Pursuant to Board Policy 5132, Mountain House High School holds that appropriate dress and grooming contribute to a productive learning environment and are important life and career skills. Students are expected to demonstrate appropriate personal cleanliness and wear clothing that is suitable for the school activities in which they participate.
Clothes must be neat, clean, and appropriate for school, according to the guidelines below. No items shall be worn to school which are distracting to the learning environment, revealing, obscene, vulgar, related to tobacco, drugs or alcohol, or related to any unauthorized group which may provoke others to acts of violence or cause others to be intimidated by fear of violence as determined by school administrators and other school staff. Please refer to Administrative Regulation 5132(a). When dressing for school, students should be aware of the following:
a. No hairnets, do-rags, wave caps, gang-related hats, bandannas (any color) or any item that depicts gang affiliation. This includes and is not limited to towels, shirts or other items placed on the head. Hats and caps are not to be worn indoors. All hats and caps must be worn facing the front and may not be worn to the back or to the side. Hoods and sunglasses may not be worn in classrooms.
b. No clothing that has been altered in such a way as to identify students with a gang including and not limited to, sagging/baggy pants, cut off shorts with knee high socks, hanging belts, suspenders off the shoulders, or gang-related initials on belt buckles.
c. Students must wear their pants on their hips. Administrators may use ties to secure pants at the waist.
d. Sexually suggestive attire (including playboy items) or extremely short or revealing attire is prohibited on campus. This includes, but is not limited to, low-cut garments, strapless, tube tops or off the shoulder tops. Tops must have two (2) straps no less than one (1) inch in width. No bare midriffs or backs, or muscle shirts, undershirts, and fishnet or sheer tops. Shirts must be worn with both arms through the sleeves - not over one shoulder. Shorts that are shorter than knuckle length with the hands relaxed to the sides or skirts which are shorter than fingertip length are not allowed. Ripped jeans or pants may not have holes above knuckles with the hands relaxed at the side. Leggings or tights are acceptable when worn with pants, shorts or a skirt that are of appropriate length.
e. Shoes must be worn at all times.
f. No clothing or other accessories (such as chains, spiked collars, wristbands, jewelry or rings), which present a safety hazard may be worn.