Handbook/Dress Code

Click on following link to open: Student Handbook 15-16

Taken from the 15-16 Mohawk Area Elementary handbook.

Standardized Style of Dress - Grades K - 3
Revisions of the existing elementary dress code to implement the following:

Bottoms:
▪ Opaque clothing (nothing see - through or transparent)
▪ Slacks or jeans without adornments such as buckles, zippers, chains, straps
▪ Shorts may be worn, 3 inches or less from the knee (use a dollar bill folded in half as your guideline)
▪ Jeans are permitted with the following stipulations:
▪ NO cut offs or frayed hems.
▪ NO cuts or tears.
▪ Jeans must meet the guidelines as stated above.
▪ Wind pants and sweat pants may be worn.
ALL BOTTOMS MUST BE WORN AS DESIGNED and MUST BE WORN AT THE WAIST.
The "SAG" look is not permitted.

Tops:
▪ NO tank tops or spaghetti straps are permitted.
▪ NO halter - tops, tube tops, cut out clothing or see through tops.
▪ Tops with cuts and tears are not permitted.
▪ Tops may not be worn off the shoulders.
▪ Tops MUST not expose midriff.
▪ Tops may not have suggestive, derogatory, or obscene language or those making reference to tobacco, alcohol, drugs, or any other illegal substance.
ALL TOPS MUST BE WORN AS DESIGNED.

Footwear:
▪ Student's choice; however bed slippers are not permitted. Reminder to wear appropriate footwear for safety reasons. Students should wear shoes appropriate to navigate steps, negotiate through halls, etc.

In Addition:
▪ Sunglasses are not permitted unless a doctor's note is provided (will be kept on file with the school nurse).
▪ Hair combs are not permitted.
▪ Clothing that denotes gang connotation, for example, bandannas, rolled up pant legs, gang "colors" are not permitted.
▪ Outerwear may not be worn in school at inappropriate times.
▪ Undergarments and pajamas may not be worn inappropriately.
▪ Chains on clothing are not permissable.
▪ Hats are not permitted in the building except on designated days.
▪ Adornments such as dog chains, dog collars, studded collars, and padlocks, worn around the neck or
wrist, are not permitted.
▪ The elementary school administration has the final say on inappropriate attire and adornment.

Grades 4 - 12 Mohawk Area School District Dress Code
Adopted by School Board March 14, 2011

NOT PERMITTED:

TOPS:
▪ Sleeveless shirts
▪ Low - cut tops. Cleavage may not be seen.

BOTTOMS:
▪ Athletic shorts, sweatpants, cargo style bottoms (multiple pockets down legs), sagging pants or shor2ts8
▪ Shorts, skirts, and skorts (whether tapered or with slits) that are more than 3 inches above the knee, even when leggings are worn.

OUTERWEAR:
▪ Gloves, head coverings, and coats that are meant to be worn only outdoors are not permitted during
the day.

ADORNMENTS:
▪ Decorations to clothing that are obscene, offensive, or degrading - this applies to all adornments, such as symbols, designs, suggestive language, and references to drugs, alcohol, tobacco, and violence.
▪ Writing on the seat of the pants.
▪ See - through clothing.
▪ Buckles, multiple zippers, chains, straps, and safety pins on clothing.
▪ Dog chains, dog collars, studded collars, and padlocks.
▪ Wallet chains.

OTHER RESTRICTIONS
▪ Clothing must be size - appropriate. The sag look is not permitted.
▪ At NO time, may skin be visible between a student's top and his/her pants.
▪ At NO time, may undergarments be visible.
▪ Tears, holes, and frays of clothing from 3 inches above the knee and higher are not permitted.
▪ Camouflage: full - body camouflage outfits are not permitted. Camouflage shirts are permitted; camouflage pants are permitted, but they may not be worn together.
▪ Sunglasses and non - prescription dark glasses are not permitted unless prescribed by a physician.
▪ Pajamas, loungewear, and bed slippers are not permitted.
▪ Hoodies are permitted. The hood must be worn down at all times. Tops underneath the hoodie must be compliant to the above restrictions.
▪ Tops may be untucked, and the layered look is allowed.
▪ Bottoms must be worn at the waist and belts are not required.
The final judge of any questionable attire will be the building principal or his/her designee.

CONSEQUENCES OF DRESS POLICY VIOLATION

FIRST OFFENSE and SECOND OFFENSE
▪ A call home will be made to the parent/guardian for the purpose of having proper attire brought in from home.
▪ If a parent/guardian is not home, the student may be given clothing to change into so they may be able to return to class.
▪ The student will remain in the office or designated area until the change of attire is made. (Teachers will supply work to the office).

SUBSEQUENT OFFENSE
▪ A call home will be made to the parent/guardian for the purpose of having proper attire brought in from home.
▪ If a parent/guardian is not at home, the student may be given clothing to change into so they may be able to return to class.
▪ The student will remain in the office until the change of attire is made. (Teachers will supply work to the office). Parent/guardian will be required to attend a conference with the administration.
▪ Other administrative action may be taken as deemed appropriate.