2.1 The school administration may determine that certain types of student clothing and
grooming are prohibited which:
2.1.1 Draws undue attention, distracts, disrupts, and/or interferes with the educational
environment at school or at a school activity or event.
2.1.2 Endangers the health, safety, or welfare of the student or others.
2.1.3 May cause damage to school facilities or equipment.
2.1.4 Does not conform to generally accepted community standards.
2.1.5 Appears as an obvious attempt to challenge this policy or the authority of the school.
2.2 Student dress and grooming must conform to the requirements of a special class or school
activity or event which requires special dress or grooming and in which the student expects to
3. SPECIFIC STANDARDS
3.1.1 Collared shirts, polo shirts, Henley style shirts, blouses and t-shirts are approved.
Sweaters, hoodies, and light jackets are permitted. The hood on jackets and hoodies are not to be
worn up in the school.
3.1.2 Emblems are allowed. Words, symbols, or images that support or represent drugs or drug
use, skulls, alcohol or alcohol use, gang references, swearing, and pornography are not allowed.
3.1.3 T-shirts and pull over sweatshirts are permitted.
3.1.4 Bare shoulders and midriffs are not allowed.
3.1.5 Sleeves are to be no shorter than a cap sleeve.
3.1.6 No skin can show under the shirt. Undershirts must be worn under low tops.
3.1.7 See through shirts are not permitted.
3.2 Pants, shorts and skirts
3.2.1 Approved pants include dress pants, slacks, cords, cargo style and blue jeans.
3.2.2 Pants, shorts and skirts are to be worn at the hip at all times.
3.2.3 Shorts, skirts are to be no shorter than 3 inches above the knee when worn without leggings.
3.2.4 If wearing leggings/exercise pants/lycra pants, the top/shirt must be fingertip length.
3.2.5 Colored denim is acceptable.
3.2.6 Sweats, track pants, warm ups, sports shorts, yoga pants, or pajama pants are not permitted.
3.2.7 Pants, skirts and shorts must be hemmed at the bottom with no frayed edges and no holes.
3.3.1 Shoes are to be kept in overall good condition with no holes or rips. Flip flops are not permitted.
This is just a summary of the dress code for shadow days. For a complete list please see the DRESS CODE printout at the school or on the Merit website.