Dress Code Guidelines
The purpose of the dress code follows:
• Encourage the attitude that school is a place to learn
• Ensure a focus on learning in the classroom
• Enhance safety during work and play
• Encourage greater respect and appreciation towards one another
• Promote neatness and modesty.
Students should wear clothing and shoes appropriate for the weather and for fully
participating in school activities. It is an observable fact that students do better academic
work when neatly dressed. There is also a tendency to treat one another with greater
appreciation and respect. With this in mind, LVCS requests that students comply with the
following dress code:
• No logo wear is permitted that represents hate images; hate speech,
discrimination, gangs, contraband, or sexually explicit messages or references
(e.g., sexually explicit language or graphics, alcohol, tobacco, illegal drugs, or
weapons.) Clothing, school supplies, lunch boxes, backpacks, jewelry, and
headwear that fall into the categories above are likewise not permitted.
• The following articles of clothing are not permitted:
o See-through or revealing shirts
o Backless, strapless, or tank tops
o Halter tops or dresses
o Low-cut tops or dresses
o Bare-midriff tops
o Clothing that fails to conceal undergarments
o Shorts or skirts shorter than their middle finger when arms are held down
by their sides and also not more than 5 inches above the kneecap when
o Pajamas or slippers. *
o Extremely tight or excessively oversized clothes
• Pants and shorts must be worn above the hip bones. Pants and shorts may not
• Make-up is not permitted K-5. Nail polish may be worn.
• Headwear may be worn outside only. *
• Dark glasses may be worn outside only. *
• Shoes should meet the following requirements:
o Shoes should be solidly on the student’s feet to help ensure safe
participation in school activities (e.g. physical education, recess, etc.).
o No “flip flops,” backless sandals, high heels, or shoes with wheels (hidden
or exposed) are permitted. Tight, open toed sandals are permitted.
o Any clothing, jewelry, or accessories that create safety or health concerns
or cause or threaten to cause a disruption to the educational process are
prohibited (e.g. long earrings, chain belts, etc.).