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Dress Code

Dress Code Policy: 2016-2017

Board Policy 5232

The Board of Trustees believes that appropriate dress and grooming contribute to a productive learning environment. The Board expects pupils to give proper attention to personal cleanliness and to wear clothes that are suitable for the school activities in which they participate. Pupil clothing must not present a health or safety hazard or a distraction which would interfere with the educational process. 


Dress for school as you would dress for work or church. 

  1. Clothing, jewelry, and personal items (backpacks, gym bags, water bottles, etc.) shall be free of writing, pictures, or other insignia which are crude, vulgar, profane, or sexually suggestive; which bear drug, alcohol or tobacco company advertising, promotions, and likenesses; or which advocate racial ethnic, or religious prejudice; or gang affiliation.
  2. Hats, caps, and other head coverings such as bandannas shall not be worn anywhere on campus. Hoods may not be worn. Sunglasses are not allowed. Hats and head coverings will be confiscated whether worn on the head or carried by hand. If a baseball hat is part of the team uniform, it may be carried to the locker room or team room at the beginning of the day by the student-athlete. 
  3. Clothes shall be sufficient to conceal undergarments at all times. See-through or fishnet fabric tops without tank tops worn underneath as well as off the shoulder shirts, low-cut tops, tube tops, and bare midriffs are prohibited. Beach wear as well as shorts and skirts which do not cover the posterior when bent forward are not appropriate for high school.
  4. Sandals must have an ankle strap; flip flops are not allowed. Slippers are similarly unsafe and not allowed to substitute for adequate shoes.

*Final determination of appropriate student dress will be made by a school administrator. Consequences will be applied as per SEMHS policy. Just as clothing styles change, these dress code policies are also subject to change.