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School Dress Code

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
1. For health and safety purposes, shoes must be worn at all times. This excludes shoes
with spikes, cleats, or shoes to be worn as house slippers.
2. For security purposes, sunglasses are not permitted to be worn in the building, unless
prescribed by a doctor.
To prevent distractions and indecency:
3. Hats or head gear may not be worn inside school buildings during the school day unless
prior approved event by administration. (Policy 6.310)
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. 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.
6. Pants must fit around the waist and shall not be excessively baggy or allow
undergarments to be exposed (Tennessee State Law).
7. 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.)
8. Leggings, yoga pants, and tight-fitting spandex pants are not permitted unless the skirt
or 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.
9. Blankets, pajama bottoms, and house slippers are not permitted.
10. Shorts, rompers, skirts and dresses must be no shorter than three inches above the
knee. This is the length from the front, side, and back.
11. 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.)
12. Students are not allowed to wear gang, or racially/ethnically inflammatory style, or
sexually explicit clothing, colors, symbols, jewelry, chains, etc.
13. Costumes or face paintings will not be permitted unless Principal-approved and then
must conform to the dress code.