Students and staff dress and overall appearance must meet basic standards of health, safety, cleanliness, and decency. Student and staff dress which is disruptive, or reasonably likely to cause disruption to the educational environment, or to the rights or well-being of other students or staff is not permitted.  

Students are not permitted to wear or display items which represent drugs, alcohol or tobacco products, gang membership, or which promote violence or hate.  


The following items are considered improper dress. 

  • Hats, scarves, skull caps, headbands, visors, or any other type of head covering, to include hoods, unless related to one’s religious beliefs or practices; 
    • Garments which are excessively short; 
      • Sheer “see-through” garments; 
      • Clothing with lewd, obscene, patently offensive, or sexually suggestive signs, slogans, pictures or messages; 
      • Garments which expose the midriff; 
      • Garments which are too revealing, expose undergarments, are excessively tight and form-fitting or which have very low necklines; 
      • Jewelry or other items which could be regarded or used as a weapon (i.e., belt buckles that conceal weapons, studded belts or collars, large rings, etc.); 
      • Tops with oversized arm openings, strapless tops, tube tops, tops with spaghetti straps, tank tops; 
      • Bare feet, bedroom slippers, stockings/socks only, flip-flops, slides, or sandals without a secure back; 
      • Cleats (except while at athletic activities); 
      • Gloves; 
      • Non-jewelry chains attached to clothing; and 
    • Gang-related clothing, jewelry, or paraphernalia
    • sleep apparel.


    For more information please contact Dr. Boynton or review the PWCS “Code of Behavior” in regards to Student Dress and Appearance.  

    Revised 11/22/2019