2017-08-10 / Youth

Wait! Don’t buy new clothes, yet

Are you going shopping for new clothes before the start of school at Port Aransas ISD on Monday, Aug. 21?

Not so fast.

Students should be sure to check the requirements on the dress code prior to obtaining a new wardrobe.

On the first day of school, students are expected to be wearing appropriate attire prior to arrival, according to the dress code.

The dress code is designed to promote an environment conducive to learning; another reason is to prevent disruption in the classroom, according to school officials.

The code says it aims to support personal hygiene and grooming for the safety of students.

School staff will determine if a student’s dress is appropriate on a case-by-case basis.

Here are a few highpoints:

•Clothing should fit so that no midriff, upper chest, bosom, buttocks or undergarments show when the student is standing, bending, sitting or moving.

•Not wearing undergarments is a violation of the dress code. Wearing clothing with objectionable emblems or symbols, inappropriate writing or ads for alcohol or tobacco also is a violation.

•At all times, shoes must be worn. Bare or stocking feet are not allowed.

•Pajamas, other sleepwear and house shoes are not allowed.

•Jewelry and chains must not present a safety hazard or potential harm to others.

•Hair must be clean, neat and well-groomed. It shouldn’t cover up a student’s eyes.

•Violation of the dress code may lead to disciplinary consequences for the student.

•When a student violates the dress code, he or she will be required to change into school-provided clothing or contact a parent to obtain appropriate clothing. The student may be assigned to in-school suspension for the remainder of the day until the problem is corrected. Repeated offenses may result in more serious disciplinary actions.

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