Dress Code

Taken from the 2017-18 Mohawk Area Jr./Sr. High Handbook

DRESS CODE

Tops:

  • Sleeveless shirts are not permitted.
  • Low-cut tops are not permitted. Cleavage may not be seen.

Bottoms:

  • Athletic shorts and sweatpants are permitted.
  • Tight/form fitted athletic-wear bottoms must be worn in conjunction with other attire that conceals private parts of body.
  • Cargo style bottoms are permitted.
  • Sagging pants and shorts are not permitted.

ALL BOTTOMS MUST BE TO WITHIN 3 INCHES OF THE KNEE OR LOWER

 Footwear:

  • Due to the active nature of classrooms and other course activities, it is strongly suggested to avoid poorly constructed foam/rubber/vinyl flip-flop and slider style shoes.

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, or other prohibited items/materials are not permitted.
  • Writing on the seat of the pants is not permitted.
  • See-through clothing is not permitted.
  • Buckles, multiple zippers, chains, straps, and safety pins on clothing is/are not permitted.
  • Dog chains, dog collars, studded collars, and padlocks are not permitted.
  • Wallet chains are not permitted.

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” above the knee and higher are permitted; however, skin may not be visible.
  • 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 un-tucked, 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. 

 

DRESS CODE DISCIPLINARY MEASURES:

First Offense:
* The student will be granted an opportunity to call home and contact the parent/guardian for the purpose of having the proper attire brought in from home.
* While the student is waiting, he/she will be assigned to the Responsibility Room. After the student changes, he/she will return to his/her assigned class.
* If the student is not able to make phone contact, he/she will spend the day in the Responsibility Room.

Second & Subsequent Offenses:
* The student will be assigned to the Responsibility Room for the day with no opportunity to call home. The parent may be contacted by the administration or his/her designee.
* Multiple offenses could result in additional disciplinary action.