Crockett Elementary Dress Code
What initiated the adjustment to dress code policy?
Per Board policy, our campus standardized dress code is reviewed annually. As part of this year’s review we collected feedback from our Site-Based Decision Making Team and had staff and parents participate in a survey. Concerns were expressed such as unintended inequities created by an evolving campus standard mode of dress, other campuses with similar student populations not having standardized dress, students missing class/school because of not having approved standardized dress items, and students not wearing jackets/coats during cold weather because the items were not approved standardized dress items among others.
What are the changes being done at this time?
Results from our parent and staff survey showed an overwhelming (approx. 70%) preference for a campus dress code that mirrors the WFISD dress code, but lifts the requirements of a standardized or uniform dress code. With a clear majority coinciding with a time of the year many families purchase cold weather clothes, our campus decided to make adjustments to our dress code at this time. Please remember that any clothing items that were worn as part of the standardized dress can still be worn any day. In fact, we plan to designate a couple of days each year where students will be encouraged to “dress up” such as picture days or special campus events.
- Clothing or accessories with lettering, symbols or decorations that detract from the learning process or illustrate or promote alcoholic beverages, tobacco products, drugs, sex, vulgarity or violence either explicitly or by innuendo will not be allowed.
- T-shirts, hats, tattoos and other articles of clothing bearing words or symbols, color combinations, or any other recognized gang insignia, articles of clothing will not be allowed.
- Jeans may be worn, but holes should be smaller than a quarter and no holes/rips above the knee are allowed.
- Shoes are to be worn at all times. Shoes designed for strings or buckles must be fully laced/fastened. Students shall not wear shoes, including backless shoes that the principal determines to be a hazard to the safety of students or others on a campus.
- Sunglasses, combs, hats, bandanas and head coverings shall not be worn in the buildings.
- Shirts and blouses must be buttoned.
- Bare midriffs, halter tops, see-through tops, tank tops, and miniskirts shall not be worn. Basketball-type jerseys or other sleeveless shirts must have an appropriate shirt with sleeves under them.
- Hair is to be neat, clean, well groomed, and styled so that vision will not be obstructed.
- Hair styles and hair color that create a distraction will not be allowed.
- Students will not apply makeup in the classroom.
- Students are permitted to wear earrings in their ears only. All other body piercing objects are not allowed.
- All dress and skirt lengths must fall no higher than the top of the knee.
- Shorts may be worn but must be no shorter than mid-thigh.
- Jogging shorts with more than a one-inch slit on the sides shall not be worn.
- Jogging suits, sweat suits, and warm-ups may be worn.
Any potential dress code exemption shall be filed with the principal by the parent and shall be handled on an individual basis.