The Governing Board for the William S. Hart Union High School District has adopted the following “Dress Code Policy” BP 51321. It states: “Appropriate dress and grooming contribute to a productive learning environment. The Board expects students to give proper attention to personal cleanliness and to wear clothes that are suitable for school activities in which they participate. Students’ clothing must not present a health or safety hazard or a distraction which would interfere with the educational process.”
Rancho Pico reserves the right to determine what is appropriate for the school setting.
Shoes: Safe shoes shall be worn at all times. Slippers, flip-flops, and high heels are not allowed. Steel-toed shoes and shoes with a rolling device are not allowed. Footwear must be safe and not distracting.
Tops/Shirts: Tops must have sleeves that completely cover the shoulders and all undergarments despite movement. No tank tops, tube tops/bandeaus or strapless shirts/dresses of any kind are allowed. See-through or fish-net fabrics, halter tops, off-the-shoulder or low-cut tops, sleeveless undershirts, and bare midriffs are prohibited. This also applies to tops worn with overalls. Tops shall completely
cover the student regardless of movement.
Bottoms: Bottoms must fit sensibly and shall conceal undergarments at all times. Excessively tight clothing is not appropriate for school. Pajama bottoms are not allowed. Pants, skirts, and shorts may not have rips or tears above the thumb that show skin or are revealing in any way. No baggy or sagging pants/shorts. Pants/shorts must be worn at the waist and may not be rolled down.
Shorts/Skirts: Skirts and shorts must fit sensibly and modestly. A student should be able to stand with their arms at their sides and shorts must come at least to their thumb, despite movement throughout the day. Skirts must come below their fingertips or below mid-thigh, whichever is longer. Wearing leggings or tights underneath a skirt or shorts does not change the length requirement.
Clothing: Clothing, jewelry, and accessories shall be free of writing, pictures, or any other insignias which are crude, vulgar, violent, profane, or sexually suggestive, or which advocate racial, ethnic, or religious prejudice. Items that advocate and/or portray weapons, drugs, gangs, alcohol, tobacco, or disruptive/gang activities are prohibited. Gloves should only be worn during inclement weather. Any
attire that can be deemed dangerous to a student or others when worn, based on input from the sheriff’s department, is not permitted.
Hats: Hats and beanies/stocking caps must be free of offensive logos and be appropriate for Jr. High School. Headwear should be worn as intended and may not be worn inside school buildings at any time. These items are subject to confiscation if rules are not followed.
Accessories: Heavy chains (including wallet chains on any kind), belt buckles, and jewelry with inappropriate language, dangerous points or spikes, or items that promote violence or sexually suggestive material are prohibited. Any body piercing that presents a safety issue or major distraction will not be allowed.
Violation of the above provisions of the student dress code will result in confiscation of inappropriate clothing item(s), and clean Rancho Pico attire will be provided. At the end of the school day, students will return back to the office to change into their original clothing. Disciplinary actions including, but not limited to: warnings, conferences, parent contacts, campus beautification, detention, Saturday School, and suspension will be employed as necessary, to ensure compliance with this policy.
Field Trip and School Activity Dress Code: When students attend trips and school sponsored events they are expected to dress according to the above policy. Failure to do so may result in not being able to attend the trip or event.