X. Student Dress
Lyons Township High School strives to create an atmosphere where all students, staff and members of our community feel safe and respected, and where diversity is welcomed and celebrated. (see Board Policy 7:160—Student Appearance)
A. STUDENT DRESS
We believe that:
- Students have the right to make clothing and accessory selections so that they feel comfortable and confident at school.
- Students have the responsibility to make clothing and accessory selections that are appropriate for the educational environment. Clothing choices should not disrupt the educational process, interfere with the maintenance of a positive teaching and learning climate, or compromise reasonable standards of health, safety, and decency.
- Hats and headgear: Students may wear scarves and other items that honor and celebrate their cultural identity. Students should not wear hats and will be asked to lower hoodies if their use obscures their face.
- Apparel that promotes or advertises weapons, drugs, alcohol, tobacco products, or other inappropriate activities is not permitted.
- Items and or behaviors determined to be symbolic of gang membership are prohibited.
- Tattoos or piercings, if determined to be inappropriate or a material disruption, will require clothing or other coverage.
- Shoes must be worn at all times.
Students who are not in compliance with the school dress code will be sent to the Assistant Principal’s Office for a conference and provided three alternative options to comply with the school dress code expectations.
- Students will be asked to put on their own alternative clothing, if already available at school.
- Students will be provided with a school clothing option for the day.
- If necessary, students’ parents/guardians may be called during the school day to bring alternative clothing for the student to wear.
If a student refuses to comply with one of the three alternative options provided, they will be subject to administrative removal from class until they select one of the appropriate options or for the remainder of the day. Students with multiple dress code violations may be subject to further disciplinary interventions.
B. STUDENT ID CARDS
Students at all times during the school day and at all school activities must carry a student ID card. A student ID card must be presented when requested by any staff member at any time, including when students board school buses, check out materials from the Library or Discovery Center, attend school events, and take standardized tests. Students not in possession of a student ID card may be denied admission to buses, computer labs or school activities, and will receive consequences for not being in possession of proper identification.
C. FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION
- The School Board reaffirms the right guaranteed in the U.S. Constitution.
- The school reserves the right to maintain a safe and orderly learning environment.
- Expressions must be in accordance with established board policies and administrative procedures, including but not limited to, Board Policies 7:20—Harassment of Students; 7:160—Student Appearance; 7:180—Prevention of and Response to Bullying, Intimidation, and Harassment; 7:185—Teen Dating Violence Prohibited; 7:190—Student Behavior; 7:315—Restrictions on Publications.
- Board policies and procedures available from building Principal or at School Board ofﬁce.