Students may not dress in a manner that creates a safety hazard or that interferes with or distracts from the learning process. This includes, but is not limited to the following:

1. Clothing, jewelry, book covers, backpacks, or binders that contains sexual connotations, or mention tobacco, alcohol, drugs, profanity, obscenity, weapons, violence, or gangs are not permitted.
2. Blouses or shirts may not show the midriff or skin. Straps narrower than 1", strapless or halter tops will not be allowed.
3. Pants must be tailored to the waist and stay up without using a belt. Undergarments should not be visible.
4. Shorts, skirts, and dresses must be an appropriate length.
5. The following items may not be worn to school: bandannas, hairnets, and altered clothing.
6. Sunglasses and hats may not be worn indoors.
7. Trench coats, knit caps, and heavy overcoats are allowed only during appropriate weather conditions.
8. Belts may not hang down and must be tucked into the belt loops at all times.
9. Attire, including clothing, jewelry and other accessories which may be a safety hazard to the wearer or others is not permitted (e.g. wallet chains, spiked rings or bracelets, chain necklaces, body jewelry).
10.Appropriate shoes that stay on the feet well must be worn at all times. Beach shoes/flip-flops and high heels are not recommended to be worn at school.
11.No writing on or alterations of backpacks, ball caps, or binders, other than student’s name, is allowed.

When a student comes to school wearing inappropriate attire “loaner” clothing will be provided by the school for the child to change into for the day.

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The Poway Unified School District (PUSD) is an equal opportunity employer/program and is committed to an active Nondiscrimination Program. PUSD prohibits discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying based on actual or perceived race, color, ancestry, national origin, nationality, immigration status, ethnicity, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or gender expression or association with a person or a group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. For more information, please contact: Title IX/Equity Compliance Officer, James Jimenez, Associate Superintendent of Personnel Support Services, Poway Unified School District, 15250 Avenue of Science, San Diego, CA 92128, 1-858-521-2800, extension 2121, jjimenez@powayusd.com. For students, you may contact Title IX Coordinator/ 504 Coordinator Jamie Dayhoff, Director of Attendance and Discipline, Poway Unified School District, 1-858-521-2840, jdayhoff@powayusd.com

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