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SHS School Dress Code

Cheatham County School Board Policy 6.310

Students shall dress and groom in a clean, neat and modest manner so as not to distract or interfere with the operation of the school.

More specific guidelines appropriate for each level of school (elementary, middle, junior high and senior high) may be developed. Principals, faculty members and students shall be involved in the development of each appropriate set of guidelines.

When a student is attired in a manner which is likely to cause disruption or interference with the operation of the school, the principal shall take appropriate action, which may include suspension and/or expulsion.

Sycamore High School Student Dress Code




Based on the need to address a standard and focus on academic learning, students' safety, and the workplace, Sycamore High School will enforce the following dress code.


School Dress Code

1.     For health purposes, shoes must be worn at all times.

2.     For security purposes, hats, hoods, or other head-gear (such as costume-type head bands, bandannas, etc.) may not be worn on your heads in the hallways or in general common areas.

3.     For security purposes, sunglasses are not permitted to be worn in the building, unless prescribed by a doctor

To prevent distractions and indecency:

4.     Undergarments are required and should not be visible. Cleavage and/or skin at the waist should not be visible at any time. (Strapless tops or dresses are not permitted.)

5.     Pants must fit around the waist and shall not be excessively baggy or allow undergarments to be exposed.

6.     Holes or visible frays in pants revealing skin that are in violation of the length requirement for shorts (see number 10 indicated below) are not permitted. Students must have appropriate undergarments under the pants, such as leggings or tights. (Duct tape, paper in the hole, etc. is not allowed.)

7.     Leggings, yoga pants, and tight-fitting spandex pants are not permitted unless the top worn over them clearly covers the posterior and must be the same length in the back, front, and sides. Such pants should not be transparent or semi-transparent.

8.     Pajama bottoms and house slippers are not permitted.

9.     Skirts and dresses must be no shorter than three inches above the knee. This is the length from the front, side, and back.

10.  Shorts must be fingertip length all the way around.

11.  Sleeveless shirts and tank tops may be worn as long as they cover all undergarments and the opening does not expose the area between the armpits and hips.

12.  Clothing should have no inappropriate messages or graphics. (Included but not limited to: Hooters, Playboy, Confederate Flag, sexual graphics or innuendo, images or references to drugs, drug paraphernalia, alcohol, etc.)

13.  Students are not allowed to wear gang, or racially/ethnically inflammatory style, or sexually explicit clothing, colors, symbols, jewelry, etc.

14.  Costumes or face paintings will not be permitted unless Principal-approved and then must conform to the dress code.


It is understood that the final decision will be at the discretion of the administration or designee.


Students will be asked to fix the dress code infraction. Refusal to do so or subsequent infractions will result in disciplinary action.