Student Dress Code
Students shall dress and groom in a clean, neat and modest manner so as not to distract or interfere with the operation of the school. More specific guidelines appropriate for each level of school (elementary, middle, junior high and senior high) shall be developed by the superintendent.
** When a student is dressed in a manner which is likely to cause disruption or interference with the operation of the school, or in a manner that violates the developed guidelines, the principal shall take appropriate action, which may include suspension.**
Lakeland Preparatory School Dress Code (Grades 5-12)
In an effort to foster the most productive learning environment for students, the following are dress code guidelines for students at Lakeland Preparatory School:
1. Pants must be worn at the waist, be appropriately sized, and at a safe length.
2. Shirts, blouses and dresses must completely cover the abdomen and back.
3. All shirts or tops must cover from armpit to armpit. Tops must have shoulder straps that are at least two finger widths wide and are long enough to adequately cover the waist of pants, shorts or skirts, with no midriff visible.
4. Head coverings, such as caps, scarves, hoods, hats, etc., except for religious or medical reasons, must not be worn inside the school building.
5. Footwear is required and must be safe and appropriate for physical activity.
Slippers, shower shoes, and heels over 2 inches are not considered safe.
6. Clothing items bearing writings or images of:
Substances such as drugs, alcohol, tobacco, etc.;
Offensive, vulgar, lewd, or indecent speech;
Gang-related indicia; or
Racially or ethnically divisive symbols or messages, shall not be worn.
7. Skirts, dresses and shorts must extend below the fingertip.
8. Sleepwear, pajamas, and/or blankets cannot be worn in school.
9. If clothing has a hole in it, the exposed skin must be below the fingertips.
10. Large, long and/or heavy chains shall not be worn at school.
11. Sunglasses shall not be worn indoors at school except for health purposes.
12. Facial jewelry including tongue piercings or nose rings can only be worn if they are considered a “stud.”
13. Clothing considered to be an undergarment should not be exposed.
14. If Leggings or yoga pants are worn, they must be worn with a shirt or top that extends to the mid-thigh.
15. Costumes should not be worn.
School officials may also prohibit the wearing of clothing bearing any image which would substantially or materially interfere with the learning environment. The Principal may allow exceptions for school-wide programs or special classroom activities. School administrators will administer appropriate consequences for dress code violations.
*Items in italics are new for the 23-24 school year.