DRESS AND GROOMING POLICY
The District’s dress code is established to teach grooming and hygiene, prevents disruptions, and minimizes safety hazards. Students and parents may determine a student’s personal dress and grooming standards, provided that they comply with the following:
- Clothing with low necklines, bare midriffs, extra large arm openings, high hemlines, or clothing that does not fit or is sized appropriately will not be allowed. The hems of shorts and skirts must come to at least one’s fingertips when the arms and hands are held straight down by the side. The use of stockings or tights does not justify wearing skirts or shorts that do not meet the length requirement. This rule also applies to athletic attire worn in the building.
- Boys may not wear sleeveless shirts.
- Pants will not sag. Pants and shorts must be worn appropriately on the hips. Pants and shorts must fit and be sized appropriately. Students who violate this rule will be required to tuck their shirttail in, and be given a zip tie to hold their pants up or duct tape will be used in place of a belt.
- Large and baggy pants will not be allowed. The size of the legs must be small enough so that the shoes are visible.
- Shirts that are not tucked in shall not extend below the fingertips when arms are held down to the side.
- Shoes that require shoelaces or Velcro straps must be tied or fastened and the tongue of the shoe must be tucked under the pant leg.
- Pants and shorts that are ripped, frayed, threadbare, and/or have holes will not be permitted. Duct tape will be offered to cover the holes or alternate clothing will be substituted.
- Cut-off shorts will not be permitted. Cut-off shorts must be hemmed.
- Pants with chains, cords, buckles, or other excessive material attached will not be allowed.
- Shoulder straps on girl’s shirts must be 2 inches in width. It is also inappropriate to have underwear showing.
- House shoes or pajamas will not be permitted.
- Fishnet or see-through shirts will not be permitted.
- Hair should be well groomed. Boy’s hair will not extend below the collar of their shirt, and not be as long as to be in the eyes, below the eyebrows or to be below the earlobe. Beards and mustaches are prohibited; sideburns must not extend below the earlobes. Extreme hairstyles such as Mohawks, cornrows, ponytails and rattails for boys, or large afros are not permitted.
- Weaves that are not of natural hair or of a natural color are prohibited.
- Body/facial piercing, including the tongue, lips, nose, and/or eyebrows are prohibited. This includes clear spacers of any kind in the ears, nose, lip, eyebrow, or check.
- Gauging of the ears, nose, or lips are prohibited.
- Boys are not permitted to wear earrings or any type of ear ornament.
- Contact lenses must be a natural color. Unusual colors and designs are prohibited.
- Caps, hats, sports headbands, “hoodies”, beanies, or bandannas will not be worn in the building. Any violation will result in confiscation of item.
- Inappropriate clothing with emblems containing innuendos, gang references, double meanings, blood, gore, death, dismemberment, skulls, skull and cross bones, and advertising of prohibited items or products are not permitted.
- Designs shall not be cut in the hair or eyebrows.
- All hair colors shall be natural hair colors. Bright or neon colors and extreme hairstyles are not permitted.
- Unusual or non-traditional jewelry will not be permitted. This includes but is not limited to heavy chains, spikes, chokers, wristbands with studs, gloves, collars, and nose rings or studs.
- Wallet chains and lanyards hanging out of pockets will not be allowed for safety purposes.
- Any type of trench coat will not be allowed.
- Sunglasses are not to be worn in the building on the face or on top of the head.
- Tattoos are not allowed. Any existing tattoo will have to be covered by the student.
In any instance of disagreement with dress code or grooming, the principal/designee shall have the authority to determine if the dress or grooming will cause a disruption to the educational process or will cause a disruption or distraction to the other students at Quanah Independent School District.
Students who violate the dress code will be given an opportunity to correct the situation by changing clothes. The administration might be able to provide alternative clothing. Repeated violations of the dress code will result in disciplinary action. The third violation of the dress code will result in placement in ISS. Any subsequent violation will result in the next level of ISS being assigned up to Level III. Any violation that exceeds the highest level of ISS will result in DAEP.