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DRESS CODE

Dress Code

“What students wear and how they look is a reflection of the pride they take in their school and in themselves.”  It is important students understand that school is not a recreational or social activity.  We want our students to look like they have come to school to work hard and achieve greatness.  If we are going to adequately prepare our young people to succeed in the world we must prepare them to be able to follow rules and be able to live up to high expectations.  When visitors enter our building, we want them to notice a distinct difference and know they are in Jack Britt High School.  It is important people think well of Jack Britt, and first impressions count.  We want Jack Britt to set the standard for other schools to emulate.  Consequently, with all of this in mind, we believe these expectations to be reasonable and expect full cooperation on the part of the student body.

  1. Hats, toboggans, sweatbands, bandannas, do-rags or other head coverings are not permitted to be worn or attached/hanging from an article of clothing or other personal belonging. All head coverings must be kept in the locker for the entire school day.
  2. Anything to be worn on heads must not be any larger than one (1) inch in width and one solid color; it must also be worn on the part of the head for the purpose of holding the hair back.
  3. No tank tops, belly shirts, spaghetti strap clothing, or muscle shirts permitted (Shirts must cover the entire shoulder and back.)
  4. No bedroom attire or bedroom shoes.
  5. No clothing that shows cleavage; attire should fit properly.
  6. No open back shirts.
  7. No dress, skirt or shorts more than three (3) inches above the knee. This includes the under lining of clothing such as hi/low or double layer dresses/skirts.
  8. No skin more than three (3) inches above the knee may be visible, all the way around the leg, either by length, holes, slits, transparent material or any other insert.
  9. No sheer or see through fabric in tops or bottoms unless it has solid fabric underneath it that covers the shoulders and back; this includes but is not limited to, crochet, lace, sheer or knitted fabrics.
  10. No holes, slits or shredded areas in clothing more than three (3) inches above the knee where skin may be visible.
  11. No inappropriate signs, emblems, or language on clothing or accessories.
  12. No skin-tight clothing.  This includes all clothing; tops, dresses, shirts, compression garments, leggings, jeggings, yoga pants or any other skin tight clothing will be considered undergarments and must be worn with appropriate dress attire which comes to no more than three (3) inches above the knee.
  13. No sagging pants allowed. Sagging will be defined as; pants low enough to allow whatever is under the pants, regardless of how many layers exist, to be visible.
  14. No wallet chains or chains on clothing
  15. No sunglasses will be worn; to include wearing them around the neck, on the head, face or on an item of clothing.
  16. No spikes on shoes, clothing or accessories
  17. Jackets and sweaters are acceptable outerwear to be worn for warmth; however students may not bring or use blankets during normal school hours.

·         Noncompliance with the rules listed above will result in disciplinary action to include ISS/OSS.

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Published by Elsa McBride on December 14, 2017
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