15. Dress Code & Consequences for Dress Code
EHS DRESS CODE
The intent of the dress code is to better our educational efforts through modesty, safety, and non-disruption of the goals of our school. It is the responsibility of students, parents and school staff to help ensure the school’s dress code is being followed.
The classroom teacher may ask that students alter their clothing when dress or appearance interferes with safety, performance or course goals in a particular class. (For example, during an assessment, a teacher may ask students to remove headwear.) When health, medical, or religious reasons require exceptions to the guidelines for an individual student, a parent or guardian should contact the student’s administrator. All apparel (including headwear, footwear, backpacks, clothing, accessories, etc.) must follow the appearance guidelines of EHS. Traditional tribal regalia or objects of cultural significance shall not be prohibited at a public event. The school administration always has the final determination as to whether a specific clothing item is acceptable to wear at school.
1. Prohibited clothing or appearance that is inconsistent with the goals and purposes of
EHS includes items or appearance that:
a. Advocate or encourage violence.
b. Promote the use of, or make references to alcohol, drugs, or tobacco
c. Use sexual innuendoes.
d. Contain abusive, rude/profane/obscene or indecent language, pictures, or
e. Demean or ridicule others, including sexually suggestive or racially offensive
f. Exposes the mid-section, buttocks, or undergarments.
g. Present gang-affiliation or connection.
2. Shoes/footwear must be worn at all times.
3. When groups represent EHS in public activities, the director, sponsor, coordinator, or coach will determine what is appropriate with regards to attire.
4. Apparel, dress, or appearance associated with hazing initiations will not be allowed.
5. Apparel or items that impact safety and learning at EHS are not permitted.
CONSEQUENCES FOR VIOLATIONS OF DRESS CODE
The following consequences are administrative guidelines for violations of the student dress code:
1st offense - student must change into appropriate attire and will receive a warning.
2nd and subsequent offenses - students must change into appropriate attire and will receive a disciplinary referral. If attire related to gang intimidation is the cause of the dress code violation:
1st offense - suspension out of school for three days.
2nd offense - suspension out of school for five days with a recommendation for long-term suspension with a formal due process hearing.