SCHOOL UNIFORMS ARE OPTIONAL
The Dress Code adopted by the Happy Valley School Board is designed to help encourage a wholesome learning environment, to provide safety, and discourage negative influences.
Student attire, accessories and appearance must be modest and avoid creating a distraction. Clothing must not have inappropriate language, pictures, images, or representations of negative, unwholesome or controversial subject matter, such as gangs, violence, skulls, skeletons, or anti-social messages or actions. Clothing should be clean, neat, in good repair, and fit properly. Baggy, saggy, excessively tight, worn, torn or frayed clothing is not permitted.
Shirts and blouses must appropriately cover the back, shoulders, midriff and chest areas, and have no low-cut necklines, or low-cut or gaping armholes. Spaghetti strap blouses, tank tops and muscle shirts are not appropriate.
Shorts, skorts, skirts and hem length of dresses must be longer than mid-thigh.
Dresses must be modest, and, as with blouses, cover the back, shoulders, midriff, and chest areas appropriately, and have no low-cut necklines, or low-cut or gaping armholes. Shorts are to be worn under dresses or skirts on physical education days and at any time when girls are climbing or playing on the playground equipment.
School uniforms are optional and may be purchased online or at local discount or department stores. Tops for both boys and girls may be red, white, blue (any shade) or pink polo shirts. Pants, shorts, skorts or jumpers (for girls) should be navy or khaki twill. Hem length and all other requirements of the regular dress code apply to uniforms. Uniforms are attractive, convenient, and inexpensive. We highly recommend them.
Underclothing must not be exposed, partially or otherwise, and see-through attire is not permitted.
Shoes with closed toes and heel straps are encouraged. High heels, platform shoes, shoes with wheels and flip-flops may not be worn at school. Tennis shoes must be worn during physical education classes.
Hats, caps and sunglasses are appropriate outdoors, but may not be worn indoors. Sun block is encouraged.
Hair should be neatly groomed and clean. Distracting hairstyles are not permitted, including, but not limited to: unnatural colors; Mohawks; spikes; cut or shaved designs; partially shaved; shaggy or excessively unkempt hair.
Jewelry may be worn by girls, with earrings in/on the ears only. Boys may not wear earrings. Body piercing, other than girls’ earrings, may not be visible on exposed areas of the body.
Tattoos, transfers, writing or markings on exposed areas of the skin are not permitted.
Enforcement: Students out of dress code may not attend class. Parents are responsible for ensuring that their children are properly dressed for school each day, and will need to bring proper attire to school for their student if the student is out of dress code. The final decision regarding dress code issues rests with the administration.
Parents and students sign the dress code as part of the enrollment agreement each year. Thanks for helping keep us all focused on learning, and maintaining a positive, safe environment for everyone.