T.L. Hanna Dress Code Policy
DRESS CODE POLICY (From Student Handbook)
Purpose: To promote generally accepted standards of decency, decorum, health, safety, and cleanliness among the students in the schools of Anderson School District Five.
Anderson School District Five students are expected to observe the basic standards of cleanliness and good grooming and dress in such a way not to distract or cause disruption in the educational program or orderly operation of the school. Personal appearance of students should promote health and safety, contribute to a climate conducive to teaching and learning, and project a positive image of the district to the community.
This code is designed as a guide and is by no means all-inclusive. An item of dress, article of clothing, or accessory should not be deemed “approved” simply because it is not listed herein. In addition, the administration reserves the right to address inappropriate clothing on an individual basis in all grades.
Items that can be worn:
- Pants, shorts, and skirts that are worn at the waist
- Dresses, skirts, shorts, or pants that show no visible skin above the knee—Clothing should not touch the floor and should be worn at the proper waist level. Exceptions to length of shorts may be made for physical education, Special Olympics, field days, etc.
- Clothing that fits the wearer appropriately, covers all types of underclothing, and is designed for wear outside the home
- Pants that are worn with equal pant lengths
- Shirts, tee shirts, blouses, or dresses that have sleeves and do not show cleavage, backs or midriffs during the course of normal movement
- Shoes or sandals
- Accessories or clothing that does not pose a safety threat to self or others
- Clothing that is not see-through
- Items that do not advertise alcoholic beverages, tobacco, narcotics, profane language, weapons, and/or suggestive slogans, pictures, and/or offensive materials
- Leggings, jeggings, yoga, or exercise pants may be worn with a blouse, sweater or top that is long enough to fully cover the behind and be equally as long in the front during the course of normal movement.
- Hats and/or other head covering including hooded sweatshirts, bandanas, sweatbands, stocking caps, do-rags, etc. worn inside buildings
- Items advertising alcoholic beverages, tobacco, narcotics, profane language, weapons, and/or suggestive slogans pictures, and/or offensive materials
- Sunglasses worn inside buildings
- The wearing of any item(s) displaying any gang symbols
- Accessories or clothing that could pose a safety threat to self or others. These include chains, fishhooks, multi-finger rings, studded bracelets or collars, nose/lip to ear chains, etc. Also to include oversized clothing of any type or garments that may be determined could conceal dangerous articles or items.
- Sleeveless tops/shirts
- Pajamas and bedroom shoes
- Clothing that is see-through
- Provocative and suggestive clothing
- Blankets of any kind
General Dress Code Statements
- Sagging pants or shirts that do not cover appropriately will not be tolerated.
- The school administration reserves the right to prohibit any item of clothing or symbols that are inappropriate or disruptive to the daily operation of the school.
- Clothing that is required to be worn because of religious reasons will be dealt with on an individual basis.
For ALL dress code and ID violations (after taking the student handbook test) the following consequences will apply:
- Call home
- A full day of in-school suspension
At no point will students be permitted to attend class without the dress code violation being fixed.