• JACKSON PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT
    CODE OF STUDENT CONDUCT AND HANDBOOK 2018-2019

    HIGH SCHOOL ATTIRE

    JPS does not have a mandatory dress code for high school students. However, it expects student to wear proper attire at school and school-related activities. Guidelines for proper attire are as follows

    • Moderate hairstyles that do not divert attention from the learning process are permitted.
    • Students are prohibited from wearing hair curlers, hair nets, roller pins, hair bonnets, bandanas, or other hair grooming aides.
    • Students shall not wear suggestive or revealing attire that would divert attention from the learning process. Sagging or low-rider pants or skirts are not allowed, including jeans/pants with tears/holes above the knees.
    • Tank tops, undershirts, and pajamas are not to be worn as outer garments.
    • Students shall wear the tail of shirts or blouses properly tucked into the lower garment.
    • Students shall have clothing properly fastened at all times.
    • Shirts or blouses tied at midriff, plunging necklines (front or back), spaghetti straps, see-through garments, or any items of clothing that reveal bare midriff shall not be worn.
    • Clothing, jewelry, buttons, patches, or any other items with words, phrases, symbols, pictures, or signs which use indecent profane, suggestive, or inflammatory words, or promote drugs, alcohol, or tobacco shall not be worn.
    • Students may not wear shorts, dresses, skirts or skorts that are more than five (5”) inches above the knee.
    • Gym shorts are appropriate only for the physical education program and shall not be worn to other classes.
    • Caps, hats, and other head coverings shall not be worn. Students with a medical statement or religious documentation may be exempt.
    • Any jewelry that is overly ornate and/or has the potential to be used as a weapon shall not be worn by students at school or school-sponsored activities. Such items place students in danger of being accidentally injured, assaulted, or robbed.
    • Students shall not wear sunglasses unless a medical permit is on file in the principal’s office.
    • Shoes deemed by the principal as inappropriate or unsafe for school shall not be worn. This exclusion includes “roller skate” shoes and house shoes/slippers/slides.
    • The principal will use his/her discretion in determining what constitutes proper attire. Students may not wear any attire or jewelry that the principal deems inappropriate and disruptive to the learning process, even if that attire is not covered in the following rules.

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Last Modified on August 6, 2019