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Dress Code

From CNUSD Policy 5332: 
"Dress and grooming should fit the school situation. Standards of appearance require careful implementation. In all cases, neatness, health and safety, and appropriateness shall be observed."

  • "A pupil who goes to school without proper attention having been given to personal cleanliness or neatness of dress, may be sent home to be properly prepared for school, or shall be required to prepare himself (herself) for the schoolroom before entering.”

  • The following minimum standards shall be enforced in the Corona-Norco Unified School District in order to meet the requirements of the California Code of Regulations regarding grooming, dress, and appearance and the Education Code regarding free expression:

  • A. Any clothing, makeup, hairstyle or wig that has been demonstrated to contribute to the substantial disruption of the orderly operation of the school is inappropriate / unacceptable for school attire. Dress should be suitable and comfortable for normal school activities. Clothing should correspond with the demands and purpose of the activity in which students participate. Clothing should be clean and in good repair.

  • B. Skirts and shorts shall be worn at an appropriate/acceptable length for sitting as well as standing so that undergarments shall not show. Skirts and dresses may be of any style if all slits, openings and the length are no higher than half the distance between the knees and waist and do not expose one's underclothing. No undergarments or posteriors* shall show.
    *(Posteriors are buttocks, or any part thereof, which means above the top of the thigh as seen from the side or back.  Students often argue about appropriate length because the posterior may not show when standing straight up with back straight as viewed in the mirror at home, but then DOES show when the shorts shift and ride up during walking, leaning or standing from a sitting position. Dress code citations can be avoided when wearing shorts with a long enough inseam to allow movement, and a proper fit that isn't so tight the fabric gets bunched up or stuck when standing from a seated position or when walking.)

  • C. Pants must fit at the hip so they will stay on without a belt.

  • D. Footwear must be worn at all times and have hard soles. (Tennis shoes are appropriate/ acceptable, soft-soled slippers are unacceptable). 

  • E. Apparel with emblems*, printing, etc., that are obscene, libelous, or slanderous, or that incite students as to create a clear and present danger are not permitted on campus and may not be worn. Skin art, which is obscene or libelous or so incites students as to create a clear and present danger of the commission of unlawful acts on school premises, must be covered. 
    (Such as: Emblems, lettering or pictures pertaining to drugs, alcohol, sex, profanity, gangs, taggers, weapons...)

  • F. The following items of clothing are considered inappropriate/unacceptable for school attire:

  • 1. Strapless, halter tops, or tube tops
    2. Bare midriffs (there should be no skin showing)
    3. Undergarments showing
    *(we should not see the color of bras, bralettes, underwear, including undergarments sticking out from under athletic shorts.)
    4. Chains or weapons (chains such as those attached to belts, pockets, or wallets present a safety hazard)*  
    *(This may include unsafe items worn as jewelry.)
    5.
    Lack of wearing a shirt
    6. Lack of undergarments
    7. Shirts, tops or sweaters unbuttoned below the sternum
    (no deep V-necks below armpit.)
    8. Bathing suits (except in the swimming pool areas and locker rooms).
    9. Hats, visors of any kind, or sunglasses inside classrooms or office areas
    (Due to identification purposes for safety, hats and sunglasses at NIS are only allowed  during PE for sun protection. In addition, beanies or hoods (up on head) are not to be worn on campus so that students are easily recognizable. If hats are out of the backpack and visible, we assume use and items will be held in office. This reduces disruption, arguments, and conflict when students hit them off another's head, get them dirty, or steal them - even as a joke.  Additionally, it helps us easily identify when a non-student is on campus, which has proven in the past to increase safety on campus.) 
    10. Electronic equipment*, including remote control devices, personal stereos and recording equipment. 
    *(Headphones and earbuds pose a safety hazard when in use. If visible, we will assume use and confiscate for parent pick up.  BlueTooth speakers are also an unnecessary electronic device that will be confiscated and held for parent pick up.  Students are reminded that their cell phones are considered "personal communication devices" for individual use (not sharing) and communication (text and phone) when out of our classrooms.  It is not to be used as a photography, videography, media playing device on campus.)

  • Other items or manner of wearing clothing may also be inappropriate / unacceptable according to A-F above. 

  • Dress code violations result in the issuance of a citation and replacement garments*. See Citation Monitor chart at back of planner for progressive discipline.

    *In accordance with keeping our students compliant with CNUSD Dress Policy, NIS will provide replacement garments (red shorts or numbered shirts) to students who violate CNUSD Dress Policy. Replacement garments are given to put the student in compliance with dress code. Students will be allowed to call home and request replacement garments, but will still receive a citation for the violation regardless of how the student comes into compliance. If a parent is not immediately available to provide replacement garments, the student will wear the school issued replacement in order to continue to receive their education in the classroom.

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