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WHO: All SNL students in grades Kindergarten to Fifth Grade.
WHY: A Standardized Dress Code has many positive benefits and advantages. For the family, there are reduced clothing expenses, fewer family arguments over “what to wear,” and less competition with peers for name brand clothing. In addition, research shows that school with a dress code demonstrates improved academic performance, improved student appearance and improved student behavior. Furthermore, a dress code enhances school safety, improves the learning climate and promotes higher self-esteem for students.
WHEN: The Standardized Dress Code will be enforced each day. Special event days will be planned throughout the school year to give students a chance to wear “special” attire. For example, Literacy Day Parade, Hat Day, PJ Day or special classroom/school event. During the winter on extremely cold days, student attire may be flexible due to the accessibility of cold weather clothing. However, any SNL sponsored event or cold weather clothing must meet school board dress code guidelines. Any consequences enforced will be in accordance with the School Board of Highlands County Code of Conduct.
WHAT: Students may wear any of the following options.
Colors - Any solid color.
Types - logo polo shirts (logos should not be larger than one inch), solid color tee-shirts or SNL logo/tee-shirt
Form fitting, body hugging clothing is not allowed. Tops may not be strapless, transparent, reveal bare midriff or be low cut. Students may not wear clothing, jewelry or buttons or any other items with words, phrases or symbols, pictures, patches or graphic which use indecent, swear or suggestive words or are drug, alcohol or gang related. This includes clothing with skulls.
Colors - Black, navy, khaki, and blue jeans (no embellishments, decorations, jewels “bedazzled” bling” or wording).
Types - Pants, jumpers, skirts, skorts, capris or shorts (shorts, skorts and skirts length must be to the fingertips)
Pants must be zipped, worn at the natural waistline, not sag below the waistline and be no longer than the heels of the shoes. Belts are suggested for bottoms with belt loops. Shirts should not be larger than one size larger than the student’s actual size. It is preferred, but not required that shirts be tucked in. Dresses, skirts, shorts and skorts shall be below mid-thigh with no slits.
Closed shoes are required. For example: tennis shoes or lace up shoes. Solid colored socks should be worn with shoes.
No sandals or shoes with heels higher than 1 inch. Toes and heels must be closed. High heels, wheeled shoes, athletic “spiked” shoes are not allowed.
Make-up, acrylic fingernails, spiked/colored hair, Mohawk haircuts or head coverings are not allowed. Chains or wallet style chain belts are not allowed. Any style that distracts from the educational process will be prohibited.
The SNL dress code has incorporated the minimum standards of the School Board of Highlands County. Administration has the final authority to determine when personal appearance and dress do not meet the expectations of the school board and also have the authority to take appropriate action.