I've added a description of the dress code for the Warren County School District as well as photos that provide examples of clothing students should and should not wear in school or at school events. Hopefully, this will assist with any questions or concerns as we enter the 2022-2023 school year.
WCSD DRESS CODE
Dress reflects the quality of the school, behavior, and the students’ schoolwork. Students are expected to dress in clothes suitable for school and school related activities. Shirts/tops must cover shoulder to shoulder and must be long enough to be tucked in at the waist (if requested). Undergarments cannot show.
The following is not acceptable dress and is prohibited:
· Halter tops or similarly styled tops exposing a bare midriff
· Shorts, skirts, or skorts above mid-thigh
· Bare feet
· Slippers and/or pajamas
·Chains, and bandannas may not be worn while in attendance at school or during school related activities. Sunglasses (either over the eyes or on the head) may not be worn when indoors.
· Any clothing or accessory (patches, buttons, jewelry, etc.) that:
- contains language, a symbol, gesture, or other content that is obscene, lewd, vulgar or profane.
- advocates the use or advertises the availability of any substance or material that may reasonably be believed to constitute a direct and serious danger to the health or welfare of persons or property (such as tobacco/vaping products, alcohol or illegal drugs).
- degrades persons based on race, gender, gender identity, sexuality, sexual orientation, or ethnicity.
- incites violence; advocates use of force; or encourages the violation of federal, state or municipal law, or District policies, rules or regulations.
- is likely to or does materially or substantially interfere with the educational process, including school activities, schoolwork, or discipline and order on school property or at school functions; threatens serious harm to the school or community; encourages unlawful activity; involves bullying (as defined as a part of Policy 10510); or interferes with another's rights.
- causes damage to school property (an example is boots that create scuff marks on the floor).
- libels/defames any specific person or persons
- causes a hazard to the health or safety of the student or to others.
· In order to prevent violence and ensure student safety, any clothing or accessory (patches, buttons, jewelry, etc.) that is associated with gangs.
· Capes, or items worn as capes.
· Clothing or an accessory (patches, buttons, jewelry, etc.) that pertain to a political or social issue, but only if the speech is either clearly profane or is likely to or does materially or substantially interfere with the educational process, including school activities, schoolwork, or discipline and order on school property or at school functions.
Hooded sweatshirts, sweaters, or shirts may be worn, but the hood shall not be pulled up to cover the head while indoors.
Coats and/or jackets worn to school must be kept in student lockers or other designated areas during the school day. Coats and jackets with hoods may be worn, but the hood shall not be pulled up to cover the head while indoors.
Students may be required to wear certain types of clothing while participating in physical education classes, technical education, extracurricular activities, or other situations where special attire may be required to ensure the health or safety of the student
The District reserves the right to limit and prohibit manifestations of unprotected student material/expression. It is not possible to define all such material/expression, and decisions on clothing or accessories not specifically covered herein are the responsibility of building-level Principal, who may consult with the Superintendent as necessary.
Students and parents/guardians are to inform the school Principal if there is a religious or medical reason that a student is wearing a particular article of clothing or accessory that is otherwise prohibited under the dress code.
Any clothing taken by the school for a violation of the dress code will be returned to the student.