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Dress Code

Dress Code


Students shall dress appropriately for school. Inappropriate apparel includes:

  • clothing which compromises safety or which is disruptive and/or distracting to the school environment and instructional process.  Some examples of inappropriate and disruptive apparel are clothing containing offensive or obscene symbols, signs, slogans or words degrading any gender, cultural, religious or ethnic values; clothing containing language or symbols promoting or glorifying violence, sex, drugs, alcohol or tobacco; or clothing which is gang related. 


The elementary schools in Carlsbad Unified School District believe that appropriate dress and grooming contribute to a productive learning environment.  Students have the right to make individual choices from a wide range of clothing and grooming styles.  However, popular trends in clothing styles and fashion are not always compatible with appropriate dress for school.   


For safety reasons appropriate footwear should be worn at all times.  The following are unsafe for many 

classroom activities, recess and/or P.E. activities:   

  • Platform shoes  
  • Open-toed shoes 
  • Sandals and flip-flops 
  • Backless shoes 
  • Shoes with cleats or built-in rollers 

For all students, the following are not appropriate for school: 

  • Tops with bare midriffs, crop tops, halter tops, strapless tops or spaghetti straps 
  • Short shorts 
  • Pants worn well below the waistline 
  • Ultra-sheer see-through clothing 
  • Exposed undergarments 
  • Caps and hats worn indoors  


  • Bandanas, chains, and clothes affiliated with any group are not permitted 
  • Clothes must be of proper fit and repair