Dress and Appearance Policy
Quartz Hill High School is committed to preparing students for the world of work and further education. Therefore, all students are expected to maintain an appearance and attire which presents a favorable impression and which is appropriate for the work force or career opportunities. This includes strict adherence to the dress code, wearing clothing in good repair, and makeup that is not excessive or a distraction. Gang dress will not be tolerated in any way (Specific gang dress is addressed in the AVUHSD’s gang attire on campus policy below). The student’s first warning is during the Administrative Discipline Assembly or classroom visits as well as the teacher/student discussions held in the classroom. We present the following rules:
- All students are required to wear appropriate footwear for school. Some examples of inappropriate footwear include flimsy rubber flip flops and any type of slippers.
- All shirts and tops must cover the midriff at all times. The following are examples of clothing that is unacceptable: tank tops, strapless, spaghetti straps, off-the-shoulder, cut-out designs, low-cut shirts, bare-back, sheer or mesh clothing that does not have an appropriate blouse or shirt underneath, etc.
- All pants and shorts must fit at the waist. No sagging or low riding will be permitted. Clothing must cover undergarments when sitting, standing, or bending.
- Hemlines and slits on dresses, skirts, and shorts above mid-thigh are not acceptable.
- Clothing and hair accessories that are unsafe and/or dangerous are not permitted (for example, hair picks and combs, studded belts, chains, spikes, handcuffs, safety pins, needles, etc.).
- Clothing or jewelry that depicts any “gang-style” writing; illegal activity; sexually related or obscene gestures and material; tobacco; drugs; alcohol; or words, pictures, or phrases that depict violence or intimidation may not be worn.
- Any body piercing that presents a safety issue or major distraction will not be allowed.
- Any clothing or styles of dress that may be construed to provoke fear, violence, or intimidation, including gang-related attire, are not acceptable.
- Clothing must be in good repair. Manufactured designs and modifications must maintain a high level of modesty. Questions regarding this item should be directed to a Vice Principal for clarification.
GANG DRESS POLICY
- Pants oversized at the waist are not allowed. These can be identified as pants that are folded in at the waist or belt line (e.g. students with a 32” waist should wear pants no larger than 32” waist).
- Wearing pants below the waistline (sagging) is not allowed.
- No gang-related jewelry, insignia, colors, paraphernalia, materials, apparel, clothing or attire may be worn or carried on campus or at school activities.
- Belt buckles with any initials are prohibited.
- Wearing an over-sized belt with one end hanging down is prohibited.
- Excessive color identities worn in the color of red and/or purple, blue and/or green, black and/or gray, or orange (in combination with other gang attire) are prohibited.
- No gang-related hats, baseball-type caps or other gang-related head gear may be worn on campus or at school activities. Official school cap (i.e., approved by the principal) representing the current school of residence may be worn.
- Bandanas, red or blue belts, red or blue shoelaces, or rags that commonly signify gang identity by style or color are prohibited.
- Clothing, jewelry, paraphernalia or material which is obscene, sexually explicit or which depicts or suggests sexually-related or obscene gestures, pictures or wording or which promotes violence, the use/abuse of drugs, tobacco or alcohol may not be worn or carried on campus or at school activities.
- Shorts extending below the knee when worn with over-the-calf socks are prohibited. No pants can be worn with one leg up and one down.
- No student may wear articles of clothing, jewelry, paraphernalia or accessories which pose a threat to the physical and/or emotional well-being and safety of the student or others on campus or at school activities.
- Shirts buttoned at the top and unbuttoned at the bottom are prohibited.
- Steel-toe combat style boots are prohibited.
- Gang, rap-crew, tagger-crew writing on shoes, clothes or body, backpacks or accessories are not permitted.
- Sports jerseys, other than school jerseys, will not be allowed.
- Clothing or articles of clothing (including, but not limited to gloves, bandanas, shoestrings, wristbands, or jewelry) which are likely to promote others to acts of violence or which are likely to cause others to be intimidated by fear of violence may not be worn on campus or at any school activity.
MINIMUM CONSEQUENCES FOR DRESS CODE VIOLATIONS
1st Offense: Warning (documented)
2nd Offense: Parent contact; Student assigned to the After School Work Program
3rd Offense: Parent contact; Student assigned to the Saturday School Program
4th Offense: In-House Suspension
5th Offense: Off Campus Suspension