he District’s dress code is established to teach grooming and hygiene, prevent disruption, and minimize safety hazards. Dressing and grooming standards are considered an essential part of the educational process. All students are expected to dress and groom themselves neatly in clothing suitable for school activities.
The school has the right to ask a student to change his/her dress or personal grooming habits if it is deemed inappropriate or disruptive to the educational environment. Repeat violations of the dress and grooming code shall be considered defiance of authority and may result in disciplinary action as described in the Student Code of Conduct. Administrators will make the final determination as to what constitutes appropriate attire. Parents who have difficulty providing clothing or shoes for their children should contact the campus counselor for assistance.
Standardized Dress Code Guidelines apply for Elementary, Intermediate and Junior High School students in addition to the FBISD Dress Code. SDGC has additional requirements to the FBISD Dress Code, which are communicated in the SDGC Student/Parent Handbook. Extracurricular activities may require special dress requirements. The sponsor or coach shall make these decisions.
Exceptions and additional requirements to the dress code may be made in supervised physical activities, some extracurricular activities, or school-sponsored events as determined by the principal. Medical exceptions shall be made upon certification from the family physician of the student.
The Student Code of Conduct contains the District Dress Code and each campus’ dress code additions. The dress code is also found in each campus handbook and on the campus websites at.
The following expectations are required of all students in the district:
The campus principal has the final authority to determine whether a student’s dress is within requirements of the District and campus dress codes. The principal’s judgment will determine whether any items of dress, mentioned or not mentioned in the District or a campus dress code, will be considered inappropriate school attire.
- Jeans/denim, slacks, pants, shorts, and skorts/skirts/dresses must be appropriately sized for the individual and may not be oversized or undersized in whole or part.
- Items must be properly sized, fitted, and worn so as not to expose the midriff, other body parts or undergarments.
- Tights or leggings may be worn under another garment that meets the dress code.|
- Must be standard jeans/denim/pants/slacks/shorts/skirts/dresses. Clothing must be no shorter than a dollar bill’s width (2 3/4 inches) above the kneecap.
- (Dollar bill’s width does not apply at grades PK-4, Principal discretion).
- At grades PK-6, girls are strongly encouraged to wear shorts/tights/leggings under dresses, due to involvement in physical activities.
No low cut fronts, cutouts or cleavage showing.
The following items of clothing are not appropriate for school wear, if worn alone:
- Muscle shirts
- Tank tops (may be worn with other layers, if the other layers meet dress code)
- Backless, see-through, short, bare-midriff, cut-out tops and/or strapless attire
- Tops with thin shoulder straps (may be worn with other layers, if the other layers meet dress code)
- Shoulder straps of shirts/tops/dresses must be at least the width of a dollar bill at grades 3-12.
- No trench coats/oversized jackets/coats are permitted.
- Male students will be clean-shaven.
- Hair must be clean, trimmed and kept out of the eyes.
- Sideburns may not be longer than the bottom of the ear.
- No arrangements that are distracting in the educational environment:
Designs (such as mohawks, rat tails, words, symbols, etc.)
- Beads, earrings, armbands, wristbands or other items, which symbolize anti-social group membership will not be worn. This includes spiked rings, other spiked jewelry, wallet chains or gang related jewelry.
- Head coverings - (for example, hats, caps, hoods, etc.) will not be worn or displayed at any time on campus during the school day unless the student is participating in a school-sponsored outdoor activity. When permitted, hats must be appropriately sized and will not be worn sideways or backwards.
- Oversized necklaces will not be permitted (i.e., dog chains, large chains).
- Bandannas are not allowed.
- Jewelry on teeth or in the mouth are not permitted.
- Shoes or sandals must be worn at all times.
- All shoes must fit appropriately (securely and appropriately fastened).
- Closed-toe and closed-heel shoes are strongly encouraged at grades PK-6, due to safety and outdoor activities.
- At grades PK-8, strapless, open-heeled sandals/shoes are not allowed.
- Platform, high heel or stacked sole shoes more than one inch high are not permitted at grades PK-4.
- It is beneficial for the students to wear tennis shoes or sports shoes to activities such as P.E./Athletics or recess.
- Steel toe shoes/boots are not allowed.
- Shoes with wheels connected are not permitted.
- Bedroom slippers are not allowed.
- Students will not be allowed to display tattoos while in school dress (must be covered at all times).
- Earrings are not allowed to be worn by boys in grades PK-6.
- Earrings and studs may be worn only in the ear.
- No other body piercing is permitted.
- Make-up must not be distracting in color, design and style.
- Writing/marking on any visible part of the body is not acceptable.
The student is to wear his/her school identification badge in front and above or at the waist (junior high and high school).
In addition to the District Dress Code, the following campuses have requirements.
ALL STUDENTS MUST ABIDE BY THE CAMPUS AND DISTRICT DRESS CODE GUIDELINES.
Standardized Dress Requirements at Elementary, Intermediate and Junior High Campuses
In an effort to teach expectations for dress at ages where students generally begin selecting their own clothing and where students tend to mature physically, a standardized dress code has been implemented for grades 3-8.
All clothing must be in solid colors.
- Students can only wear plain, solid colored jeans/denim, slacks, pants, walking shorts or skirts/skorts/dresses. Jeans/denim/pants/slacks/shorts/skirts/skorts/dresses must be standard-style.
- Shorts may have a solid color stripe on the side seam.
- Overalls are not permitted.
- Sweatpants are not permitted.
- No distracting embellishments or stitching.
Shirts may be short or long-sleeved.
There are three (3) styles of acceptable shirts: All shirts must be appropriately buttoned/closed.
- Zippers or sleeveless shirts are NOT permitted.
- Solid-colored shirts may be worn under the required shirts.
- May NOT have pictures, graphics, insignias, logos, stripes or designer logos/emblems larger than one inch visible on shirt, collar or sleeve.
- Collarless sweatshirts are permitted.