Dress Code


Dress Code Policy

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Dear Parent(s),

Student clothing, and personal hygiene is an important part of a positive learning environment. In an effort to maximize a positive learning environment at Bates Elementary, the following dress code will apply. This dress code will be enforced while students are at school and at all school activities.

  •      *Children should be dressed in comfortable, practical and safe clothing.
  •      *Your child should not dress in a manner that is unsafe or disrupts learning,
  •      *Shirts, tops and dresses should have a sleeve that covers the ball of the shoulder and the underarm.
  •      *No tank tops, spaghetti straps, shorts or skirts shorter than mid-thigh, bare midriffs, halter tops or
  •        low cut shirts.
  •      *No hats or sunglasses may be worn in the school building (including visors or bandanas) with the
  •        exception of school-wide designated hat days. Students may wear snow hats outside during snowy
  •        days.
  •      *Shoes should be comfortable and protective. Open-toed sandals may not provide adequate protection
  •        on the playground.
  •      *Clothing or other items advertising or displaying: crude words, pictures, controlled and /or illegal
  •        substance, inappropriate or suggestive
  •        language, or gang related. (alcohol, tobacco, drugs, gang badges, gang signs or symbols, spiked 
  •        jewelry, chains, etc.) are not acceptable.
  •      *Students who come to school with inappropriate clothing will be sent home to change.
  •      *Please label all school clothing, book bags or personal supplies with the student’s name.
  •      *Any exceptions to the above procedures must be approved by the principal.