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IUSD Dress Code Policy



All students should at all times be neat, clean, and appropriately dressed when at school or at school activities. School-directed changes to a students’ attire or grooming should be the least restrictive and disruptive to the student’s school day. Any school dress code enforcement actions should minimize the potential loss of educational time. Administration and enforcement of the dress code shall be gender neutral and consistent.
Minimum Safe Attire
Student attire and grooming must permit the student to participate in learning without posing a risk to the health or safety of any student or school district personnel.
A. Students must wear clothing including both a shirt with pants or skirt, or the equivalent and shoes.

B. When the body is standing straight, clothing must cover the chest, back, torso, stomach, and lower extremities from the armpit to mid-thigh. Tops must have a strap and at no time may any part of a student’s buttocks be exposed.

C. Clothing must cover all undergarments. No underwear or undergarments may be visible at any time. Clothing may not be see through.

D. Pants are to be worn at the waist and belts should be the proper size. Belts are to be worn properly and not permitted to hang below the belt line. Overall straps or suspenders are to be fastened over the shoulders.

E. Clothing must be suitable for all scheduled classroom activities including physical education, science labs, shop classes, field trips, and or other activities where unique hazards or specialized attire or safety gear is required.

F. Bare feet are not permitted at any time. Shoes that protect the feet shall be worn. For additional safety on campus, shoes should have at least straps at the heel for security. Slippers are not appropriate for school wear. In grades 9-12, students may wear sandals. 
Please also note that the following brands and or items are not appropriate for school:
“Forties and Shorties” brand or advertising; 
“Cookies” brand or advertising;
“Playboy” insignia, brand, or advertising.
Head Wear and Other Items 
  • Sun protective clothing, including hats, are allowed for outdoor use during the school day. 

  • Sunglasses are for wearing outside unless prescribed by a doctor and cleared through the administration office. 
Attire and or grooming depicting or advocating violence, weapons, criminal activity, gang-related activity (including clothes, accessories, or colors identified by the Imperial Police Department or law enforcement agencies as gang-affiliated), use of tobacco, alcohol, or drugs, pornography/ obscenities, foul language, hate speech, or clothing that could be considered dangerous or that could be used as a weapon is prohibited. 

Dress Code Enforcement 
No list of dress and appearance guidelines for students can be written that will anticipate all potential dress grooming extremes. In the case of questionable dress or grooming that is not specifically covered in the list above, the administration will make the final decision. Appropriate action will be taken at the time, and when necessary, contact will be made seeking parental cooperation and assistance. The administration retains the sole discretion to make the final determination whether clothing, jewelry, accessories and or appearance meet acceptable standards. All school certificated and classified personnel shall be responsible for reporting violation of this dress code. When a dress code violation occurs, the student will be required to change into proper attire. Continued violations of the dress code will be considered defiance and will be referred to site administration.