones must be worn so that one ear is left uncovered.
4. Students and Staff must remove hats and/or other head coverings, including hoods (hooded
sweatshirts/jackets worn up), handkerchiefs, du-rags, bandanas, sunglasses, masks, face paint, or
other disguises that may inhibit the identification of the individual during the school day. An
administrator must approve any head coverings worn for religious significance or medical reasons.

5. Pajama attire of any kind, including bedroom slippers or house shoes, is prohibited. Blankets and
Snuggies are prohibited.

6. 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.

7. Pants shall be worn fastened and at the waist. It is unacceptable for undergarments to be exposed.
Sagging pants are prohibited.

8. Shirts or tops shall be appropriately fastened in accordance with the design of that shirt or blouse.
The length shall extend beyond the waist.

9. 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.

10. Any articles of clothing or jewelry that could likely cause injury are prohibited. Wallet chains of
any length are prohibited.

11. 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.

12. Shoes shall be worn at all times.

13. Apparel, emblems, insignias, badges, or symbols that promote the use of alcohol, drugs, tobacco,
violence, sex, or any other illegal activity are prohibited.

14. Hair styles that may cause a substantial disruption to the educational environment, as determined
by the administration, are prohibited.

15. Dress code violations may not be covered with outerwear (jackets, hoodies, etc.)
Note: The school administration reserves the right to appraise any current fashion or fad and determine
whether it is appropriate for school. Students must be in dress code compliance upon 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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