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Dress Code

Cold Spring School is reviewing feedback from families and community stakeholders regarding the changes for the 24-25 school year. We deeply appreciate your feedback.

Restrictions

This policy permits additional student attire requirements when necessary to ensure safety in certain academic settings (e.g. physical education, science or CTE courses). Additionally, this policy allows for reasonable variation in required student attire for participation in activities such as swimming or gymnastics. Attire worn in observance of a student’s religion is not subject to this policy.

Students may not wear clothing, jewelry, or personal items that:

  • Are pornographic, contain threats, or that promote illegal or violent conduct such as the use of weapons, drugs, alcohol, tobacco, or drug paraphernalia;
  • Demonstrate hate group association/affiliation and/or use hate speech targeting groups based on race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, religious affiliation, or other protected groups;
  • Intentionally show private parts (nipples, genitals, buttocks). Clothing must cover private parts in opaque (not able to be seen-through) material; ensure that all undergarments are hidden from view.
  • Cover the student’s face to the extent that the student is not identifiable (except clothing/headgear worn for a religious or medical purpose); or
  • Demonstrate gang association/affiliation.

Enforcement

Typical consequences for a violation of this policy include:

  • Dress code violations are not Out of School Suspension offenses
  • 1st offense: parent/guardian contact and the directive to cover, change, or remove the non-complying attire
  • 2nd offense: parent phone call and directive to change 
  • 3rd offense: required parent/student restorative conference
  • The Principal or their designee should notify a student’s parent/guardian of the school’s response to violations of the student dress policy