JACKSON PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT
CODE OF STUDENT CONDUCT AND HANDBOOK
HIGH SCHOOL ATTIRE
The district does not have a mandatory dress code for high school students. However, it expects the student to wear proper attire at school and school-related activities. The principal shall use the guidelines below in determining proper attire. Students shall not wear any other attire (not covered in the following rules) that the principal deems inappropriate and disruptive to the learning process. To ensure students observe basic rules of personal hygiene and dress in a manner that would not disrupt the educational process, the following dress code shall apply 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 have clothing properly fastened at all times.
Shirts or blouses tied at the midriff, plunging necklines (front or back), spaghetti straps, see-through garments, or any items of clothing that reveal bare midriff shall not be worn including jeans with tears / holes.
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 shorts 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.
Facial coverings are required for all students.
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Last Modified on October 31, 2023