Dress Code

Pre-School-12th Grade Dress Code Regulations

 

   The school district has the responsibility to promote the basic rules of sanitation, safety, neatness, and modesty while on campus.  Students should dress in a manner that, in addition to the following guidelines, takes into consideration the educational environment, safety, health, and welfare of self and others.  Students cannot dress in a manner that disrupts the learning process.  Each student must keep in mind that he/she is a representative of the Gila Bend Unified School District and the Gila Bend community. 

  Our goal is to instill the understanding of, and adherence to, appropriate dress for a work environment as we prepare students for their future career. It is the responsibility of school administration to take reasonable steps to ensure a learning environment free from sexual harassment. Students wearing clothing that is disruptive to the learning environment or hampers the safety of themselves or others as determined by the school will be asked to change clothing and may be subject to school discipline should they refuse to do so. These guidelines are not intended to be all-inclusive. The principal has the authority to determine if clothing is disruptive to learning or impacts student safety. In order to maintain adherence to this dress code policy, students may not wear the following:

  • Shorts and skirts no shorter than 2 inches above the knee.
  • Exposed shoulders
  • Low neckline
  • Clothing cannot reveal the back or midriff.  These include but are not limited to:
    • Sheer or Mesh tops
    • Overly large openings at the neck or arms
    • Off the shoulder tops
    • Spaghetti straps
    • Halter-tops or Tube tops
  • Clothing or accessories with offensive pictures, symbols or sayings. These include but are not limited to:
    • Demeaning statements
    • Violent statements
    • Sexual statements
    • Racial statements
    • Clothing that advertises or promotes tobacco, alcohol or other drugs.
    • Jewelry or accessories that could be used to cause harm or injury to self or others.
    • Any clothing with the intent to represent gang affiliation.
  • Baggy or oversized clothing. Clothing may not be more than one size too large, to allow for one year’s growth.
  • No exposed undergarments

Additional dress regulation information:

  • (If worn) belts must be worn at the waist. Pants are not allowed to “sag.”
  • No flip-flops.
  • Hats or hoods are not allowed to be worn inside the school building at any time.
  • Non-prescription glasses cannot be worn in the building or classrooms at any time.

A good general policy regarding the dress code is: If there is ANY QUESTION about an item being inappropriate, DO NOT WEAR IT.