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7 HabitsHabit #7 I take care of my body by...watching what I wear!


Dress Code Policy

Dress Code

A.J. Winters believes that school performance and future success are enhanced by appropriate dress and good grooming.  Parents/Gaurdians are strongly urged to work closely with the school to ensure student's adherence to these standards are kept.  While it is inevitable that there will be differences of opinion as to the appropriateness of dress, grooming, and/or determining whether or not a student's attire is disruptive or distracting to the educational environment of the school, the final determination will be made by Ms. Jensen, the principal.

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Dress Code Highlights

       The way that students dress has a powerful impact on others in school. In order to preserve the learning environment, the following rules apply to elementary students:

  • No sleeveless shirts or tank tops may be worn. Half, partial, loose, mesh, net, or see-through shirts may not be worn in school. Mid-riff, halter tops, shirts or blouses that do not cover cleavage, the mid-section or shoulders, may not be worn.
  • Clothing that reveals underwear is prohibited. Pants must be worn above

the buttocks. No undergarments, or the area where undergarments are typically worn, may be exposed.

  • No holes in clothing may expose skin above the kneecap. No see-through clothing is allowed.
  • Shoes must be worn at all times. No wheels are allowed on shoes. Students participating in PE and recess must wear appropriate shoes.
  • Students may not wear hats or headgear, including visors, in the building.
  • Students must wear conservative hairstyles that do not distract from the learning environment. Hairstyles that create health problems, obstruct vision, interfere with learning, or draw undue attention to the student are unacceptable.
  • Shorts are allowable and should be worn only when the weather is warm.  Shorts, dresses, and skirts must be no shorter than 2” above the top of the kneecap, and hemmed.  Leggings may not be worn by themselves, but must be covered by a skirt or shorts. No ragged cut-offs or shorts.
  • Clothing may not be worn that displays anything obscene, suggestive, or which advertises any substance which a student cannot legally possess or use. Clothing shall not be worn that is so extreme that it may disrupt or interfere with school function. The wearing of paraphernalia or apparel that identifies a student as a gang member is prohibited.
  • No chains may be worn
  • No sunglasses. An exception may be made for field trips, field day, or special clothing days.

If a student is dressed inappropriately, he or she will be required to call home to arrange for appropriate clothing. If a parent cannot be reached, the school will provide a t-shirt, sweatshirt or sweatpants to be worn that day.

If you have questions regarding dress code, please see the full board policy.

Cold Weather Dress

          All children will go to outside recess each day. Please guide your child in choosing outer wear as they leave home. A sweatshirt is NOT adequate outerwear for Bear Lake winter temperatures. If you need assistance in providing warm coats, hats, or gloves please notify your child’s teacher or the office.