• Appropriate Dress

    Dressing in a manner that may result in a distraction or disruption of a safe environment is considered inappropriate. Attire that suggests involvement in gang activity or any apparel that is suggestive, obscene, lewd, shows vulgar language or symbols, or shows symbols or language relating to or promoting sex, drugs, tobacco, weapons, violence, or alcohol on clothing are prohibited. Students should realize that brief and revealing clothing is not appropriate in school. The following is a general guide that may be used in helping the student select appropriate clothing. See FUSD School Board Policies JIC, JICA, JICA-RA.

    The District encourages students to take pride in their attire as it relates to the school setting. Students should dress in a manner that, in addition to the following guidelines, takes into consideration the educational environment, safety, health, and welfare of themselves and others.

    1. Students must wear a shirt with pants or skirt or the equivalent (dress, leggings, or shorts).
    2. Clothing must not be see-through and must cover a student’s undergarments, chest and torso, when standing or sitting.
    3. Shoes must be worn at all times. Closed shoes are to be worn for any type of physical activity, such as physical education, et cetera.
    4. Jewelry shall not be worn if it presents a safety hazard.
    5. Clothing, accessories and/or jewelry may not state, imply, or depict hate speech/imagery targeting groups based on race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, religious affiliation, or any other protected classification.
    6. Students may wear clothing, accessories and jewelry that display religious messages or religious symbols in the same manner and to the same extent that other types of clothing, accessories and jewelry that display messages or symbols are permitted.
    7. Subject to the above, no hats, bandannas, other head coverings, or sunglasses may be worn in a classroom or school building, except for properly approved occupational safety headgear required for special classes or if authorized by a school administrator or authorized/prescribed by a medical professional.
    8. Obscene language or symbols, or symbols of drugs, sex, or alcohol on clothing are prohibited.
    9. Students may not wear clothing, accessories and/or jewelry with images, symbols, slogans, words or phrases that are profane, discriminatory or defamatory or that is worn with the intent to convey affiliation with a criminal street gang, as defined in A.R.S. 13-105.
    10. Hats and sunglasses may be worn outside.

    Exceptions for special activities or health considerations may be preapproved by the administrator. Students who volunteer for extracurricular activities, such as athletics, band, chorus, et cetera, are subject to the standards of dress as defined by the sponsors of such activities.

    Students and their parents/guardians have the responsibility to be aware of the school’s specific dress code and to conform to these requirements. If a student or parent has any questions about whether specific attire or accessories are in compliance with this dress code, they should contact the Assistant Principal prior to wearing such attire or accessory to ensure compliance. On campus, the faculty, staff and administration have the responsibility to interpret and enforce this policy. Each year, parents ask for guidelines as they help students select appropriate attire for school. School pride, morale and image are influenced by the general appearance of students.

    The school is not responsible for the storage, inventory, or safekeeping of any confiscated item; this includes hats and electronic devices.


    The administration retains the final discretion to determine that the garment or accessory meets the dress code.