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Dress Code: Greenwood Elementary School

Children should wear comfortable clothes and shoes to school that allow them to participate in daily physical fitness activities. Students who are not dressed appropriately will be asked to call a parent or guardian for a change of clothes. Please adhere to the following guidelines when assisting your child in choosing clothes for school:

  • Shorts and skirts should not be too short. We generally use the “finger tip” rule. When standing with arms by side, a child’s shorts or skirt should touch the tips of their fingers.

  • No halter tops, jerseys or tank tops that expose the student’s chest or stomach. Straps on tank tops should be at least as wide as two adult fingers.

  • Pants should not sag down below the waist, and pant legs should not drag on the floor. A belt should be worn if a child’s pants do not stay up around his/her waist.

  • Flip flops or beach shoes are prohibited. Open-toed shoes and open-toed sandals are discouraged. These shoes do not adequately protect children’s feet during regular daily activities. Tennis shoes or similar types shoes are recommended.

  • Shirts should cover the student’s stomach. Shirts that have words or pictures that are not appropriate for school should not be worn.

  • When necessary, administrators will determine the appropriateness of school attire.

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