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DRESS CODE

Watervliet’s official policy on inappropriate clothing (that which is offensive, inappropriate school attire, or interferes with the learning process of other students).

The Watervliet School Board bans all inappropriate attire (all clothing or accessories which disrupt the educational process). This includes but is not limited to: attire bearing any expression or insignia which can be considered obscene, intimidating, malicious, promoting violent behavior, promoting tobacco, alcohol or other drug use, promoting illegal activity or be offensive or prejudicial in its message to anyone on any basis, including racism, violence, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability or political affiliation.

Also prohibited:

Wearing of hats, bandanas (on any body part), sweatbands, visors and other head gear, as well as wristbands

Spike/slave collars and bracelets and wallet chains

Revealing attire (i.e. showing underwear, midriff, buttocks or cleavage), undergarments worn as outer clothing, tube tops, net tops, halter tops, spaghetti straps, plunging necklines and sheer/see-through garments.

No tank tops of any type

Shorts and skirts must fall below fingertips when arms are extended down length of leg

Coats (as defined as outerwear other than sweaters, sweatshirts or hooded sweatshirts with or without zippers, fleece,
suit jacket or blazer)

Gang paraphernalia

Sunglasses

Watervliet Elementary School ONLY: Students are required to wear footgear that allows them to participate safely in all
school activities. Students go outside on the playgrounds daily for recess, and participate in physical education at least
twice a week. Shoes such as rubber flip flops, athletic slides, and unsafe heels are inappropriate for these situationsall
footgear must attach securely to the student's feet.

Note: Any adult in the building can make a judgment on inappropriate attire. Appeals should be brought to the administration.

Consequences

First offense:

Student asked to substitute the article of clothing for a suitable one

Contact parent/guardian, if necessary

Second offense:

Student asked to substitute the article of clothing for a suitable one

Contact parent/guardian

Will be considered as insubordination and subject to discipline including in-school suspension.

Third offense and thereafter:

Student asked to substitute the article of clothing for a suitable one

Contact parent/guardian

Will be considered as insubordination and subject to discipline up to out of school suspension