Student Dress Code
Fairmount Elementary respects students’ rights to express themselves in the way they dress. All students who attend Fairmount Elementary are also expected to respect the school community by dressing appropriately for a K-5 educational environment. Student 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.
- Clothing must cover areas from one armpit across to the other armpit, down to approximately 3 to 4 inches in length on the upper thighs (see images below). Tops must have shoulder straps. Rips or tears in clothing should be less than 3 to 4 inches in length. Undergarments should not be exposed.
- Shoes must be worn at all times and should be safe for the school environment. Pajamas, bedroom shoes, or slippers shall not be worn, except for school activities approved by the principal.
- See-through or mesh garments must be worn with appropriate coverage underneath that meet the minimum requirements of the dress code.
- Clothing may not depict, imply, advertise, or advocate illegal, violent, or lewd conduct, weapons, or the use of alcohol, tobacco, marijuana, or other controlled substances.
- 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, gender identity, religious affiliation, or any other protected classification.
- Sunglasses may not be worn inside the building.
- Clothing and accessories that endanger student or staff safety may not be worn.
- Apparel, jewelry, accessories, tattoos, or manner of grooming that, by virtue of its color, arrangement, trademark or any other attribute, denotes membership in a gang that advocates illegal or disruptive behavior is prohibited.
- Hats and Hoods are at the discretion of the teacher.
The administration at each school reserves the right to determine what constitutes appropriate dress. Students who do not adhere to these guidelines may not be allowed to attend class. Parents/Guardians will be called if appropriate clothing is not available or the student refuses dress-code appropriate clothing.