District
Academics
North Syracuse Central School District
5355 West Taft Road
North Syracuse, NY 13212
Student Dress Code

 All students are expected to give proper attention to personal cleanliness and to dress appropriately for school and school functions. Students and their parents have the primary responsibility for acceptable student dress and appearance. Teachers and all other district personnel should exemplify and reinforce acceptable student dress and help students develop an understanding of appropriate appearance in the school setting.

A student’s dress, grooming and appearance, including hair style/color, jewelry, make-up and nails, shall:

  1. Be safe, appropriate and not disrupt or interfere with the educational process.
  2. Recognize that extremely brief garments such as tube tops, net tops, halter tops, spaghetti straps, plunging necklines (front and/or back), see-through garments, belly shirts, schimmel shirts, muscle shirts, rolled down pants (including one pant leg raised), bathing suits, half-shirts, short skirts, exposed underwear, bandana’s (anywhere on the body and/or clothing), pajamas, clothing with letters across the rear of the clothes, gang related gear, droopy pants, and any midriff-exposing attire are not appropriate.
  3. Ensure that underwear is completely covered with outer clothing. Exposed underwear, male/female, is not permitted.
  4. Include footwear at all times. Flip flops, platform shoes, and clogs have presented safety hazard for students. Students wearing such shoes and their parents/guardians accept responsibility for their safety in the event of injury or personal harm caused by wearing inappropriate footwear.
  5. Not include the wearing of hats, bandanas, head scarfs, or headbands in the classroom except for a medical or religious purpose.
  6. Not include items that are vulgar, obscene, libelous or denigrate others on account of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, gender, sexual orientation or disability.
  7. Not promote and/or endorse the use of alcohol, tobacco, weapons, illegal drugs and/or encourage other illegal or violent activities.
  8. Jewelry (pendants, vials, etc.) associated with drugs or drug use, chains, spiked jewelry, or clothing and other clothing accessories that pose a potential threat to safety are prohibited.
  9. Any clothing and/or accessories deemed al environment will not be permitted in school.
  10. Clothing that causes exposure of student’s stomach, back, or underwear when the student is engaged in everyday activities, such as bending , reaching, sitting, etc., will not be permitted.

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