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Dress Code

PARENTS / GUARDIANS: Students are expected to follow the Dress Code for West Town High School at school and at all school-related activities. Please review the dress code with your student and assist in ensuring your student dresses appropriately each day. Students in violation of the dress code may be sent home, and repeated infractions may result in discipline action.

 

THE PURPOSE OF THE DRESS CODE IS TO ENSURE THAT TEACHING AND LEARNING ARE ABLE TO HAPPEN WITHOUT INTERRUPTION OR DISRUPTION IN THE SCHOOL. 

 

Students are encouraged to be clean and neat each day. 

 

West Town High prohibits clothing which is sexually suggestive, provocative, revealing, or that contains suggestive or provocative messages.

Examples include:

  • Bare midriff tops

  • Halter tops, off-the-shoulder tops or spaghetti strap tops that show cleavage

  • Short shorts or low-cut pants that are revealing or show under garments

  • Swim wear or tube tops

  • Muscle shirts

  • Pajamas or slippers
     

West Town High prohibits clothing that is unsafe, dangerous, or hazardous to health.

Examples include:

  • Facial piercing(s) that become a safety issue for students and/or staff

  • Socks or sock-like footwear without shoes or slippers

 

Students are encouraged to be tolerant of others and to develop healthy lifestyles. Clothing that carries a message of intolerance, obscenity, or that is demeaning, can lead to conflict, and/or is disruptive to the learning environment is not acceptable.

  • West Town High prohibits any attire that displays words or symbols that degrade gender, sexual orientation, culture, religion, or ethnicity

  • West Town High prohibits clothing and jewelry that advertise tobacco, alcohol, drugs or other illegal substances, illegal acts, weapons, or that promote violence

 

West Town High prohibits any gang-related clothing styles that, upon guidance of law enforcement agencies, is considered gang-related. Due to changing trends in gang attire, clothing, jewelry, accessories, and grooming styles, restrictions may change as necessary. Examples include:

  • Shorts when worn with socks touching the bottom hem of the shorts

  • Spikes or chains on any article of clothing

  • Head coverings such as hats, visors, bandanas, caps, hair nets, and scarves (except for medical or religious reasons)

  • Monikers or other gang markings

  • Jewelry/buckles with gang symbols or initials other than your own

  • Visible tattoos (gang, prison, or obscene)

  • Steel-toed shoes or boots

  • Student backpacks, notebooks, folders, or other carrying bags that display graffiti, obscene symbols, signs, slogans, alcohol, drugs, tobacco, or degrading depictions