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School Dress Code


PVES School Dress Code

Cheatham County School Board Policy 6.310

Students shall dress and groom in a clean, neat and modest manner so as not to distract or interfere with the operation of the school.

More specific guidelines appropriate for each level of school (elementary, middle, junior high and senior high) may be developed. Principals, faculty members and students shall be involved in the development of each appropriate set of guidelines.

When a student is attired in a manner which is likely to cause disruption or interference with the operation of the school, the principal shall take appropriate action, which may include suspension and/or expulsion.

Pleasant View Elementary:

In order to reduce the number of lost articles, please mark all items with your child's name, especially coats, purses, billfolds, gloves, hats, and lunch boxes. Children should wear comfortable clothing. Shorts are allowed, but must not be too short or light. Please, no halter-tops or spandex-type shorts. Clothes with inappropriate wording or symbols are not allowed. This includes clothes with socially unacceptable themes as well as themes that are illegal, unlawful, or are a "put-down" to others. THESE DO NOT PROMOTE THE TYPE OF CHARACTER WE ENCOURAGE AT PVES. Parents are encouraged to know what their children wear to school each day. Clothing should at all times be modest and in good taste.

Because caps/hats have been determined to be a source of conflict and disturbance, they are not to be worn during the school day by any student. It is inappropriate for students to wear clothing that does not fit properly. Common sense dictates tha students should not dress or groom themselves to the extreme in any direction. Excess in attire, grooming, hairstyle, cosmetics, jewelry, and accessories tend to draw attention to the individual and thus distract from learning, which is the main purpose of school. Oftentimes, it is not so much what is worn as when, where, or how it is worn. Therefore, rules have been established concerning student appearance. Any or all of them may be waived at the discretion of the principal for good and sufficient reasons including, but not limited to: school "spirit" days, special school occasions, appropriate field trips, and approved rehearsal or practice sessions. Rules are as follows:

  1. Shorts, skirts, neat fitting jeans, and dresses are the appropriate dress for girls. The length for skirts, dresses and shorts should be the length of a horizontal 3x5 index card from the top of the knee. Jeans and pants shall not touch the floor. Length applies to both boys and girls. Jeans, pants or shorts must be neat and fit appropriately for all students. Jeans, pants, or shorts shall not be worn that have holes in them which expose skin near areas of modesty.
  2. Belts will be worn with loose-fitting, saggy garments having belt loops and with these garments shirts and tops will be tucked in for both girls and boys. (Strictly enforced beginning in third grade)
  3. No Sagging. The belt line of all garments must fall at the hips. Clothing designed to be worn as undergarments will not be worn as outerwear. Undergarments should not be visible.
  4. Shoes must be worn at all times while at school.
  5. There shall be no halters, tank tops, spaghetti straps, or exposure of midriff. (Strictly enforced beginning in third grade)
  6. Hats are not to be worn in the building.
  7. No running, biker, or short shorts are allowed. The length for skirts, dresses and shorts should be the length of a horizontal 3x5 index card from the top of the knee. (Strictly enforced beginning in third grade)
  8. Boys may not wear any body piercing jewelry other than a stud in pierced ears. Girls too, are expected to not wear dangling jewelry as a rule since this could become a safety hazard.
  9. Coats and backpacks must be removed once the student enters the school building. Coats and backpacks will be stored in teacher-designated areas during the school day.
  10. Do not wear tattoos, gang-style clothing or colors, inappropriate jewelry, unnatural hair color, etc.

Parents and other visitors should also dress appropriately when in the school building. Visitors who are wearing clothes that are too revealing or contain inappropriate images/messages may be asked to change clothes before they are allowed to go into the building.