DRESS AND GROOMING
School Districts have jurisdiction regarding dress and grooming standards for students. District policy prohibits any clothing or grooming that in an administrator’s judgment, may reasonably be expected to cause disruption of or interference with normal operations.

Board Policy FNCA
 
The district’s dress code is established to teach grooming and hygiene, prevent disruption, and minimize safety hazards. Students and parents may determine a student’s personal dress and grooming standards, provided that they comply with the following.

1. The District prohibits pictures, emblems, or writing on clothing:

    • a. that are lewd, offensive, vulgar, obscene, satanic or that imply a double meaning message.
    • b. that advertise or depict tobacco, alcoholic beverages, drugs or any other prohibited substance.
    • c. that are associated with gangs or secret societies.
2. The student’s general appearance must be such as not to interfere with the instructional program:
    • a. Clothing must not be suggestive, indecent, or inappropriate.
    • b. See-through clothing or garments that are strapless or backless are not to be worn.
    • c. Students must wear proper undergarments at all times and must not wear them as outer garments.
    • d. Blouses or shirts that show the mid-section will not be worn. In addition, if a blouse or shirt exposes the mid-section when arms are raised, a student will be expected to change.
    • e. Torn clothing will not be worn.
    • f. Shorts and skirts shall not be more than 4 inches above the knee and elementary students 3rd-5th grade mid thigh or longer (no spandex type or athletic shorts).
    • g. Sleeveless apparel must provide appropriate coverage (no tank tops, muscle shirts, or basketball type shirts; undergarments must not show).
    • h. Bandanas will not be worn, carried or used in any manner.
    • i. Hats or head apparel are not permitted on campus or buses unless specifically approved by the campus administrator.
    • j. Steel-toed boots are prohibited.
    • k. Sunglasses may not be worn in the building unless the student has doctor’s note. No weird or strange eye contact lenses will be allowed.
    • l. Jewelry or studs, including earrings or chains, may not be worn in any part of the body except for the ear lobes. Any type of distracting or dangerous jewelry is not permitted. Tattoos must be covered.
    • m. Shirts and blouses will be tucked in. Any shirt, including over sized sports jerseys, that are more than 4 inches longer than the top of the waistband will be tucked in.
    • n. Oversized sagging or baggy pants are prohibited. Pants must be within one waist size and worn at the waist. Pant length must not touch the ground nor be rolled at the hem.
    • o. No dangling chains or belts will be allowed.
    • p. Matching or similar clothes, which identify a gang or a group not approved by the school, will not be allowed.

3. Hair will be kept well groomed for both male and female students. Conspicuous or non- traditional styles or colors of hair are prohibited.

If the principal determines that a student’s grooming violates the dress code, the student shall be given an opportunity to correct the problem at school. If not corrected, the student shall be assigned to in-school suspension for the remainder of the day or until the problem is corrected. A student whose clothing violates the dress code shall be assigned to in-school suspension either for the remainder of the day or until a parent or designee brings an acceptable change of clothing to the school. Repeated dress code offenses may result in more serious disciplinary action. Appropriate discipline procedures shall be followed in all cases in accordance with the Student Code of Conduct. Organizations are allowed to set stricter dress codes.

UNIFORMS

Uniforms are mandatory for all elementary school students in the Edgewood ISD.

Uniforms are as follows:
Girls: White polo-styled shirts or blouses with short/long sleeves with collar
Dark navy blue or khaki walking shorts, skirts, jumpers or slacks

Boys: White polo-styled short/long sleeves shirts with collar
Dark navy blue or khaki walking shorts, or slacks


Uniforms are mandatory for all
middle school students in the Edgewood ISD.

Uniforms are as follows:
Girls: White polo-styled shirts or blouses with short/long sleeves with collar or school color shirt with logo
Dark navy blue or khaki walking shorts, skirts, or slacks

Boys: White polo-styled shirt short/long sleeves shirts with collar or school color shirt with logo
Dark navy blue or khaki walking shorts, or slacks

Pants may have pockets in the front and back (maximum of four total pockets). Carpenter, INCO/Cargo, jogging/sweat pants/shorts, or overall dress/pants are not allowed. All clothing must also conform to specifications outlined in EISD guidelines. NO JEANS OR DENIM CLOTH MATERIAL WILL BE ALLOWED.

FUNDING:
One uniform per child will be provided for those children whose family is unable to afford the required uniform. Request must be made to the Principal in writing no later than one week after the start of school.

Applications for assistance in buying uniforms will be available from the School District.

If you need help or information on uniforms for the elementary students or middle school students, please call your school or Dr. Mary Miller, Executive Officer Campus Administration, 210-444-8108.