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Dress Code

The following clothing and accessories will not be allowed on the Nogales High School campus. They include, but are not limited to, items that are sexually suggestive or distracting to instruction, and items that have been deemed by local law enforcement to be (a) gang, tagger, or crew related, or (b) representative of gang affiliation. Exceptions will be made for bona-fide religious purposes.

The following is not allowed:
  1. Hats and Other Headgear
    1. Hats, caps, headband across forehead, scarves, hairnets, bandannas (worn or hanging from pockets or clothing), tams, stocking caps, visors, or other types of headgear
    2. Exception: Caps with Nogales insignia--baseball type hats (brim forward) or beanie caps. These hats may not be worn inside classroom
  2. Clothing
    1. Clothing with symbols or writing depicting gangs, sexually explicit material, or inappropriate messages (such as alcohol, cigarette, or drug use, and/or profanity)
    2. Extra long T-shirts worn on the outside
    3. Pendleton type shirts worn loose, untucked and buttoned at the neck
    4. Sexually suggestive, extremely brief, or attention diverting
      • Low-cut, strapless, spaghetti strap, or off-the-shoulder tops
      • Bizarre/revealing design, such as tank tops (both sexes), or sheer "see through tops
      • Bare midriffs (skin shows if the arms are raised above the head)
      • Short-shorts or skirts where hemline is higher than the end of the thumb when standing with arms fully extended downward 
      • Low rise pants, shorts, or skirts that expose the abdomen, posterior, or undergarments
      • Undergarments with no outer clothing, or outer clothing that exposes undergarments 
      • Swimming attire which does not cover backs or midriffs
    5. Excessively worn (such as holes above the knee) or unsanitary condition
  3. Pants
    1. Baggy or wide-legged pants (more than 2" of fabric when pulled from the waist and/or more than 5" of fabric when pulled from the knee)
    2. Sagging pants worn below the waist (must be worn at waist or with belt above hipbone)
    3. Pants worn or altered in such a way as to identify students with gangs or prison
    4. Pants which are slit or frayed at the cuff
    5. Altered pants, which do not fit without a belt
    6. Shorts below the knee; or knee socks covering the legs, worn with shorts below the knee
    7. Pajama
  4. Footwear
    1. Bare feet
    2. Inappropriate or dangerous footwear such as steel-toed shoes
  5. Accessories
    1. Jewelry or belts with logos, insignias, colors or writing depicting gang affiliation
    2. Clothing, jewelry or other accessories which may be used as a weapon, or which may be a safety hazard to the wearer or others, such as heavy chains, wallet chains, key rings with chain attached, two-finger rings, neck chains (links 1/4 inch or greater)
    3. Non-prescriptive dark glasses may not be worn in the classroom
    4. Long belts with the end hanging down in front, or belts with metal buckles that have initials or insignias stamped on them
Consequences
Students in violation of the Dress Code will be given a referral and sent to BIC where they will be directed to the SSC for the following consequences:
1st Offense - Student will change into a loaner shirt provided by the school and will be documented: Warning.
2nd Offense - Student will change into a loaner shirt provided by the school, documentation, the student will be assigned a lunch detention, and parent will be notified.
3rd Offense - Student will change into a garment provided by the school, documentation, the student will be assigned an after school detention, and parent will be notified.
4th Offense - Student will change into a garment provided by the school, documentation, the student will be assigned 2 after school detentions, and parent will be notified.
5th Offense - Student will change into a garment provided by the school, documentation, the student will be assigned a Saturday School detention, and parent will be notified.
6th Offense - Student will change into a garment provided by the school, documentation, the student will be assigned one-day of In-School Suspension (ISS), and parent will be notified.

     ** Every offense after will result in one-day of ISS.

Responsibility 
Parents/guardians have the primary responsibility to see that students dress appropriately for school. School personnel have the responsibility for maintaining proper and appropriate conditions for learning.