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Dress Code

School Uniform/Dress Code Specifications in Compliance with St. Tammany Regulations

Piercings: Students are not allowed to have any body piercings other than ears. Extreme in size and numbers will not be allowed. Gauging or stretching the ear is not allowed.

Caps and Hats: Caps and hats confiscated by a teacher or school administrator will be returned at the end of the semester. No student is to wear a cap, hat or any other headgear in the building or on any part of the campus during school hours.

Tops: Boys and Girls

Polo style shirt with collar. Color options: Hunter greenForest green, white or gray(ash or heather) (NO olive, kelly or mint green)

Logo optional but recommended. Only SHS logo permitted; no other logo permitted.

White oxford, button down collared shirt (long or short sleeve) with or without the logo is also acceptable, must be buttoned at all times, not worn as outerwear.

Long sleeve turtleneck or t-shirts may be worn under the uniform shirt. These shirts must be forest/hunter green, gray, or white.

Winter outerwear (jackets, coats, sweaters, etc.) is acceptable but must open down the front, if pullover style, it must be plain or have SHS logo, hunter green, gray or white. However, the school uniform shirt must still be worn under the outerwear.

Uniform Shirts do not have to be tucked in, but must not hang down pass the pockets of the bottoms.

Undershirts (any color-but must not show through uniform) must be covered by uniform shirt. No undergarment should hang below.

1-Tops: Boys and Girls    Add hunter green to the list of colors
2- Long sleeve, remove black from the list of colors.
3- Bottoms – Boys, remove words “cotton twill”
4- Bottoms – Girls,  remove words “cotton twill”, “Capri pants”, add skorts

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Bottoms: Boys

Pants or shorts in regular Khaki or the lighter color, commonly known as sand are allowed. Pants may not be decorated in any manner. No other colors or fabrics are allowed. Pants must be secured at waist.

Bottoms: Girls

Pants, shorts, skirts, skorts or Capri pants are allowed. The bottoms must be the regular Khaki color or the lighter color known as sand. Other colors or fabrics are not allowed. Bottoms must not be low cut at the waist, with skin exposed between the bottom and shirt, when arms are extended above head. Plaid Skirts-A specfic plaid & pleated style skirt was chosen by a student committee and may be ordered from ABC School Uniforms, TOS in the mall or School Time.The skirts were approved 07-08 year. Only the The PLAID and STYLE SELECTED WILL BE ALLOWED. These uniform skirts must meet the STPSB dress code on length. (finger tip)

Career Academy Interns:

Seniors in Career Academies may wear their appropriate Career Academy uniform on Intern Days. The principal must approve the shirt. All bottoms must be as per the specifications above with the exception of the Allied Health Academy interns who wear "scrub" bottoms.

Spirit, Club, Class, Game-Days:

Certain days will be designated as Club Days, Class Days, Spirit Days and days of athletic games. When thes days are designated, approved t-shirts, jerseys, uniforms, etc. may be worn as tops. Bottoms will remain the same as indicated above. The club sponsor, class sponsor, or coach must make as application the princial in advance in order to wear club, class or athletic jerseys.

NJROTC Uniforms:

Thursday of each week has been designated as the day for Naval Science students to wear their NJROTC uniforms. These uniforms must meet the specifications of the Naval Science Instructor.
Free Dress Day: Follow the St. Tammany Dress CodeRegulation: Students who are not in compliance with the school dress code/uniform policy will be disciplined as follows:

http://www.stpsb.org/files/handbookstudentsparents.pdf

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Consequences

1st offense: Detention and Parental Contact
2nd offense: Saturday Detention and Parental Contact
3rd offense: Suspension (in-house or out of school-at the principal's discretion)
4th offense: Multiple infractions constitute; non-compliance with the handbook, disrepect for authority, and insubordination. A forth offense may result in a three to five day suspension. Subsequent offenses will result in severe disciplinary action.

Dress and Personal Grooming: Providing an effective learning environment for all students includes expectations that students are well-kempt, dressed and groomed in a manner that permits them to actively participate in school and that does not distract the education process. Student dress and rooming are not to adversely affect the student's participation in classes, school programs, or other school-relatedactivities. Extremes in style and fit in student dress and extremes in style of grooming will not be permitted. School principals maintain the right to determine extremes in styles of dress and grooming and appropriateness and suitability for school wear. Body-piercing ornaments are limited to the ears, if ear-piercing ornaments are approved at the school level. No student may wear, possess, use, distribute, display, or sell any clothing, jewelry, emblem, blade, symbols, sign, or other things that are evidence of affiliation in any gang. Parents are allowed to vote, according to provisions of the School Board School Uniform Policy, whether or not students in their children's schools wear school uniforms. Information about school uniforms is provided at the school. The provisions of the Student Dress Code apply to uniforms. Information on the School System Uniform Policy is available on the System Web site at www.stpsb.org

A violation of student dress regulations is a Group 2 offense in the Code of Conduct and results in disciplinary action that includes suspension. Policies regarding dress and grooming stress the importance of reducing distractions that inhibit learning and are addressed as an attempt to enhance the safe learning environment. Student Dress Code for Males. The following requirements apply to appropriate grooming and dress for male students.

An acceptable, well-groomed haircut will be required of all male students. Styles never should be such that they represent a collective or individual protest.

Hair - The length of hair may not fall below the base of a collared shirt. Any method used to circumvent this hair length rule is not permitted. Afros or teased styles may not exceed three (3) inches in height. Hair arranged in a manner detrimental to the performance of normal educational activities will be prohibited. Hair also must be clean and not unusually colored. Sculptured hair styles that include pictures, symbols, letters, numbers, etc., will not be permitted.

Facial Hair - Male students are prohibited from wearing beards or goatees. Sideburns may be worn to the base of the earlobe, but pork chop style is prohibited. Students may wear a neatly trimmed mustache, but handlebar styles are prohibited.

Boys are required to wear clothing that is suitable for school and that complies with the following regulation.

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Shirts must be buttoned, except for the collar button. Tank shirts and undershirts may not be worn as outer garments. Any article of clothing with suggestive symbols, words, or advertisements of products or substances prohibited by the St. Tammany Parish School Board is prohibited.

No see-through or sheer shirts are permitted, and no skin may show between the pants and shirt in any position.

All caps, hats, and bandannas are banned from school campuses during regular school hours.

Walking shorts may be worn as long as they meet the length requirement. While standing erect with arms extended down, the length of shorts must come to the tip of fingers or below.

Lower garments worn by students must be secured at waist level, with no undergarments revealed.

Flip-flops or backless thong sandals are not permitted.

Hoods may not be worn on campus during regular school hours except outdoors in inclement weather.

Students in grades 9-12 are required to wear student school I. D.'s clipped to the collar during regular school hours.

Student Dress Code for Females. The following requirements apply to appropriate grooming and dress for female students.

Girls must wear their hair in a conventional style. Hair in rollers or curlers, excessively teased, or arranged in a manner detrimental to the performance of normal educational activities will be prohibited. Hair also must be clean and not unusually colored. Sculptured hair styles that include pictures, symbols, letters, numbers, etc., will not permitted.

Girls are required to wear clothing that is suitable for school and that complies with the following regulations.

No see-through, sheer shirts, or lace-like clothing are permitted, and no skin may show between the lower garment and shirt in any position.

Culottes, split skirts, and walking shorts are acceptable providing they meet the dress length requirement stipulated below.

All caps, hats, and bandannas are banned from school campuses during regular school hours.

Any article of clothing with suggestive symbols, words, or advertisements of products or substances prohibited by the St. Tammany Parish School Board is prohibited.

Tank shirts and undershirts may not be worn as outer garments.

Lower garments worn by students must be secured at waist level, with no undergarments revealed.

Flip-flops or backless thong sandals are not permitted.

The minimum length of dresses, culottes, skirts, and shorts must be at the fingertip or below when standing erect with arms extended down the sides or not more than 5" above the knee. Hoods may not be worn on campus during regular school hours except outdoors in inclement weather.

Notice: For Security Reasons tops will not be allowed to fall below the pockets or where the pockets would be on a regular pair of pants/shorts.

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