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AVMS Dress Code

Altar Valley School District believes that there is a connection between Student Dress and Academic Success. As such, any attire that detracts form the learning environment is not acceptable. Students should dress in a manner that takes into consideration the educational environment, safety, health, and welfare of oneself and others. The following guidelines are not intended to be entirely inclusive of all dress code situations. Therefore, school administrators will be allowed the final decision when applying the guidelines to student appearance standards.

AVMS Shirts/Tops

  • Must not include tank tops, spaghetti straps, halter tops, strapless tops, or racer back tops. Tank tops are any sleeveless tops with a strap of less than two to three inches with no bra straps showing.
  • Must not have a neckline that exposes cleavage.
  • Must not extend in the armpit more than six inches from the collarbone.
  • Must not include any reference to a gang.
  • Must not include any defamatory writing, obscene language or symbols, or symbols of drugs, sex or alcohol.
  • Must not expose any part of the midriff when sitting, bending, standing, or when raising arms. 
  • Must not expose undergarments* when sitting, bending or standing, unless covered by an acceptable overgarment, as defined in this section.
  • Must not be see-through. Must not be ripped or torn.

AVMS Pants/Shorts/Bottoms

  • Must be worn at the waist at all times, regardless of the number of layers.
  • Must not include any reference to a gang.
  • Must not include any defamatory writing, obscene language or symbols, or symbols of drugs, sex or alcohol.
  • Must be no shorter than fingertips when your arms are at your side. 
  • Must cover the entire buttocks when sitting, bending or standing.
  • Must not expose undergarments* when sitting, bending or standing, regardless of the number of layers.
  • Must not be see-through.
  • Must not be leggings/stockings/tights worn without an overgarment. Overgarments such as shorts/dresses/skirts/long shirts must be no shorter than fingertips when your arms are at your side. 
  • Must not be ripped or torn completely showing skin higher than four to six inches above the top of the knee in the front or back. 

AVMS Shoes

  • Must be worn at all times.  
  • Must be closed-toe shoes.
  • Slippers are not allowed.

Accessories

  • Must not present a safety hazard to self or others at the administrator’s discretion.
  • Must not include any reference to a gang.
  • Must not include any defamatory writing, obscene language or symbols, or symbols of drugs, sex or alcohol.
  • Must not include hats or any other head apparel inside school building unless for preapproved religious, medical or safety reasons. Applies to both males and females.
  • Must not include sunglasses worn inside any building.

AVMS Other Guidelines

  • Must not include pajamas, other loungewear, or blankets. 
  • Must not include undergarments* worn as outer garments.
  • Must not contribute to an atmosphere of threat, intimidation or negative peer pressure.
  • Must not create an exposure in violation of any of the above guidelines when sitting, bending or standing.
  • Must not display anything that is otherwise illegal to possess at school.

Inappropriate: Inappropriate is defined as anything that is gang related: portrays drugs, paraphernalia, tobacco, or alcohol; insinuates anything sexually inappropriate for the school campus; is intimidating or has racial/gender slurs. If any item of clothing or accessory is identified as inappropriate or is disruptive in the classroom, the student may be asked to remove or change it. It is well known that gang related attire can change. School and district administration reserve the right to discipline students for inappropriate attire as needed.
*Undergarment Definition: An undergarment is any item specifically designed to be worn underneath other garments and is typically worn next to the skin. Undergarments include, but might not be limited to underwear, bras including sports bras, or other items that might be worn directly against the skin to cover the private areas of the body.