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Dress Code

The following are guidelines to help promote a quality learning environment.  Attire that distracts from the educational goals of the school is not permitted.  Therefore, a student’s dress must be appropriate for the classroom and for any activity in which he or she participates.  Styles of dress that present a health or safety hazard to the student or other students or are distracting and offensive to other students and faculty or are disruptive to the educational process are not allowed.
 
Attire

Attire

  • Clothing that in any manner, displays profanity, alcohol, tobacco, or other drugs including those with inappropriate double entendre will not be permitted. 
  • Attire that features offensive and/or vulgar words, pictures, gestures, or drawings that name, advertise, or promote sexually related products or activities is not permitted.
  • Attire that includes words, phrases, or pictures that are derogatory to one’s ethnic background, national origin, religious beliefs, gender, sexual orientation, or disability is not permitted. 
 
Shirts

Shirts

  • No backless shirts or tops are to be worn.
  • Shirts and blouses that expose an inappropriate amount* of the chest are not permitted
 
Pants/Shorts/Skirts

Pants/Shorts/Skirts

  • No midriff shall be exposed when students are standing with their arms hanging at their sides.
  • Undergarments are not to be visible at any time.
  • Skirts and shorts must reach the middle of the thigh OR fingertips must touch the hem of the skirt or short when student is standing.
  • Shorts, skirts and pants must cover the entire hipbone.
 
Other

Other

  • Footwear must be worn on campus at all times.
  • Attire, articles of clothing, or adornments determined by Administration and/or the Police departments that identify affiliation to any organization, group, associated with, or reputed to be involved in criminal activity is not permitted.
 
Consequences:

Consequences:

  • First Offense: Send to A.P., change clothing, confiscate item.
  • Second Offense:  Send to A.P. for parent contact/conference, change clothing, confiscate item.
  • Third Offense:  Suspension
 
*What constitutes a reasonable or inappropriate amount is left to the discretion of the LAHS Administration.  Violations of the dress code will be dealt with in accordance with the LAHS Discipline Plan.