Research has proven that children behave more appropriately and perform better at school when they are neatly dressed. Parents and teachers working together can help children learn to make appropriate selections for a given place or occasion.
The Fairfax County Public Schools Dress Code states:
“All students are expected to dress appropriately for a K-12 educational environment. Any clothing that interferes with or disrupts the educational environment is unacceptable. Clothing with language or images that are vulgar, discriminatory or obscene, or clothing that promotes illegal or violent conduct, such as the unlawful use of weapons, drugs, alcohol, tobacco, or drug paraphernalia, or clothing that contains threats such as gang symbols is prohibited. (See chapter II.A.2.I for additional information regarding gang-related clothing.) Clothing should fit, be neat and clean, and conform to standards of safety, good taste and decency. Clothing that exposes cleavage, private parts, the midriff, or undergarments, or that is otherwise sexually provocative is prohibited. Examples of prohibited clothing include, but are not limited to: sagging or low-cut pants, low-cut necklines that show cleavage, tube tops, halter tops, backless blouses, or blouses with only ties in the back, clothing constructed of see-through materials, and head coverings unless required for religious or medical purposes.”
Parents of students requiring accommodation for religious beliefs, disabilities, or other good causes should contact the principal. Students not complying with this code will be asked to cover the non-complying clothing, change clothes, or go home. Repeated infractions will result in disciplinary action. The current version of Regulation 2613 provides additional details.
Tennis shoes or shoes with rubber soles are necessary for physical education classes and active recess play.
Our school suggests:
- Clothing with improper language or images
- Sagging or low-cut pants, low-cut necklines, tube tops, spaghetti straps, halter tops, backless blouses or blouses with only ties in the back, short shorts, and clothing constructed of see-through materials.
- Head coverings, such as scarves or bandannas, unless required for religious or medical reasons.
- Shoes with roller blades
Working together we can provide our students at Olde Creek ES with the finest learning environment.