By Molly Merson
A currently debated topic within our school is the dress code. As the temperature rises, clothing styles also change. You may be asking yourself: “What can I wear and not wear?” Well we have the answer for you.
Here at our school, we do have restrictions on certain styles, however many students aren’t aware of the guidelines we have. Guidelines and additional dress code information is listed in the student handbook issued in the beginning of the school year.
In most cases, this information remains unread or overlooked by students. Excessively short shorts are not permitted, especially if the pockets are longer than the shorts altogether. Also, visible undergarments, including men’s undershirts, are not acceptable.
“It’s a matter of modesty,” Principal Mary Smith said, in regards to clothing choice.
Compared to the Red Lion Area Junior High School, our dress code may seem a lot more lenient. Although there are restrictions, trust is put into the student body to choose appropriate attire for school.
“The older you are, the more freedom you have to choose,” Smith said.
Dress code is not a major concern for this upcoming Spring, because most of the student population follows the dress code guidelines. If students do not follow the guidelines, they will be asked to change. If they refuse to change, disciplinary action will follow. A student is only asked to change clothing if it “causes a disruption to the learning process,” Principal Smith says.
If students aren’t aware of our guidelines on dress code, it’s available on the school website or on the disc given out at the beginning of the school year. Our school understands that as seasons change, so does style. Make sure your spring wardrobe is filled with plenty of magnificence, modernity, and most importantly; modesty!
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