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Dress Code

AUSD/Orchard Park School Student Dress Code (BP/AR 5132)

 Students will be required to conform to our school district’s dress code. Orchard Park’s school wide dress code is aligned with school district board policy 5132. Students are expected to attend school dressed appropriately. Student dress is not to create a disruption or distraction to teaching and learning, is not to interfere or distract from a positive learning environment, and is not to promote or encourage offensive or violent behavior.

 For all students, examples of inappropriate clothing include:

  • Garments where the torso is exposed (i.e., tube tops, see-through fabrics, half shirts, halters, spaghetti/noodle strap tops, tank tops, off the shoulder or low-cut tops).
  • Clothing should not be provocative and/or revealing (i.e., tube tops, see-through fabrics, half shirts, halters, spaghetti/noodle strap tops, tank tops, off the shoulder or low-cut tops, shorts that expose the buttocks, pants/shorts/shirts with rips and holes that expose the hips and/or buttocks).
  • Undergarments including, but not limited to, bra, underwear, such as boxer and underpants, are to be covered at all times.
  • Baggy pants that continually need to be pulled up or where undergarments are exposed.
  • Clothing or buttons that show obscene words or pictures, or sexually suggestive statements.
  • Hats, hair covering, hoods, hair curlers, or sunglasses worn in the classroom.
  • Garments displaying vulgar, obscene or libelous statements or that denigrate others on account of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, or disability are prohibited.
  • Clothing and/or other personal belongings may not promote, depict, and/or endorse the use of alcohol, tobacco, or illegal drugs or encourage other illegal or violent activities.
  • Footwear must be worn at all times. Footwear must cover the toes and heel. Strapless sandals such as flip-flop or slides not allowed.
  • Gang-related clothing or accessories including, but not limited to, bandannas; other symbols, emblems, or insignia; and gang-related web belts with or without punched-out metal buckles. School officials shall consider student history and information obtained from community agencies and resources when making these judgments. Dangerous clothing accessories are prohibited (i.e., spiked jewelry, studded collars, studded belts). School administrators have the right to restrict the color of clothing worn by any student involved in a documented gang offense.
  • Bandanas and du rags are not appropriate for school.
  • Pajamas or other types of sleepwear.

 Dress Code Violation Consequences - Students who appear at school wearing inappropriate clothing may not be allowed to attend class until they make the changes necessary to meet the school dress requirements. Changes could entail removing objectionable clothing items, putting on laundered loaner clothing provided by the school or contacting parents to obtain appropriate clothing/footwear.

 Standard Dress Code Policy Enforcement Plan

 

Violation 1

Violation recorded on the dress code referral. Violation corrected. Item in violation confiscated for remainder of day. Parent notified.

Violation 2

Violation recorded on the dress code referral. Violation corrected. Item in violation confiscated for remainder of day. Parent notified.

Violation 3+

Referral to school administration. Violation corrected. Item in violation confiscated for remainder of day. Parent notified. Student receives disciplinary consequences as per Minor Infractions in AUSD Handbook.

 The Middle School Dress Code Quiz:
Before coming to school, ask yourself these questions about how you are dressed.

  • Are my undergarment showing (e.g. bra strap, spaghetti strap, underwear…)?
  • Is my chest exposed (e.g. When you place your hand over your heart for the Pledge of Allegiance does most of your hand touch skin)?
  • Is my stomach and waist showing?
  • Are there holes in my clothing that expose my hips and buttocks?
  • Is my buttocks exposed?
  • Are my pants sagging below my hips exposing undergarments?
  • Am I wearing Slides, Flip-Flops, or any type of sandal on my feet?

  If you answered yes to any of these questions,……

    Change Your Clothes.