STUDENT DRESS CODE
Goals of our Student Dress Code:
- It is every student’s responsibility to comply with school dress code and comply with instructions/consequences when in violation.
- Pursuant to California law, Education Code, and Board Policy, standards of dress shall be in effect at all times during school hours and school related events.
- Maintain a safe learning environment in classes where protective or supportive clothing is needed, such as chemistry/biology (eye or body protection), dance (bare feet, tights/leotards), or PE (athletic attire/shoes)
- Prevent students from wearing clothing with offensive images or language, including profanity, hate speech, and pornography
- Prevent students from wearing clothing with images or language depicting or advocating violence or the use of alcohol or drugs
- Ensure that all students are treated equitably regardless of gender/gender identification, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, body type/size, religion, and personal style
At Sierra Vista we value the safety of all our students. We have recently been made aware of heightened gang activity in our community and we are doing everything under our control to make sure gang activity does not spill over to our campus. Based on our collaboration with Baldwin Park City Police Gang Unit, we will implement rules and regulations that will assist in curbing gang activity on our campus to keep our students and staff safe.
GANG ATTIRE as determined by Baldwin Park City Police Gang Unit and School Administration is prohibited. Students who are in violation of this part of the dress code and knowingly continue to wear gang attire will receive disciplinary consequences up to suspension. Items will be confiscated, and parent pick up is required for retrieval. All items can be picked up after school. We will continue to document all types of dress code infractions and will continue to do so in student’s school discipline record.
Dress Code Committee Objectives:
- Create a Fair, Consistent & Updated Dress Code for all stakeholders
- Eliminate Offensive Language
- Develop protocols for all staff when addressing Dress Code Violations
- Identify “too restrictive” and “what’s allowable"
- Students and staff in agreement with new Dress Code
- Develop “options” for students when in violation of the Dress Code
2021-22 Dress Code Revisions Committee Members: