Dress Code

2018-2019 Dress Code

The responsibility for the personal appearance of a student rests with the parent/guardian and the student. Personal appearance shall not disrupt the educational process. A student who is dressed appropriately is demonstrating a respect for self and others, as well as contributing to a safe and orderly learning environment. The following standards align with School Board policy and establishes the minimum acceptable standards for student dress at Cape Coral High School to be interpreted and enforced by the principal or designee. The principal has the authority to establish additional standards at individual schools.
As outlined in the 2018-2019 Code of Conduct for Students:

  • Apparel shall be adequate in both length and coverage to be considered appropriate for school.
  • Pants shall be worn fastened and at the waist with no undergarments showing.
  • Pants with holes, tears, etc. may not be worn, if in the principal’s judgment, they may cause a disruption to the school environment. Transparent or sheer leggings may not be worn as pants.
  • Shirts and blouses shall be appropriately fastened in accord with the design of that shirt or blouse. The length shall extend beyond the waist level.
  • Clothing that exposes underwear or body parts  in an indecent or vulgar manner is prohibited.
  • Transparent or see-through tops, bare-midriff, strapless, low-cut clothing or tops and outfits that provide minimum coverage or are of a suggestive nature, are prohibited; halters, backless dresses or tops, tube tops, tank tops, muscle shirts, or any clothing which may be distracting are prohibited.
  • Any articles of clothing or jewelry that could likely cause injury–such as chains, bracelets, rings, chokers with or without spikes or studs–are prohibited. Wallet chains of any length are prohibited.
  • Shoes shall be worn at all times.
  • Apparel, emblems, insignias, badges, or symbols that promote the use of alcohol, drugs, tobacco or any other illegal activity are prohibited.
  • Apparel or symbols which may be gang-related may not be displayed on a student’s person or in the student’s possession.
  • Gang-related tattoos or other tattoos that may cause a substantial disruption to the educational environment as determined by the principal, are prohibited.
  • Adornments that, in the principal’s judgment could cause injury, be a safety risk or cause a disruption to the school environment may not be worn. Examples of prohibited adornments include, but are not limited to, hoops or rings attached to the nose, eyebrow, cheeks or lips.
  • The wearing on campus of hats, caps, headgear (including hoodies) or sunglasses except in conjunction with designated school-approved uniforms or at authorized athletic practices, or activities is prohibited. There may be certain exceptions for medical conditions and physical education classes held outside. The principal will determine these exceptions.
  • Any method of public display (including clothing, nail polish, and other items that may be worn or carried) of an organization affiliated with controversial, obscene, or illegal activities on a person, may not be worn, if in the principal’s judgement, they may cause a substantial disruption to the school environment. Blankets and pillows are prohibited from being brought on campus at any time during the school day.
  • Hair coloring or style that may cause a substantial disruption to the educational environment, as determined by the principal, is prohibited.
  • Long, oversized jerseys are prohibited.
  • Blankets and pillows need to be left at home as neither are appropriate for an educational setting.

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