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Dress Code

  • South Warren High School believes student dress is an important phase of social education.  Schools are educational institutions and students are expected to dress in preparation for adult business.  Students should dress appropriately for the occasion and are expected to dress in a manner which promotes a positive learning environment.  Students should feel a responsibility to present a suitable appearance that reflects positively on themselves, their family, South Warren High School, and their community.  The primary responsibility for a student’s attire resides with the student and his/her guardian(s).  The school is responsible for seeing that student attire does not interfere with the health or safety of any student, that student attire does not contribute to a hostile or intimidating atmosphere for any student.

  • All tops/upper garments must be opaque and cover the midriff and cleavage when standing in a normal, upright position and when participating in normal activity. Upper garment must have material on shoulder wider than a spaghetti strap and must  have fabric from the armpit to the waistband.   

  • Clothing must cover the genitals, buttocks, and all undergarments.

  • Skirts and dresses must extend to or beyond the fingertips while student is standing in a normal, upright position and when participating in normal activity.  

  • Lower body garments should be worn at the waist level and should remain there during normal activity.  

  • Headgear such as hats, caps, visors, sunglasses, etc. may not be worn unless necessary for health or safety purposes or cultural/religious requirements.  Requires pre-approval from administration.  Hooded sweatshirts shall be kept off the head with the hood lying flat on the back.  

  • Blankets are not allowed in the building.  

  • Inappropriate symbols, pictures, advertisements on any article of clothing or the body is prohibited.  Images or language that depicts drugs, alcohol, illegal activity, or any hate speech is prohibited.

  • Shoes must be worn at all times. House shoes may not be worn.  

  • Students who do not meet the standard of dress will be sent to the office.  

  • Students may put on their own alternative clothing if readily available at school.  

  • Students may be provided with temporary school clothing from the FRYSC center.

  • A parent/guardian may bring appropriate garments to school if they can do so within 20 minutes.

  • Administration may modify dress code on pre-announced days.