ACS DRESS CODE
Auburn City Schools seeks to fulfill its mission to “Inspire, Educate, and Empower” each of its students by providing an environment and culture conducive to learning. School is a working and learning environment. The Board and administration, therefore, believe students and parents should use good judgment and reasoning in their choice of dress while attending school. With the maturation differences among students being great, clothing on one student may be appropriate while on another it may not be appropriate. Accordingly, clothing must be in good taste for the age and maturity of the student, safe, and not a distraction to others.
Students should not wear clothing that reveals the body in an inappropriate manner. (Examples: clothing that is too tight, too short, bare at the midriff, bare at the sides, sundresses, “spaghetti strap” type tops, tank tops, off-the-shoulder tops, low-cut front or back tops, tops that show cleavage, sheer or see-through clothing, etc.) Any other apparel or appearance that may be distracting in the classroom (as deemed by the administration) is not permitted. Shirts and other apparel must not have pictures or wording involving weapons, violence, drugs, alcohol, tobacco, or gang-related symbols or slogans.
Hats/caps, bandanas, athletic headbands, headscarves, sunglasses, and any other form of headgear are not permitted on campus. (The exceptions are JROTC, band uniform hats worn with the uniform, and athletic headgear worn with the uniform on the playing and practice fields). During extreme cold weather, students will be allowed to wear knit stocking caps (toboggans) outdoors on campus.
T-shirts and other apparel must be size appropriate. T-shirts that extend below 4 inches from the top of the knee cap must be tucked in. Men’s style undershirts are not permitted to be worn unless concealed with another acceptable garment.
Pants should be worn at the waist level. Pants that are too tight, have holes, or allow for exposure of undergarments are not permitted. Baggy or loose fitting pants must be worn with a belt.
The length of skirts, dresses, and shorts (front and back) can measure no higher than 4 inches from the top of the knee cap. No slits or leg openings can be higher than 4 inches above the top of the knee cap. Length of skirts, dresses, and shorts must be appropriate whether the student is standing or sitting. Spandex pants, leggings, leotards, etc. may be worn only when the article of clothing worn over them meets the 4 inch rule.
Shorts must measure no more than 4 inches above the top of the knee cap and be hemmed. Cut-offs, athletic (gym), “Umbro”, “Soffes”, other nylon type, spandex, bicycle, sweat type, tennis, or swimsuit type shorts are not permitted.
Undergarments must be worn in an appropriate manner and not be visible. Clothing with rips, tears, or holes that expose underwear or inappropriate parts of the body are not permitted.
Appropriate shoes must be worn at all times. House shoes, slippers, shoes with cleats, and shoes with wheels are not permitted.
Students cannot wear jewelry or accessories that distract other students or interfere with the learning environment. Items such as heavy metal chains, spikes, etc., are not permitted.
Students in violation of the dress code will be required to change immediately. If this requires a student to checkout, the absence will be marked as unexcused. Additional consequences could include detention, In-School Suspension, or Out-of-School Suspension if violations become chronic.
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