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2021-2022 Dress Code

LAMAR COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT 2021-2022 

STUDENT DRESS CODE All Students who attend the Lamar County School District schools are expected to respect the school community by dressing appropriately for a K-12 educational environment. Students’ attire should facilitate participation in learning as well as the health and safety of students and the adults that supervise them. This policy is intended to provide guidance for students, staff, and parents. Students should be able to dress for school in a manner that expresses their individuality as long as it does not interfere with the learning process and health and safety of themselves or other students. Students should be treated equitably. Dress code should not create disparities or reinforce or increase marginalization of any individual or group. 

Minimum Dress Requirements 

● Clothing must cover from the top of the shoulder and extend down to mid-thigh. 

● Rips or tears in clothing should be lower than mid-thigh 

● See-through or mesh garments must not be worn without clothing underneath that meet the minimum dress code requirements. 

● Tight fitting clothing must be covered with a garment that meets the minimum dress code requirements.

 ● Shoes must be worn at all times and should be safe for the school environment. Tops 

● T-shirts must have a logo for your attendance zone (no college logos, brand logos, etc. allowed) and may be any color. 

● Shirts must be of the type material so that undergarments are not visible or an undershirt is required. 

● School logos - must be for your attendance zone only. 

● Allowed colors for polo or collared shirts are white and gray for the entire district (Navy is no longer a district color) and for Baxterville-navy blue and red, Oak Grove-black and gold, Purvis-purple and gold, Sumrall-royal blue and gold, Lumberton-red and black. Must be a solid color. Bottoms 

● Khaki, Black or Navy Blue - May wear denim jeans (in shades of blue or black only) Boys: Pants or shorts Girls: Pants, skirts, capris, shorts, skorts

 ● All shorts must be hemmed and extend down to mid-thigh. Slits in skirts must extend down to mid-thigh. 

● No sweatpants, wind pants, low riders or leggings as pants. 

● No sports shorts or biking shorts ID Badges 

● School principals have the discretion to require school IDs as a part of the dress code. Additional Requirements 

● Clothing may not depict, imply, advertise or advocate illegal, violent, or lewd conduct, weapons, or the use of alcohol, tobacco, or drugs.

 ● Clothing may not depict or imply pornography, nudity, or sexual acts. 

● Clothing may not display or imply vulgar, discriminatory, or obscene language or images.

 ● Clothing may not state, imply or depict hate speech/imagery targeting groups based on race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religious affiliation, political, or any other protected classification. 

● Apparel, jewelry, accessories, or any manner of grooming that by virtue of its color, arrangement, trademark, or any other attribute, denotes membership in a gang that advocates for illegal or disruptive behavior is prohibited. 

● No student will be allowed to wear any type of clothing that, in the opinion of the administrator, is too revealing, suggestive, provocative or otherwise inappropriate. An example is clothing that reveals skin in the midriff area or cleavage.

 ● No hats, bandanas, visors, sunglasses, other headwear inside the building (except for religious purposes). No nose rings, lip rings, eyebrow rings, etc. No spiked accessories, chains, etc. (including those attached to wallets and/or belt loops). 

● Appropriate undergarments for boys and girls must be worn at all times and may not be visible. 

● All inappropriate tattoos must be covered. Students attending school in the Lamar County School District must wear clothing that is comfortable, clean, in good repair, and school appropriate. Clothing, hair, and other items that students wear to school must not disrupt the educational process nor create any form of school disturbance. Students who are dressed inappropriately may be given the opportunity to change clothes, or allowed to call the parent/guardian to bring a change of clothes that conforms to the dress code. If the parent/guardian cannot be contacted and the student does not wish to change clothes, the student will be removed from regular classes and assigned to an alternative location until such time as the parent/guardian can be contacted. The student will be placed on the appropriate step of the discipline ladder. Picture Days – On school picture days, appropriate tops with dress code bottoms may be worn. If a student is absent on school picture day, they may bring alternate clothing to change into for make-up pictures. All of the following dress code regulations apply in addition to the above. In all instances, the appropriateness or inappropriateness of school dress will be determined by school administrators, considering the style or manner in which the clothing is worn or it’s fit. This includes the student’s entire appearance.

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