Dress Code


The Bonita Unified School District Board of Education believes that appropriate dress and grooming contributes to a productive learning environment. It is shown that dress affects attitude and behavior, and most students who dress properly arrive at school ready to learn.

Standards for all Students

  1. All students are to give proper attention to personal cleanliness, modesty and safety in dress and grooming.
  2. Clothing is to be neat, clean, safe and non-distractive.
  3. No student is permitted to attend school if their appearance is disruptive to the operation and administration of the educational process.
  4. Certain types of clothing and attire that have the potential to cause a disruption of school activities will be prohibited.
  5. Clothing, jewelry and/or accessories, which may provoke others to acts of violence, may be disruptive to the educational environment, or may be used as weapons, including but not limited to professional sports attire, gloves, hair nets, shoestrings, wristbands, belts, belt buckles, chains and any gang-identified or unsafe items are prohibited.
  6. Clothing, and jewelry shall be free of writing, pictures, and any other insignia or indications which are profane, obscene, sexually suggestive, or which advocate racial, ethnic, sexual or religious prejudice, tagging, gambling, violence, the use of drugs, alcohol or any other illegal activity.
  7. Only unaltered school-affiliated or solid-colored (devoid of logo or design) hats or medically/religiously-required hats, as approved by the school principal are allowed.  Hats must be removed when indoors.
  8. Footwear must be worn at all times. Students must wear footwear that is safe and appropriate for the learning environment.  Students must wear shoes that have a back or strap on the heel and have a platform of no more than 1 ½ inches.  All shoes must be closed toe. Footwear commonly considered as bedroom/house shoes/slippers is prohibited.  Steel-toed footwear is prohibited.
  9. Oversized clothing, including oversized white T-shirts with creased sleeves, or creased down the front and oversized and/or sagged pants are prohibited.  Pants must fit and be worn at the waist without requiring alteration.
  10. Gang-associated attire, which may include, but is not limited to belts, footwear, jackets, dark glasses not medically prescribed and worn in-doors, bandanas and/or headgear is prohibited.
  11. Shorts to the knee or longer worn with white socks to the knee and/or bib overalls (unless both straps are buckled over the shoulders at all times) are prohibited.
  12. Clothing shall not be excessively revealing and must be sufficient to conceal undergarments at all times.  Examples of clothing that may be inappropriate include, but are not limited to:  short shorts/skirts, low-rise pants with high-rise underwear, see-through or fishnet fabrics, halter tops, muscle shirts, tank tops (with straps of less than one inch), tube tops, spaghetti strapped clothing, off-the-shoulder or low cut tops and bare midriffs.  Dress/Skirt/Pant length cannot be shorter than the tip of the middle finger when a child’s arm is fully extended.
  13. Other clothing or accessories, including body markings/piercings, determined by the school administration to be a deterrent to safety or to detract from the educational process, are prohibited.

NOTE:  The administration retains the sole discretion to determine if these standards are being met.

Violations of the dress code will result in the following consequences:

1st       Offense           Warning and parent contact for change to appropriate clothing

2nd      Offense           Detention and parent contact for change to appropriate clothing

3rd       Offense           In-School Suspension and parent contact for change to appropriate clothing

4th        Offense           Suspension from school


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