Dress Code

Royal Palm Beach High School
2015-2016 Dress Code

Updated: June 18, 2015

General Guidelines:

These general guidelines are designed as an “at a glance” review. The General Guidelines are not designed to substitute and at no time override the General and Specific Restrictions below.

1. Shirts: Any style, any color, with sleeves. Must cover entire midriff.
2. Pants: Any style any color. No holes or tears in pants. No leggings.
3. Shorts, Skirts, Dresses: Any style, any color. Length is to mid-thigh with no midriff showing.
4. Shoes: Closed toe and closed back shoes of any style, any color.
5. Jackets/Sweatshirts/Sweaters: In inclement weather jackets, sweatshirts, and sweaters may be worn. However, standard dress code must be worn under such coverings, which includes hoods not permitted to be worn outside of inclement weather.

General Restrictions:

The following attire is unacceptable:

1. Attire with language or images that are crude, vulgar, profane, or lewd/obscene, sexually explicit or sexually suggestive.
2. Attire with symbols, mottos, words or acronyms that promote illegal or violent conduct, such as gang symbols, the unlawful use of weapons, drugs, alcohol, tobacco or drug paraphernalia, or clothing that contains threats is prohibited.
3. Attire associated with discrimination on the basis of age, color, handicap, national origin, sexual orientation, marital status, race, religion or sex.
4. Clothing traditionally classified as undergarments, such as boxer shorts, bloomers, tights, hosiery, sleepwear, may not be worn as outer garments.
5. Clothing that is sexually suggestive or revealing (examples include, but are not limited to muscle tops, backless clothing, and clothing that exposes the midriff, exposes one's undergarments, have plunging necklines, and are constructed of see-through materials).
6. Attire that may be used as a weapon, including but not limited to, steel-toed shoes, large, long or heavy belts or other chains, studded or chained accessories, items with spikes and any other items deemed inappropriate by an individual school site.
7. Articles of clothing that cause excessive maintenance problems for school property, for example: shoe cleats that scratch floors or tear rugs, trousers with metal rivets that scratch furniture, etc.
8. Clothing which, because of fit, design, color, texture, inadequate coverage, or some other factor, creates classroom or school disorder or distracts the attention of another student or students in any class that is in session from the lesson being presented or from any other assigned school activity, or which creates a safety or health hazard for any student in the school.
9. Jewelry worn in a manner that presents a safety health hazard or causes a major disruption to the educational process (examples include, but are not limited to chains hanging from the belt or pocket or chains attached to the wallet).
10. A student who fails to maintain personal cleanliness, grooming or neatness of dress to the extent that their presence in the classroom creates classroom or school disorder or distracts the attention of others from assigned classroom activity will be required to maintain a level of personal cleanliness, grooming, or neatness of dress that eliminates said disorder.

Specific Restrictions:

1. Shirts:

a) No sleeveless shirts.
b) No midriff shirts.
c) No see-through blouses or dress shirts.
d) No wearing blouses and dress shirts open – only the top button may be unbuttoned.
e) Shirts must be appropriate for school at all times.

2. Pants:

a) No pants are to be tucked in to socks.
b) No sagging pants - pants must be worn at the waist.
c) No excessively tight pants, including but not limited to leggings, stretch pants, and yoga/exercise pants.
d) No pants with holes, rips, tears, frays, or extra zippers.
e) Pants must be appropriate for school at all times.

3. Shorts, Skirts, and Dresses:

a) No shorts, skirts and dresses are to be worn above mid-thigh.
b) No skirts and dresses may show midriff.
c) No excessively tight shorts, including but not limited to leggings, stretch, and exercise style garments.
d) No excessively tight skirts or dresses. Midriff may not be exposed.
e) No shorts with holes, rips, tears, or frays.
f) No sleeveless dresses.
g) Shorts, Skirts, and Dresses must be appropriate for school at all times.

4. Shoes:

a) No flip-flops, open toe shoes, open back shoes, sandals, or "slides".
b) No bedroom slippers.

5. Miscellaneous:

a) No flags or bandanas are to be worn on any part of the body.
b) No chains, studs, spikes, oversized belt buckles, or any other accessories are permitted that may cause damage to other students or school property.
c) No accessories (earrings, belt buckles, necklaces, bracelets, etc.) may be worn that are offensive in nature, such as illegal drug paraphernalia, guns, alcohol, etc. or that are sexually suggestive.
d) No sunglasses are to be worn inside the school building, unless for approved medical reasons.
e) No headwear of any kind, including du-rags and scarves, is permitted, other than for religious reasons or approval from administration or approved medical reasons.
f) No large headphone devices of any kind. Students may wear ear buds but only in one ear. Student must be able to hear requests and instructions during class changes, lunches, arrival and dismissal, at all times. Failure to comply to requests and instructions due to “not hearing” the request is not acceptable.
g) No portable speakers permitted on campus. Such devices will be confiscated and parent/guardian will have to pick up before 3:30 p.m.