Standard of Dress

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Standard of Dress for Grades PK-8
Standard of Dress for Grades 9-12
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The below information and attachments are intended to provide guidance when shopping. Before making final clothing purchase decisions, parents are responsible for reviewing the Standard of Dress Policy in its entirety. Students will be held accountable for all information listed in the policy.

Intent and Philosophy:
The intent of the Standardized Dress Policy is to explain verbally and visually what is considered appropriate attire for school. The language of the policy is reflected in the visual presentation of photographs and for enforcement purposes will serve as a guide. The Standard of Dress Policy outlines what is considered acceptable and appropriate. If an item of clothing or style for wearing clothing is not outlined as acceptable attire, that item or style will be considered to be in violation of the policy and should not be worn.

The District maintains dress and grooming standards because it believes that students who dress and groom themselves in a manner considered acceptable and appropriate by the community will become more responsible citizens of the community. We believe that the business of school is student learning and that school dress and grooming standards should support that purpose and should also promote a safe, orderly learning environment. One worthwhile goal of a comprehensive education is learning that different situations require different modes of dress and behavior. The district believes school is a place of business and the dress and grooming of a student should reflect the serious intent of a workplace as well as promote a business-like atmosphere. The Standard of Dress Policy is a vital step toward better preparing our students for the future.

Parent and Student Responsibility:
The parent and student shall be responsible for ensuring that the student is in compliance with all aspects of this Code when the student enters the school premises, and during the time the student is on school premises during regular school hours. Items worn in violation of this Code may be taken up by a school official and returned to the parent if the parent comes to the school and requests the return of the item.

Principal is the Final Authority:
The Board delegates to the principal the authority to make final determinations as to whether clothing or grooming is or is not within this Code. The ruling of the building principal regarding compliance or non-compliance with the Dress & Grooming Code and corresponding consequences assigned for violation of this Code is final, and may not be appealed to the Superintendent, his designee, or the Board.

Standard of Dress for Grades PK-8 Standard of Dress for Grades 9-12
Shirts, blouses, sweaters, light-weight jackets (Tops)
• Tops (including undershirts that can be seen) are sold navy, solid black, solid gray, or solid white in color.
• Tops, including turtlenecks, are collared, have sleeves, and are long enough to be fully tucked into bottoms and remain tucked in throughout the day.
• Lightweight outerwear such as sweaters, lightweight jackets, and open-in-the-front sweatshirts with or without hoods are solid navy, solid white, solid black, or solid gray. They may be worn over collared short or long sleeve shirts/tops that are fully tucked in.
• Tops worn under acceptable outerwear have collars and sleeves, and are fully tucked in. Denim is not permitted.
• All tops are free of logos and designs.


Pants, skirts, jumpers, and dresses (Bottoms)
• Bottoms are solid navy, solid black, solid gray, or solid tan-khaki in color.
• Skirts, jumpers, and dresses are hemmed at or below the bend of the knee.
• Bottoms are worn at the natural waistline. Sagging is not permitted.
• Shorts, capri pants, and skorts in acceptable colors are allowed in grades PK-4 only.
• Denim or jean material is not permitted.

Belts
• Belts are canvas or leather-like dress style with a buckle that is no larger than a credit card.
• Belts are worn by students in grades 5-8 unless the pants are tailored to be worn without a belt.
• Belts are optional for elementary students in grades PK-4.

Shoes for all students at all grade levels are soled with a closed toe.

Hats/Hoods may not be worn on the head inside the building.

 

Shirts, blouses, sweaters, light-weight jackets (Tops)
• Tops (including undershirts that can be seen) are solid navy or solid white in color.
• Tops, including turtlenecks, are collared, have sleeves, and are long enough to be fully tucked into bottoms and remain tucked in throughout the day.
• Lightweight outer wear such as sweaters, lightweight jackets, and sweatshirts with or without hoods are solid navy or solid white. They may be worn over collared short or long sleeve shirts/tops that are fully tucked in.
• Tops worn under acceptable outerwear have collars and sleeves, and are fully tucked in. Denim is not permitted.
• All tops are free of logos and designs.

Pants, skirts and dresses (Bottoms)
• Pants/Bottoms are dress style solid navy, solid black, or solid tan-khaki in color.
• Skirts, jumpers, and dresses are hemmed at or below the bend of the knee. Pants are dress-style and full length and worn at the waist.
• Bottoms are worn at the natural waistline. Sagging is not permitted.
• Denim or jean, and workout or warm-up material is not permitted.

Belts
• Belts are required to be worn by students.
• Belts are canvas or leather-like dress style with a buckle that is no larger than a credit card.

Shoes for all students at all grade levels are soled with a closed toe.

Hats/Hoods may not be worn on the head inside the building.

 

 

 

Grooming Standards for all Grades PK-12
Hair: A clean, natural-looking and neatly groomed hairstyle is expected. Startling and unusual hairstyles are not permitted.

Facial Hair: Boys are expected to be clean-shaven, with the following exceptions: For boys, facial hair such as beards and goatees are not permitted. Mustaches are permitted, provided they do not extend beyond or below the edge of the lips and are neatly trimmed.

Earrings: Girls may wear appropriate earrings. Boys are not allowed to wear earrings and may not have any object in the ear or earlobe.

Body Piercing and other items: For boys and girls, visible body piercing of any type (other than appropriate earrings for girls), including face and tongue piercing, is not permitted on campus or at any school-sponsored activity. For boys and girls, teeth "grills" are not permitted.

Exclusions: This policy does not prohibit principals from allowing extracurricular group uniforms to be worn on days stipulated by the principal, or during special celebrations which involve dress such as Jean Friday, Spirit Shirt Day, crazy hat day, 50's day, etc.


List of Stores
Below is a list of local and national retailers that can provide clothing items that meet the Duncanville Independent School District Standards of Dress requirements. This alphabetical list is provided as a courtesy and in no way implies that the vendors below will have the appropriate clothing available in all sizes or colors at all times.

Absolute Uniforms
1126 S. Cedar Ridge Road
Duncanville, TX 75137
Phone: 1-877-572-9344

Dillards online catalog
www.dillards.com

JCPenney online catalog
www.JCP.com

Kohl’s Department Store
www.kohls.com

Lands End
www.landsend.com

Levines
360 East Belt Line Road
DeSoto, TX 75115
972-223-9781

Other local retailers that traditionally provide uniform clothing at the start of school include Old Navy, Target, and Walmart.

 

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