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Dress Code

The staff believes that appropriate dress and grooming contribute to a productive learning environment. Students are expected to attend school in clean, neat clothing. Students have the right to make individual choices from a range of clothing and grooming styles. However, such choices must not present a health or safety hazard or a distraction that would interfere with the educational process. Gang clothing is not permitted. Students shall not be prohibited from dressing in a manner consistent with their gender identity or gender expression or with their religious or cultural observance. Students in violation of the dress code policy are subject to disciplinary action. 

School dress code applies to all school activities, including field trips and dances. 


  1. Appropriate footwear shall be worn at all times. In order to ensure safety, all footwear must have a strap around the heel. Teachers may use their discretion to assign specific footwear for certain school functions/activities.
  2. Clothing and accessories cannot advertise, promote or glamorize any of the following: drugs, alcohol, tobacco products, violence, weapons, or display inappropriate or sexually suggestive language or symbols. Additionally, they may not advocate racial, ethnic or religious prejudice. 
  3. They may also not wear clothing that denotes gang affiliation as defined by the Carlsbad Police task force. Chains, chain-wallets, bandanas, and spiked accessories are not permitted. 
  4. Undergarments shall not show or be work as outer garments. 
  5. Beachwear is not appropriate for school wear. This includes tank tops, halter tops, short shorts and skirts, revealing necklines, etc… Skirts/shorts/dresses must be below the fingertips when arms are relaxed at the side. 
  6. Revealing clothing styles are not appropriate. Midriffs are to be completely covered. Clothing should be of proper fit and repair.
  7. Hats may be worn in the classrooms or building If a teacher requests that a student remove a hat, the student must comply. 
  8. If a sweatshirt or jacket has a hood, the hood may not be worn. 
  9. Cosmetics may be worn, but not brought to school.
  10. Any jewelry or adornment that causes distraction is not permitted.
  11. Sunglasses are not permitted indoors, unless with a prescription doctor's note. 
  12. No rollerblades or shoes with wheels allowed. 
  13. In an effort to maintain the belief that education is our primary purpose, the staff will address new fads that occur during each school year such as extreme hair styles, etc. 

The administration always reserves the right to determine what is appropriate or inappropriate. 

Consequences for Dress Code Violations: 


1st Incident: 

  • Send to the office to change clothes

2nd Incident: 

  • Send to the office to change clothes 
  • Home contact made by an Administrative Assistant 
  • Lunch Detention assigned by an Administrative Assistant 

3rd Incident: 

  • Send to the office to change clothes 
  • Home contact made by an Administrative Assistant 
  • Referral to Administration to be completed by the teacher 
    • After School Monday/Thursday Detention (60 minutes) assigned by an Administrator