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Old 12-09-2023, 03:06 PM
 
Location: My house
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I didn't have a dress code, but girls wore leggings/jeans and guys wore basketball shorts/jeans all year round.
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Old 12-09-2023, 06:28 PM
 
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I graduated High School in 1973 in NYC.
Dress Code for girls - dresses/skirts (not too short), stockings, low heeled shoes (no sandels)
Dress Code for boys - collared shirts, slacks, loafers (no sneakers)

Today's High Schoolers wear jeans, sweatpants, sweatshirts, crocs, flip flops, sneakers, flannel pajama pants, tee shirts, backpacks. All are on their cell phones.
I grew up in South Carolina. We could not wear shorts, ever.

In grades 1-6 and 10-12, we had no air conditioning. But NO SHORTS ALLOWED.
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Old 12-09-2023, 10:44 PM
 
Location: WA
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Most schools still have dress codes. But they tend to be unisex. In other words, the same exact dress code for both boys and girls and (anyone in-between). I work at two different schools. One has the following dress code:

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Allowable Dress & Grooming
• Students must wear clothing including both a shirt with pants or skirt, or the equivalent and shoes.
• Shirts and dresses must have fabric in the front and on the sides.
• Clothing must cover undergarments, waistbands and bra straps excluded.
• Fabric covering all private parts must not be see through.
• Hats and other headwear must allow the face to be visible and not interfere with the line of sight to any student or staff. Hoodies must allow the student face and ears to be visible to staff.
• Clothing must be suitable for all scheduled classroom activities including physical education, science labs, shop, and other activities where unique hazards exist.
• Specialized courses may require specialized attire, such as sports uniforms or safety gear.

Non-Allowable Dress & Grooming
• Clothing may not depict, advertise or advocate the use of alcohol, tobacco, marijuana or other controlled substances.
• Clothing may not depict pornography, nudity or sexual acts.
• Clothing may not use or depict hate speech targeting groups based on race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, religious affiliation or any other protected groups.
• Clothing, including gang identifiers, must not threaten the health or safety of any other student or staff.
• If the student’s attire or grooming threatens the health or safety of any other person, then discipline for dress or grooming violations should be consistent with discipline policies for similar violations.

A material and substantial disruption of the educational process may be found to exist when a student's conduct is inconsistent with any part of the educational mission of the School district. Prohibited conduct includes the use of lewd, sexual, drug, tobacco or alcohol-related messages, or gang-related apparel. The uniforms of nationally recognized youth organizations, and clothing worn in observance of a student’s religion, are not subject to this policy.
The student and parent may determine the student's personal dress and grooming standards, provided that the student's dress and grooming does not:
A. Lead school officials to reasonably believe that such dress or grooming will disrupt, interfere with, disturb, or detract from the school environment or activity and/or educational objectives;
B. Create a health or other hazard to the student's safety or to the safety of others;
C. Create an atmosphere in which a student, staff, or other person's well-being is hindered by undue pressure, behavior, intimidation, overt gesture or threat of violence; or
D. Imply gang membership or affiliation by written communication, marks, drawing, painting, design or emblem upon any school or personal property or one’s person.

The principal, in connection with the sponsor, coach, or other person in charge of an extracurricular activity, may regulate the dress and grooming of students who participate in the activity if the principal reasonably believes that the student's dress or grooming:
A. Creates a hazard to the student's safety or to the safety of others; or
B. Will prevent, interfere with or adversely affect the purpose, direction, or effort required for the activity to achieve its goals.

If the student's dress or grooming is objectionable under these provisions, the principal will request that the student make appropriate corrections. If the student refuses, the principal will notify the parent, if reasonably possible, and request that the parent make the necessary correction. If both the student and parent refuse, the principal will take appropriate disciplinary action. Students may be suspended, if circumstances so warrant. Students who violate provisions of the dress code relating to extracurricular activities may be removed or excluded from the extracurricular activity for such period as the principal may determine. All students will be accorded due process safeguards before any corrective action may be taken.
The other HS in a different district has the following dress code

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ALLOWABLE DRESS & GROOMING
• Students must wear clothing including both a shirt with pants or skirt, or the equivalent, and shoes.
• Shirts and dresses must have fabric in the front and on the sides that meet pants or equivalent.
• Clothing must cover undergarments (bra straps excluded).
• Fabric must cover all private parts and must not be see through.
• Shorts, skirts, and equivalent must be of adequate length.
• Clothing must be suitable for all scheduled classroom activities including physical education, science labs, woodshop, and other activities where unique hazards exist.
• Specialized courses may require specialized attire, such as sports uniforms or safety gear.

NON-ALLOWABLE DRESS & GROOMING
• Hats and other headwear (unless given specific approval from building administration).
• Clothing may not depict, advertise or advocate the use of alcohol, tobacco, marijuana or other controlled substances.
• Clothing may not depict pornography, nudity or sexual acts.
• Clothing may not use or depict hate speech targeting groups based on race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, religious affiliation or any other protected groups.
• Clothing, including gang identifiers or weapons, must not threaten the health or safety of any other student or staff.

If the student’s attire or grooming threatens the health or safety of any other person, then discipline for dress or grooming violations should be consistent with discipline policies for similar violations.

What does this all mean? We don’t judge a book by its cover and neither should you. Wear clothes that provide adequate coverage and don’t wear clothes that promote things that aren’t cool, dangerous, or illegal.
And they provide this convenient diagram

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Old 12-10-2023, 12:08 AM
 
Location: Sun City West, Arizona
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Most schools still have dress codes. But they tend to be unisex. In other words, the same exact dress code for both boys and girls and (anyone in-between). I work at two different schools. One has the following dress code:



The other HS in a different district has the following dress code



And they provide this convenient diagram
Interesting to read the Wikipedia article about Camus High School. Whew.
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Old 12-10-2023, 03:54 AM
 
Location: Sydney Australia
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Nearly all kids wear school uniforms in most of Australia. What is interesting is that there seems to be less opposition to this than when I was at high school decades ago. It never seems to be a topic of conversation these days. The public school uniforms tend to be quite casual and most private schools more formal.
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Old 12-10-2023, 07:57 AM
 
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I graduated High School in 1973 in NYC.
Dress Code for girls - dresses/skirts (not too short), stockings, low heeled shoes (no sandels)
Dress Code for boys - collared shirts, slacks, loafers (no sneakers)

Today's High Schoolers wear jeans, sweatpants, sweatshirts, crocs, flip flops, sneakers, flannel pajama pants, tee shirts, backpacks. All are on their cell phones.
I also had a smoking section - for students - I my high school. Just because something was a certain way back then, doesn't mean it was a good thing.

And if you graduated in 1973, I'm going to guess you haven't spent a lot of time in a high school lately. As the parent of a college freshman and a high school junior, I have. And I can tell you, the kids are alright.
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Old 12-10-2023, 10:28 AM
 
Location: Sun City West, Arizona
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I also had a smoking section - for students - I my high school. Just because something was a certain way back then, doesn't mean it was a good thing.

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As a non-smoker teacher who was required occasionally to supervise the student smoking area at one high school, I remember those days well...and HATED it.
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Old 12-10-2023, 11:45 AM
 
Location: A coal patch in Pennsyltucky
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And if you graduated in 1973, I'm going to guess you haven't spent a lot of time in a high school lately. As the parent of a college freshman and a high school junior, I have. And I can tell you, the kids are alright.
I graduated from HS in 1973 and I currently sub in six different school districts, so I'm in schools almost everyday. I'm curious what you mean by the comment that, "the kids are alright."

This thread is about school dress codes. I see kids, especially girls, do and wear thing that they would never have done when I was in HS. Earlier in this thread, I mentioned the girl wearing a sports bra. I typically wear a fleece because the classrooms are usually cold. It is common to see students coming in to school wearing shorts and a T-shirt even when it is below 20 degrees out. I have students (mostly girls) who sit and lay on the floor. The yoga pants on overweight girls is sad. Walking around a classroom you typically see buttcrack or thongs sticking out.

The schools have dress codes, but they don't enforce them. Most school dress codes state: no cleavage showing, but it is never enforced. The biggest issue with boys is the hats and hoodies. If you say something to them about taking the hat or hoodie off, it goes back on 10 minutes later.

But enforcing school dress codes is not going to improve education in this country. But that's a whole number discussion.
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Old 12-10-2023, 12:13 PM
 
Location: On the Chesapeake
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This whole dress code thing caused my (former) high school to go to uniforms. Mostly because no one, not even the Administrators, could consistently enforce it. What one bounced on a kid about one of the others would say was OK.

Uniforms opened another can of worms, instead of being able to pick out the one or two non-compliers you now had to inspect everyone, down to their socks and shoes (that went away fairly quickly).

The main push came from a couple parents, one of whom had a relative who was designated an "authorized supplier" for the uniforms. No doubt just a coincidence.

Even now, 9 1/2 years after leaving the classroom and retiring I still have a bit of brain shock seeing the kids where I live wearing "normal" clothes, they don't look like inmates at a minimum security penal facility like ours did at school.

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Old 12-10-2023, 12:27 PM
 
Location: Sun City West, Arizona
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I used to laugh as I would drive to my public school in the morning or back home in the afternoon. I had to pass a catholic school, and you would always see girls modifying the length of their skirts before they went onto school property.

A predecessor to me in our school (as principal) had to let a teacher go since the teacher would keep telling girls that they were going to hell for wearing skirts or shorts that were too short or blouses that he considered too revealing. He was a 'born again-er' and couldn't separate his personal religious beliefs from his job...despite multiple warnings.
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