Dress Code and Expectations

DRESS AND GROOMING REQUIREMENTS FOR RAMONA UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT (BOARD POLICY #5132) Each school shall allow students to wear sun-protective clothing, including but not limited to hats, for outdoor use during the school days. (Education Code 35183.5) In addition, the following guidelines shall apply to all regular school activities: 1. Shoes must be worn at all times. 2 Clothing, jewelry, and personal items (backpacks, fanny packs, gym bags, water bottles, etc.) shall be free of writing, pictures or any other insignia which are crude, vulgar, profane or sexually suggestive, which bear drug, alcohol or tobacco company advertising, promotions and likenesses, or which advocate racial, ethnic or religious prejudice. 3. Hats, caps and other head coverings shall not be worn indoors. 4. No spiked jewelry shall be worn. 5. Clothes shall be sufficient to conceal undergarments at all times. See-through or fish-net fabrics, halter tops, off-the-shoulder or low-cut tops, bare midriffs and skirts or shorts shorter than mid-thigh are prohibited. 6. Gym shorts may not be worn in classes other than physical education. 7. Hair shall be clean and neatly groomed. 8. No apparel which denotes membership or affiliation with any gang shall be worn. This includes, but is not limited to jewelry, emblems, badges, symbols, signs, hats or altered trademarks. Gang-Related Apparel At individual schools that have a dress code prohibiting gang-related apparel at school or school activities, the principal, staff and parents/guardians participating in the development of the school safety plan shall define “gang-related apparel” and shall limit this definition to apparel that reasonably could be determined to threaten the health and safety of the school environment if it were worn or displayed on a school campus. (Education Code 35294.1) Coaches and teachers may impose more stringent dress requirements to accommodate the special needs of certain sports and/or classes. The principal, staff, students and parent/guardians at each school may establish reasonable dress and grooming regulations for times when students are engaged in extracurricular or other special school activities. Failure to appear in proper dress will result in phone calls to parents for appropriate clothing or students being sent home to change. Repeat offenders may be subject to further disciplinary action. 10  SUPPLEMENTAL AND ALTERNATIVE EDUCATION