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Student Apparel

Student Dress

Students should dress appropriately for school.

The following items will NOT be considered appropriate attire for students in grades 7-12 for students in the Western Dubuque Community School District.

1. Headwear - head bands, scarves, bandanas, hoods or hats

2. Clothing that exposes undergarments (bra straps, underwear, gym shorts)

3. Clothing that exposes the midsection or cleavage, tops with straps less than one inch wide.

4. Spaghetti straps, tube tops, halter-tops, backless tops, off-the shoulder tops and one shoulder tops are acceptable only if they are underneath another upper garment.

5. Apparel that advertises or promotes alcohol, tobacco, or illicit drugs, or that displays obscene material, profanity, sexual innuendos, or racial references.

6. Shorts/skirts are appropriate if the tip of the middle finger touches the hem while arms are positioned at sides in normal posture stance.

7. Chains hanging from clothing longer than 3 inches.

8. Pants worn below the waist line

9. Pants in poor repair and holes in them that reveal undergarments.

RATIONALE: A student dress code is an important characteristic toward establishing an academic environment. As a parent you need to know this policy. Not only will this impact the clothes you purchase for your son or daughter, but it will also provide more guidance to students and parents about what constitutes appropriate attire fore school.

Students will be expected to abide by these expectations. A student whose attire is deemed to be inappropriate will be required to either cover the clothing, change the clothing, or call home to have a parent bring appropriate clothing to school.

While the primary responsibility for appearance rests with the students and with their parents, the administrative will reserve the right to make the final decision concerning appropriateness of school clothing/jewelry/hair.