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Dress Code

Expected Dress for San Juan High School

Board Policy 5132: The Board of Education believes that appropriate student dress and grooming contribute to a productive learning environment. The Board expects students to give proper attention to personal cleanliness and to wear clothes that are appropriate for a K-12 educational environment, and suitable for the specific school activities in which they participate. Students' clothing must not present a health or safety hazard or create a disruption which would interfere with the educational process.

District Administrative Regulation 5132: All students are expected to dress appropriately for a K-12 educational environment. Any clothing that significantly interferes with or disrupts the educational environment, unless protected under the freedom of speech laws, board policy or administrative regulation (see, e.g., BP and AR 5145.2), is unacceptable. Clothing, jewelry and personal items (backpacks, fanny packs, gym bags, water bottles etc.) with language or images that are vulgar, sexually suggestive, discriminatory, or obscene, libelous, or that promote illegal or violent content, such as the unlawful use of weapons, drugs, alcohol, tobacco, or drug paraphernalia, or clothing that contains threats is prohibited. Clothing should fit, be neat and clean, and conform to standards of safety, good taste, and decency. Clothing that exposes cleavage, private parts, the midriff, or undergarments or that is otherwise sexually provocative is prohibited.

Parents of students requiring accommodation for religious beliefs, disability, or other good cause should contact the principal.

Students not complying with this code will be asked to cover the non complying clothing, change clothes, or go home. Infractions may result in disciplinary action.

In cooperation with teachers, students and parents/guardians, the principal or designee may establish additional school rules governing student dress and grooming which are consistent with law, Board of Education policy and administrative regulations. These school dress codes shall be regularly reviewed and communicated to students and their parents at the beginning of each school year or whenever modified.

Each school shall allow students to wear sun-protective clothing, including but not limited to hats, for outdoor use during the school day. Each school site may adopt rules that specify the types of sun-protective clothing that students will be allowed to wear outdoors and specify the types of clothing and hats that may be "inappropriate." (Education Code 35183.5)

No grade of a student participating in a physical education class shall be adversely affected if the student does not wear standardized physical education apparel because of circumstances beyond the student's control. (Education Code 49066)

San Juan HS Specific Dress Code Expectations:

  • Underwear must not be seen.

  • Hats: Students are permitted to wear hats inside classrooms at teacher discretion.

  • Hoods of HoodiesMay be worn in the classroom at the teacher's discretion, hoods of hoodies must not obscure the face at any time both inside or outside the classroom. Your face must be seen at all times. 

  • Shoes: Shoes must be worn at all times, house slippers are not permitted, sports slides are permitted (except in PE/or your pathway).

  • Shirts: Exposed brassiere parts are considered inappropriate dress attire and are not permitted. Mesh/see-through shirts are not permitted. Shirts must fall below the belly button (see district policy above for specification around prohibited clothing and fit.) 

  • Shorts/Pants: Must have a 3-inch inseam when sitting or walking and cannot be obtained by pulling pant legs down. Sagging is not permitted. If needed, the VP office will provide resources to keep pants up.

  • Blankets: Blankets are for sleeping, not learning and must stay home.

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