Dress and GroomingWhile fashion changes, the reason for being in school does not. Students are in school to learn. Any fashion (dress, accessory, or hairstyle) that disrupts the educational process or presents a safety risk will not be permitted. Personal expression is permitted within these general guidelines.
Students should consider the following questions when dressing for school:
• Does my clothing expose too much (undergarments, midriff, buttocks)? (no)
• Does my clothing advertise something that is prohibited to minors? (no)
• Are there obscene, profane, drug-related, gang-related, or intimidating messages with respect to race, gender, religion, or disability on my clothing, jewelry, or possessions? (no)
-Hats, hoods, and bandanas are prohibited
• Would I interview for a job in this outfit? (yes)
• Am I dressed appropriately for the weather? (yes)
• Do I feel comfortable with my appearance? (yes)
If a student has selected a manner of appearance that is beyond mere freedom of expression and disrupts the educational process, interferes with the maintenance of a positive learning climate, or presents risk to themselves or others, they may be removed from the educational setting. This may also result in disciplinary action.
Students who are representing Northwest Community Schools at an official function or public event may be required to follow specific dress requirements. Usually, this applies to athletic teams, cheerleaders, bands, and other such groups.