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Dress Code

DRESS CODE

Students shall be expected to maintain a neat, clean, well-groomed appearance at school. No article of clothing shall be bizarre in style, unsuitable for school activities (ball games, banquets, field trips, etc.), nor of a nature to call undue attention to the wearer. Since school life prepares students to take their place in adult life, these primary requirements are expected of all students. The first responsibility for maintaining proper standards belongs to the parents, or guardian. The school shall deal with this responsibility when the student or parent fails to recognize this need.

The Principal shall be the authority in the inappropriateness of any feature of clothing or grooming.

UNIFORMS: All students in Jefferson Davis Parish shall be required to wear designated school uniforms (as outlined in the uniform policy) to class. Parents/guardians shall be responsible for purchasing uniforms.
Boys Dress Code: Hunter green or white shirt (oxford or knit with collar; no exposed labels or logos), uniform original khaki or navy blue pants (can be pleated or not pleated, cuffed or hemmed) no exposed labels or logos, or shorts (not more than 3" above to 3” below the knee). Boys in Pre-K - 2 may wear pants and shorts with elastic waists. Pants and shorts shall not have outside pockets (sewed on) or rivets. Shorts must be hemmed with no slits.

Girls Dress Code: Hunter green or white blouse (oxford, knit, or broadcloth) with collar (no exposed labels or logos), uniform original khaki or navy blue pants or shorts (can be pleated or not pleated, cuffed or hemmed) no exposed labels or logos. Approved plaid, original khaki, or navy blue skirts, skorts, jumpers (with blouse), or shorts (not more than 3" above to 3” below the knee). Girls in Pre-K - 2 may wear pants or shorts with elastic waists. Pants and shorts shall not have outside pockets (sewed on) or rivets. Shorts must be hemmed with no slits. Girls may wear capris that are hemmed with no slits.

1. Socks for the girls and boys must be solid colors of white, original khaki, hunter green or navy blue. The wearing of socks is mandatory.
2. Baggy or oversized uniforms are not acceptable and thus prohibited. Pants must
fit at the waist. No “low riders”. Drawstring pants, cargo pants, carpenter pants are also prohibited. Shirts will be tucked in properly with belt loops visible. No outside rivets or sewed-on pockets are allowed.
3. Turtlenecks, if worn, shall be white or hunter green with no monograms, no name-brands, and no logos. Turtlenecks must be worn under uniform jumpers, and may be worn under uniform shirts, but cannot be worn alone.
4. Sweatshirts, if worn, must be either hunter green, navy or white. Uniform shirt collar must be visible under a sweatshirt. No hoods are allowed on sweatshirts, only on jackets.
5. Seasonal Clothing – Outerwear (Jackets, Sweaters and Vests) should come to mid-thigh or higher and open the length of the front by snapping, buttoning, or zipping. No emblems or logos will be allowed except for school approved club, spirit, or letter jackets. Jackets, sweaters or vests, if worn, must be either hunter green, navy, khaki or white. Uniform shirt collar must be visible under a sweater or vest. In an effort to encourage and recognize student participation in co-curricular and extracurricular opportunities, students may wear SCHOOL APPROVED letter jackets, school spirit jackets, club jackets, and spirit-group jackets from school-recognized groups, in addition to spirit jackets sold by school organizations.
6. Pants, shorts, and capris must be hemmed and side slits are not permitted. Pants cannot be made of denim material (jeans) regardless of color. Drawstring pants, cargo pants, carpenter pants/shorts, leggings, skinny jeans, and sweat pants are not allowed.
7. Belts may not be worn more than one size larger than the waist. All students must wear belts if pants have loops. Belts must be plain brown, black, or navy blue. They must be of solid leather or fabric with no decorations. Buckles must be plain.
8. Shirts must be worn properly tucked in at all times with belt loops visible. Undergarments must not be visible. Only the top 2 shirt buttons may be unbuttoned.
9. Transfer students shall be given seven (7) days to acquire a proper uniform.
10. Any non-uniform clothing and/or prohibitive items shall be taken by school officials and returned to the parent or guardian only.
11. Shorts, skorts, skirts, and jumpers may be worn no shorter than three inches (3") above the knee. Capris (hemmed with no slits) are acceptable for girls.
12. Footwear; slippers, sandals, or flip-flops are not acceptable. Shoes must have enclosed back. Croc-style shoes may be worn only if they are the lace-up style.
13. The wearing of earrings for female students shall be allowed. One pair of stud earrings only; dangling earrings shall not be allowed. Earrings worn by female students must be in the lower lobe of the ear only. No “spacers” are allowed in ear lobes at school. Male students shall not be allowed to wear earrings.
14. Body piercing that is visible shall be prohibited. (Example: nose, lips, tongue, eyebrows, etc.)
15. Students shall not be allowed to wear any type of chains or necklaces. Prohibited items shall be taken by school officials and returned to the parent or guardian only.
16. Only naturally occurring hair colors are allowed (black, brunette, auburn, or blond -- natural or dyed). Any student bleaching their hair must color the hair to the natural color if they grow the hair out.
17. Hair styles that are bizarre and draw undue attention will not be allowed. Hair should not cover the eyes.
18. Sideburns can extend to the lobe of the ears. Beards are unacceptable. Mustaches neatly trimmed must not extend past the corner of the mouth.
19. The wearing of caps or hats shall not be allowed.
20. Undershirts must be plain white only with no script or graphics.
21. Maternity clothing will be reasonable. Maternity tops do not have to be tucked. Regular shirts must be worn, tucked in, as long as possible.
22. Religious clothing must be approved by the Superintendent.
23. Tattoos that are obscene or deemed inappropriate must be covered.
24. Leggings are not allowed.
25. Under new state law body armor is prohibited. Refer to JDPSB Policy Manual for complete details.
26. Students will be allowed to wear a feather in their hair. Feathers will be handled as are beads, ribbons, braids, and bows, and should not be bizarre or distractive. Students will not be allowed to wear spiked hair, mohawks, or bizarre hair color.

PLEASE NOTE:
In all dress code issues, the Principal will decide and make the final decision in all instances as to what is considered bizarre/distractive, acceptable/unacceptable, and appropriate/inappropriate.

CONSEQUENCES: First offense results in contact with parent/guardian by phone and allow for the opportunity to bring appropriate clothes to school. Students shall remain  in time-out until properly attired. Second offense results in one day in-school detention.
Third offense results in three days in-school detention and parent/guardian conference.