The responsibility for the appearance of the students rests with the parents and the students themselves.


They have the right to determine such student's dress, providing that such attire is not destructive to school property, complies with the health code of the State of New Hampshire, is appropriate, and does not interfere with the educational process.


Students should not wear clothing or hair styles that can be hazardous to them in their school activities such as shop, lab work, physical education, and art.  Articles of clothing that cause excessive maintenance problems; for example, cleats or boots, shoes that scratch floors, and trousers with metal rivets that scratch furniture, are unacceptable.  The Building Administrator will communicate the school’s dress code to parents and students on a yearly basis.  Any changes to the dress code will be communicated to parents.


The following apparel is not to be worn during the school day (this list is not all inclusive):  caps, hats, and other head gear; tank tops; clothing with offensive, vulgar, or racist language or pictures; tops that do not completely cover the mid-section; clothing that glorifies violence, encourages or promotes the use of alcohol, drugs, or gangs.


Students who violate this policy will be given an opportunity to correct the situation by either changing the clothing, removing the clothing (if appropriate), wearing it inside-out, or other means as determined by the principal so the student is in compliance with this policy.  Students who repeatedly violate this policy may face more severe punishment, including detention, in-school suspension, or out-of-school suspension.


School attire must adhere to the generally accepted standards of the community.  Obscene and inappropriate dress will not be acceptable.  When a question as to the appropriateness of the attire exists, the principal will make the decision.



Adopted:          April 8, 1993

Amended:        October 8, 2009

Amended:        July 11, 2013