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Dress Code

The following information is found in the MUSD Secondary Student Handbook:

Each year parents ask for guidelines as they help students select appropriate attire for school. School pride, morale and image are influenced by the general appearance of students. MUSD wants to provide opportunities for students to express themselves within established parameters. Students and parents/guardians should be aware that school is a place for the business of education and is not a showcase for extreme styles
of dress and grooming.

Administrator Discretion
The school administration retains the final discretion to determine that the garment or accessory meets the secondary dress code. Some exceptions may be made for uniforms, formal attire, and or spirit days.

Consequences
Students who are deemed to be in violation of the dress code will be removed from the classroom and provided one opportunity to comply (change, remove item, call parent). All violations will be documented and are subject to disciplinary action.

 

Secondary Dress Code

The district encourages students to take pride in their attire as it relates to the school setting. Students should dress in a manner that takes into consideration the educational environment, safety, health, and welfare of self and others. Students who volunteer for extracurricular activities, such as athletics, band, chorus, et cetera, are subject to the standards of dress as defined by the sponsors of such activities. 


The Board authorizes the Superintendent to develop and enforce school regulations prohibiting student dress or grooming practices that:

 

Present a hazard to the health or safety of the student or to others in the school.

  • Shirts, blouses, turtlenecks may only exceed one size larger than their fitted size
  • Head coverings: No type of head covering (i.e. baseball caps, cowboy hats, beanies, stocking hats/caps, do rags, skull caps, berets, masks, etc.) may be worn inside any classroom or building unless indicated by a school spirit days or for occupational safety headgear required for special classes 
  • Sunglasses may not be worn inside classrooms or buildings unless a note from a physician is provided to the health office
  • Sleepwear, blankets, slippers or beachwear are prohibited
  • Bare feet are prohibited; shoes must be worn at all times. Proper footwear may be required for certain classes
  • Jewelry shall not be worn if it presents a safety hazard to self and/or others. Pocket chains, studded bracelets, dog collars, and other articles/accessories, which may be judged to be potentially harmful and/or could be used as a weapon are not permitted.
  • Articles of clothing, buttons or badges may not be worn if they contain the following:  offensive, obscene, vulgar words, phrases, or illustrations; derogatory statements toward the purpose of education, political, religious, racial, or national groups; innuendos, plays-on-words or references to drugs, alcohol, weapons, violence, negative grouping; inappropriate sexual references; and/or advertises any product or service not permitted to minors by law (i.e. Alcohol/tobacco companies, gun/ammo companies, Playboy bunny, etc.) 

Materials that interfere with school work, create disorder, or disrupt the educational program.

 

UPPER BODY GARMENTS

  • Undergarments are not to be visible at any time
  • All clothing must be of sufficient density that the body cannot be seen through the clothing
  • Bare midriffs, halter/tube tops, and spaghetti straps are not acceptable.
  • Plunging necklines, when cleavage is visible, are prohibited. Necklines of shirts or blouses may not extend beyond the student's hand when the hand is placed sideways below the student's collarbone
  • Off the shoulder shirts must be worn over a tank top style shirt as to cover visible undergarment
  • Muscle shirts are not permissible at any time for either gender

 

LOWER BODY GARMENTS

  • Undergarments are not to be visible at any time.
  • All clothing must be of sufficient density that the body cannot be seen through the clothing
  • Shorts, skirts and skorts will extend to at least mid-thigh while standing or sitting and must follow the same guidelines when worn with leggings
  • Leggings worn alone are prohibited 

 

Cause excessive wear or damage to school property. Policy JICA/J-2350


Prevent students from achieving their educational objectives. Policy JICA/J-2350


Represent membership in a gang.
A.R.S. 15-341, Policy JIC/J-2350, JICF- Secret Societies/Gang Activity

  • Students may not attend school dressed in all solid colors (i.e. Red shirt, pants and/or shoes)
  • No bandanas of any color, size, or shape may be carried or displayed in any classroom or at any school activity This includes simulations of anything representing "colors." - Regulation J-2361
  • No t-shirts or "rags" may be slung over the shoulder or carried
  • No accessory or clothing can be worn or carried that may reflect negative groupings, concealment of contraband, create any form of distraction, or creates an atmosphere of threat, intimidation or undue pressure or disrupts the educational environment/process
  • Gang-related personalization is not permitted on hats, items of clothing, or on one's person - Regulation J-2361

 

Obscene language or symbols, or symbols of sex, drugs, or alcohol on clothing are expressly prohibited. Policy JICA/J-2350

  • Profane or defamatory writing on clothing or jewelry is not acceptable - Regulation J-2361
  • Writing or drawing on oneself, backpacks, binders or books, which is deemed to be derogatory, defamatory, obscene or otherwise offensive, is prohibited
  • Articles of clothing, buttons or badges may not be worn it they contain the following:  offensive, obscene, vulgar words, phrases, or illustrations; derogatory statements toward the purpose of education, political, religious, racial, or national groups; innuendos, plays-on-words or references to drugs, alcohol, weapons, violence, negative grouping; inappropriate sexual references; and/or advertises any product or service not permitted to minors by law (i.e. Alcohol/tobacco companies, gun/ammo companies, Playboy bunny, etc.) Policy JICA-R/Regulation J-2361

 

Students in violation of the secondary dress code may not attend classes/events until proper attire is acquired. For circumstances where a student has no alternative clothing, the office may provide substitute items to loan, based solely on availability. If suitable clothing is unavailable for student loan, parents/guardians are responsible to deliver appropriate clothing through the office, or to pick the student up from school. Loaned clothing must be returned to the office at the end of the same school day of the loan, unless the item or clothing relates to or insinuates drugs, alcohol, weapons, sex, gang affiliation or profanity. These items must be picked up by a parent/guardian and will not be returned to the student.

 

 

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