Dress Code

CVHS DRESS CODE

Dear Parents/Guardians:

The dress code is established to promote an appropriate and safe learning environment.  Any clothing or grooming that in an administrator or designated staff’s judgment may cause disruption or interfere with normal school operation is prohibited. The student dress code is always under consideration and is subject to change during the school year.  

Administratively, we want to spend our time focusing on education and not student discipline or disruption. Please help us in this endeavor and thanks for helping make Central Valley High School the premier educational institution in the north state. We are going to do amazing things in the 2018-19 school year!

General Dress Code Guidelines

  • Muscle shirts, excessively ripped or loose clothing, bandeaus, bare midriffs or tops that are strapless, see through, off the shoulder, backless, or having plunging necklines are not permissible.
  • Due to continuing and increased efforts to promote a safe environment and identifying our own students both indoors and outdoors throughout the school day, hats, head coverings and/or bandanas/headbands are prohibited. On designated dress up days, activities and extracurricular events, approved hats are permissible.
  • Shorts, skirts and dresses must be a suitable length. We do not prescribe to the “fingertip test” as a general rule. However, shorts must be school appropriate. Any clothing considered inappropriate will not be permitted. 
  • Pants, shorts, slacks, and skirts must be free of tears or holes that are visible to the skin. All tears must be covered or reinforced with solid colored fabric that is clearly identifiable.  Students will be asked to change if a hole or any clothing item is deemed too large or inappropriate by staff.  
  • Sleepwear (pajamas, slippers) is not permitted.
  • Blankets and flags cannot be used to walk about school during school hours.  Jackets, sweaters or sweatshirts should be used to keep students warm.
  • No clothing or accessories that:
    • contain messages that are sexually suggestive, promote violence/intolerance or
      potentially incite conflict.
    • denote/advertise gang affiliation, cult affiliation, or any profane or racially offensive item.
    • advertise alcohol, tobacco, drugs, etc.
    • advertise gang affiliation (e.g., bandanas, doo rags, etc.).
      Dog collars, spikes, heavy chains, and dog chains are not to be worn as jewelry, belts, or wallet extensions.
  • Shoes must be worn at all times. Open toed shoes are permitted unless deemed a safety concern (lab classes, welding, culinary, etc.)
  • Sagging pants are not permitted. Undergarments must be covered.
  • Sunglasses may not be worn indoors.

Dress Code Violations

The faculty and administration will enforce the policy governing dress and grooming uniformly. The Dress Code applies whether the student is standing or sitting. It shall be the responsibility of the professional staff to determine the appropriateness of attire for all school occasions. Students involved in extracurricular activities may be held to a higher standard by the coach/sponsor as a requirement to participate. When violations of these guidelines occur, parents will be notified and requested to bring appropriate apparel to school.

On occasion, the parent could be asked to take the student home for the day. When parents are unavailable, the student will not be permitted to return to class unless in uniform with the dress code. Students unable to comply will be sent to In-School Suspension. Repeat violations will be handled as defiance of authority and will be grounds for suspension and/or assignment to Lunch Detention/Saturday School.

However, students who abide by the dress code will be able to experience a productive and awesome day at Central Valley High School :). We look forward to the 2018-19 school year. 


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