Policies and Procedures
The following are the specifications for the school uniform at Slidell High.
Tops (All students)
Shirts must be polo-style with collar, long sleeve or short. The color options are Green (Forest, Hunter or Kelly), White or Gray (Ash or Heather). Capped sleeves are unacceptable. Sleeve length is a minimum of six (6) inches. A white Oxford, button down collared shirt (long or short sleeve) with or without the school logo is also acceptable.
During cold weather, long sleeve t-shirts, turtlenecks and mock turtlenecks may be worn under the short sleeve uniform shirt. The colors Green (Forest, Hunter or Kelly), White, Gray (Ash or Heather) and Black are allowed for cold weather undergarments.
Cotton twill slacks or shorts in regular khaki (or the lighter sand) are allowed. Bottoms may not be decorated in any manner.
Cotton twill slacks, shorts, skirts or Capri pants in regular khaki (or the lighter sand) are allowed. Plaid slacks or skirts with a predominant color of Green (Forest, Hunter or Kelly) are also allowed
Slacks must be straight legged or slight flair. Oversized slacks, bell bottoms, hip huggers, wide elephant leg pants, overalls and overall shorts are not allowed.
It is suggested that winter outerwear zip, snap or button from top to bottom so the school uniform shirt can be identified. Pullovers sweatshirts are permitted but a school uniform shirt must worn underneath.
The following are the Dress Code Policies for Males and Females found in the STPPS 2022-2023 District Handbook for Students and Parents, which apply to all Slidell High students
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 grooming are not to adversely affect the student’s participation in classes, school programs, or other school-related activities. Extremes in style and fit in the stude 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 and nose, if ear-piercing and nose piercing ornaments are approved at the school level. Students in grades 9-12 are allowed to have a nose piercing. 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.
Styles of dress and grooming never should be such that they represent a collective or individual protest
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.
Hair- sculptured hairstyles that include pictures, symbols, letters, numbers, or hair in curlers, rollers, or excessively teased, etc., will not be permitted.
Facial Hair - Male students in grades 9-12 may wear a neatly trimmed mustache, bear, or goatee. Handlebar style mustaches are prohibited. Sideburns may be worn to the base of the earlobe, but pork chop style is prohibited.
Boys are required to wear clothing that is suitable for school and that complies with the following regulations.
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 or not more than 5” above the knee.
Lower garments worn by students must be secured at waist level, with no undergarments revealed.
Hoods are not to be worn on campus during regular school hours, except outdoors in inclement weather.
Students in grades 9-12 and students in grades 6-8, where the 6th grade is part of the junior high, are required to wear student school I.D. 's visible above the waist during regular school hours.
Student Dress Code for Females
The following requirements apply to appropriate grooming and dress for female students.
Hair - sculptured hair styles that include pictures, symbols, letters, numbers, or hair in curlers, rollers, or excessively teased, etc., will not be permitted
Girls are required to wear clothing the 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 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.
All students should have been issued an I.D. card. All students must begin wearing their ID immediately as all rules and policies regarding ID cards are in effect. Students are required to wear their ID cards at all times during the school. The ID card must be clearly visible at all time above the waist outside the upper garment worn, AT ALL TIMES DURING THE SCHOOL DAY, including the change of classes during lunch.
The ID card cannot be defaced and.or altered in any way. No attachments, stickers pins, etc. may be placed on the ID. No other photos, other than the one taken for the ID may be placed on the ID. If a student defaces his/her ID, the student will be required to purchase a new one and serve an after-school detention.
When attending school-sponsored activities the ID card must be presented. This includes all school dances.
It is the responsibility of each teacher to check that students are wearing the ID.
If a student is caught not wearing his/her ID, after the 8:40 bell rings or anytime throughout the day, he/she will be issued a detention by the teacher or faculty member and the detention slip will serve as a ID for the rest of that day.
If a student is spotted in the Hall during the change of class or at Lunch without an ID, an after-school detention will be given.
The loss of the card must be reported to the Library immediately. Replacement cards are $5.00 for the first TWO and will be $10.00 per ID after, available in the Library.
Students who drop out or transfer must surrender their ID cards.
Please reference our district website at https://www.stpsb.org/.