Dress Code

Dress Code

Perry Township Schools seeks to encourage a safe and positive learning environment that focuses on academic achievement and a sense of community. In order to promote school safety, improve student performance and encourage positive self-esteem, and focus on academic achievement instead of socio-economic status, Perry Township Schools adopts the following student dress code for all students during the school day:

FOR ALL PERRY TOWNSHIP STUDENTS:

  1. Hats, head coverings, sunglasses, curlers, or slippers are prohibited. Students with a bona fide religious objection may apply for an exemption.
  2. Clothing and jewelry, which includes depictions or symbols of the following, are prohibited:
    a. sex or sexual innuendo
    b. lewd, vulgar, indecent, or plainly offensive speech, including profanity
    c. violence, destruction of property, or advocating the use of force
    d. urging violation of the law or school regulations
    e. alcohol, drugs, or tobacco
    f. anything which substantially or materially disrupts the school environment

FOR STUDENTS IN GRADES K-6 (KINDERGARTEN, ELEMENTARY, 6TH GRADE ACADEMIES):

  1. Solid color collared shirt (with sleeves) or turtleneck, tucked in.
  2. Black, khaki or navy bottoms, no denim. No overt or distracting holes, rips, cuts, or frays are permitted.
  3. Knee-length pants. Shorts may be worn up until Fall Break and after Spring Break.
  4. Dresses, skirts, shorts, and jumpers must be near knee length.
  5. Winter Wear—solid color sweater or sweatshirt allowed; must be over collared shirt or turtleneck.
  6. Student IDs should be worn and made visible at all times.
  7. No flip-flops or “wheelie” shoes. No hooded sweatshirts.
  8. School spirit wear determined by each building.

FOR STUDENTS GRADES 7-8:

  1. Solid color collared shirt (with sleeves) or turtleneck.
  2. Black, khaki or navy bottoms, no denim. No overt or distracting holes, rips, cuts, or frays are permitted. (Pants or skirts must be worn at the waist)
  3. Knee-length pants. Shorts may be worn up until Fall Break and after Spring Break.
  4. Dresses, skirts, shorts, and jumpers must be near knee length.
  5. Winter Wear—solid color sweater or sweatshirt allowed; must be over collared shirt or turtleneck.
  6. Student IDs should be worn and made visible at all times.
  7. No flip-flops or “wheelie” shoes. No hooded sweatshirts.
  8. School spirit wear determined by each building.

FOR STUDENTS IN HIGH SCHOOL:

  1. Pants or skirts must be worn at the waist.
  2. Pants must be knee length or longer and have no overt or distracting holes, cuts, tears, or frays.
  3. Dresses and skirts must be near knee length.
  4. Student IDs should be worn and made visible at all times.
  5. Pajamas or similar nightwear is prohibited.
  6. All tops must have sleeves.

Each school may need to make adjustments to their dress code expectations. The school will make every effort to effectively communicate changes to families.