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Dress Code

PARENTS / GUARDIANS: Please read and review this dress code with your student and assist Coast High School staff by checking to see that students are dressed appropriately for the school learning environment prior to leaving home.
 

THE PURPOSE OF THE DRESS CODE
IS TO PRESERVE AND PROTECT THE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT

TO CREATE THE CONDITIONS NECESSARY

FOR TEACHING AND LEARNING TO SUCCESSFULLY OCCUR

FOR ALL STUDENTS AND STAFF.

 
Students are encouraged to wear clean, neat clothing that is appropriate for the classroom learning environment. CHS prohibits any attire which is disruptive to the educational process, learning environment, or school activities.
 
CHS prohibits clothing which is sexually suggestive, provocative, revealing, or that contains suggestive or provocative messages.
Examples include:
  • Bare midriff tops
  • Halter tops, off-the-shoulder tops or spaghetti strap tops that show cleavage
  • Short shorts or low-cut pants that are revealing or show under garments
  • Swim wear or tube tops
  • Muscle shirts
  • Pajamas or slippers
 

CHS prohibits clothing that is unsafe, dangerous, or hazardous to health and/or safety.

Examples include:

  • Facial piercing(s) that become a safety issue for students and/or staff
  • Socks or sock-like footwear without shoes or slippers
 

Students are encouraged to be tolerant and to develop healthy lifestyles. Clothing that carries a message of intolerance, obscenity, or that is demeaning, can lead to conflict, and/or is disruptive to the learning environment is not acceptable.

  • CHS prohibits any attire that displays words or symbols that degrade gender, sexual orientation, culture, disability, religion, race, or ethnicity
  • CHS prohibits clothing and jewelry that reflect, advertise, or promote tobacco, alcohol, drugs or other illegal substances, illegal acts, weapons, and/or violence
 

CHS prohibits any gang-related clothing styles that, upon guidance of law enforcement agencies, is considered gang-related. Due to changing trends in gang attire, clothing, jewelry, accessories, and grooming styles, restrictions may change as necessary. Examples include:

  • Shorts when worn with socks touching the bottom hem of the shorts
  • Spikes or chains on any article of clothing
  • Head coverings such as hats, visors, bandanas, caps, hair nets, and scarves (except for medical or religious reasons)
  • Monikers or other gang markings
  • Jewelry/buckles with gang symbols or initials other than your own
  • Visible tattoos (gang, prison, or obscene)
  • Steel-toed shoes or boots
  • Student backpacks, notebooks, folders, or other carrying bags that display graffiti, obscene symbols, signs, slogans, alcohol, drugs, tobacco, or degrading depictions
 

Consequences to violations of the dress code include but are not limited to:

  • Student(s) may be required to change the offending clothing.
  • Parents/guardians will be contacted and may be required to bring appropriate school clothing for the student.
  • Campus beautification or community service may also be assigned as a consequence.
  • Repeated violations may result in further disciplinary action.

 

Should you have questions, please contact (714) 848-5160 x4441