Dress Code

The Manning School expects that all students and staff members will dress in a way that is appropriate for the school day or for any school sponsored event. As noted in district policy JICA, the primary responsibility for a student’s attire resides with the student and their parent(s) or guardian(s). School district policy notes that student attire, hairstyles and personal grooming habits will be accepted provided they are not disruptive and/or distracting to the educational process or are not detrimental to the health, safety, or morals of individuals. Additionally, Manning is responsible for ensuring student attire does not contribute to a hostile or intimidating atmosphere for any member of our learning community.

BASIC PRINCIPLE - Certain body parts must be covered for all students at all times. 
Clothes must be worn in a way such that genitals, buttocks, breasts, and nipples are fully covered with opaque fabric. Additionally, students should limit the exposure of the upper thigh (region above the area where a person’s fingers reach on the upper leg to the hip or waist area) and stomach areas out of respect for all community members. All items listed in the “must wear” and “may wear” categories below must meet this basic principle.

All Students MUST Wear, while following the basic principle above:
-  A Shirt or “top” which covers the mid-section of the body (with fabric in the front, back, and on the sides under the arms and with straps), AND
-  Pants/jeans or the equivalent (for example, a skirt, sweatpants, leggings, a dress or shorts), AND
-  Shoes.

*Courses may include assignment-specific dress. Activity-specific shoes requirements are permitted (for example, athletic shoes for PE and close toed shoes in science or STEM).

All Students MAY Wear, as long as these items do not violate the section above:
-  Religious headwear.
-  Hoodie sweatshirts without the hood up as it inhibits the ability to see the face of the student.
-  Fitted pants, including opaque leggings, yoga pants and skinny jeans.
-  Ripped jeans, as long as underwear and buttocks are not exposed.
-  Tank tops; halter tops, etc. in compliance with Section I above.
-  Athletic attire.

Students CANNOT Wear:
-  A mask, hoodie and headwear which inhibits the ability to see the face of the student. Staff may request the removal of non-religious headwear during instruction.
-  Violent language or images.
-  Images or language depicting drugs or alcohol or any illegal item or activity.
-  Hate speech, profanity, pornography.
-  Images or language that creates a hostile or intimidating environment based on any protected class or consistently marginalized groups.
-  Clothing that reveals undergarments which are covering the areas of the mid-section, genitals, buttocks, breasts, and nipples.
-  Swimsuits.
-  Sunglasses.
-  Accessories that could be considered dangerous or could be used as a weapon.

**ANY Manning Staff member may “dress code” a student and send them to the office for a change of clothes or to call parents if they refuse.

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