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Dress Code

CALIFORNIA HIGH SCHOOL

DRESS FOR SUCCESS POLICY

 

*The following are general guidelines- all cases will be handled on an individual basis.*

 

In keeping with the philosophy of the Board of Trustees and the goal of preparing students to be successful in the working world, California High School specifically prohibits the following items of dress:

  1. Any article of clothing related to gang/crew attire. This includes bandanas, hats, initialed belt buckles, and other gang/crew apparel. No patches or symbols that symbolize violence. Long webbed belts and chains that hang down are prohibited. White ribbed tank top undershirts cannot be worn as an outer garment. Shirts that have been modified with iron-on creases or pleats on the front or back. Gloves are only to be worn in combination with a sweatshirt.
  1. Oversized clothing is not allowed. Pants that will not stay on without a belt are considered oversized. Shirts that are longer than the tips of your fingers are also oversized. Shorts below the knee with the socks pulled up to the pant line are not allowed.
  1. Immodest clothing: including but not limited to: low neck lines, see through blouses, crop tops, halter tops, tube tops, tops that are held together with a strap in the back. Spaghetti strap shirts are not allowed straps must be at least two finger width. Short shorts or short skirts that are immodest when sitting down or bending over are not appropriate for school. Stomach/waist area cannot be visible bottom of the shirts must meet the top of pants/skirts/shorts. Torn clothing is subject to administrative review. Undergarments should not be exposed.
  1. Any clothing that contains inappropriate language, symbols, or messages which are offensive and disrupt the learning environment. Any clothing advertising alcohol, drugs, tobacco, sexually explicit material, violence or criminal activity, or foul language is not to be worn. Clothing advertising non-school related groups/clubs cannot be worn on campus.
  1. Jewelry or accessories that could cause injury or be used as a weapon is prohibited. This includes but is not limited to chains, rings, pins, and spiked accessories. Ammunition or look-alike ammunition of any type may not be worn.
  1. Cal Hi hats may be worn on campus. All other headgear is prohibited. Hats should be removed in all offices and in the classroom. 
  1. Sleepwear, swimwear, blankets or slippers are not acceptable.
  1. Appropriate footwear must be worn on campus at all times. Bare feet and slippers are not permitted. 

California high school is committed to providing a safe and secure campus so that students are free to learn. The intent of the dress for success policy is to alert all parents and students prior to the purchase of clothing. School Administration reserves the right to modify this policy to ensure a safe campus for all students.

 

Consequences:

  1. Warning and parent notified. Student may be asked to change into PE clothes or call parents to bring appropriate clothes. Items will be held until the end of the school day. Items may be picked up with a student ID.
  2. Parent notified. Student may be asked to change into PE clothes or call parents to bring appropriate clothes. Items will be held until the end of the school day. Items may be picked up by a parent with ID.
  3. Parent notified. Student may be asked to change into PE clothes or call parents to bring appropriate clothes. Items will be held until the end of the school YEAR. Items may be picked up by a parent with ID.
  4. Parent notified. Student may be asked to change into PE clothes or call parents to bring appropriate clothes. In-house suspension issued. Items will be held until the end of the school YEAR. Items may be picked up by a parent with ID.

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