YCSD recognizes the importance of a division wide dress code in promoting and maintaining an orderly and safe learning environment. The purpose of the dress code is to promote a safe learning environment, which eliminates distractions, increases the focus on instruction, and promotes responsible dress for all students.
The following guidelines apply to all students while in attendance at the school or school-sponsored events. The principal or principal designee at each school reserves the right to determine what dress and appearance is appropriate for the learning environment. The school administrators will make every effort to be fair in monitoring and addressing dress code violations.
- Headgear will not be permitted to be worn in the building except for educational, religious, or medical purposes. Headgear refers to a covering worn on the head including, but not limited to, hats, caps, sunglasses, and bandannas.
- Footwear: Students must wear appropriate shoes at all times.
- Shorts, Skirts, and Dresses: Shorts and skirts must not be shorter than 4 inches from the top of the knee. Form fitting clothing, such as yoga pants and leggings, must be worn with a garment that is appropriate.
- Pants: All pants must be worn at the waistline. Rips in pants must be no more than four inches from the top of the knee.
- Shirts: No shirts may be worn that expose undergarments or the midriff. All sleeveless shirts must have straps that are at least three inches wide. Necklines shall be modest and not revealing.
- Clothing that is too tight or too revealing may not be worn.
- Examples of inappropriate clothing items include but are not limited to halter tops, pajama-like clothing, bedroom slippers, spaghetti straps, and off-the-shoulder, strapless or backless dresses or shirts.
- Students’ clothing, haircuts, tattoos or other accessories may not display any of the following:
- Pictures of tobacco products
- Obscene, lewd, or profane words
- Inflammatory racial statements
- Items that can be perceived as gang affiliated
- Other prohibited expressions as outlined by the principal
Violation of the student dress code regulation will subject the student to disciplinary action by the school’s administration per the Student Handbook and Conduct Code.