Recognizing that styles change, we do not have a definitive list of banned clothing items. Instead, Kimbark teachers and staff exercise their judgment and discretion in censoring any clothing, shoes, or accessories that present a safety hazard to our students, or which disrupt the educational process. Students may appeal a dress-code decision to the principal and the principal's decision is final.
Here are some examples of inappropriate dress (this list is not all-inclusive and is meant to serve as a guideline):
1. Inappropriately revealing clothing (shirts that reveal midriffs or bra straps, shorts that are shorter than fingertip length, spandex shorts, muscle shirts or shirts that are cut low at the neck or armpits.).
2. Safety hazards (platform shoes, flip-flops, or open-toe sandals, some jewelry, too-long belts, oversized or baggy clothes, hats (except Kimbark hats and hats requested by parents for sun protection), wallet or key chains).
3. Clothing that sends an inappropriate message (inappropriate sayings or images on shirts, "gang" lettering or any clothing known to indicate gang affiliation, handkerchiefs and bandannas).
4. Hair styles of varied colors and distracting styles. (Example: Mohawk taller than 2", red/green/purple hair other than for special events.)