Dress Code

DRESS AND GROOMING -    (From Board Policy #5132)

The parents/guardians of the Ceres Unified School District are charged with the responsibility of dressing their children in a neat and clean manner. In addition, under normal circumstances, no student will be sent to school wearing any kind of clothing, costume, and/or hair style which will tend to interrupt, disturb, or interfere with the normal educational program being carried on, either on the campus or in the classroom, or negatively affect the health and safety of individuals. The students must dress in such manner that will conform to good taste. Explicit or implied profanities and/or obscenities will not be acceptable. Any items of clothing, jewelry, foot-gear, or headgear which would be injurious or potentially disruptive to the normal educational program or to any person or school district property are prohibited. (cf. 6136 Gangs)

These guidelines numbered 1-11 shall be in effect at all school-related activities except where modified by the site administrator for specific extracurricular activities or specific cases.

1. All clothing, including jackets, shoes, and head coverings that may be determined to be gang related are not allowed.

2. Accessories, such as jewelry, belts, bandannas, purses, and sunglasses which have logos, insignia's, color, or writings depicting gang related activities are not allowed.

3.  Attire that is worn or altered in such a way as to identify students with gangs is not allowed. This includes, but is not limited to: sagging/baggy pants, shorts with knee-high socks, hanging belts, canvas belts (military style), or gang related initials on belt buckles.

4.  Pants must fit at the waist and not be more than one size too large or one size too small. If belts are worn, they must not be more than one size too large.

5.  Attire which is sexually suggestive or extremely brief is not allowed. This includes, but is not limited to: low-cut garments, strapless or off the shoulder tops, straps less than two inches in width, bare midriffs, tank tops/racer-back tops or muscle shirts, undershirts, tops that expose undergarments, shorts which are shorter than mid-thigh or fingertip length, and skirts shorter than fingertip length.

6.  Attire that advocates, advertises or symbolizes any type of alcohol, drugs, tobacco or acts which are illegal, violent, obscene, or hazardous to one’s health is not allowed.

7.  Shoes must be worn at all times. Flip-flops, socks or sock-like footwear, slippers, backless shoes, or shoes with over a one inch heel are not safe or appropriate for school.

8.  Clothing, jewelry, and other accessories that present a safety hazard to the wearer or others are not allowed. Facial piercings other than ear lobes are not allowed.

9.  Facial makeup is not allowed, nor is non-natural hair color that creates a distraction.

10.  In accordance with Educational Code 35183.5 hats or other head coverings may be worn at school.  Such hats or head must be school appropriate and following the various guidelines enumerated in this policy.

11.  Sunglasses may not be worn in school buildings.