COLUMBIA HIGH SCHOOL DRESS CODE
Students are expected to wear clothing that is safe and conducive to creating and supporting an optimal learning environment. Because no dress code is all-inclusive, the administration makes the final determination in deciding the appropriateness of student attire. At CHS, we expect all students and staff to dress appropriately for the educational and professional community we are.
Students are not permitted to wear:
1. Clothing with derogatory or offensive messages that reference sex, violence, weapons, drugs, alcohol, gang affiliations, race, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion, gender, etc.
2. Pants that sag below the natural waistline. Underwear must not be visible. All tops should have straps and midriffs should not be visible. Skirts, shorts, dresses, etc. should cover skin as appropriate for a school and professional setting and cannot be see-through. This applies to all students.
3. Shoes that increase the likelihood of accidents and injury.
4. Sunshades or any dark glasses unless they are prescribed for medical reasons and a doctor’s note is on file in the medical office.
5. Chains or jewelry with sharp projections.
6. Headgear including hats, visors, wave caps/ do-rags while in classrooms, library, labs, gyms, offices or other instructional settings including the hallway and cafeteria. In instances where students wear headgear for religious reasons, a letter from a parent requesting exception to policy must be presented to the dean at the beginning of the school year.
7. Students who violate this dress code will be asked to change their clothing and then return to learning. Parents may be notified when this occurs for assistance. Students may be subject to other consequences as outlined in the school conduct guidelines. Repeated offenses will be subject to disciplinary consequences as per the Code of Conduct and SOMSD policies.Note: The CHS dress code is derived from SOMSD Board policy and was developed with input from the parents/guardians, students, and the 2014-2016 student representative to the Board of Education in consultancy with the secondary principals in