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LMS Dress Code Policies

Students are to attend school or school functions dressed in a manner that is respectful and appropriate. The staff and administration reserve the right to determine whether clothing is appropriate for the school setting. If students are dressed inappropriately, they will be referred to the administration office and asked to change into their PE uniform. More than one offense may result in disciplinary action.

Shoes are required at all times. Shirts must cover undergarments, including bra straps. Clothing must cover midriffs. Pants must be worn so they fully cover buttocks and undergarments. Clothing and personal items such as backpacks may not contain any written or pictorial representation deemed offensive, derogatory or otherwise inappropriate.

CUSD School Board Policy 5132:

The Governing Board believes that appropriate dress and grooming contribute to a productive learning environment. The Board expects students to give proper attention to personal cleanliness and to wear clothes that are suitable for the school activities in which they participate. Students' clothing must not present a health or safety hazard or a distraction which would interfere with the educational process.

 (cf. 4119.22/4219.22/ç - Dress and Grooming)

(cf. 5145.2 - Freedom of Speech/Expression)

 CUSD Administrative Regulation 5231:

In cooperation with teachers, students and parents/guardians, the principal or designee shall establish school rules governing student dress and grooming which are consistent with law, Governing Board policy and administrative regulations. These school dress codes shall be regularly reviewed.

(cf. 0420 - School Plans/Site Councils) 

Each school shall allow students to wear sun-protective clothing, including but not limited to hats, for outdoor use during the school day. (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. 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.

No grade of a student participating in a physical education class shall be adversely affected if the student does not wear standardized physical education apparel because of circumstances beyond the student's control. (Education Code 49066)

(cf. 5121 - Grades/Evaluation of Student Achievement)

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.

CUSD Middle School Dress Codes