Kennedy Junior High School

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  • Acceptable Dress

    At Kennedy Junior High we expect students to wear attire that is appropriate and that is not a disruption or distraction to the educational process. We encourage students to “dress for success”.  Inappropriate dress is defined in the Student District policy:



    Policy 7:160

    Student Appearance

    Students’ appearance, including dress and personal hygiene, must not disrupt the educational process, interfere with the maintenance of a positive teaching/learning climate, or compromise reasonable standards of health, safety, and decency. 

    An individual’s dress, personal appearance, cleanliness, as well as behavior, demonstrate sensitivity to and respect for the learning community.

    • Students must wear: a shirt (with fabric in front, back, and on the sides and underarms) and pants or the equivalent (jeans, skirt, sweatpants, leggings, dress or shorts) and shoes. Clothes must be worn in a way that genitals, buttocks, and breasts are fully covered with fabric and shirt must touch pants (or the equivalent) all the way around.
    • All undergarments must be covered by outer attire (visible straps are allowed).
    • No caps, hats, or head coverings (religious and themed dress-up day are exceptions) may be worn in the building during the school day (8:00 am-2:50 pm).  This includes hats, baseball caps, knit caps or hoods.  These items are to be stored in student lockers.  Bandanas are allowed to be worn as headbands but not as head covering.
    • Attire or accessories that directly, by innuendo, or look-alike promote alcohol, drugs, sex, profanity, violence, gangs, may not be worn at school.
    • Attire or accessories that conceal identity are not allowed.
    • Dress and grooming should be clean and free of unpleasant odors.
    • Clothing and footwear must not have ornamentation that will damage furniture or floors or create a safety hazard to the student or others.
    • Any accessory that could be used as a weapon is forbidden. This includes long or heavy chains and accessories with sharp or pointed protrusions.
    • Students cannot wear anything that includes hate speech, pornography, images or language that creates a hostile or intimidating environment (based on any protected class or consistently marginalized groups.)


    ENFORCEMENT: To ensure effective and equitable enforcement of this dress code, school staff shall enforce the dress code consistently using the procedures below. To minimize classroom disruption, teachers may ask students to report to the main office so Student Services staff can assist with the enforcement.

                    1-Students will be asked to put on their own alternative clothing-if available at school,

                    2-Students will be provided with temporary school clothing,

                    3-Parents may be called to bring alternative clothing



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