The Durant High School has announced its dress code for students. School officials say the dress code is designed for all students with emphasis on good grooming, cleanliness, safety, and proper dress.
According to DHS, this code is an integral part of the student’s educational process, which tends to enhance one’s appearance and personal image in the school. The students’ dress and grooming shall not lead school officials to reasonably believe that such dress or grooming will disrupt, interfere with, or detract from school activities, or create a health or other hazard to students’ safety or to the safety of others.
Compliance with the dress code is a responsibility of every student and parent.
- Students may not wear halter-tops, midriff shirts or blouses, tank tops, pajama type tops or bottoms, or other revealing clothing. Shirts and blouses must cover the abdomen. When a student raises his/her arms, the stomach or back cannot be exposed. Basketball jerseys may be worn over a T-shirt.
- All undergarments must be covered completely.
- Sleeveless shirts or blouses are permitted if they have fitted armholes. No tank tops or strapped tops allowed.
- Students must wear shoes. Shoes with cleats or rollers are not allowed inside the school building. House shoes are not acceptable footwear.
- Students may not wear clothing or accessories that display symbols, pictures, lettering or numbering that is profane, vulgar, repulsive, or obscene, or that advertises or promotes dangerous weapons, tobacco, alcoholic beverages, low-point beer, illegal or illicit drugs, drug-related items, drug paraphernalia, or other items or activities that are illegal for the general population or for minors.
- Hats, caps, scarves, bandanas, and headbands may not be worn inside the school building except for medical reasons, or when deemed to be necessary equipment for a class
- Students wishing to change their hair color will be restricted to those colors, which are considered naturally occurring. Also, hairstyles that are substantially distracting are prohibited.
- Chains are not permitted as belts, decorative items, or attached to clothing.
- Students may wear earrings, except long or sharp earrings that create the possibility of injury in hallways or activities. All other visible body piercing jewelry is also prohibited. Flesh tunnels, gauges, plugs or any other devices that facilitate these instruments are prohibited.
- Shorts, skirts and dresses must be knee length. Biking shorts, leggings, or tight fitting knitwear should be covered with a garment that is of acceptable length. Clothing with logos or words printed on the seat or bottom is prohibited.
- The waistband of shorts or pants must be worn at the waistline. Sagging is not permitted. Pants with holes located above the knee are not permitted.
- Sunglasses may not be worn inside school facilities unless prescribed by a doctor for inside wear.
When a bona fide religious belief or health need of a student conflicts with the school dress code, reasonable accommodations shall be provided. Any student desiring accommodation shall notify the school principal in writing of the requested accommodation and the factual basis for the request. Approved coverings worn as part of a student’s bona fide religious practices or beliefs shall not be prohibited under this policy.