School Policies > Dress Code Policy

Dress Code Policy

Effective – August 1, 2018

CHS advocates a school environment that encourages individual creativity and student empowerment. However, at the same time the school must foster a safe, secure, and caring learning environment for all. To achieve our CHS Vision, the school must guide and teach students what appropriate attire is for different settings such as school, work, and social events. The CHS Dress Code ensures that students are dressed properly for the school setting, which will help them to become productive and responsible citizens.

 

Exceptions: Special circumstances or exceptions for religious or medical reasons will be addressed on an individual basis by the Administration.

 

Enforcement: All students are expected to adhere to Castle High School’s dress code policy before, during, and after school. Monitoring will be done by all CHS faculty and staff.

 

The CHS Administration will make the final determination of appropriate dress. Dress code infractions will be corrected, referrals written, and the student will be returned to class. Students will be required to change into clothing provided by Castle High School and the inappropriate clothing will be held in the administrator’s office until the CHS clothing is laundered and returned. Parents may elect to bring their child another outfit to wear at school.  When a student is issued CHS clothing, parents and students need to be aware that they are being issued Castle property and the clothing must be returned to an administrator or a $10 obligation per item will be assessed to the student’s account.

 

Consequences to include, but not limited to: Warning (phone call to parent), Counseling (phone call to parent), Detention, Saturday School, Suspension.    

 

ALLOWED:

 

  • Tops/shirts must meet or cover waistband of bottom attire when standing and/or sitting normally. No skin or undergarment is allowed to be shown. Necklines for tops must not be lower than the “line” across the underarms so no cleavage is showing.

 

  • Skirts and shorts shall be worn at an appropriate/acceptable length for sitting as well as standing. Skirts and shorts must be mid-thigh or longer. No exposed skin through garments.

 

  • Leggings and tights are acceptable. Shirt or blouse must cover the crotch or buttocks area.

 

  • Headwear such as hats, caps, dome caps, scarves (not bandannas) and visors are allowed through teacher discretion.

 

  • Footwear must be worn at all times. No bare feet.

 

NOT ALLOWED:

 

  • No bandannas, do‐rags or nylon stockings worn as head wear.

 

  • Dark glasses cannot be worn indoors.

 

  • No hats, dress or fashion which include words, logos or pictures containing alcohol, tobacco/E-Cigs, drugs, profanity, gang identification, bigotry, violence, weapons (guns, pineapple grenades, bombs, machetes, etc.) or sexual connotations.

 

  • Underwear may not be worn as an outer garment and should not be exposed when sitting and/or standing normally.

 

  • No see‐through or backless clothing. No see-through leggings or tights.

 

  • No tube tops, midriff tops, halter tops, strapless tops, off  the shoulder tops camisole tops, spaghetti strap tops, or tank tops. Entire shoulder and back must be covered. Jackets, shawls, cover-ups and backpacks are not to be worn to “cover up” inappropriate attire.

 

  • No cut, torn, ripped, or frayed clothing that shows undergarments or are torn above mid- thigh.

 

  • No clothing, jewelry or other accessories that may be used as a weapon including, but not limited to sharp points, studs, spikes, metal or sharp pointed finger nails, razors, knives, leashes, nooses or clubs.

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