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Dress Code Policy

The Moreland School District Governing Board believes that appropriate dress and grooming contribute to a productive learning environment (BP 5132). The Board expects students to wear clothing that is suitable for the school activities in which they participate. Students shall not wear clothing that presents a health or safety hazard or is likely to cause a substantial disruption to the educational program. (cf. 4119.22/4219.22/4319.22 - Dress and Grooming)

Students shall not be prohibited from dressing in a manner consistent with their gender identity or gender expression or with their religious or cultural observance. (cf. 5145.3 - Nondiscrimination/Harassment) (cf. 5145.7 - Sexual Harassment)

The dress code shall not be enforced in a manner that discriminates against a particular viewpoint or results in a disproportionate application of the dress code based on students' gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, household income, or body type or size. (cf. 0410 - Nondiscrimination in District Programs and Activities) (cf. 0415 - Equity) (cf. 5145.2 - Freedom of Speech/Expression)

Dress Code 

Your clothing and general appearance must be clean, safe, and appropriate for school. If it is determined  that your clothing is inappropriate for school, parents may be contacted, and students will be required to change into clothing that meets our dress code policy. (EC 35183) Administrative discretion applies for all dress code rules. 


Minimum Attire Standards

Student attire must permit the student to participate in learning without posing a risk to the health or safety of any student or school district personnel.

  • Students must wear clothing, including a shirt with pants or skirt, or the equivalent (for example dresses, leggings, or shorts).
  • Shoes must be appropriate for the activity. For example, athletic shoes must be worn during PE. Closed-toed shoes at all times are recommended. For safety purposes, slippers and slides are not allowed at school.
  • Clothing with holes (ripped jeans) must cover all areas outlined (see diagram).
  • Hats and hoods are permitted outside.
  • Clothing must cover the chest and a majority of the lower torso (see diagram). Strapless items of clothing are not permitted; tops must have some type of straps over the shoulders.          
  • Clothing must cover undergarments including sports bras and bralettes. Pants or skirts must sit at hip level. Visible waistbands or straps on undergarments worn under other clothing are not a violation. 
  • Clothing covering the chest and lower torso must not be see-through.
  • Blankets and stuffed animals are not included in our attire standards and should remain at home.
  • Gang-related apparel is prohibited.
  • Clothing must not have offensive images or language, including profanity, hate speech, pornography, or depicting or advocating violence or the use of alcohol or drugs.

Possible Consequences for Dress Code Violations  

  • The student will be directed to cover, change, or remove the non-complying attire.
  • Parent/guardian contact.
  • Parent and student conference with an administrator.