DRESS AND APPEARANCE CODE STANDARDS**
Personal appearance of students is important to their success. Students should dress in a way that shows they are serious about the responsibility of getting an education at Estrellita High School.
1. It is important to note here that there is a difference between what is appropriate on a high school campus and what is appropriate in a private company, at the beach, or in one's own backyard.
2. Section 302 of the California Administrative Code requires that students give proper attention to personal cleanliness and neatness of dress. These terms will have to be interpreted continuously by the School Principal.
3. Estrellita High School has personal appearance standards, which have to be fairly specific to conform to court rulings. If appearance or attire detracts from the classroom in any way, the student will be expected to make the necessary changes. If in doubt, ASK FIRST.
ESTRELLITA DRESS CODE
The Education Code has provisions for the dress in public schools. The following dress code will be STRICTLY ENFORCED at our campus.
- Tattoos: Any Gang related tattoo will have to be fully covered or concealed anytime the student is on school grounds.
- Belts: No red or blue belts; no buckles with initials.
- Shoes: Nothing altered which indicates gang membership (i.e. no red or blue shoelaces or shoes)
- Shirts/Blouses: No shirt/blouse which is mostly blue or red or camouflage in color. No shirts indicating any of the following: drugs, alcohol, weapons, satanic symbols, gang signs or symbols. In addition, no pajamas, slippers, Big Johnson shirts, tank tops, halter tops, off-the-shoulder or low cut tops or blouses that expose the midriff may be worn. Shirts/blouses shall be sufficient to conceal undergarments at all times.
- Shorts/Skirts: Shorts/skirts must be modest in length. Shorts/skirts may be no shorter than the length of a person's arm held at their side, which is to be interpreted as mid-thigh.
- Jewelry: No jewelry associated with drugs, weapons or gang affiliation.
- Caps: No altered caps of any kind. No caps with drug/gang symbols. No red or blue or camouflage caps. In addition, hair-nets, or bandannas may not be worn in buildings.
- Backpacks: Shall be free of writing, pictures or any other insignia which are crude, vulgar, profane, or sexually suggestive. In addition, no backpacks will be allowed that bear drug, alcohol or tobacco company advertising, promotions, and likenesses, or which advocate racial, ethnic or religious prejudice.
- Pants/Sweatshirts/Jackets: No red or blue or camouflage. Levi’s or jeans are okay, but no blue Dickie pants. In addition, no pants that are torn may be worn.
Consequences: Students will be sent home to change clothes or will be given appropriate clothing if access to the home is not available. In addition, any student wearing gang attire will be referred to the front office, and parent contact will be made. The second offense will result in the student being assigned one hour of after-school detention. A third offense will result in suspension, and a fourth offense will result in a 5-day suspension and recommendation for expulsion based on defiance. Any student identified as gang affiliated will not be allowed to wear clothing which is associated with their affiliated gang.
NOTE: Any dress, grooming, or appearance which disrupts, or tends to disrupt, the educational process or affect the health or safety of individuals shall be prohibited.