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Dress Code


Dress Code


Dress and grooming should fit in the school situation.

"A pupil who goes to school without proper attention having been given to personal cleanliness or neatness of dress, may be sent home to be properly prepared for school, or shall be required to prepare himself (herself) for the schoolroom before entering." (California Administrative Code, Title 5, Division 2, Section 302)

The following minimum standards shall be enforced in the Corona-Norco Unified School District in order to meet the requirements of the California Administrative Code regarding grooming, dress, and appearance:

  1. Any clothing, makeup, hairstyle or wig that has been demonstrated to contribute to the substantial disruption of the orderly operation of the school is inappropriate/unacceptable for school attire. Dress should be suitable and comfortable for normal school activities. Clothing should correspond with the demands and purpose of the activity in which students participate. Clothing should be clean and in good repair.
  2. Skirts and shorts shall be worn at an appropriate/acceptable length for sitting as well as standing so that undergarments shall not show. Skirts and dresses may be of any style if all slits, openings and length are no higher than half the distance between the knees and waist and do not expose one's underclothing. Shorts may be worn but must be in good taste. No undergarments or posteriors shall show.
  3. Pants must fit at the hip so they will stay on without a belt.
  4. Footwear must be worn at all times and have hard soles. (Tennis shoes are appropriate/acceptable.)

Apparel with emblems, printing, etc., that are obscene, libelous, or slanderous, or that incite students as to create a clear and present danger are not permitted on campus and may not be worn. [Skin art, which is obscene or libelous or so incite students as to create a clear and present danger of the commission of unlawful acts on school premises, must be covered.]

The following items of clothing are considered inappropriate/unacceptable for school attire:

1. Strapless, halter tops, or tube tops

2. Bare midriffs (no skin showing)

3. Undergarments showing

4. Chains or weapons (chains such as those attached to belts or wallets present a safety hazard.)

5. No Shirts

6. Lack of undergarments

7. Shirts, tops or sweaters unbuttoned below the sternum

8. Bathing suits (except in the swimming pool areas and locker rooms)

9. Hats**, visors of any kind, or sunglasses inside classrooms or office areas. Centennial High School 'Ball caps' only.

Other items or manner of wearing clothing may be inappropriate/unacceptable according to A-D above.

**Each school site will develop policies regarding the type of clothing to be allowed for outdoor use of sun-protective clothing.

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