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Stanley Elementary Dress Code

Stanley Elementary Dress Code_2015.pdf

The purpose of this dress code is to enhance school safety, improve the learning environment, and promote good behavior. Children’s attitudes toward schoolwork and behavior are related to the clothing that they wear. Therefore, we recommend clothing and footwear suitable for a working atmosphere and appropriate weather. In order to ​achieve this goal, the following guidelines are in place at Stanley Elementary.






Tennis shoes or sturdy, form-fitting shoes are recommended for the school day.


Appropriate shoes for SAFE play. No backless, high-heeled or open toed shoes are permitted. No shoes with wheels or shoes without heel/ankle support or back straps are permitted.




Pants, shorts, skirts


Pants and shorts need to fit snuggly at the waist.


Clothing with holes, rips, tears, and/or intentional conspicuous patches above the knee are not allowed.


Overly tight fitting or overly loose/sagging pants with loose waistband will not be allowed.


Brief shorts and short skirts are not permitted for school. Mid-thigh, meaning just above the knee or longer, and no shorter than 2” above the knee is permitted.






Shirts with sleeves are preferred.


Halter, tank, and thin-strapped tops are not permitted. Straps must be at least 1 ½ inches wide. Sleeveless athletic jerseys without a t-shirt underneath are not permitted.


Shirts with inappropriate slogans are not to be worn at school (i.e., references to drugs, alcohol, offensive language, sexual references).






Tops and bottoms must overlap at all times, including when arms are raised.


Hats, caps, hoods, and other headwear may not be worn inside the school.


Jackets and coats (outerwear) may not be worn indoors during the school day.


Clothing should be weather appropriate.


The following items are inappropriate for school and therefore not permitted:


Unnaturally colored hair, (i.e., green, purple, orange, etc.)


Make-up, body glitter, and tattoos


Clothing that is in disrepair, ripped, or contains holes


Any article of clothing or accessory that promotes drugs, alcohol, tobacco, sex, violence or is offensive or degrading


Anything that may cause a distraction to the educational process or is deemed inappropriate or unsafe


Jewelry that pierces any body part other than the ears


Medallions, sunglasses, jewelry, (other than small earrings) and patches with inappropriate language, logos or gestures




This dress code does not regulate the exercise of an individual’s sincerely held religious beliefs.