DRESS CODE: The following procedures are established to promote discipline, maintain order and provide a healthy environment conducive to academic purposes.
Students are required to wear appropriate clothing and shoes according to the situation and the grade level involved. Inappropriate clothing and appearance are disruptive to the school program. Principals will enforce adherence to the dress code by those under their jurisdiction. School administrators have final authority to decide if clothing complies with district rules.
A. Sun Protective Wear – Students will be allowed to wear sunglasses, hats or other sun protective items while outdoors during and engaged in school related activities such as physical education or recess. No hats or sunglasses (unless prescribed by a physician) are to be worn in the school building or hallways.
B. Pants – Pants are to be worn at the waist, not below the waist or in such a way to expose undergarments or body parts in an indecent or vulgar manner or in a manner that disrupts the orderly learning environment. Short shorts, boxer shorts, pajamas, see through items and other bedroom attire are not allowed. Spandex pants, leggings, or pants with rips may only be worn with a top that reaches mid-thigh or below as not expose undergarments or body parts in an indecent manner. Amendment: jeans can have tears/rips, as long as they are below the knee.
C. Shirts and Blouses – Must be long enough to remain tucked in at all times with no skin visible. Blouses with a neckline that dip below the line formed between the right and left armpit are prohibited. Spaghetti straps, tank tops, muscle shirts, and shirts with cut off sleeves are also prohibited.
D. Shorts, Skirts, and Dresses – To determine if shorts are too short: while student is standing with arms fully extended at side of his/her leg, shorts should reach to the student’s fingertips. In other words, the longest finger should touch material, not skin. Students may wear skirts and dresses of a modest length of no more than three inches from the knee to the bottom on the hem. Dresses with a neckline that dip below the line formed between the left and right armpit are prohibited.
E. Unacceptable Attire – Any apparel that is determined inappropriate, disruptive to the educational environment, or offensive to good taste by principal or designee of the school such as; jewelry, tattoos, or markings must be covered, accessories or manner of grooming, which by virtue of color arrangement, trade mark, or other attributes that denotes membership in a gang, advocates drugs, tobacco products, alcohol, violence, sexual innuendo, profanity, or has caused disruption is prohibited.
1. Jewelry should be worn in such a way that doesn’t present a safety or health hazard such as spiked jewelry or accessories
2. Wallet chains and dog chains are not permitted
3. Bandanas are not to be worn, displayed, or carried onto campus.
F. Footwear – Students must wear shoes that are safe and appropriate for the specific learning environment.
G. Uniforms - Brooksville Elementary School, Challenger (uniforms for K-5 only), Chocachatti Elementary School, Deltona Elementary School, Discovery, Eastside Elementary School, Endeavor Academy, J.D. Floyd Elementary School, Moton Elementary School, Pine Grove Elementary School, Spring Hill Elementary School, Suncoast Elementary School, and D.S. Parrott Middle School require uniforms.
Note: Students enrolled in vocational/technical/lab classes may be required to wear clothing appropriate to a specific training in which students will be participating.