Palmetto Ridge High School Dress Code 2021-22
Students and parents need to be aware of the importance of good grooming and its effects on the learning environment. Good taste is knowing where and when to wear the appropriate clothing and accessories. Since the home provides the funds, guidance and upkeep of the student's clothing worn in school, it is the responsibility of the parent to see that grooming reflects the modesty and good taste expected in school. The following dress and grooming requirements are to be followed by all students as may be reasonably determined by the principal. Other requirements may be made to avoid disruption of the educational process.
The following proper attire is expected at Palmetto Ridge High School:
- Safe footwear shall be worn at all times. No rubber flip-flops or bedroom slippers shall be worn.
- Halter tops, tube tops, short shirts, muscle shirts, midriff, or backless shirts and blouses shall not be worn. Shoulder coverings must cover the shoulder area for males. (i.e. no tank tops). No halter tops of any kind are allowed without an appropriate covering. No spaghetti straps or thin straps under two inches wide. Transparent, mesh or see-through clothing may not be worn without other appropriate clothing underneath (strap width requirement). No bare skin should be exposed at the waist or abdomen area.
- Clothing must cover the chest area to ensure that cleavage is not exposed.
- Hair shall be clean and neatly groomed. Hair color and style shall not interfere with the educational process in the reasonable discretion of the principal or designee. For spirit days, no face painting more than ½ the face or coverings are permitted. No bandanas allowed other than PRHS spirit wear.
- Hats or other head coverings shall not be on campus. Exceptions may be made by the Principal for head coverings worn for religious purposes. Hats will be taken and placed in the Attendance & Discipline office. No sweatshirt hoods or “hoodies” shall be worn on students’ heads at any time on campus.
- Intentionally altered clothing or unbuttoned and ill-fitted garments are not acceptable. No rips or tears in clothing whether purchased from the manufacturer in that manner or intentionally ripped are allowed. i.e. No ripped, frayed or holes in pants or shorts above the knee that display skin. Ill fitted garments include, but are not limited to, garments that are too small as to reflect immodesty or too large as to appear to be falling off the body.
- Clothing shall be free of inflammatory, suggestive, or other inappropriate writing, advertising or artwork, including references to drugs, alcohol, nicotine or weapons. i.e. Playboy, beer advertisement, etc.
- The wearing or display of flags on our campuses has historically and currently caused dissension along with a potentially unsafe and hostile learning environment for our students. In an effort to provide safe schools and prevent potential disruption, the following flags are the only ones that may be displayed and/or worn on Collier County Public Schools campuses and at off-campus school-related activities: 1) the United States and POW/MIA flags; 2) the State of Florida flag; and 3) official school flags.
- Body adornment (i.e. adornments which pierce flesh) in any visible body part other than the ears shall not be displayed if such display presents a health or safety issue or if such adornment interferes with the educational process in the reasonable discretion of the Principal or designee.
- Items that may be used to do harm are prohibited (e.g., large belt buckles, wallet chains, or finger rings that cover two or more fingers)
- The length of skirts/dresses and shorts shall be at least fingertip length all the way around. No stretch skirts/dresses allowed as they cinch as a student walks. Shorts/pants must be fitted or cinched so as not to slip. No tights, jeggings, or leggings to be worn without a skirt or shorts of appropriate length. No yoga pants allowed.
- Costumes, sleepwear or other clothing/adornment that creates a distraction is not permitted. Gang clothing, symbols or other items associated with gangs may not be worn, displayed, or carried. i.e. Sniper Gang merchandise.
- To enhance student safety, all secondary students shall wear a school-issued photo ID badge, displayed on their person, in plain sight, at all times during the school day. ID badges shall not be defaced or destroyed. ID badges are District property and shall be returned to the school once a student has been withdrawn.
- Appropriate clothing must be worn under outwear (ie: sweat-shirts, hoodies, sweaters, jackets, etc.).
- Inappropriate clothing may be covered or exchanged so that the student may remain in the classroom.
Failure to comply with the above policy can result in the student placed in ISS for the remainder of the day in addition to consequences assigned per CCPS Code of Student Conduct.