SHS Dress Code
2018 - 2019 SHARPSTOWN HIGH SCHOOL Rev. 8 1 2018
The school administration will make the determination of whether any clothing, hairstyle, shoes, personal embellishment, jewelry, or any other garment or accessory represents a distraction to the educational process.
Jewelry or clothing depicting or making reference to drugs, alcohol, tobacco, vulgar or obscene language, sexual promiscuity, the occult, death, violence, or gang-related activities may not be worn. Spiked dog collar, spiked bracelets, linked chains (for wallets or necklaces) are prohibited. Rosaries are not to be worn.
- Sunglasses, hats, caps, sweat bands, bandannas, do-rags, hoods (except when approved for a class) and are not to be worn indoors. Head coverings that are worn because of religious beliefs such as hijabs, yarmulkes and other hair coverings are acceptable. Any exceptions to this policy due to religious or medical requirements must be approved by the School Climate Deans in advance.
- Expensive or irreplaceable jewelry should not be worn.
- Hair rollers, metal rakes and combs are not to be worn.
- Blouses and shirts should not be excessively revealing. Spaghetti strap shirts, blouses and dresses should be worn with a sweater or other covering. The upper arm and shoulder should be covered.
- Shirts (clothing in general) should not be dramatically altered such as through decorative tearing, cutting, beading, knotting or any other alteration, which presents a distraction to the educational process.
Pants, Shorts and Skirts
- Shorts, pants and skirts should not be dramatically altered such as through decorative tearing, cutting, beading, knotting or any other alteration, which presents a distraction to the educational process. They should be of a moderate length, and modest.
- Pajamas and other sleepwear are not appropriate attire for school.
- Shoes should not have any decoration, embellishment or be designed in a style that represents a distraction to the educational process.
- Winter or inclement weather attire: Winter attire must be worn appropriately. Hoods may not be worn while in the building or any other sort of covering of the head or face.
One student ID card is issued free to all students to wear. ID’s are useful to help with lunchroom, library, and other events. Students are expected to wear an ID with a lanyard around the neck at all times. Students may purchase a replacement ID for $5.
Certain aspects of this dress code policy may be subject to change for unique events or unusual circumstances (e.g. spirit day, spirit week, etc., only when an administrator has announced this on the intercom or there is a text message or an auto-dial phone call has been made to students’ homes.) Violators of these unique instances are subject to disciplinary action equal to that of violators of the standardized dress code.
Students must follow the above explicitly-stated dress code policy; no other dress will be allowed.