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Standard of Dress for Grades PK-8
Standard of Dress for Grades 9-12
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The below information and attachments are intended to provide guidance when shopping. Before making final clothing purchase decisions, parents are responsible for reviewing the Standard of Dress Policy in its entirety. Students will be held accountable for all information listed in the policy.
Intent and Philosophy:
The intent of the Standardized Dress Policy is to explain verbally and visually what is considered appropriate attire for school. The language of the policy is reflected in the visual presentation of photographs and for enforcement purposes will serve as a guide. The Standard of Dress Policy outlines what is considered acceptable and appropriate. If an item of clothing or style for wearing clothing is not outlined as acceptable attire, that item or style will be considered to be in violation of the policy and should not be worn.
The District maintains dress and grooming standards because it believes that students who dress and groom themselves in a manner considered acceptable and appropriate by the community will become more responsible citizens of the community. We believe that the business of school is student learning and that school dress and grooming standards should support that purpose and should also promote a safe, orderly learning environment. One worthwhile goal of a comprehensive education is learning that different situations require different modes of dress and behavior. The district believes school is a place of business and the dress and grooming of a student should reflect the serious intent of a workplace as well as promote a business-like atmosphere. The Standard of Dress Policy is a vital step toward better preparing our students for the future.
Parent and Student Responsibility:
The parent and student shall be responsible for ensuring that the student is in compliance with all aspects of this Code when the student enters the school premises, and during the time the student is on school premises during regular school hours. Items worn in violation of this Code may be taken up by a school official and returned to the parent if the parent comes to the school and requests the return of the item.
Principal is the Final Authority:
The Board delegates to the principal the authority to make final determinations as to whether clothing or grooming is or is not within this Code. The ruling of the building principal regarding compliance or non-compliance with the Dress & Grooming Code and corresponding consequences assigned for violation of this Code is final, and may not be appealed to the Superintendent, his designee, or the Board.
Grooming Standards for all Grades PK-12
Hair: A clean, natural-looking and neatly groomed hairstyle is expected. Startling and unusual hairstyles are not permitted.
Facial Hair: Boys are expected to be clean-shaven, with the following exceptions: For boys, facial hair such as beards and goatees are not permitted. Mustaches are permitted, provided they do not extend beyond or below the edge of the lips and are neatly trimmed.
Earrings: Girls may wear appropriate earrings. Boys are not allowed to wear earrings and may not have any object in the ear or earlobe.
Body Piercing and other items: For boys and girls, visible body piercing of any type (other than appropriate earrings for girls), including face and tongue piercing, is not permitted on campus or at any school-sponsored activity. For boys and girls, teeth "grills" are not permitted.
Exclusions: This policy does not prohibit principals from allowing extracurricular group uniforms to be worn on days stipulated by the principal, or during special celebrations which involve dress such as Jean Friday, Spirit Shirt Day, crazy hat day, 50's day, etc.
List of Stores
Below is a list of local and national retailers that can provide clothing items that meet the Duncanville Independent School District Standards of Dress requirements. This alphabetical list is provided as a courtesy and in no way implies that the vendors below will have the appropriate clothing available in all sizes or colors at all times.
1126 S. Cedar Ridge Road
Duncanville, TX 75137
Dillards online catalog
JCPenney online catalog