Dress Code

Cypress Lake High School Dress Code 2022-2023

The responsibility for the personal appearance of the student rests with the parent/guardian and the student. Personal appearance must avoid being a distraction from the educational process. The following establishes the minimum acceptable standards for student dress at Cypress Lake High School. Each principal has the authority with his or her staff and community, as permitted by School Board policy, to establish additional standards at individual schools as necessary. 

  1. The wearing on campus of hats, caps, headgear (including hoodies) or sunglasses except in conjunction with designated school-approved uniforms or at authorized athletic practices or activities is prohibited. There may be certain exceptions for medical conditions, religious observation and physical education classes held outside. The principal will determine these exceptions. 

  2. Long/oversized coats, jackets or jerseys are prohibited.

  3. Apparel shall be adequate in both length and coverage to be considered appropriate for school.

  4. Pants shall be worn fastened and at the waist with no undergarments showing.

  5. Pants with holes, tears, etc. may not be worn if, in the principal’s judgment, they may cause a disruption to the school environment.

  6. Shirts shall be appropriately fastened in accord with the design of the shirt.The length shall extend beyond the waist level.

  7. Clothing that exposes underwear or body parts in an indecent or vulgar manner is prohibited.

  8. Transparent or see-through tops, tops that bare midriff, strapless, low-cut clothing or tops and outfits that provide minimum coverage or are of a suggestive nature are prohibited; halters, backless dresses or tops, tube tops, tank tops, muscle shirts or any clothing which may be distracting are prohibited.

  9. Any articles of clothing or jewelry that could likely cause injury – such as chains, bracelets, rings and chokers with or without spikes or studs – are prohibited. Wallet chains of any length are prohibited.

  10. Students must wear shoes at all times that are safe and appropriate for the learning environment.

  11. Apparel, emblems, insignias, badges or symbols that promote the use of alcohol, drugs, tobacco or any other illegal activity are prohibited.

  12. Apparel or symbols which may be gang-related may not be displayed on a student’s person or in the student’s possession.

  13. Gang-related tattoos, or other tattoos that may cause a substantial disruption to the educational environment as determined by the principal, are prohibited.

  14. Adornments that, in the principal’s judgment could cause injury, be a safety risk or cause a disruption to the school environment may not be worn. Examples of prohibited adornments include, but are not limited to, hoops or rings attached to the nose, eyebrow, cheeks or lips.

  15. Any method of public display (including clothing, nail polish and other items that may be worn or carried) of an organization affiliated with controversial, obscene or illegal activities on a person may not be worn if, in the principal’s judgment, they may cause a substantial disruption to the school environment.

ANY DRESS CODE VIOLATION MAY NOT BE COVERED OR CONCEALED BY A JACKET, SWEATER, OR OTHER OUTERGARMENT. MAKE SURE ALL CLOTHING ITEMS ARE APPROPRIATE AND THAT THE DRESS CODE IS FOLLOWED AT ALL TIMES. IF YOU ARE UNSURE ABOUT ANY OF THE STANDARDS LISTED ABOVE, ASK AN ADMINISTRATOR PRIOR TO WEARING IT AT SCHOOL. VIOLATIONS WILL RESULT IN DISCIPLINARY CONSEQUENCES.

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