Dress Down Days
“Dress Down Days” (DDD) are one day per month, usually on the last Friday of the month. On DDD, school uniforms need not be worn. Students are to follow the clothing rules below, however. Please help us by making sure your child follows them to the letter. Students not dressed properly will need to have the correct clothing brought to them. They will not be allowed in class, and the time they miss will need to be made up. A great rule of thumb: If in doubt, leave it out. Here is what can/can’t be worn:
PANTS: Regular uniform, Dockers-style, cargo pants, khaki’s, or nice jeans. All pants must be pulled up, not overly baggy. Belts do not need to be worn as long as pants are up and stay up. No capris. No shorts. No sweat pants, not even GHLS sweat pants. No pants can have rips, patches, stains, excessive fading, or offensive/objectionable images or words.
SHIRTS: Polo shirts, button down shirts, nice T-style shirts, GHLS shirts, hooded knit shirts, but hood may not be worn in school. Shirts cannot be too big, loose, or baggy. Shirts cannot be see-through or revealing (chest/mid-rift). Shirts need not be tucked in unless they are way too long. No tank tops or beaters. No shirts can have offensive/objectionable images or words.
SWEATERS/SWEATSHIRTS/JACKETS: Button down, pull-over, or zippered sweaters/sweatshirts. Sweaters/sweatshirts with hoods, but hood may not be worn in school. Jackets that are part of a sweat suit or part of a jacket/pants outfit. If hooded, the hood cannot be worn in school. Heavier jackets and sweatshirts that are designed specifically for outdoors may not be worn inside.
SHOES: Regular school shoes, casual shoes, tennis shoes (no lights or wheels). For all shoes/footwear, toes must be covered and protected. Heals must be covered or have a strap. Slippers, flip flops, clogs, open-toed sandals are not allowed. Heels on shoes cannot be more than 2 inches. No footwear can have offensive/objectionable words or images.
JEWELRY: Limited number of rings, bracelets, necklaces, and wristbands. Watches may be worn. For girls, earrings with dangling parts are allowed as long as the whole earring is not more than 2 ¼ inches in length or diameter. Boys may wear one stud earring in each ear.
HAIR: Hair must be clean and combed. Girls may wear head bands, scarves, etc. as long as they are not hanging in the face or below shoulder length. No unusual colors. No offensive/objectionable images or designs. No hats of any kind are allowed. No dew rags.
Teachers may ask a student to remove any item they feel is not meeting the guidelines above, is offensive or objectionable, or that is a distraction to the student him/herself or to other students.