Toombs County High School 2023-2024 Dress Code (Grades 9-12)
The Toombs County School System requires students to dress in a manner conducive to maintaining an academic focus. Therefore, student dress should reflect acceptable standards of neatness and modesty and should not distract from the education of students. The administration reserves the right to determine if a student’s dress, hairstyle, etc. are too casual, too revealing, or too distracting to be considered appropriate for school.
Long or short sleeved shirts, dress shirts, t-shirts, polo style shirts, sweaters, and sweatshirts which are size appropriate will be per- miGed. No sleeveless, hal – ter, tank or spagheGi strap tops are allowed.
No hostile or inap propriate graphics or lan- guage on shirts is permiGed.
ShirGails must be below the waist line even with arms raised about the head or when the student is seated.
NO CROP TOPS/ MIDRIFFS allowed.
Shirts with deep scooped necklines will not be allowed.
Sheer fabric outer wear will not be allowed.
Trench coats are not permiGed.
Pants, khakis, jeans, and athletic pants (e.g. warm-ups) that are size appropriate; worn at the waist, and are hemmed or cuffed are allowed. All students must wear boGoms snugly enough to keep them well above the hips.
Leggings are permit ted. Shirts must cover the leggings mid-thigh (front and back).
Pajama pants are not permiGed.
Shorts that are size appropriate are permiGed for students; however, they must be no shorter than 5 inches from the top of the knee.
Dresses, jumpers, and overalls will be allowed. Dresses and skirts must be no shorter than 3 inches above the knee. Slits in skirts must not extend beyond 3 inches above the knee. Dresses or skirts worn over tights/leggings must also meet the 3 inch rule.
All pants, overalls, and jumpers must have all buGons buGoned and all fasteners fastened. Holes in pants must not extend more than 5 inches above the knee. Any holes more than 5 inches above the knee must have clothing worn underneath.
Only tops listed in the “tops” section above may be worn under jumpers and overalls.
No bicycle or spandex shorts or jumpsuits may be worn.
Headgear (hats and hoodies) may be worn in the common areas of the school. Wear within the classroom will be at the teacher's discretion. No bandanas, sweatbands, shower caps, bonnets, or durags may be worn anywhere on school grounds.
Sunglasses are not permiGed.
Flip Flops or slides are permiGed in Grades 9-12. (Certain courses at TCHS may require closed toed shoes. Ex. CTAE courses such as Welding, Ag. Mechanics, etc).
Bedroom shoes of any kind are not acceptable.
Chains hanging from pockets, dog collar-like necklaces, spiked collars, bracelets, studded anklets or belts are not permiGed.
Gloves are not per – miGed in the building.
Belts must be 9at with no symbolic message on the buckle or belt.
Any jewelry or acces sories that cause a major distraction to the learning environment (as determined by administration) will not be permiGed.
Hair must be free of curlers, picks, or combs at all times.
Any hair style that causes a major distraction to the learning environment (as determined by administration) will not be permitted.
General Guidelines for Students: All clothing, boGom or tops, must have appropriate hems and no inappropriate holes, frays, rips or tears.
All clothing must be appropriately sized. No oversized or baggy garments (for example: pants must be worn at the natural waistline and not drag the floor). Clothing should not be excessively tight or form- Ging. As with all clothing decisions, administrators will have the final say as to whether a garment is too loose or too tight.
No objects should be aGached to clothing unless sponsored by the school (spirit ribbons, pins, patches, etc.)
Clothing, jackets, jew elry, and accessories may not advertise anything associated with alcohol, tobacco, guns, violence, drugs, or gang-related activity, sexual connotations, or any item that creates a hostile or disruptive environment.
Cosmetics, including but not limited to eye makeup, nail polish and lipstick, can only be worn in a manner as to not draw excessive aGention to the person. Bandanas are not per –
Proper undergar ments must be worn at all times. Undergarments must not be exposed.
In the event of a medi cal necessity, e.g. broken leg, 504 plan, IEP, the school or system administrator may approve temporary variations to this policy.
A new student (one who has not previously enrolled) will be allowed five school days to make arrangements to conform to the system dress code.
School administrators may alter the dress code for special occasions or extracurricular activities.