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The district’s dress code is established to teach grooming and hygiene, prevent disruption, and minimize safety hazards.  Students and parents may determine a student’s personal dress and grooming standards, provided that they comply with the following:

Garments that detract from the learning process are unacceptable and are not to be worn.  The school has the right to ask a student to change his or her apparel whether or not it is listed below, if it is such a nature as to detract from the educational atmosphere within the school.  This includes hair color, cut or any other accessory that may be ruled as distracting.

The following regulations will serve as a guide to implementing the policy but is not intended to be a complete or exhaustive listing of prohibited wear or appearance.


  • Students are prohibited from wearing the following to school:  clothes with holes, cut-offs, pajamas, house shoes, bicycle shorts, bare midriffs, low cut necklines, halter tops, tank tops, see-through tops (such as loose woven or fishnet materials), sweat suits, leggings or exercise pants, sun dresses, and excessively baggy or low riding pants.
  • Holes in pants must fall no higher than 3 inches from the top of the kneecap and tights or sweats must be worn under pants with holes.  Large holes in pants will not be allowed in any form.  If skin or tights can be seen it is considered a hole in the pants.
  • Cut offs or pants with holes must not have strings hanging.
  • All dress, skirt, and short lengths must fall no higher than 3 inches from the top of the kneecap without leggings.
  • All dress, and skirts or long shirts may be fingertip length with leggings.
  • Slits in dresses must not extend higher than 3 inches from the top of the kneecap without leggings
  • Appropriate undergarments will be worn and will not be visible.
  • Sunglasses, combs, hats, and head coverings will not be worn .
  • When belts are worn, they must be buckled or if there is no buckle, they must be tied.  Excessive belt length will be re-looped through the belt loops on pants or tucked in a pocket.
  • Shirts and blouses must be buttoned. Shirts worn as a jacket do not have to be buttoned or tucked in unless excessively long or has a shirt tail.
  • Male students will wear their shirts tucked in at all times.T-shirts do not have to be tucked in unless deemed excessively long.Sweaters do not have to be tucked in.

  • All shirts must have sleeves. Shirts with straps will not be allowed. Shirt neck should not fall over shoulder
  • Clothing or accessories with lettering, symbols, or decorations that detract from the learning process or illustrate or promote alcoholic beverages, tobacco products, drugs, sex, vulgarity or violence either explicitly or by innuendo will not be allowed.
  • Shoes are to be worn at all times.  Shoes designed for strings or buckles must be fully laced/fastened.
  • Students will not attend class with their hair rolled up nor will they apply makeup in the classroom.
  • Hair is to be neat, clean, well groomed, and styled so that vision will not be obstructed.  For male students hair is to be worn above the collar, above the eyebrows, and no longer than the bottom of the ear.  Facial hair will not be allowed.  Sideburns will be no lower than the bottom of the ear.  Hairstyles that create a distraction in class or in the halls will not be allowed.  Hair color will not be distracting.  Hair color must be a naturally occurring color.  Blue, green, etc. will not be allowed. Feather extensions will not be allowed  Male and female students will not be allowed to shave their entire head or partially shave their head.
  • Decorative jewelry or other objects that pierce, clip, or stick on any visible part of the body will not be acceptable.
  • EXAMPLES of decorative jewelry that cannot be worn by students (rings or studs).

    1. Nose studs or rings, tongue studs or rings, eyebrow studs or rings, lip studs or rings, eyelet plugs, and spacers.
    2. Earrings are not acceptable for boys.
    3. Earrings are acceptable for girls with the following limitation:  Maximum number will be three earrings in each ear.
  • All students will be required to remove any jewelry for participation in athletic activities.

  • Students with tattoos or writings on themselves will be asked to have them removed or covered.

  • No types of chains are to be worn, including billfold chains.

    If the principal determines that a student’s grooming or clothing violates the school’s dress code, the student will be given an opportunity to correct the problem at school.  If not corrected, the student will be assigned to in-school suspension for the remainder of the day, until the problem is corrected, or until a parent or designee brings an acceptable change of clothing to the school.  Repeated offenses may result in more serious disciplinary action in accordance with the Student Code of Conduct.

    These rules are in effect from the time the student arrives on the school campus until he/she departs from there, through the last day of school and at all school sponsored or school related activities.  Holliday ISD students and parents are asked to understand that violations of the published rules, guidelines, and expectations concerning dress at the campus level will result in appropriate disciplinary action under the Code of Student Conduct.

    Extracurricular sponsors may have stricter requirements for appearance.

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