Soquel High Dress Code

Students’ 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:

  • Attire from the brands Cookies and FTP
  • 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.
  • Torn or ragged clothing that allows inappropriate exposure.
  • 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 limited to:
    • 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.

Gang Attire

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 following:

  • 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.
  • Hairnets.
  • Hoods (Hoods may be worn if it is raining or cold.)
  • Hats, beanies or knit caps associated with specific gangs.
  • Gloves.
  • Wristbands.
  • Headbands.
  • 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.