Dress Code

Dress Code Cumberland County BOE Policy 6.310

Students shall dress and be groomed in a clean, neat and modest manner so as to not distract or interfere with the educational process or cause a safety hazard. Students are encouraged to adhere to the provisions of this code during school hours (whether on or off campus) and while in attendance at school-sponsored events.

1st Violation: The student will receive a written warning and the violation must be corrected.
2nd Violation: The parent will be called, violation must be correct, and a detention will be assigned. 3rd Violation: The student will be suspended until a parent conference.

The principal’s judgement shall prevail in all matters regarding the application of these rules.


The following shall not be worn at school or school-sponsored events during regular school hours for ALL students.

  • Clothing or accessories that denote affiliation with any gang associated with criminal activity, or a safety hazard, or a security risk.
  • Ill-fitting clothing such as saggy/baggy pants or oversized coats, sweaters, sweatshirts, etc.
  • Pajama-type clothing
  • Clothing with holes above the knees
  • Clothing/tattoos with suggestive or inappropriate slogans, vulgar captions, or advertisements for tobacco, alcohol, or drug products.
  • Caps, hats, or headscarves for boys or girls, will not be worn inside buildings.
  • Spandex, form-fitting, or body-fitting clothes.
  • Clothing with revealing necklines.
  • Extreme hair color, style, or makeup.


The following rules shall be enforced:

  • Any color or style of shoes, with the exception of “heely” or bedroom slipper type shoes, may be worn to school.
  • Tops worn with leggings should be no higher than 5 inches from the middle of the knee.
  • Without leggings, shorts/skirts/dresses will be no higher than 5 inches from the middle of the knee.
  • Slits on skirts/dresses will be no higher than 5 inches from the middle of the knee.
  • Pant legs must not drag flagrantly on the floor.
  • No tinted glasses/sunglasses are permitted unless prescribed by a doctor.
  • No body piercing jewelry, except for earrings in the ear for boys and girls.
  • Large heavy jewelry chains, and any jewelry that could be deemed dangerous, will not be permitted.
  • Valuable clothing and jewelry are discouraged.
  • Shirt and blouse length may not be so short that students raising their elbows to the height of his or her shoulder exposes midriff.
  • Tops, blouses, and shirts must fit and must cover the shoulder so as not to reveal the torso or undergarments.
  • All trench/duster style coats that fall below the knee are prohibited.
  • Bib overalls may be worn as long as galluses and side closures are fastened.
  • Special dress days may be designated by the principal to include, but not limited to the following examples: field days, picture days, school spirit days, etc. if a student cannot comply with the standardized dress code because of religious beliefs or physical characteristics, the parent/guardian must provide a written explanation to the principal for possible relief from certain aspects of this dress code.