In order to foster a climate conducive to academic achievement, students will be required to follow the guidelines of the Screven County School System dress code.
With the understanding that a student's behavior is influenced by the way the student is dressed and with the understanding that no student should dress in a manner that is disruptive or has an adverse effect on the ongoing school activities, the following guidelines have been developed with input from the student councils, faculty, and administration.
- Hats, head coverings, headbands, bandana, curler, picks, hairnets and sunglasses are not to be worn during the school day.
- No see-through, mesh, or sheer garments are allowed. Clothing may not be torn, ripped, or have holes.
- Proper and acceptable undergarments must be worn and must not be visible to others. Cleavage must not show.
- Shoes or sandals must be worn. Footwear must not present a safety hazard.
- For students in Grades PreK-2, shirts and blouses must have sleeves and cover the midriff.
- For students in Grades 3-12, any polo shirt with sleeves and a collar or any solid colored T-shirt with a White “S” on it or a school approved club/activity t-shirt. Shirts, for all students, must cover the midriff, but do not have to be tucked in unless they are over-sized or longer than the crotch (as measured at the wrist with the arms fully extended down by the sides). In Grades 9-12, all shirts must be tucked in. Any shirt that cannot be tucked in and remain tucked in cannot be worn.
- Skirts and dresses must be knee-length or longer, front and back. Slits in skirts, dresses, or jumpers can be no higher than the point where longest extended finger ends when student is standing up straight. Leggings may only be worn with skirts or dresses of appropriate length.
- Pants must be knee-length or longer. Pants must be fitted at the waist and not be baggy. Pants may not drag the floor. Belts must be buckled and through belt loops in pants if pants have loops, sashes tied, straps strapped, and suspenders and other fasteners fastened. Sweat pants and pajamas are not allowed.
- Clothing or jewelry with obscene or provocative language, profanity, or with any references of a sexual nature is not allowed.
- Clothing, jewelry, or other articles which promote/advertise alcohol, tobacco, guns, violence, drugs, or gang-related activity are not allowed.
- No chains, dog collar-like necklaces, bracelets, or jewelry will be allowed. Traditional appropriate jewelry is allowed.
- School principals shall have limited discretion to schedule special dress days.
- A school principal has a right to prohibit any item of clothing he or she deems to be inappropriate. The interpretation and decisions of this policy by the principal shall be final.
ACCEPTABLE OUTERWEAR: Jackets, sweaters and sweatshirts, coats, and other like items must be properly fitted and must not be used to cover other dress code violations.