• DRESS  CODE

    A safe and disciplined learning environment is essential to a quality education program.  District-wide standards on student attire are intended to help students concentrate on school- work, reduce discipline problems, and improve school order and safety.  Students are expected to wear appropriate clothing, including acceptable footwear, as outlined by our dress code guidelines.

    Any student deemed in violation of the dress code shall be required to change into appropriate clothing or make arrangements to have appropriate clothing brought to school immediately.  The student may also be subject to other disciplinary action as outlined in the school discipline code.

    Unacceptable Items

    Janitell adheres to a conservative philosophy with regards to student attire.  If a student’s clothing is deemed a distraction, it is the Administration’s responsibility to address the situation.

    The following items are deemed disruptive or potentially disruptive to the classroom environment or to the maintenance of a safe and orderly school and are not acceptable in school buildings, on school grounds, or at school activities:

    • Shorts, dresses, skirts or other similar clothing shorter than mid-thigh length.  The general rule is that the article must extend below the student’s “straight-arm” fingertips.
    • Sunglasses and/or hats worn inside the building or during school hours;
    • Inappropriately sheer, tight or low-cut clothing (e.g., midriffs, halter tops, backless clothing, tube tops, garments made of fishnet, mesh or similar material, muscle tops, clothing with holes, etc.) that bare or expose traditionally private parts of the body including, but not limited to, the stomach, buttocks, back and breasts.  No under garments are allowed to be seen.
    • Slippers or house shoes, pajama/lounge pants, gloves.
    • Any clothing, paraphernalia, grooming, jewelry, accessories, or body adornments that are or contain any advertisement, symbols, words slogans, patches, or pictures that:
      • Refer to drugs, tobacco, alcohol, or weapons;
      • Are of a sexual nature
      • By virtue of color, arrangement, trademark, or other attribute denote membership in gangs which advocate drug use, violence, or disruptive behavior;
      • Are obscene, profane, vulgar, lewd, or legally libelous;
      • Threaten the safety or welfare of any person;
      • Promote any activity prohibited by the student code of conduct;
      • Otherwise disrupt the teaching-learning process.
    • Clothing with chains, wallet chains, sagging pants and dangling belts.
    • Coats, unless given permission by a teacher or administrator.  Hoodies are acceptable, but nothing thicker (i.e. quilted jackets).

    Exceptions

    Appropriate athletic clothing may be worn in physical education classes.  Clothing normally worn when participating in school-sponsored extra curricular or sports activities (such as cheerleading uniforms and the like) may be worn to school when approved by the sponsor or coach.

    Building principals, in conjunction with the school accountability committee, may develop and adopt school-specific dress codes that are consistent with this policy.