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. This dress code applies to all genders.
For health and safety purposes, shoes must be worn at all times. This excludes shoes with spikes, or cleats.
For security purposes, sunglasses are not permitted to be worn in the building, unless prescribed by a doctor.
To prevent distractions and indecency:
Hats or head gear may not be worn inside school buildings during the school day unless prior approved event by administration. (Policy 6.310)
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.)
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. Straps should cover the shoulder. Spaghetti straps are not permitted.
Pants must fit around the waist and shall not be excessively baggy or allow undergarments to be exposed (Tennessee State Law).
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.)
Leggings, yoga pants, and tight-fitting spandex pants should not be transparent or semi-transparent.
Blankets are not permitted.
Shorts, rompers, skirts and dresses must be no shorter than mid-thigh. This is the length from the front, side, and back.
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 violence, images or references to drugs, drug paraphernalia, alcohol, etc.)
Students are not allowed to wear gang, or racially/ethnically inflammatory style, or sexually explicit clothing, colors, symbols, jewelry, chains, etc.
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.
All dress code violations will result in Skyward documentation, discipline points, and correcting the issue.Refusal to comply or subsequent infractions will result in disciplinary action.