Dress & Property Regulations

Hat Day

The last school day of each month is “hat day”. Students and staff are invited to wear a hat to school and keep it on all day if they wish. Hats can range from something simple like baseball hats to something a bit more goofy. Hats attached to coats, sweatshirts, or clothing of any kind are not considered a hat and students will be asked to remove them from their head while inside the building. If a hat becomes a distraction, interferes with safety, learning or well-being, that student will be asked to remove their hat for the remainder of the day.

Hair color and face paint

Dyed hair that is not a normal hair color, whether permanent or temporary, can cause a distraction in class. Students may be more interested in what was done with the hair and why than on the studies in the classroom. Please consider this before dying your child’s hair. Face paint is not allowed at school except on special occasions. Makeup needs to be left at home. School is not the appropriate place for makeup application.
Special Occasions: Hair dye and face paint may be allowed on special occasions such as Halloween parties if pre-approved by the principal. This will be a case-by-case determination.

Clothing:

District Policy #3224 and RCW 28a.320.140 stress that “preserving a beneficial learning environment and assuring the safety and well-being of all students are primary concerns of the board of directors”.
The student and parent may determine the student’s personal dress and grooming standards, provided that the student’s dress and grooming shall not:
A. Lead school officials to reasonably believe that such dress or grooming interferes with the well-being and/or safety of themselves or others.

  • Shorts, skirts, skorts, dresses, or other attire that covers that bottom half of the body must have a length that reaches the end of the student’s longest finger when their arm is extended at their side.
  • Half shirts, spandex as an outer garment, see through covers, and pajama bottoms are not appropriate for school.
  • Pants, shirts and jackets should not be more than one size larger than a normal outfit
  • All shirts should cover the chest area completely, stomach and midriff as well as be designed to wear over the shoulder versus off the shoulder. The straps of a shirt must be 2 fingers wide of the student’s fingers. Undergarment straps need to be covered.
  • Open toed shoes (such as sandals and flip flops), heelies (with wheels), slippers, and high heels may not be worn. (If a student wears sandals, the student needs to wear socks to protect their toes). For safety purposes, students may be asked to sit out for recess time if inappropriate shoes are worn to school.

B. Create an atmosphere in which a student, staff or another person’s well-being is hindered by undue pressure, behavior, intimidation or overt gesture of violence (i.e. weapons, etc.); or
C. Imply gang membership or affiliation by written communication, marks, drawings, painting, and/or design, emblem upon any school or personal property or one’s person.

  • Prohibited apparel also includes the use of lewd, sexual, drug or alcohol-related messages.

Personal Property

The district assumes no responsibility for damage to or loss of students’ personal property. To avoid problems, students should not bring toys, sports equipment, etc. to school unless it is pre-arranged between the parent and the teacher and/or principal. Skateboards or roller skates are NOT to be brought to school as they interfere with the safety of the student and others. Radios, video games, personal music devices and other electronic items should be turned off, kept in backpack. If an item becomes a problem, it may be confiscated by school personnel and may not be returned until June as determined by the supervising teacher or staff member.