Dress Code

Students and Families
Dress Code

Dress and Grooming
The district’s dress code is established to teach grooming and hygiene, prevent disruption, and minimize safety hazards.


Note: Grades PK – 8 have an established uniform policy, which is listed below. The expectation is for students to wear uniforms; however, we realize that due to financial concerns related to COVID-19, the LWISD is allowing students to wear regular clothes that follow the LWHS dress code for the 2021 – 2022 school year.


Pre-K – 5th Grade
● Solid polo-type shirts without decoration may be worn in the following approved colors: gray, kelly green, navy blue, or white. All shirts must be appropriate size.
● Sweatshirts or jackets may be worn with an approved polo-type shirt underneath.
● Solid blue or black jeans or solid navy, black or khaki slacks, dresses, shorts, skirts, or "skorts".
● Shorts, skirts, or "skorts” must be at or below the fingertips length when arms are at the side. No sagging or baggy pants will be allowed.
● Leggings may be worn under the approved clothing.
● Alternate shirts may be worn for group activities approved by the campus administrator.
● Hairstyles that, in the opinion of the campus administrator cause a health or safety hazard, or cause a disruption of the educational process shall not be permitted.
● Face paint is strictly prohibited without prior administrative approval.
● No hats or head coverings (i.e., scarves and bandanas) of any kind are to be worn or brought to school without prior administrative approval.
● All students must wear appropriate footwear. (i.e. no flip-flops, slippers, house shoes, etc.)
● The wearing of heavy chains, spiked jewelry, and body piercing jewelry is prohibited.
● Earrings may be worn in ears.
● Gang paraphernalia, symbols, or gestures are strictly prohibited.


6th – 8th Grade
● Solid polo-type buttoned shirts must be without decoration or lace and will be worn in the following approved colors: gray, kelly green, navy blue, or white. Exposure of cleavage & midriff is prohibited. All shirts must come past the waist of their pants / skirt / shorts / skorts when a student’s arms are raised in the air.
● All coats or jackets without a hood and can be buttoned or zipped from top to bottom may be worn during the school day with an approved polo-type shirt underneath. Any covering with a hood or does not zip or button from top to bottom must be placed in the student’s locker.
● Blue or black jeans or solid navy, black or khaki (tan) slacks, shorts, skirts, or skorts may be worn. Shorts, skirts, or skorts must be modest in appearance and not be more than 2 - 3” above the knee.
● Pants may not be sagging and not have patches or holes above mid-thigh.
● Alternate shirts may be worn for group activities approved by the campus principal.
● Hairstyles that, in the opinion of the campus administrator, cause a health or safety hazard or cause a disruption of the educational process shall not be permitted. Facial hair must be short, trimmed, and neat at all times. Facepaint is strictly prohibited without prior administrative approval. Writing on any part of the body is not permitted. ● No hats, head coverings, scarves, bandanas, or sunglasses of any kind are to be brought to school and worn in the building without prior administrative approval.
● All students must wear appropriate footwear (slippers, and house shoes are not permitted).
● The wearing of heavy chains, spiked jewelry, and body piercing jewelry is prohibited. Students will be asked to remove jewelry and leave in the nurse’s office. Jewelry will not be returned to the student. All students may have ear lobes pierced. Boys wearing earrings may only wear studs or small hoops.
● Gang paraphernalia, symbols, or gestures are strictly prohibited.


High School
● The district prohibits pictures, emblems, clothing, or writing on clothing that are lewd, offensive, vulgar, or obscene, that depict the occult; that represent gang membership; or that advertise tobacco products, alcoholic beverages, drugs, or any other substance prohibited under school policy. The district also prohibits any clothing or grooming that in the principal’s judgment, may reasonably be expected to cause a disruption of or interfere with normal school operations.
● Dresses or tops that are strapless, backless, crop-tops, tube-tops, halters, have spaghetti-type straps, or show midriff are prohibited. Low cut neck lines will not be worn. No amount of cleavage will be shown. Blouses and shirts must cover the waistband when hands are raised above head and cover the crown of the shoulder.
● See-through clothing, such as fishnet/lace shirts and shredded, is prohibited.
● Shorts or skirts must be no higher than 3” above the knee.
● Rips, holes, tears, or cuts above the knee must be patched so that no skin is visible.
● Form-fitting garments such as leggings and spandex must be worn with an appropriate shirt, dress, skirt, shorts, jumper, etc. that reaches to 3” above the knee.
● Pajamas are prohibited.
● Pants or shorts must be worn at the waistline (i.e., no sagging) and must have a hem.
● No hats or hoodies covering the head are to be worn in the building.
● All students must wear appropriate footwear. House shoes are not permitted.
● No trench coats or dusters.
● The wearing of heavy chains or spiked jewelry is prohibited.
● No sunglasses to be worn in the building.
● No blankets in the building.
● No gang paraphernalia, symbols, or gestures may be displayed in any manner.


[All Grade Levels]
All students who, in the opinion of a teacher, are in violation of this dress code will be sent to the principal or designee (i.e., assistant principal) for a determination. If the principal determines that a student’s grooming or clothing violates the school’s dress code, the student will be given an opportunity to correct the problem at school. If not corrected, the student may be assigned to in-school suspension for the remainder of the day, until the problem is corrected, or until a parent or designee brings an acceptable change of clothing to the school. Repeated offenses may result in more serious disciplinary action in accordance with the Student Code of Conduct.