DRESS CODE SUMMARY
DRESS CODE: Pomona Unified School District (PUSD) respects students’ rights to express themselves in the way they dress. All students who attend PUSD schools are also expected to respect the school community by dressing appropriately for a Pre-K-12 educational environment and in preparation for career settings. Student attire should facilitate participation in learning as well as the health and safety of students and the adults that supervise them. This policy is intended to provide guidance for students, staff, and parents.
- Basic Principle: Clothing should cover at minimum areas from one armpit across to the other armpit, down to approximately mid-thigh. Tops must have shoulder Rips or tears in clothing should also abide by the Basic Principle of coverage as stated above.
- Shoes must be worn at all times and should be safe for the school environment (pajamas/ bedroom shoes or slippers shall not be worn, except for school activities approved by the principal).
- See-through or mesh garments must not be worn without appropriate coverage underneath that meet the minimum requirements as stated above.
- Specialized courses may require specialized attire, such as sports uniforms or safety
- Clothing may not depict, imply, advertise, or advocate illegal, violent, or lewd conduct, including but not limited to weapons, the use of alcohol, tobacco, cannabis or other controlled substances.
- Clothing may not depict or imply nudity, pornography, profanity, or inappropriate
- Clothing may not state, imply, or depict speech/imagery targeting individuals or groups, or create a hostile or intimidating environment based on actual or perceived protected
- Clothing and accessories that endanger student or staff safety may not be
- Apparel, jewelry, accessories, or manner of grooming that, by virtue of its color, arrangement, trademark or any other attribute, denotes membership in a gang or advocates illegal or disruptive behavior is strictly prohibited.
The administration reserves the right to determine what constitutes appropriate dress in the interest of student health, safety and continuity of the instructional program. Students who do not adhere to these guidelines may not be allowed to attend class. Parents and/or guardians will be called if appropriate clothing is not available or the student refuses dress-code appropriate clothing. Accommodation may be made for religious dress and grooming practices on a case-by-case basis.