2018-2019 Dress Code
School Dress Code
Students attending all public Pre-K-12 schools in Calcasieu Parish shall adhere to the following official school dress code:
- Dress code shirts will be white, hunter green or navy blue polo/golf style shirts (short or long sleeves with a collar) or shirts that button down the front with a collar. Emblems, logo decoration, or decorative trim are not allowed. High School and Middle School Administrators have the option to choose a dress code shirt in one of the school’s colors.
- White, hunter green or navy blue turtlenecks without emblem, logo, decoration or decorative trim are acceptable. Turtlenecks can be worn separately or under dress code shirt.
- T-shirts (solid white, hunter green or navy blue) may be worn under the dress code shirt.
- Spirit shirt/club shirt may be worn on days determined by the school administrator.
- Administrators may option to have students wear the official school logo on the school’s designated shirt.
- Shirts must be tucked in at all times.
- Khaki (shades may vary) or navy blue pants, skirts, shorts, skorts, or jumpers must be dress code style and color. Blue jeans, corduroy or wind-suit materials, sweat pants, stretch pants or leggings, spandex, baggy pants, bell-bottoms, carpenter or cargo styles, hip-huggers, side-knee pockets are not allowed.
- Shorts, skorts, skirts and jumpers must measure (front and back) no shorter than three inches above the knee.
- Belts should be black, brown, navy blue, hunter green, or khaki without any emblem, logo or decoration and must be worn with slacks and shorts that are designed to have belt loops. Belts must be visible and worn around the waist. Belts are optional for pre-kindergarten, kindergarten, and first grade students.
- Socks (or stockings/tights for girls) should be hunter green, navy blue, khaki or white without any emblem, logo or decoration and must cover the ankle and be visible. Middle and High School students are not required to wear socks or stockings with sandals.
- Appropriate shoes must be worn at all times. Flip Flops are not allowed. Sandals are not allowed in elementary grades.
- Acceptable outerwear for the classroom is limited to include sweaters, sweater vests, sweatshirts, and light jackets. During class time, jackets are to remain open and not zipped or buttoned. Colors for classroom outerwear include khaki, navy blue, hunter green and white. Emblems, logos or decorations are not allowed on classroom outwear. The dress code shirt must be worn under outerwear.
- Heavy coats and jackets worn to and from school and/or outdoors are not restricted, but it is preferred that they be navy blue, white, khaki, and/or hunter green in color.
- Headwear is not allowed on campus with the exception of knit caps in extremely cold weather.
- Wearing dress or attire signifying gang affiliations is not allowed on campus or at school-related activities.
- Body Armor (bullet-resistant metal or other material intended to provide protection from weapons or bodily injury) is prohibited.
Other Dress Code Expectations
- Bandannas, hair rollers, extreme hairstyles, psychedelic hair colors, lines, letters, or designs shaved in the head are prohibited.
- Sunglasses, nose rings, visible body piercing, and excessive or inappropriate jewelry are prohibited.
- Excessive and inappropriate makeup, painted faces, inappropriate tattoos and stick-on tattoos are prohibited.
- Clothing worn is not to be suggestive or indecent.
- Clothing, jewelry, and general appearance shall not be of the type that would cause a disturbance or distract or interfere with the instructional programs.
- Clothing, jewelry, and general appearance shall not be such as to constitute a health or safety hazard.
Principals may declare spirit or club days and allow students to wear school spirit shirts, or dress up days (i.e., when school pictures are scheduled) or allow students to wear other dress code attire such as uniforms or special dress for Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, athletes, cheerleaders, band, chorus, etc. Guidelines for any other dress code attire not addressed by the Dress Code Expectations will be at the discretion of the school’s administration.
Other questions about dress code should be referred first to the school authorities, then to the central office staff.