Dress Code

DRESS CODE

East Brainerd Elementary does not have uniforms.

Students are expected to arrive at school clean and neatly dressed. Choice of clothing rests primarily with parents and their child and should in no way interfere with learning. Parents are asked to see that their children are dressed properly for prevailing weather conditions.

However, in cases in which the health, safety, and disruption of the educational process results from a student’s clothing, the school administration reserves the right to require that a student obey the standards that contribute to a safe, orderly school.

The following guidelines should be followed when dressing for school:

--> Tank tops or shirts with spaghetti straps are not allowed. Examples of appropriate shirts include button down shirts, crew neck pull-over shirts, polo shirts, turtleneck shirts, etc. Shirts may not be sheer or see-through, backless, or have holes in them. Shirts may not have inappropriate graphics/language.
--> Pants, including jeans, may be worn on any day. However, pants must not have holes, rips or tears. Additionally, pants that are excessively tight or sagging are not appropriate. Pants must be worn at waist-level with a belt if necessary. Leggings are permitted with a top that rests at mid-thigh or lower.
--> Shorts, skirts, and dresses must be at least fingertip (mid-thigh) length. Shorts that are excessively short or tight, such as but not limited to, physical education type shorts, spandex or leotard type shorts, cut-offs, etc. are not appropriate.
--> Tennis shoes or closed toed shoes must be worn in the building. No open toe shoes (flip flops or sandals showing toes) can be worn. Footwear with attached wheels, “heelies,” is prohibited. No open toe shoes (flip flops, sandals showing toes) can be worn at any time.
--> Hats, hoods, and other non-religious head coverings may not be worn in the building. However, students may wear toboggans or beanie hats outside at recess during the colder months. Any messages on these head coverings must be appropriate and must not contain any offensive or suggestive language.
--> Outerwear may not be worn in the building. Cardigan, pullover sweaters, or sweater vests may be worn on the body but not tied around the waist.

Children should be appropriately dressed for school; school administration shall have final authority in determining what is appropriate. In addition, the administration reserves the right to add or delete from the above dress code in order to maintain a safe educational environment.

Pre-K, Kindergarten and first grade students are encouraged to bring a change of pants and underwear in case of a bathroom accident.

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