attire is expected to be neat, clean and appropriate. Students who are
dressed inappropriately for school will be asked to cover up or to call
home to have appropriate clothing delivered. Repeat offenses may be
considered defiance and result in suspension.
The following WILL NOT be permitted while attending Soquel High classes and school events:
- Selected Professional sports logos and apparel of any type Click on link for details: - Prohibited Sports Attire 2015-2016
- Bare feet.
- Excessive exposure of midriff. All tops must overlap or be tucked
into the pants, shorts, or skirt when standing, with arms outstretched
or while seated.
- Strapless or backless tops. Regardless of the size of straps,
underclothing cannot be exposed. Wearing under grarments with straps
under strapless top does not meet dress code. Straps must be on the
outer garment as well and worn on the shoulders.
- Torn or ragged clothing that allows inappropriate exposure.
- Cleavage. The top of the garment should not extend more than four inches below the collar bone.
- See-through or revealing material.
- Undergarments worn as a top layer of clothing.
- Shorts/dresses/skirts that do not reach the ring or index fingertips open-handed at side.
- Pants that are slung so low as to reveal undergarments - back pocket rule enforced.
- Clothing that insults, demeans or harasses any person on the basis of race, religion, gender or sexual orientation.
- Clothing that insults, demeans or harasses any person on the basis of a physical or mental disability.
- Apparel, jewelry or accessory items which make reference to drugs, alcohol, tobacco or and other controlled substance.
- Apparel, jewelry or accessory items that could pose a threat to the
physical well-being and safety of student or staff. May include but not
- Spiked clothing, jewelry or accessory.
- Steel-toed boots.
- Oversized chains attached to wallets, watches, etc.
- Apparel that supports or affiliates an individual with violent acts or groups that support violence.
- Apparel that contains reference or is specifically identifiable as
belonging to a gang or disruptive group or individual by sign,
trademarks, numbers, symbols, or colors (NOTE: A student may wear no
more than one article of clothing that is one of the following at any
one time: blue, red, white or brown.)
- Clothing that distracts or disrupts the normal functioning of the school or classroom.
Unfortunately, we live in a society where gangs and gang violence are
a reality. Certain colors and fashions are associated with gangs.
Students who dress in a manner associated with a particular gang may
become targets for gang violence whether or not they themselves are part
of any gang. For this reason, gang-related clothing is not allowed.
Articles of clothing suggesting gang affiliation would include the
- Wearing two or more items of a particular color, particularly red, blue or white (excluding school sports uniforms).
- Bandannas, either in pockets or otherwise.
- Selected Professional sports logos and apparel of any type (See link for Prohibited Sports Attire).
- “Doorags” or skullcaps.
- Hoods (Hoods may be worn if it is raining or cold.)
- Hats, beanies or knit caps associated with specific gangs.
- Extremely long belts and watch chains.
- Numbered items (XIII, 13, XIV, 14 etc.) sports jerseys displaying the numbers 13, 14, 3, or 4.
- Jewelry commonly held to be gang apparel.
- Dressed entirely in one color such as blue, brown, red or tan.
- Any display of gang-related tags or signs is prohibited.
Student attire is expected to be neat, clean and appropriate.
Consequences for students who are
dressed inappropriately for school range from a change of clothing
provided by the school to suspension. In extreme cases a parent will be
called to bring a change of clothing. Repeated defiance of the Dress
Code may result in after school detention to suspension.