Secondary School Dress Code

Parents and students alike are responsible to adhere to the dress code. All clothes must have a neat, clean appearance. Teachers will be checking students’ dress each morning. Infractions will be noted and parents will be notified. On the third infraction, the parent will be asked to deliver the proper clothing to school. On the fourth infraction, the student will be sent home to change clothes. The child will not be allowed in class until they are in the proper dress code. Parents and students are expected to follow the spirit of the dress code and not try to find “loopholes”.

STUDENT DRESS CODE

A student’s appearance has an impact on his/her attitudes and behaviors. Students at Frontier Academy shall dress appropriately to show a high degree of personal respect and character. Student dress shall be a direct reflection of the level of character and respect representative of Frontier Academy.

The guidelines set forth are meant to allow students the ability to wear clothing to Frontier Academy with a higher level of flexibility, while maintaining a high sense of personal respect for appearance and professionalism. Not all fashions that are appropriate to be worn outside the school are appropriate for the school.

Consequences for students who choose to ignore these guidelines:

  1. Every occurrence will be documented.
  2. First occurrence: student will change into dress code attire immediately. The student may go to the clothing bank in the office, if necessary. This will be documented by the staff member and reviewed by office staff.
  3. Second occurrence: student will change into dress code attire immediately. The student may go to the clothing bank in the office, if necessary. This will be documented by the staff member and reviewed by office staff. Parent notification. Detention.
  4. Third and future occurrences: student will change into dress code attire immediately. The student may go to the clothing bank in the office, if necessary. This will be documented by the staff member and reviewed by office staff. Parent notification. ISS or OSS.

At all times, staff and administration reserve the right to require students to modify their dress if they are in violation or if clothing is deemed to be inappropriate.

Daily Dress Code
Clothing must be neat, clean, modest and appropriate for school. Undergarments may not be exposed or visible through clothing. Clothing that is frayed or has open holes is not allowed. At all times, clothing must be fitted appropriately. Refer to THIS INFOGRAPHIC for a quick overview.

Tops:

  • Any Top: sleeves must have material beyond the shoulder seam
  • No text larger than a student ID (except for dress down days). Frontier team t-shirts allowed any day of the week.
  • Must conceal cleavage, sides, back, shoulders and midriff
  • Must be appropriately fitted
  • If a top is sheer, a top that meets dress code guidelines must be worn underneath.
  • On competition day, students may wear jersey tops. Bottoms must remain in dress code.
  • Professional/college sports jerseys without numbers are allowed, provided any text is smaller than a school ID.
  • Spaghetti strap tops, camisoles, tank tops, muscle shirts, low cut tops, halter tops, sleeveless tops, strapless tops or off- the-shoulder tops are not allowed.
  • Shirttails are not allowed below mid-thigh
  • Any pre-approved Frontier spirit clothing tops or other spirit clothing tops from CHSAA-sanctioned activities in which the student participates. Club t-shirts, class hoodies, etc. any day of the week.
  • Students may not alter commercially made clothing (cutting off)

Hoodies:

  • No text larger than a student ID
  • Frontier spirit or class hoodies are allowed any day of the week
  • Hoods may not be worn inside the building

Bottoms:

  • Blue denim bottoms only on the last day of the week
  • Must be fitted (waist, legs, length) and without holes above the knees
  • Pants must fit so they do not sag, exposing one’s undergarments including top of underwear, or one’s backside.
  • No sweatpants or jersey material including pajama pants (including Frontier bottoms)
  • No camouflage pants allowed (even on dress down days)
  • No athletic shorts (except for P.E.), cut off shorts, or lycra/spandex shorts/bottoms
  • Spandex shorts and pants, yoga pants, leggings are not allowed worn alone. These may be worn with skirts or dresses the meet the guidelines for skirts and dresses.
  • Capri pants are allowed.
  • Colored denim (other than blue jean) bottoms are allowed.
  • Blue denim bottoms, or bottoms with fabric that looks like blue denim, are not allowed.

Skirts & Dresses:

  • May be no shorter than a student ID/credit card length above the top of the knee
  • Must not expose undergarments while bending over
  • Dresses or skirts that are sheer, must have an under-layer that is not sheer, and meets dress code guidelines for length.

Shorts:

  • May be no shorter than a student ID/credit card length above the top of the knee
  • Athletic shorts allowed only on dress down days as long as they are not too short
  • Cut-offs, spandex, short shorts are not allowed

Hair:

Students may wear any style of hair as long as it meets the following criteria:

  • Facial hair must be well-groomed and natural color.
  • Students may highlight their hair, but they shall not be allowed to dye it any color that is not a natural hair color (for example, blue, pink, orange, etc.). An exception may be made for school-authorized spirit events.
  • Only tiny mohawks allowed (one inch
    or less in height.)
  • Students in violation of hair policy, have until the following Monday to change

Shoes:

Footwear must be worn at all times (State Law)
Students may wear any style of shoes as long as they meet the following criteria:

  • Students may wear sandals and open
    toed shoes provided that the student will wear appropriate shoes where
    chemicals or sharp objects are in use ( i.e. art, science, engineering),
    and sneakers in physical education
    class.
  • Soft soled bath/bedroom type
    slippers, house shoes, or shoes with wheels in the bottom, are not
    permitted.

Physical Education Class:

  • Students may wear t-shirts and shorts for P.E. classes. No tank tops, spaghetti straps or halter-tops will be allowed. Midriffs must be covered at all times. Capped shirts are permissible for PE only.

Other General Guidelines:

  • No "Bs" should be exposed at any time: Bellies, Backs, Butts, Breasts, or Shoulders anytime!
  • At no time will any insignias be allowed that have reference to drugs, gangs, sex, violence, alcohol, or tobacco. Skulls and other gruesome or disturbing graphics are not allowed.
  • No excessive or distracting jewelry. (No safety pins, spikes, nails, etc. as jewelry.)
  • No excessive buckles, zippers, or loops on clothing
  • No hats or bandanas to be worn during school hours.
  • Heavy winter coats, gloves etc. may not be worn inside the building
  • Sunglasses may only be worn outside.
  • No excessive or distracting body piercings in size or number.
  • Facial piercing (excluding ears) must be 3mm or smaller.
  • No camouflage at all (e.g. shoes, shirts or pants/shorts/skirts) even on dress down days
  • With the ever changing gang symbolism, administration reserves the right to deem a student’s attire a dress code violation, at their discretion.
  • Any significantly visible clothing must be in dress code.

Dress down day:

  • The last day of any week is dress down day.
  • Also allowed are t-shirts with graphics or text, gym shorts, and sweat pants as long as they are appropriately fit, not excessively short or see-through. Clothing must be without reference to drugs, gangs, sex, violence, alcohol, or tobacco.
  • Appropriate shirts, denim jeans and skirts may be worn on the last day of any week and clothing must be fitted, have no excessive fading or any holes, and must follow the guidelines set above.

The school administration and teachers will encourage all students to behave and dress in a fashion that reflects good taste and a style appropriate to the school day. An individual’s dress, personal appearance, and cleanliness, like his or her behavior, should reflect sensitivity to and a respect for others. The fact that a school will permit a wide variety in school clothes does not mean that all styles are appropriate.

Final decisions in cases of disagreement will be resolved by the administration.