Student Dress Code
The purpose of the Dress Code is to encourage students to focus on the learning process without the distractions of unsuitable dress and grooming. Students shall maintain a clean, orderly appearance at all times. The responsibility for the personal appearance of the student and the adherence to the dress code policy rests with the parent/guardian and the student. Personal appearance shall not distract from the educational process. According to the School Board of Lee County, each Principal or designee has the authority to establish additional standards.
The following guidelines establish the minimum acceptable standards for student dress to be interpreted and enforced by the administration and staff at North Fort Myers High School. Students are required to comply with this dress code while on school grounds.
· Shoes shall be worn at all times.
· Apparel shall be adequate in both length and coverage to be considered appropriate for school. Skirts, dresses and shorts are to be at or below the knee, regardless of whether leggings are worn.
· Pants shall be worn fastened and at the waist. It is unacceptable for undergarments to be exposed.
· Shirts or blouses shall be appropriately fastened in accord with the design of that shirt or blouse. The length shall extend beyond the waist level so that midriff is not exposed in front or back.
· Pajama attire of any kind, including pajama slippers or house shoes, are not permitted.
· Transparent or see-through tops, bare midriff, strapless, low-cut clothing, or tops and outfits that provide minimum coverage or are of a suggestive nature are prohibited: halters, spaghetti straps, backless dresses or tops, tube tops, leggings, tank tops, muscle shirts, or any clothing which may be distracting are prohibited. See-through clothing is only permitted if attire is in dress code without it.
· Apparel, emblems, insignias, badges, or symbols that promote the use of alcohol, drugs, tobacco, violence or any other illegal activity are prohibited.
· Apparel or symbols which may be gang-related may not be displayed on a student's person or in the student's locker, vehicles or other locations on campus.
· The wearing on campus of hats, caps, headgear, sweater caps, or sunglasses except in conjunction with designated school-approved uniforms or at authorized athletic practices or activities is prohibited.
· Clothing with slogans, advertising or symbols which are controversial, offensive to others, of an obscene nature or disrupts the educational setting is prohibited.
· Long, oversized and/or sleeveless jerseys are prohibited. Shirts must be worn with sleeveless jerseys.
· Adornments that are attached to exposed body parts may not be worn, if in the Principal’s judgment, they could cause injury, become a safety risk to a student, or may cause a disruption to the school environment. Only earrings and nose ring studs are permitted. Adornments attached to other exposed body parts may not be worn.
· No holes or shreds in jeans or pants that expose skin above the knee.
Dress code will be checked daily and strongly enforced. Any student in violation of the dress code policy will be sent to Student Services. Failure to report will result in disciplinary consequences.
Note: The school administration reserves the right to appraise any current fashion or fad and determine whether it is appropriate for school wear. Students must be in full dress code compliance during regular school hours. Students who are representing North Fort Myers High School during school-related events are expected to be in appropriate dress as determined by the supervising adult. Lee County District Dress Code Policy is still the standard and will be enforced.