2018-19 student dress code | Kenosha Unified School District

2018-19 student dress code

Bottoms

  • May not be see-through
  • Must fit appropriately and may not drag on the floor
  • Must be at the waist and appropriately fastened with belts when needed
  • Must be clean and in appropriate repair – holes and/or rips below mid-thigh are permissible, but holes and/or rips above mid-thigh cannot show skin
  • Must cover undergarments at all times
  • Must cover the waistline, no skin may show between bottoms and tops when seated or standing
  • UPDATED: Dresses, leggings, skirts, skorts, shorts, pants and yoga pants should be at least mid-thigh length and cover all private body parts at all times

Tops

  • May not be see-through
  • Must fit appropriately
  • Must be clean and in appropriate repair with no holes or tears
  • Must cover the waistline, no skin may show between bottoms and tops when seated or standing
  • Must cover all private body parts at all times
  • Must cover undergarments at all times
  • UPDATED: Tank tops are acceptable if the straps are at least one inch in width

Footwear

  • Athletic shoes, laced shoes, shoe boots, loafers, dress shoes or sandals (are permissible)
  • Must be secured on the feet
  • No house slippers are allowed
  • Elementary: shoes must have a strap around heel (no flip-flops)

Student ID Cards

  • Middle school students will be required to wear their student identification cards (ID) during the school day and have them easily accessible during all school activities (e.g. academic, extracurricular, co-curricular).
  • High school students must have an ID in their possession at all times and

Additional Guidelines

  • UPDATED: Clothing representing gangs or gang-related activity, including gang-related colors if for purposes of gang identification, may not be worn
  • UPDATED: Clothing that contains pictures and/or writing referring to alcoholic beverages, tobacco products, sexual references, profanity, illegal drugs, bigoted epithets, harassment/hate messages, or messages of hostility toward race, ethnicity, religion or sexual orientation may not be worn
  • Pajamas, undershirts or undergarments may not be worn as outerwear
  • Attire that may be considered a weapon is not allowed (e.g. chain belts, wallet chains, etc.)
  • Jewelry, piercing, tattoos or similar artifacts that are obscene or may cause disruptions to the educational environment are prohibited
  • Hoods, hats, caps, bandanas, sweatbands, skullcaps, plastic hair bags, hair nets or do-rags may not be worn within the building
  • Grooming items (e.g. hair picks, combs, etc.) may not be worn in the hair
  • Outerwear, including coats, hats, gloves/mittens and scarves, may not be worn inside unless a student is going to his/her locker or classroom after coming from or going outside, or with administrative approval
  • Face coverings (e.g. sunglasses, masks, etc.) may not be worn in the building
  • High school students may use backpacks during the school day
  • Elementary and middle school students may not use backpacks during the school day without administrative approval

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