Dress and Grooming (All Grade Levels)

All requirements within this policy will be strictly enforced. In order to attend their regular classes, students will be required to be in full compliance with this policy.

The district’s dress standards are established to prevent disruption and support the safety of all students, staff, and campus visitors.

The dress standards of the Frisco Independent School District are meant to promote a positive, professional learning environment where the focus is on instruction and not on clothing. Clothing, hairstyles and accessories will meet reasonable, school-appropriate standards that support a safe school environment.

A student’s personal dress standards must adhere to the following general criteria:

  • Shall not lead school officials to reasonably believe that such dress will disrupt, interfere with, disturb, or detract from school activities.

  • Shall not be drug, alcohol, or gang-related, offensive, and/or distract from or interfere with the learning environment of the school.

  • Shall not create a health or other hazard to the student’s safety or to the safety of others. 

Specifically, students shall come to school looking clean, neat, and ready to learn. The District prohibits pictures, emblems, or writings on materials or clothing that are lewd, offensive, vulgar, and immodest or promote or refer to alcoholic beverages, drugs, or any other substance prohibited under policy FISD Board Policy/Exhibit FNCF.

The District also prohibits any clothing that may reasonably be expected to cause disruption of or interference with normal operations. Shirts or other clothing items depicting or promoting acts of violence, guns, weapons, death, dismemberment, disfigurement, gang activity or affiliation, or other offensive items or wording are specifically prohibited. Tactical-style vests or attire that is tactical in nature which may reasonably cause a substantial disruption of the school day is prohibited.

Furthermore, to support proper hygiene on campus and maintain an environment conducive to learning, blankets and pillows, whether “worn” or carried, are prohibited on campus, unless otherwise directed by the school staff.

The following statements serve as guidelines so that there is no question of what is acceptable.

  • Clothing should be worn for the purpose for which it was designed.

  • Must extend below the undergarment area at all times whether in standing or sitting position.

  • Sunglasses and/or any head coverings that might conceal all or some portion of the face from clear view are not permitted to be worn in the building.

  • Undergarments should not be visible at any time. Tears, frays, or ragged edges and holes may only be below the buttocks and pelvic region at all times. Shorts, including athletic shorts, must extend beyond the buttocks and pelvic region at all times.

  • If tights, leggings, or other form-fitting pants are worn, the buttocks and pelvic region must be covered at all times by a dress, shirt, skirt, or shorts.

  • Shoes with a hard sole must be worn at all times; house shoes are not permitted. Tennis shoes should be worn in physical education classes. Shoes with wheels are not allowed. Elementary: Students are discouraged from wearing flip-flops, heels, and/or wedges as these types of shoes can pose a hazard on the playground.

  • Sleeveless tops must be wide enough to cover undergarments.

  • See-through, strapless, bare midriff, underwear-type sleeveless shirts, beachwear, swimwear, tube tops, and low-cut clothing is not permitted.

  • Shirt hems should extend to or past the waist of pants/shorts/skirts at all times.

Students in violation of the student dress and grooming code will be expected to change to appropriate attire (provided by the school when possible) when violations occur. Students will not be allowed to leave campus for the purpose of changing clothes.

Secondary students who refuse to meet this requirement of compliance with the Dress and Grooming Code may spend the day in In-School Suspension.

Students are expected to be in compliance with the dress code at any school-related event or activity; school officials have the authority to ask students to leave if they are inappropriately dressed.

Note: The principal, in connection with the sponsor, coach or other person in charge of an extracurricular activity, may regulate the dress and grooming of students who participate in the activity and may impose higher standards.

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