Dress Code

  • OFFICE OF THE SUPERINTENDENT STUDENTS

     PARMA CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT 5511A


    Dress and Grooming for Elementary School Students


    DRESS AND GROOMING FOR ELEMENTARY STUDENTS - Board of Education Policy 5511A

    The Board believes that parent(s)/guardian(s) must take the responsibility for the development of the student’s good habits in the area of safety, health, decency, and cleanliness. Good grooming and neatness on the part of each student reflects an expression of pride in him/herself and in his/her school.

     

    The Board recognizes that its students have a constitutional right to free speech and expression. However, a student’s exercise of those rights is not without limits where the student’s dress or grooming interferes with the educational process. In an effort to balance the Board and students’ respective rights and interests, students will be expected to observe a standard of dress and grooming that is appropriate while attending school. Forms of student dress and grooming will be acceptable as long as they are neat, clean and are not distracting nor interfere with school safety standards. Rules of dress and grooming which clearly support the health and safety of students will be upheld.

     

    A. Feet must be covered by some type of shoe or sandal with a back. Bedroom slippers and flip-flops are not permitted.

    B. Bare midriffs, see-through, cutout clothing, plunging necklines, tank tops, Spaghetti strap dresses, sleepwear, revealing and/or sheer clothing are not permitted. Straps on tops must be three inches or more in width.

    C. Proper underclothing should be worn at all times.

    D. Unclean, disheveled, torn or excessively baggy clothing is not permitted. Clothing with holes or tears is not permitted. Pants may not be sagging and undergarments may not be visible at any time.

    E. All over-sized shirts must be tucked in. A proper belt is required to prevent sagging pants. Belt buckles may not have any inappropriate or offensive logos or insignias and may not be oversized.

    F. No outdoor jacket/jean jacket is to be worn during the school day.

    G. Any garment specifically made to be worn as an undergarment is not to be worn as an outer garment.

    H. Inappropriate insignias, emblems, and/or gang-related colors shall not be worn during the school day or at school functions.

    I. Extremes in styles, extremes in grooming or bizarre types of clothing are not permitted.

    J. The length of shorts, skirts, and dresses must equal or exceed student’s fingertips.

    K. Any form-fitting or skin-tight article of clothing must be covered by an over-garment on the body.

    L. No bandannas are to be worn or displayed in any manner. No hats, headbands or hoods are to be worn in school. 

    M. Students are prohibited from wearing or carrying articles of clothing or jewelry, which promote drugs, tobacco and/or alcohol, glorify death and/or mutilation, contain or imply profanity, or state or suggest sexual or pornographic activity. Racially or culturally offensive clothing is not permitted.

    N. The presence of any apparel, jewelry, accessory, notebook, or manner of grooming, which by virtue of its color, arrangement, trademark, or any other attribute, denotes membership in a group or gang is prohibited. Chains or articles of clothing or accessories with spikes are not permitted.

    O. Only natural hair colors are permitted. (Exceptions may be during “Spirit Week”, plays (drama) and other events sanctioned in advance by the building administration.)

    P. Inappropriate or offensive tattoos must be covered.

    Q. Visible piercings cannot be displayed on any part of the body. The only exception for visible piercings is the ear. On other areas, the stud and post (in any form) will need to be removed during the school day. No spiked piercings are permitted.

    R. Students are not permitted to wear makeup.

     

    School administration reserves the right to exclude apparel, which is disruptive or offensive to the conduct of education or affects the health or safety of the student or others. Non-compliance will be cause for disciplinary action. Repeated violations shall be considered insubordination.

     

    Revised April 25, 2006
    Revised April 27, 2009

     



     GUIDELINES

    OFFICE OF THE SUPERINTENDENT STUDENTS 

    PARMA CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT 5511B 


    Dress and Grooming for Secondary Students

    The Board believes that parent(s)/guardian(s) must take the responsibility for the development of the student’s good habits in the area of safety, health, decency, and cleanliness.  Good grooming and neatness on the part of each student reflects an expression of pride in him/herself and in his/her school.

     

    The Board recognizes that its students have a constitutional right to free speech and expression.  However, a student’s exercise of those rights is not without limits where the student’s dress or grooming interferes with the educational process.  In an effort to balance the Board and students’ respective rights and interests, students will be expected to observe a standard of dress and grooming that is appropriate while attending school.  Forms of student dress and grooming will be acceptable as long as they are neat, clean and are not distracting nor interfere with school safety standards.  Rules of dress and grooming which clearly support the health and safety of students will be upheld.

     

    A. Feet must be covered by some type of shoe or sandal.  Bedroom slippers are not permitted, and flip-flops are not recommended.

    B. All shirts, etc. must have sleeves.  Bare midriffs, see-through, cutout clothing, plunging necklines, tank tops, spaghetti strap dresses, sleepwear, revealing and/or sheer clothing are not permitted.

    C. Proper underclothing should be worn at all times.

    D. Unclean, disheveled, torn or excessively baggy clothing is not permitted. Clothing with holes or tears is not permitted.  Pants may not be sagging and undergarments may not be visible at any time.

    E. All over-sized shirts must be tucked in.  A proper belt is required to prevent sagging pants.  Belt buckles may not have any inappropriate or offensive logos or insignias and may not be oversized.

    F. No outdoor jacket/jean jacket is to be worn during the school day.

    G. Any garment specifically made to be worn as an undergarment is not to be worn as an outer garment.
    H. Inappropriate insignias, emblems, and/or gang-related colors shall not be worn during the school day or at school functions.

    I. Extremes in styles, extremes in grooming or bizarre types of clothing are not permitted.

    J. The length of shorts, skirts, and dresses must equal or exceed student’s fingertips.

    K. Any form-fitting or skin-tight article of clothing must be covered by an over-garment on the body.

    L. No bandannas are to be worn or displayed in any manner.  No hats, headbands or hoods are to be worn in school.

    M. Students are prohibited from wearing or carrying articles of Clothing or jewelry, which promote drugs, tobacco and/or alcohol, Glorify death and/or mutilation, contain or imply profanity, or state Or suggest sexual or pornographic activity.  Racially or culturally offensive clothing is not permitted.

    N. The presence of any apparel, jewelry, accessory, notebook, or manner of grooming, which by virtue of its color, arrangement, trademark, or any other attribute, denotes membership in a group or gang is prohibited.  Chains or articles of clothing or accessories with spikes are not permitted.

    O. Only natural hair colors are permitted.  (Exceptions may be during During “Spirit Week”, plays (drama) and other events sanctioned in Advance by the building administration.)    
    P. Inappropriate or offensive tattoos must be covered.
    Q. Visible piercings cannot be displayed on any part of the body. The only exception for visible piercings is the ear.  On other areas, the stud and post (in any form) will need to be removed during the school day.  No spiked piercings are permitted.
     
    School administration reserves the right to exclude apparel, which is disruptive or offensive to the conduct of education or affects the health or safety of the student or others.  Non-compliance will be cause for disciplinary action.  Repeated violations shall be considered insubordination.

     

    Revised  April 25, 2006
    Revised April 27, 2009