Dress Code

Cypress Lake High School Dress Code 2021-2022

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. Shoes shall be worn at all times. Soft rubber flip flops and slippers are unacceptable. Apparel shall be adequate in both length and coverage to be considered appropriate for school. All dresses, skirts, and shorts are to be at most 3 inches above the knee or longer, unless solid leggings are also worn.

    2. Pants shall be worn fastened at the waist. Sagging pants are not permitted. It is unacceptable for undergarments to be exposed.

    3. Shirts or blouses shall be appropriately fastened in accord with the design of that shirt or blouse. Sleeveless blouses must cover the shoulder. Any exposure of cleavage is unacceptable. No midriff shall be exposed when both arms are elevated over the head.

    4. Transparent or see-through tops, bare midriff, strapless, spaghetti strap, off-the shoulder, low-cut clothing, tops and outfits that provide minimum coverage or are of a suggestive nature, halters, backless dresses or tops, tube tops, tank tops, muscle shirts, or any clothing which may be distracting are unacceptable. Sleeved t-shirts must be worn under sleeveless or transparent jerseys.

    5. Any articles of clothing or jewelry that could likely cause injury - such as belts, chains, bracelets, rings, chokers with or without spikes or studs, and wallet chains are unacceptable.

    6. Clothing with emblems, insignias, badges, slogans, or symbols that promote the use of weapons, alcohol, drugs, or tobacco and/or that are controversial or obscene in nature and disrupt the educational setting are unacceptable, including ads or slogans that may have a double meaning.

    7. Apparel or symbols which may be gang-related are unacceptable to display on a student’s person, locker, vehicle, articles, or other locations on campus.

    8. Adornments/Piercings which are attached to exposed body parts other than the ears and nose are unacceptable (nose studs only. No hoops or septum piercings are permitted). No lip or brow piercings.  Piercings may not be covered by band aids.

    9. The wearing of hats, bandanas, do-rags, hoods, caps, headgear, bathing caps, hair combs, hair picks or sunglasses indoors is unacceptable. This includes hats attached to belt loops. Exceptions include: authorized PE and athletic activities in school approved uniforms and individually approved medical conditions.

    110. Pajamas or any clothing that is intended for sleepwear is unacceptable. Slippers and house shoes are not permitted. Blankets, pillows and stuffed animals are prohibited from being brought on campus at any time during school hours.

    11. Jeans or pants with holes or rips/tears revealing skin above the knee are not acceptable unless solid leggings are also worn.

    12. Long, oversized jerseys are prohibited unless a shirt is worn under the jersey. Long coats, including trench are prohibited.

    13. Transparent or sheer leggings cannot be worn as pants.

    14. No eyebrow slits or eyebrow cuts.

    15. Hair coloring or style that may cause a substantial disruption to the educational environment, as determined by the principal, is prohibited.

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

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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