FHS Dress Code Grooming of students attending school is generally left up to the good sense and sound judgment of students, parents and guardians. We understand how a students appearance effects doily behavior, purpose for being at school and productivity in the classroom. We are making a concerted effort to establish good grooming and personal character at Fresno High so that our students will be adequately prepared to enter the mainstream of life. We ask your support in maintaining the kind of atmosphere that is necessary for and conducive to a good education. The following dress code applies to both sexes and will be enforced at school and at school functions. However, none of the following statements are to be interpreted to limit the District's responsibility and obligation to enforce unique safety and health requirement (i.e. shop and food situations). Apparel, hair style or cosmetic even if not specifically mentioned below, which creates a safety concern, draws undue attention to the wearer, or which tends to distract from the educational process will not be tolerated. Specifics All clothing will be worn as the design was intended There will be no oversized clothing. All pants must fit at the waist All clothing must be neat, clean. No torn or radically altered clothing will be allowed Hats/headgear are NOT to be worn in classrooms Shoes must be properly worn on campus See through or sexually suggestive apparel which exposes the body in a sexually suggestive manner is not acceptable. No undergarments may be revealed. Straps on blouses or tops are to be at least 2 inches wide Underwear-type sleeveless shirts, tank tops, tube tops or halter tops are not allowed. raps must completely cover the midriff area Dresses, shirts, and shorts must be at least the length of arms down to sides and fingers extended All shorts must be neatly hemmed; no cutoffs are allowed Gang-related symbols or insignias are not to be worn or displayed. This includes, but is not limited to: any type of bandanna any predominately colored red, maroon, burgundy, T-shirts, jerseys, belts, JACKETS, SWEATSHIRTS, binders, shoes or shoe strings any predominately blue colored attire including shirts and pants, with or without jacket, sweatshirts, jerseys, belts, binders, shoes or shoe string combination any initialed belt buckle displaying an inappropriate symbol any jersey of any color displaying the numbers 8, 13, or 14 any attire that displays a dog (i.e. FSU Bulldogs, Georgetown Bulldogs, Bad Dog, Big Dawg etc.) burgundy San Francisco 49ers and Blue Dallas Cowboys Jerseys Overall straps must be fastened over the shoulders at all times. No hanging belts or straps will be allowed Clothing with lettering or drawings which depict sexually suggestive expressions or actions, profanity, obscenity, drugs, alcohol, or tobacco, or which degrade the integrity of individual groups may not be worn Earrings are to be worn in ears only Sunglasses are not to be worn indoors Attire which may be used as a weapon may not be worn (i.e., steel-toed boots, chains, items with spikes or studs) Haircuts or hair styles which draw undue attention to the wearer are not permitted. Multicolored or unnatural hair is not allowed Excessive, obscene or gang related tattooing must be covered Exceptions to the above may be made by the Principal for special days or special events. Enforcement The Dress Code will be enforced by ALL. STAFF. Referrals will be made to the Vice-Principals for appropriate action. A student violation of this policy is deemed willfully defiant of the valid authority of the school Principal. Violations will result in the following disciplinary actions: 1st Violation -- Home contact, detention assigned, and the student will be requested to change clothing, hair style, or cosmetics 2nd Violation -- Home contact and Alternative to Suspension (detention, OCS, Sat. School) 3rd Violation -- Home contact and Suspension Questions regarding the Dress Code due to medical reasons, please contact the Vice-Principal.