Dress Code

2021-2022 School Year 

Please come to school dressed to actively engage, ready to learn. The purpose of our dress code is to enhance school safety, improve the learning environment and promote positive behavior and self-identity.  

Students are welcome to choose school-appropriate outfits with the following limitations and guidelines: 

  • All clothing shall be sufficient to conceal undergarments and ensure that the chest, torso, midriff, behind and armpits are covered at all times.
  • Pants, skirts, bottoms must fit snuggly at the waist and be longer than the student’s fingertips when arms are extended. Belts, if worn, shall be through the loops and not hang-down.
  • Any tears, rips, cuts, and/or see-through material on bottoms/pants should be below the student’s fingertips when arms are extended.
  • Shoes must be worn at all times. Shoes shall have soles, backs, or heel straps.  Athletic shoes shall be worn for PE.
  • Accessories must be safe and non-suggestive.
  • Face masks are required to be worn at all times when inside the school building in alignment with the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department K-12 school guidance for COVID-19 safety. Medical face masks and cloth face masks are preferred.

Refrain from wearing: 

  • Clothing that does not represent our commitment to respect and inclusion
  • Clothing that references drugs, alcohol, weapons, violence, sex, gang activity, racism, bigotry, vandalism, or vulgar language.
  • Hats or hoods while in the building
  • Sandals, slippers, flip-flops, opened-toed shoes and heels taller than two inches.
  • Accessories should not disrupt the learning environment. Please refrain from wearing spikes, chains, dog collars, and gloves in the building
  • Pajamas, blankets, slippers, slides, spandex leggings as primary pants
  • Neck sleeves and neck gaters

If students are not dressed appropriately, the steps that we take are as follows: 

  • Students are asked by a staff member to adhere to the dress code and may be referred to an administrator
  • If a student fixes the problem by borrowing clothes from the school, another student, or calls home for a change of clothes, no other actions will be taken. Student will return to class upon fixing the problem.
  • Upon refusal to fix a dress code violation, disciplinary actions will be taken in accordance with policy.


Updated: 8/9/2021