All students should dress as wholesome young ladies and gentlemen. Because of different body builds and personal likes and dislikes, it is difficult to state specifically what may or may not be worn. The final authority on proper attire at Three Rivers High School will be with the administration. Subject to the educational process, the appearance of students at school is a responsibility that rests primarily with the parents of the students. The school becomes involved in that responsibility when the total appearance of the student’s body directly affects the attitude, safety, health, behavior, and learning environment of the school. Individual cases not covered by the guideline will be acted upon in accordance with the discretion of the administration.
The school dress code applies to students when they are at any school related function, home or away, with the following exception. Caps with bills facing forward, may be worn to sporting events. The sponsors of the group will determine dress for field trips.
Students who violate dress and grooming standards established by the district will be required to correct the infraction when appropriate change of clothes is brought to the student. During the wait time, the student will report to ISS.
The students in high school shall adhere to the following standard of dress and grooming:
1. Students shall come to school looking clean and neat and wearing clothing and exhibiting grooming that shall not be a distraction or health and safety hazard to the student or others.
2. The district prohibits pictures, emblems, or writings on clothing or jewelry that are lewd, offensive, vulgar, or obscene or that depict or advertise tobacco products, alcoholic beverages of any kind, drugs, or any substance prohibited under policy FNCF (Local) and prohibits any dress or grooming that, in the administration’s judgment, may reasonably be expected to interfere with normal school operations.
3. Clothing and jewelry that depict death, drugs, violence, occult, witchcraft, or gang involvement are prohibited. Leather collars, choke collars, necklaces with dog-like chain links or spikes, are not allowed. Any clothing or articles that are determined as gang affiliated by the administration will not be allowed.
4. Sleepwear, loungewear, house shoes, and beachwear of any kind are prohibited.
5. Pant length must not exceed the heel of the shoe. Pant hems cannot be frayed or torn. Pants also include jeans. Pants may not have any holes above the knees, including patched holes.
6. Fatigues and pants with leg pockets below the knee are not acceptable. All pants must be worn at the waist.
7. All shirts, tops, and blouses must have set-in sleeves. Blouses, tops, and shirts must cover the shoulders, back, front and sides to the waist at all times. The principal may require a student to tuck in a shirt if it is of excessive length.
8. Excessively baggy clothing (especially pants) is not allowed. The seat of the pants must not hang down. Excessively tight clothing (especially tops) is not allowed. It must fit appropriately to the body. Baggy and tight is determined by the administration.
9. Any head gear (including caps, hats, bandanas, or knit caps) may not be worn in the school building during school hours by boys or girls.
10. Shorts are permitted if they are not shorter than 6 inches above the floor without any adjustment when kneeling. The shorts must have a zipper and pockets. The shorts must be of a pant-weight material. The length rule also applies to skirts.
11. Abnormal colored hair is prohibited. Hair coloring or dyeing of hues that cause a distraction is prohibited. Hair art is prohibited.
12. No visible body piercing jewelry, except for earrings on girls, is allowed.
13. Tattoos are not permitted. Students with tattoos must cover them at all times.
14. All students are to wear appropriate footwear while in attendance to class or to any school function or activity, unless otherwise approved by the administration.
Additional Rules for Girls:
1. The basic attire for girls shall be dress, or blouse/top worn with slacks, Capri pants, jeans, shorts, or split skirts of the proper length and material.
2. If shirts are layered, the top shirt must have sleeves and be buttoned except for the top two buttons.
3. Specifically prohibited are tops with see-through material, tank tops, or tops that expose the midriff at any time. Immodest necklines are not allowed.
4. Leggings, leotards, tights, exercise tights, leisurewear, or other hosiery type leggings may not be worn as pants. They may be worn with dresses or skirts that are of the proper length.
5. Chain-linked ear jewelry and visible body piercing other than earrings are prohibited.
6. Distracting make-up is not allowed.
7. Any other types of dress, wearing apparel, or hairstyle that, in the judgment of the administration, may not be conducive to the purposes of the school, will not be allowed.
Additional Rules for Boys:
1. Hair must not be longer than the bottom of the collar in the back, to the eyebrows in the front, and/or to the middle of the ear. Sideburns may not extend beyond the bottom of the ear.
2. Beards, mustaches, long sideburns, and any other type of facial hair is prohibited. The face must be free of all facial hair.
3. If shirts are layered, the top shirt must have sleeves and be buttoned except for the top two buttons.
4. Earrings are prohibited and may not be worn, even if covered. Visible body piercing is prohibited.
5. Any other type of dress, wearing apparel, or hairstyle that, in the judgment of the administration is not conducive to the purposes of the school, will not be allowed.
If and when the administration takes action, it will be considered final action for the students. Appeal of the administrations decision may be filed in writing only by the parent or legal guardian of the student to the superintendent, who will serve as the final administrative authority.