The Mesa Vista Board of Education believes that proper etiquette, social customs, and good grooming are a definite part of the educational process and the representation of our schools. It is suggested that students wear to school or school functions, neat, clean, appropriate clothing, that meets the standards of this educational environment. Any extreme in clothing, hair, cosmetics, jewelry, hanging key chains or wallet chains, or appearance that may disrupt the normal operations of the school will not be acceptable. Withthat in mind, we enforce the following dress code policies:
Student’s hair will be clean, neat, and well groomed.
Students must wear appropriate clothing and shoes at all times.
Sagging pants/shorts or the fashion design of sagging pants or shorts will not be worn in school premises or during school activities, to include spandex or tight fitting attire. Pants or shorts straps are to be fastened or snapped in order to prevent sagging of pants/shorts.
Half-length or baremidriff shirts/blouses, muscle shirts, or sports bra exposing body parts are not to be worn in school premises.
Girls may wear dresses of appropriate length (4 inches above knee) or shorts (6 inches above knee).
Students are not to wear T-shirts, tank tops, halter tops, sports bras, muscle shirts, jackets, attire or flash bandannas with either pictures, logos, phrases, letter or words printed on them that are bias, prejudicial, vulgar, profane, obscene, or disruptive in the judgment of the school administration. This will include, but not be limited to: gang, suggestive postures, nude/semi-nude figures, pictures or logos of alcoholic beverages, obscene gestures or words, or words of pictures that depict tobacco or prohibited substances; and figures in sexually suggestive postures.
Students are not to wear sunglasses, handkerchiefs, bandannas or hats of any kind within the school building unless approved by the school principal for special occasions. Hats should be interpreted literally as “hats” and will include caps, visors, and similar hat-like apparel. Scarves or kerchiefs worn next to the head will not be considered “hats”.
Please see the student handbook
, page 23, for the full dress code policy.