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KING PHILIP
MIDDLE SCHOOL

100 King Philip Drive
West Hartford, CT 06117
Phone: 860-233-8236
Fax: 860-233-0812

Joy Wright, Principal 

Dress Code

 

We recognize that students have their own personal style of dress and grooming, and as such, the rights regarding their appearance will not be interfered with except when their choice disrupts the educational process or creates disorder by containing offensive or obscene language or symbols oriented toward violence, sex, drugs, alcohol, tobacco, or degrades any gender, cultural, religious or ethnic values.

 

Shorts and skirts must allow the student to walk safely, sit, bend, ascend and descend stairs without unintended exposure. A general guideline is to use one’s longest knuckle length to determine appropriate garment length.

 

Shirts and tops: bare backs, stomachs must be covered at all times. Shoulder straps must be at least 2” wide to be worn without something under or over it. Low-cut necklines are not acceptable. All pictures and writing on shirts must be appropriate for the school setting.

 

Undergarments (bras, underwear, and boxershorts): All undergarments must be completely covered at all times.

 

Pants: Pants must be worn properly up at the waist with a belt to prevent them from sagging.  Leggings/yoga pants may only be worn with a long and loose fitting shirt that covers the front and back.

 

Footwear: State law requires that students wear shoes in all areas of the school building. Footwear which scuffs or damages floors or is a safety or health hazard is not allowed.

 

Accessories: Students will be asked to remove any accessories that could be considered a safety risk.

 

Clothing not acceptable for school includetransparent, or clothing with excessive holes, clothing that is too tight, outdoor garments (jackets, hats, gloves, etc), sleepwear, pajamas, flannel pants, clothing with inappropriately placed writing, head coverings unless for religious reasons, attire or accessories that depict logos or emblems that advertise or encourage the use of drugs, tobacco products, alcoholic beverages, or weapons or that contain language that is violent, suggestive, or otherwise inappropriate are not acceptable.

 

Consequences: Students will be encouraged to correct any dress code violation with a change of clothing from their lockers, school borrowed or home. Administration reserves the right to issue consequences for disruptions to learning, insubordination and/or repeated violations.



West Hartford Public Schools

50 South Main St, West Hartford, CT  06107

T: 860-561-6600

F: 860-561-6910

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