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Dress Code: Denbigh High School

The school division acknowledges that a correlation exists between good grooming and personal attire and student achievement. A similar relationship exists between student dress and acceptable standards of conduct. Recognizing these relationships, the following dress practices ARE NOT ALLOWED IN SCHOOL:

  1. Headwear or head coverings of any kind (male or female): “Doo-rag”, hats, hoods, sweatbands, sunglasses, combs, picks curlers or rakes worn in the hair or any head coverings.
  2. Any article of apparel, which displays obscene words, pictures or designs. Any article that conveys a sexually suggestive remark or a pro-alcohol and/or drug related message.
  3. Clothing that is transparent or exposes the midriff, navel, or cleavage.
  4. Tank, tube, halter tops, spaghetti straps strapless or back-less dresses. Dresses, skirts, shorts, or tops worn over stretch pants or hose not reaching at least mid-thigh. NO garment should be worn too tight and or higher than the fingertips.
  5. Stretch lycra, spandex or nylon tights, leotards, biker pants or underwear worn as outer garments.
  6. Pants, skirts or shorts worn below intended waistline or inside out, and boxer shorts. No pajamas/ sleepwear of any kind.
  7. Cut-up shorts or pants with slits, rips or holes. Bathing suits or athletic type shorts (except in gym).
  8. Bare feet. Footwear must be worn at all times and securely fastened. No flip-flops, shower shoes, track shoes, thongs, or bedroom slippers.
  9. Jewelry or accessories that may be used as a weapon (e.g. two or three finger rings that are joined, chains, oversized necklaces).
  10. The wearing of long coats, including trench coats and dusters inside the building.
  11. Any item that may be considered disruptive or disruptive to the educational process.

Students in violation of this policy will be referred to the office and parents will be called to bring the proper school attire. If parents cannot be reached, students will be placed in an alternative setting. Time missed from classes will be unexcused. Students shall not attend classes inappropriately dressed. Repeated offenders (more than twice) of the dress code will be subject to disciplinary action.

Go to the Denbigh High School web site.