FSU Campus - Dress Down Day
Dress Down Day! Wednesday, September 19, 2012
2012-2013 CODE OF STUDENT CONDUCT
$1.00 - Wear your favorite sport or team shirt
$1.00 - Wear a pair of jeans, shorts, or skirt
Thank you in advance for your support. The 5th Grade
**Students MUST follow the Broward County School Board Dress Code & The City of Pembroke Pines Charter School Dress Code Policy**
SECTION III - DRESS CODE
Appropriate dress and grooming can help to create a positive learning
environment. Other attire may be allowed for special school activities
with approval of the school administration. Possible consequences for
violating the dress code are found in the Discipline Matrix. Changes
in clothing trends will not override the dress code policy.
Students have a right to wear stylish clothes of their choice as long
as those clothes are appropriate for school, are not dangerous to
health and safety, and do not create a substantial and material
disruption of the school.
Students have a responsibility to dress neatly appropriately, to be
clean and well groomed.
All students are expected to honor their responsibilities and dress in
a way that respects the rights of others.
1. Footwear must be worn at all times. For grades K-12, bedroom
slippers are not allowed, and for elementary students, backless
footwear is not allowed. Additionally, elementary students may not
wear backless, sling-backs, or open-toed footwear. Socks may not be
worn with backless shoes as a substitute back for backless shoes.
2. Special clothing, including footwear, may be required for safety
reasons in certain programs or activities such as physical education,
home economics, career/technical education, and science.
3. Revealing clothing or clothing that exposes the torso is not
allowed. Examples include, but are not limited to: tank tops or
spaghetti straps without overblouses (long shirts) or jackets;
see-through garments; mini-skirts or mini-dresses; halters; backless
dresses; jackets, shirts, or blouses tied at the midriff; and bare
4. Clothing which is not worn appropriately, is not properly fastened,
or has tears that are *indecent will not be permitted. All trousers,
including oversized or low-hanging trousers, must be worn and secured
at waist level.
5. Garments including, but not limited to, pajamas, boxer shorts,
bloomers, and bustiers, which were traditionally designed as
undergarments, sleepwear, or beachwear, may not be worn as outer
garments. Other clothing not allowed are: leggings without overblouses
(long shirts) that reach mid-thigh, tights, bodysuits, or hosiery,
including those with lace trim, and bicycle racing attire unless they
are worn underneath dresses, skirts, or shorts of appropriate length.
Appropriate T-shirts may be worn as outer garments.
6. Clothing that exposes the upper thigh is not allowed. Shorts that
are not shorter than mid-thigh, including walking shorts,
Bermuda shorts, and split skirts (culottes), are allowed. For Pre-K
through 3, shorter shorts may be worn since these are standard attire
for these ages.
7. Clothing, jewelry, buttons, haircuts, or other items or markings
which are, *suggestive, *revealing, or *indecent, associated with
gangs or cults, encourage the use of drugs, alcohol, or violence, or
support discrimination on the basis of age, color, disability,
ethnicity, gender, linguistic differences, marital status, national
origin, race, religion, socioeconomic background, sexual orientation,
physical appearance, or on any other basis are not allowed.
8. Head coverings including, but not limited to, caps and hats are not
allowed unless they are necessary for safety in programs such as home
economics, technology education, vocational education, and athletics
or are worn for religious or medical reasons.
Bandannas are not allowed. Hats, that do not violate #7 above, are
allowed to be worn outdoors for physical education and recess as a
safety precaution from sun damage.
9. Curlers and other hair grooming aids are not allowed. Personal
grooming including, but not limited to, combing, brushing, and/ or
spraying hair, and applying cosmetics is allowed only in restrooms
and/or designated areas.
10. Sunglasses may not be worn indoors unless a doctor’s authorization
is on file. Sunglasses are allowed to be worn outdoors for physical
education and recess as a safety precaution from sun damage.
11. Any articles of clothing or jewelry that may cause injury
including, but not limited to: items with spikes or sharp objects,
wallet chains, and heavy link chains are not allowed.
12. Parents/guardians may request exemptions for their students from
participation in the mandatory unified dress program, and shall be
informed by the principal, in writing, of the following procedure in
a. Parents/guardians may request an application for exemption from the
b. An application for exemption must be made annually.
c. The application for exemption must be completed in full and must be
submitted to the school principal within the first ten (10) school
days of a student’s initial attendance.
d. The school principal (or a designated school administrator) shall
communicate with the parents to discuss the unified dress policy and
the nature of the request for the exemption. The purpose of this
communication shall include:
(1) Ensuring that the parents/guardians understand the unified dress
policy and its intent.
(2) Verifying the accuracy of the information on the application for
e. The principal’s response in this regard shall be transmitted to the
parents/guardians in writing via the Application For Exemption form
within ten (10) school days of submission.
Principal may only deny an application if the application is received
on or after the 11th school day after enrollment.
13. Violators of the uniform policy (SB Policy 5309) shall be subject
to the same penalties as violators of the dress code policy. For
further clarification, see the District’s Discipline Matrix that
assigns specific consequences and is part of the school’s discipline
plan. The Discipline Matrix is available to parents upon request. You
may view the complete uniform policy and all School Board policies on
the Web at http://www.broward.k12.fl.us/sbbcpolicies.
*Indecent, suggestive, and revealing refer to exposure of private body
parts and/or pictures or words with a sexual connotation.
Pembroke Pines Charter Elementary School is dedicated to providing a
high quality education to a diverse community where all students are
expected to succeed as life-long learners.
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Written By: ppcs\cvasquez
Date Posted: 9/12/2012
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