Our primary focus is to provide all students with a safe and positive learning environment. A student's attire may influence his/her attitude as well as how much he or she learns. It is not our purpose to dictate specific dress, but rather to ensure that our students are dressed in such a way as to contribute to their success and help generate a positive learning environment throughout our school.
Berryessa Union School District Board Policy 513.2 states that "the development of attitudes and behavior patterns in dress and grooming should be part of each student's total educational experience". In general, students are not to be attired in clothing which compromises safety or modesty or is disruptive to the educational process. In order to assist parents in planning for their student's school apparel, the following guidelines are presented.
The primary standards for student dress and grooming are to be neat and clean while at school and to conform to the Cherrywood Dress Code.
The following information outlines which clothes are prohibited.
Any clothing apparel which may include, but is not limited to:
Clothing considered unsafe, dangerous, or a health hazard
Clothing that contains offensive or obscene symbols, slogans or words degrading any gender, cultural, religious, or ethnic values
Clothing that contains language or symbols oriented toward violence, vandalism, sex, drugs, alcohol, or tobacco, including tobacco logos.
Any attire or grooming disruptive to the instructional process which may include, but is not limited to:
Halter tops, tube tops, backless dresses, fish-net tops, tank tops with large scoop armholes
Short Shorts or short (mini) skirts (guideline: mid-thigh length)
Gang related apparel which may include, but is not limited to:
Baggy pants or pants worn below the waist (limit of one size larger than normal)
Wallet chains, untied or dangling belts
Any combination of clothing which law enforcement agencies currently consider gang related (these may change).
If a student is wearing clothing that is not in compliance with dress code regulations, the following steps may be taken:
The student's teacher will review the dress code with him/her, and have the student correct the problem (when possible)
The teacher will contact the parents
The student will be referred to the principal for repeat violations
The student will be referred to the principal for any gang related apparel.
Ongoing referrals will be considered willful defiance of district and school policy, and suspension or other consequences will be applied.