Dress Code

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Modified Uniform Student Dress Code

  • Modified Uniform Student Dress Code

    Tops

    All shirts, (t-shirts, dress shirts, polos, blouses, etc.) both short and long sleeve, must be plain and solid in color: red, gray, black or white. Any shirt that is not plain and solid in color must be a Clearwater High School branded and approved shirt.

    All sweaters/sweatshirts, short or long sleeve, must be plain, solid in color: red, gray, black or white. Students who wear a sweater/sweatshirt that opens in the front must have an appropriate top on underneath.

    All tops must be worn as intended and not tied up, torn, cut or altered in any way. You may not wear sheer, mesh, oversized (cannot extend below the wrist when arms are held at your side) or undersized (must extend below waistline) tops. Low cut tops are not acceptable. Wearing plaid shirts are not acceptable. Shoulders, stomachs and backs must be covered.

    Bottoms

    All pants/jeans must be plain, solid in color: khaki, black, gray or regular blue denim jeans.

    All shorts must be knee length (meet the top of the knees) and be plain, solid in color: khaki, black, or gray. Jean shorts are not acceptable (capris are acceptable and are defined as running past the knee in length).

    All skirts must be at least knee length (meet the top of the knees) and be plain, solid in color, khaki, black, gray or regular blue denim.

    All bottoms should be worn appropriately at the waist according to state statute. Pants, jeans, and shorts should be worn with a belt. All bottoms must be neat in appearance, free from tears, rips, holes and frays.

    You may not wear bright colored blue jeans (sky, baby, or ocean blue). You may not wear tights, sweatpants, knitted, nylon or athletic style pants/shorts.

    Dresses

    All dresses must meet the top of the knees in length and be plain, solid in color red, gray, black or white.

    You may not wear sheer, mesh, oversized or undersized dresses, any style that is low cut, and no t-shirt style dresses. Shoulders, stomachs, and backs must be covered.

    Outerwear

    All outerwear with hoods (including ones with zippers), sweatshirts, pull-overs, or 1/4 zip jackets must be solid in color red, gray, black, or white, or have Clearwater High School logos/branding.  

    Heavy winter jackets/rain jackets may, in cases of extreme weather, be of any color and style. Any shirt worn underneath any outerwear must follow the guidelines for tops.

    Vests should be plain solid in color red, gray, black, white or regular blue denim.

    Required Face Coverings

    Each student, employee, visitor, vendor or other person must wear a face covering at all times when on or inside any property owned, leased, or operated by the School Board, including schools, administrative buildings and buses, as well as during any school or district sponsored activity to another location.

    Face coverings must cover both the mouth and nose completely and fit snugly against the sides of the person’s face with little or no gaps. Face coverings must be made of solid material, and not lace, mesh, crocheted, made of other largely porous material or have exhalation valves or vents that allow air to be exhaled through a hole in the material. The school principal or their designee, shall have the final authority to determine the acceptability of a particular face covering.

    Examples of acceptable face coverings include paper or disposable face masks, cloth face masks, neck gaiters/buffs or other cloth apparel completely covering the mouth and nose.

    Examples of unacceptable face coverings include lace, mesh, crocheted or other masks or face coverings that are not solid material, those that have exhalation valves or vents that allow air to be exhaled through a hole in the material, face coverings that are worn so that large gaps exist between the face covering and the person’s skin, and face shields.

    Text, symbols, slogans and other speech contained on face coverings shall be addressed just as if the same speech was worn on another article of apparel by the student, employee, visitor, vendor or other person or district property.

    The wearing of a face covering is a public health issue. Students who do not wear a mask when it is required (or refuse to do so), should first be reeducated on the importance of wearing a mask. If after the reeducation occurs, they still do not comply, the student’s administrator should be contacted. Not wearing a mask when it is required is not a disciplinary matter, but rather a health and safety concern. Administrators will contact the parent/guardian for support. If the refusal continues, the principal must contact the area superintendent/chief to discuss options which will include administrative placement into one of the other learning options (MyPCS Online or Pinellas Virtual School). This placement is a non-disciplinary placement and is based on the health and safety needs of all students and staff.

    Accessories

    Ties, bows, belts, scarves or jewelry may be of any color or design as long as it is not disruptive to the learning environment.

    You may not wear hats, caps, bandanas, or any non-approved head covering. You may not wear any other form of costuming unless there is prior approval from administration. 

    Footwear

    You may not wear bedroom or house slippers, all other shoes, sandals, and boots are acceptable in any color or style.

    Exceptions

    JROTC, athletics, and other student activities may wear their approved team/group uniform (pre-approved by administration) on designated days. On designated days whole team/group participation is expected.

    *If you are looking for places to purchase Clearwater approved T-shirts please visit Team Florida Sportswear (on Hercules Ave.), our school store, or contact various club/team sponsors regarding their available merchandise.

    **All forms of dress and/or accessories must also be in compliance with the Pinellas County Dress Code as described in the Code of Student Conduct.

    ***Administration has the final say regarding dress code.

     

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