Dress Code, Smoking, Gum
Learner Dress Code
The policy of the Henry County Board of Education is that good grooming and personal appearance are essential elements in the teaching and learning process. Therefore, it is expected learners dress in such a manner that will ensure health and safety and not detract from the learning environment. Furthermore, dress and personal appearance are not to be disruptive or interfere with the educational interest and welfare of the learners or the public school education. Based on past years, learners have taken advantage of the dress code and created an unacceptable environment for learning. Learners should comply with the following guidelines. Elementary Administrators (K-5) will have discretion in appropriate attire for Elementary students.
Health and Safety
a. Shoes must be worn. Tennis shoes must be worn in Physical Education classes.
b. Shoelaces must be tied.
c. Jewelry (including piercings) that creates a hazardous condition ( studded bracelets,
necklaces, oversized earrings, etc.) should not be worn to school.
d. No chewing gum at school.
e. Students can only have open containers in the lunchroom or break area unless directed by a physician.
Common Courtesy and Dress vs. Costume
a. No hats, caps, do rags, bandanas of any type/color, stocking caps, or headbands are allowed on the AHS campus or in the building.
b. No earbuds, Bluetooth, or anything that covers the ears are not allowed in classrooms or hallways.
c. No halter-tops, tank tops, hospital gowns, pajamas, or boxer shorts will be allowed to be worn as outer clothing.
d. Shear clothing must have solid clothing underneath.
e. All pants must have belt loops.
f. No sweat pants, jogging pants, basketball shorts, warm-up or wind suits with or without strings or any type of “wind” suit may be worn.
g. No costumes allowed (exceptions may be made by local school principal for Homecoming activities, etc., but specific decency guidelines should be established prior to making this exception).
h. No bedroom shoes or shower shoes may be worn.
Decency and Modesty
a. Shorts are allowed. Shorts must be worn at the waist and must be fingertip length when standing.
b. No see-through clothing or holes above the knee in clothing. Sheer shirts must have solid shirts worn underneath
c. No lewd, vulgar sayings, and no clothing that promotes drug or alcohol use may be worn on clothing.
d. Dress/Skirts must be knee length or longer.
e. Pants must be worn at the waist at all times, and must fit properly.
f. ABSOLUTELY NO SAGGING PANTS WILL BE TOLERATED!!!!
g. All shirts must cover cleavage and the mid-drift.
h. ALL shirts must have a cap sleeve.
i. Jeggings, leggings, and yoga pants must have a shirt that covers the behind all the way around from front to back. Tights/stockings may only be worn under dresses and skirts.
No smoking or use of tobacco products is allowed on campus at all. In addition, no clothing is allowed that promotes the use of tobacco or advertises brands thereof.
Because of the problems it creates, no chewing gum is allowed on the A.H.S. campus.
Any learner violating the dress code will be sent home to change clothes, or be sent to the Time Out Room for the duration of the day. Any time missed from school will be counted as an unexcused tardy. The principal and his designee have the authority to determine inappropriate dress. Repeat offenders are subject to further disciplinary action as deemed appropriate by the principal/designee