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Deer Valley High School Dress Code

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It is the responsibility of the parent/guardian to see that a student is acceptably dressed for attending school.  The student should dress in a manner which abides by community and school standards.  Attention should always be given to neatness, cleanliness, and safety.  Dress should also avoid extremes that bring undue attention to the student, and in doing so, disrupt the educational process. 


1. Hats

  • Hats may be worn outside only.  Must comply with #6 below.   


2. Shirts/Blouses/Tops/T-Shirts

  • All shirts and blouses must cover midriff, back, sides, and all undergarments, including bras, at all times. 
  •  No exposed waist, hips, midriff or chest
  • No halter tops, strapless tops, spaghetti straps, see-through tops
  • Tank top straps must be at least two inches wide


3. Skirts/Dresses/Shorts

  • Skirts, dresses, and shorts must be at least fingertip length
  • Skirt slits must be mid-thigh or lower


4. Pants

  • All trousers, pants, or shorts must totally cover undergarments, including thong underwear and boxer shorts.
  • Pants must be worn on the waist or hips – no sagging allowed.


5.  Footwear

  • Shoes must be worn at all times
  • No Heelys (skate shoes) allowed unless the wheels have been removed
  • No backless shoes
  • No bedroom slippers
  • No cleats in the classroom


6. Prohibited Clothing Items

  • No form fitting leotard/tights/spandex type clothing (including sports bras) unless proper clothing covers it.
  • No clothing which exposes private body parts
  • No sleepwear
  • No visible undergarments (bras, underwear, boxer shorts)
  • No bathing suits
  • No large, long, or heavy chains
  • No studded accessories
  • No clothing, backpacks, notebooks, patches, buttons, jewelry, or arm bands with letters, pictures or insignias that contain racial, ethnic, or religious slurs, are profane, vulgar, sexually suggestive, or advertise alcohol, tobacco products, or drugs. 
  • No clothing suggestive of gang or drug culture

 Safety is always a concern, and teachers of activity classes where long hair and loose fitting clothing present a possible safety hazard may require that safety measures be taken.  This may include wearing hair nets, shop coats, and tying hair back or other appropriate measures necessary to assure student safety. 

Athletic coaches or other teachers of classes or activities that represent the school may require more specific dress than those specified in this directive.

 The Governing Board and District staff desire to keep district schools and students free from the threats or harmful influence of any groups or gangs which advocate or engage in drug use, violence, or disruptive behavior.  Gangs which initiate, advocate, or promote activities which threaten the safety or well being of persons or property on or about school grounds, or disrupt the school environment, are harmful to and/or interfere with the educational process. Any apparel, jewelry, accessories, notebook, or manner of grooming which, by virtue of its color, arrangement, trademark, or any other attribute, denotes membership in such a group as described above, or any attempt to create territorial control at any district facility, is hereby prohibited.  The site administrator may prohibit specific clothing which is determined by the school district or school site to be gang-related or inappropriate apparel. 

 Any student wearing or carrying overt gang paraphernalia or clothing, or making gestures that symbolize gang membership, shall be referred to the principal/designee.  The student’s parent/guardian shall be contacted, and the student sent home to change clothes if necessary.

 The enforcement of the district dress standards is the responsibility of classroom teachers and school administrators.  Each parent and student shall be made aware of the school dress code through distribution of appropriate written material.  It is expected that few problems will arise if students and parents are aware of the rules.  Regular office referral procedures will be used in enforcing these rules.