• Dress Code Information

    Posted by the 7th Grade Team on 3/8/2012 2:00:00 PM
    As the weather gets warmer, it will be more important to make certain that we are conducting ourselves in accordance with school policy:
    Especially as children get older, the way they dress for school has both educational and emotional implications. Our goal is to provide a structure that is both safe and educational for students with respect to their attire. It is expected that Allendale students will exercise sound judgment and good taste in determining what to wear to school.
    Board of Education policy strictly prohibits clothing and grooming which:

    Presents a hazard to the health or safety of the student or others.

    Interferes with schoolwork, creates disorder or disrupts the educational program.

    Causes excessive wear or damage to school property.

    Prevents a student from achieving his/her own educational objectives because of blocked vision or restrictive movement.

    The following guidelines are examples of inappropriate attire for school:

    P.E. clothes must cover the midriff and be long enough to reasonably cover the torso and upper leg. No tank tops allowed in P.E.

    Leggings can be worn as long as a tunic is worn. The tunic must be longer than the child’s fingertips when arms are fully extended and relaxed.

    Shredded, ripped or cut-off clothing, bare midriff (belly shirts), see-through clothing that exposes the torso, underwear that is visible, beachwear, strapless tops, spaghetti strap tops, halter tops, cut-off shirts, and sleeveless athletic jerseys are not permitted.

    Tank tops may be worn but need to cover the entire torso including sides and chest. Cleavage cannot be visible.

    Shorts and skirts must be long and loose enough to allow freedom of movement and should be no shorter than the child’s fingertips when arms are fully extended and relaxed.

    Writing/lettering on the seat of the pants is not allowed.

    Attire, including buttons and patches, with inappropriate, derogatory, or offensive sayings or graphics is not permitted in school.

    Clothing that advertises drug, alcohol or tobacco products is not permitted.

    Hats, bandanas and hoods are not to be worn during the school day.

    For safety reasons, footwear must secure both the front and back of each foot. This means no flip-flops, open-heeled shoes or sandals and clogs.

    All pants, shorts and skirts should not reveal bare midriffs or under garments during any normal actions including standing, sitting and leaning over. Any loose pants must be secured with a belt.

    Pajamas and sleepwear, including slippers, are prohibited.

    Should your child come to school in inappropriate attire, you will be called to arrange for a change of clothing. If a parent is not available, the child will be given clothes from the school nurse for the rest of the day. These will need to be returned to the school nurse at the end of the day.

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