Dress Code: Reasonable
care and neatness in regard to dress and appearance is required of all
students. Shoes must be worn on campus
and in the classroom. The SBSD dress
code is enforced at Santa Barbara High and the general atmosphere of a school
must be conducive to learning. Should a
student’s general attire or appearance represent a danger to his/her health or
welfare or attracts undue attention to the extent that it becomes a disruptive
factor in the school, the principal, designee, or teacher will ask the student
to make the necessary changes. In the
event the change does not take place in the time allowed, the principal/designee
will prescribe the necessary action to be taken by the school under the rules
and regulations prescribed by the State Education Code and the School Board
Polices. In addition, it is recognized
that the school shares with parents a responsibility for teaching its youth
appropriateness of dress. In the
interest of health, safety, cleanliness, decency and decorum among students the
following regulations have been adopted by the Board of Education:
general, wearing apparel will be determined at the discretion of the
parent. However, at any time when there
is evidence that a choice of clothing or a student’s appearance potentially
endangers the student’s health or safety, or otherwise interferes with the
educational process and mission of the school, the school staff will intervene
and take corrective action.
all matters relating to individual dress and grooming, students are required to
exercise good judgment, exhibit responsible behavior and endeavor to reflect
respect for themselves, their school, and their community.
are expected to follow all school rules governing safety and specialized programs
that may require the wearing of protective clothing, safety glasses or other similar
and personal items (backpacks, fanny packs, gym bags, water bottles, etc.)
shall be free of writing, pictures, or any other insignia which are crude,
vulgar, profane or sexually suggestive, which bear any symbol or insignia of
alcohol or drugs, that is inflammatory, or indicates/advocates hatred based on
wearing of clothing that represents any group, gang, organization, or
philosophy which advocates violence or disruption, has any history of violence
or disruption of the objectives of the school’s instructional program is
must fit properly and must conceal undergarments at all times. See-through or fishnet fabrics, halter tops,
spaghetti swaps, off-the-shoulder or low-cut tops, bare midriffs and skirts or
shorts shorter than mid-thigh are prohibited.
must be worn on campus during the school day.
that is unduly revealing or attire which detracts in any way (e.g., displaying
inappropriate messages) from the educational mission of the school’s
instructional program is unacceptable.
and teachers may impose more stringent dress requirements to accommodate the special
needs of certain sports and/or classes.
to sending students to the office/administration for dress code violations,
teachers will talk to students about their dress and seek voluntary compliance
with the policy.