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  Printable Dress Code PDF

The Board of Education of the Weber School District recognizes that standards of proper dress and grooming affect the behavior of students attending school. South Ogden Jr. High's dress code promotes safety, personal hygiene, and a proper academic environment. Students are expected to maintain a type of dress that is clean, modest, and not distracting to teachers or other students and not detrimental or disruptive to the educational process. Emphasis is placed on neatness, cleanliness, safety, and modesty in personal appearance.

Students will come to school well groomed and appropriately dressed in clean clothing. They will not be allowed to wear clothing which is so conspicuous, extreme, or so odd that it may draw undue attention, disrupt class, or tend to interfere with the learning atmosphere/process at school.  Therefore, the following dress and grooming standards have been adopted and apply at South Ogden Junior High as a means of promoting safety, personal hygiene, and a proper academic environment: (Clothing cannot present a distraction in the classroom.)

A.      Shoes (including sandals and flip flops) must be worn at all times. (More restrictive shoe requirements may be required for safety reasons in some classrooms).

B.      Shorts, skirts, and dresses must extend to just above the knee or lower. No mini skirts, mini dresses or short shorts at school. Leggings can be worn but must not be sheer. Items worn over leggings must meet the proper length requirements.

C.      Form fitting pants/leggings worn as pants are not allowed at school.

D.      Shirts and tops may not have bare midriffs or be revealing at the neck, stomach and/or arm holes. Tank tops, sleeveless shirts, athletic undershirts, halter tops, spaghetti strap shirts, and bare midriff shirts are not allowed at school.  See-through, lacy tops are not allowed without another shirt underneath.

E.       Underwear must be worn underneath clothing and may not be worn outside of or on top of other clothing, or where it is exposed or can be seen. Sagging pants must not reveal underwear.

F.       Clothing with designs, printed words, or slogans that are suggestive, obscene, in poor taste, promote violence, or that refer to a substance or activity which is illegal for a minor will not be allowed—clothing which refers to ale, beer, or other alcoholic beverages, smoked or smokeless tobacco, breweries, or illegal drugs may not be worn.

G.      Pants that are shredded and expose skin or underwear or that do not meet the policy length are not to be worn.  Students wearing extremely shredded pants and clothes will be required to change.

H.      For security purposes, hats or other types of head covering such as scarves, sweatbands, hoodies, bandanas, etc. may not be worn in the building. Hats will be confiscated if worn in the building. Good manners dictate that no head-wear be worn.

I.        Sunglasses may not be worn in the building (with the exception of a doctor's note).

J.        Educationally distracting hair color or makeup will not be allowed. Hair or makeup which is so conspicuous, extreme, odd in color or style that it draws undue attention, disrupts, or tends to disrupt or interfere with the learning atmosphere at school will not be allowed.

K.      Clothing attachments, jewelry, or accessories which could be considered weapons, which could pose a potential risk of injury to the wearer or other, or which could be considered to be disruptive to the educational process may not be worn. Chains longer than 6 inches may not be worn.

L.       Performance attire and/or team uniforms should reflect good taste and modesty even though they may not meet the above dress code.

M.    Costumes are not to be worn at school. For security purposes, masks are also prohibited on campus.

N.     Facial piercings that are disruptive and/or extreme should not be worn; students may be asked to remove them.

O.     Gang related clothing, attire, and fashion is prohibited. Gang apparel and fashion changes, and new trends will be enforced as we receive information from our local gang task force and local law enforcement.

P.      South Ogden Jr. High School reserves the right to prohibit any items of clothing or appearance which may cause a disturbance or distraction to an orderly school environment, i.e., bandannas, jewelry, chains, etc. that are disruptive or might be a safety concern.

Violations of the dress code policy will result in disciplinary action:

v  First offense: The student will be warned and the incident will be recorded on the discipline tracker. The student will be required to change inappropriate clothing. If the violation involves a hat, the hat will be confiscated and taken to the office. The student may pick up the hat after school.  Parent/guardian will be contacted.

v  Second offense: A parent/guardian will be contacted and the student will be required to change inappropriate clothing. If the violation involves a 2nd hat violation, the hat will be confiscated, taken to the office, and returned to a parent/guardian after school. The incident will be recorded on the discipline tracker.

v  Third offense: The student will be suspended for one day and a parent/guardian will be contacted. The incident will be recorded on the discipline tracker. If the incident involves a 3rd hat violation, the hat will be returned to the parent/guardian. Any subsequent violation(s) of the dress code policy will result in extended periods of suspension from school.

Any violation of the dress code policy will follow the above due process tiered disciplinary actions/consequences.

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