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MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL UNIFORM DRESS CODE FOR CLAYTON COUNTY SCHOOLS

FEMALE STUDENTS

tops or shirts:
• Tops will have either a polo style collar or a button down collar
• Colors for tops will be red, black, or white- solid colors only
• Shirts must cover the waistline
• Shirts longer than three inches below the waistline will be tucked inside pants, shorts, or skirts.

pants/shorts/skirts:
• Bottoms will be khaki (tan) style or dress pants in colors khaki, navy blue, or black. (Not jean style or jean material)
• Dresses, skirts, shorts, and skorts, including slits, must not be shorter than three (3) inches above the bend of the knee
Skinny pants, tights, or leggings that substitute as pants are not acceptable.

shoes:
Shoes can be athletic (sneakers), dress shoes, or sandals. All shoes must have heel straps, no "slides" are allowed. 

MALE STUDENTS

tops or shirts:
• Tops will have either a polo style collar or a button down collar
• Colors for tops will be red, black, or white- solid colors only
• Shirts must be tucked inside pants.

pants/shorts:
• Pants or shorts should be khaki (tan) style or dress pants in colors khaki, navy blue, or black. (Not jean style material)
• Pants must be completely buckled, belted, buttoned or fastened and without tears
• Pants shall be worn so that the waistband is worn at the waist and not below the waist

shoes:
Shoes can be athletic (sneakers), dress shoes, or sandals. All shoes must have heel straps, no "slides" are allowed. 


DRESS AND GROOMING FOR ALL STUDENTS
The following information on uniform dress is provided to assist parents and students with shopping choices for the school year.

• Jeans are not included in uniform dress
• Flip-Flops, shower shoes, skate shoes and house slippers are not permitted
• Pajama/Loungewear bottoms and tops are not allowed
• No headgear of any kind. This includes hair rollers, scarves, skullcaps, doo rags, or wraps. Exceptions will be considered.  (Caps or scarves worn as a part of a student’s religious practice or documented medical reasons)
• No hats are to be worn by any student in the building at any time. (No baseball caps during school hours on campus) See exceptions above.

DESIGN, EMBLEM, OR LOGOS:
• Any design, emblem or lettering which refers to or promotes drugs, alcohol, profanity, immodesty or racial, ethnic or sexual discriminations not allowed
• No graphic, pictures, or writing on clothing shall be permitted except as part of an insignia

PULLOVER GARMENTS:
Any pullover garment that is worn all day (sweater, sweater vest, hoodies, and sweatshirt)
• Must have a collar OR be worn with a collared uniform shirt or official school t-shirt underneath
• Must not have any colored trim, stripes, decorations, etc. (small logos are acceptable)

APPROPRIATE SIZES:
Students shall wear clothing of appropriate size. Parents are expected to buy proper sized clothing. The size of shirts and pants shall be appropriate to the student’s body size and shall not be unduly oversized or undersized. Skinny pants, tights, or leggings that substitute as pants are not acceptable. Tights and or leggings worn under a skirt that meets the length of dress rule or dress must conform to school uniform colors.

UNACCEPTABLE  ATTIRE:
• Students are not allowed to wear clothing, jewelry (including body piercing jewelry and “grills”), buttons, haircuts, tattoos, or other attire or markings which are offensive, suggestive, disruptive, or indecent such as:
• Clothing associated with gangs,
• Clothing encouraging the use of tobacco, drugs, alcohol, or violence,
• Clothing associated with discrimination on the basis of age, color, handicap, national origin, sexual orientation, marital status, race, religion, or sex.
• Clothing exposing the upper chest cleavage, torso, buttocks, or upper thighs such as see-through garments, mini-skirts or mini-dresses, halters, backless dresses, tube tops or tank tops without over-shirts, spaghetti strap garments without over-shirts, bare midriff outfits, or shirts tied at the midriff.
• Intentionally altered clothing or unbuttoned and ill-fitted garments are not acceptable.
• Ill-fitted garments include; but are not limited to, garments that are too small or too large are not allowed.
 Skin tight clothing is not allowed. Clothing must be completely buckled, belted, buttoned or fastened.
• Cut or frayed clothing with holes or patched holes is not allowed.
Skinny pants are not allowed.
• Clothing not properly fastened or with tears.
• Sleeveless shirts for boys are not allowed.
• No towels, wash cloths, or handkerchiefs are to be carried to school or used at school with exception of physical education class.
• Clothing or outer garments traditionally designed as undergarments such as boxer shorts, bloomers, tights, hosiery, and sleepwear.
• Clothing or footwear that is construed by the principal or designee as hazardous or dangerous to the health of the students or others.
• Hats, headgear, or any head covering, except when approved by the principal.

UNACCEPTABLE SHORTS:
Athletic shorts including spandex-style “bicycle” shorts, cut-off jeans, frayed jeans or pants, cutoff sweat pants, short-shorts, running shorts, and see-through boxer-type shorts are not permitted.

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