School Dress Code

  • Student Dress Code Policy

    The purpose of Conestoga Valley School District's Student Dress Code Policy is to clearly define acceptable student attire. The objective of the policy is to promote an atmosphere for academic success while recognizing significant freedom of student choice and expression. While our goal is to maintain consistency throughout the district, it is important to note that the following policy may be supplemented by specific building rules.

      1. Students may not wear head coverings of any kind, including hats and hoods, unless worn for religious, medical, or safety purposes and approved in advance by administration. Sunglasses may not be worn during the school day.
      2. The length and style of hair (both facial and head) and jewelry shall be limited if it constitutes a health or safety hazard or if it is harmful to the building or equipment. In both cases, the student may be required to wear some type of protective covering or remove jewelry.
      3. No exposed midriffs will be permitted. Shirts must cover the midriff on all sides.
      4. No exposed cleavage will be permitted.
      5. Straps such as those found on tank tops, muscle shirts, halter tops, tube tops and/or spaghetti strap tops are not permitted. Tops that expose the back or parts of undergarments, including racerback tops or similar articles, are not permitted.
      6. All clothing must conceal undergarments. Shirts that reveal undergarments, whether due to the transparency, length, or lack of coverage of the shirt, are not permitted. Pants must be worn at the waist and completely cover the buttocks area. Pants may not be worn in such a way as to expose undergarments or skin around the midsection.
      7. Any article of clothing with a printed message, word, or phrase may not contain profanity, obscenity, or the promotion of any illegal activity or violence. Likewise, any article of clothing with a picture or graphic may not be obscene or promote any illegal activity or violence. Students wearing any article of clothing that is deemed inappropriate, offensive, or a distraction to the educational environment by the administration will be required to change.
      8. Pajamas or sleepwear, unless worn during Spirit Week on a pajama day, are prohibited.
      9. The length and style of accessories will be limited if they constitute a health or safety hazard or if they are harmful to the building or equipment. In both cases, the student may be required to remove the accessory.
      10. Footwear must be worn. Safety considerations may dictate the type of footwear worn in specific classes or school settings.
      11. Clothing containing holes, cuts, tears and/or rips that expose undergarments or skin are not permitted.

      Students who do not follow the Dress Code may be asked to change clothes or remove accessories. If the student does not have appropriate alternative clothing at school, it may be necessary for parents to bring appropriate attire or to accompany students home to change. The school may also provide appropriate clean clothing if necessary and available. Repeated Dress Code infractions may result in additional consequences as noted below in alignment with the district code of student conduct.


    First Offense: Student required to change, warning issued, and contact with parents.

    Second Offense: Student required to change, assigned to detention or community service, phone contact with parents.

    Subsequent Offenses: Continued violations of the dress code policy will result in further disciplinary action including, but not limited to, suspension from school and/or school and daily checks by a CV employee.