Dress Code

Student grooming and apparel must adhere to LPS standards of dress, must not pose a threat to public or personal safety or health, and must not be disruptive of or distracting to classroom activity or student behavior. These standards apply in school buildings, on school grounds, in school vehicles, on school property, and at school-sponsored activities. Forms of dress which are unacceptable include, but are not limited to: 
  • Clothing that is transparent or does not adequately cover the body (spaghetti straps, halter, midriff tops, muscle shirts, or low cut tank tops). Shoulder straps will be at least 2” (or three fingers) wide.
  • Short shorts and skirts are inappropriate. Shorts must have an inner inseam of 5” or more. For skirts, stand straight, drop hands straight to sides and add an inch of length. When wearing leggings, untucked shirts must cover waist and 1 inch in length. Skin should not be visible at any time around the waist.
  • Clothing with suggestive or offensive language or that advocates or represents drugs, alcohol, and/or gang affiliation
  • Clothing inappropriate for specific classroom activity or that interferes with the overall educational process
  • Outerwear (hats, coats, jackets, parkas, windbreakers) must be placed in lockers by 7:45 a.m. and may be removed at 2:43 p.m. Students may wear outerwear outside during lunch.
  • Sunglasses
  • Wallet chains and/or spikes
  • Body piercing that may create physical harm to oneself or others will result in a request that the student remove any implanted material.
  • Bandanas
  • Shoes with wheels in the heels
  • Hats or head coverings of any kind, including hoodies 
School administrators and teachers may establish additional specific standards for their individual classrooms within the LPS dress guidelines.
Disciplinary action for violation of dress standards may include requiring the student to remove or change the apparel, referral to counselor or administration, parental conference, and suspension and/or expulsion upon repeated code violations.