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VJHS Dress Code

The school expects and even requires students to dress in a neat and orderly fashion. While dress code regulations apply to regular school day only, the school has an obligation regarding dress and personal appearance when such causes distraction, confusion, and/or could possibly bring harm to the individual when the student is in regular attendance or at a school-sponsored function.
When extremes in dress and/or personal appearance cause any of the aforementioned, the school will ask that the individual change into more appropriate attire and/or conform to acceptable personal grooming standards for the normal functioning of the school. The final decision regarding school attire and proper school grooming standards is left to the discretion of the school personnel. The following guidelines are offered; these are subject to revision throughout the school year.

1.  Sleeveless shirts/blouses, tank tops, halters, see-through blouses, or tops with low-neck lines are not permitted. All shirts/blouses must have sleeves, short or long. Cap sleeves are not permitted.
2.  Midriffs and backs must not be exposed; tops must be long enough to tuck in pants when arms are raised.
3.  Jeans or other apparel should not be deliberately mutilated.  Any holes should be patched and pants should be properly hemmed.
4.  Jeans or pants should fit and should be worn at the waist.  They should not be wider than the foot at the cuff and should not be longer than the bottom of the heel.
5.  Inappropriate patches, pictures, symbols, writing, slogans, or quotes - either attached to or painted on clothing - are not to be worn.
6.  Pants should not have excessive pockets, buckles, or straps down the pant-leg (carpenter style is acceptable).
7.  Shorts and skorts will not be permitted during the school day. Exceptions will be made for physical education classes and extra-curricular practices and activities.
8Dresses and skirts should be at or below the kneecap. Exceptions will be made for extra-curricular activities.
9.  Trench coats will not be allowed.
10.  Hair shall be neat, clean, and well groomed. Students will not be allowed to wear un-natural hair colors. (i.e. purple, green, orange, etc.)
11.  Extremes in make-up and face paint are not permitted. Black fingernail polish and black lipstick will not be allowed.
12.  Shirts shall be neat, clean and buttoned except for the top button.
13.  Boys should be clean-shaven. Beards are not permitted, and mustaches and sideburns must be clean and well groomed. Sideburns should be no longer than the bottom of the ear.
14.  Young men will not be permitted to wear earrings. No other visible body piercing will be permitted for any student, including tongue rings and spacers.
15.  Tatoos should be covered at school.
16.  Clothing which desecrates the flag; advertises narcotic, alcoholic or tobacco products; or contains sexual references or innuendos is prohibited.
17.  Caps or hats are not allowed in the buildings. Caps should be worn in an appropriate manner. Caps will not be worn backwards.
18.  Billfold chains are prohibited.
19.  No excessive makeup, jewelry or accessories.
20.  Shoes must be worn at all times - no slippers.
21.  No pajamas or "pajama-like" pants and sleepwear allowed.

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