School Policies

Student Handbook
The responsibility of proper attire should be monitored first in the home. The intent of the dress code is to create a safe, positive environment that is conducive to the learning and safety of students. While it is not possible to list every item that is considered inappropriate or that might pose a danger to students, the following will provide general guidelines for appropriate student dress per PUSD Board Policy 5.6.2 and 5.25.1.  
  • Tops completely cover chest, abdomen and back.  
  • Undergarments or lack of undergarments must not be visible on any student while sitting or standing.
  • Clothing must not contain promote or imply illegal substances (tobacco, alcohol, drugs), violence, profanity,  sexual behavior or nudity, including clothing using double entendre to the same effect.
  • Clothing must not make discriminatory comments. 
  • Clothing must not endanger other students, staff or self (including but not limited to clothing and accessories that have sharp points, pocket/wallet chains, bullet belts, etc.).
  • For health and safety reasons, students are expected to wear shoes at all times.
  • For safety purposes clothing may not promote, imply, or resemble gang attire.
Exceptions to the dress code may be made for participants in athletics or for performing groups at the discretion of administration. Such attire designed for competition, performance, or practice will not be permitted as part of daily school attire.

Students violating the Dress Code are subject to disciplinary action including, but not limited to:
  • Students bring dress "up to code"
  • Student conference
  • Parent contact
  • Students repeatedly violating the Dress Code are subject to suspension (See: Defiance of Authority in the Student Handbook)
ID Cards:
The image of the student must reflect the students authentic look. Any attempt to alter the students authentic look is prohibited. (Including but not limited to : wigs, face paint, stick on facial hair and/or making a face to purposefully distort the students appearance.)

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