2018-2019 Student Handbook Dress Code | Código de Vestimenta Estudiantil de 2018-2019

This is the Grand Prairie ISD General Dress Code. Several GPISD campuses have uniforms, so please be sure to check with your campus to determine if there are dress code requirements beyond what is listed in the handbook.  

2018-2019 Student Handbook Dress Code (Print Version - PDF)

Código de Vestimenta Estudiantil de 2018-2019 (Print Version - PDF)

DRESS CODE
Students shall come to school looking clean and neat, wearing clothing and exhibiting grooming that will not be a health and/or safety hazard to the student or others. The District prohibits pictures, emblems, or writings on clothing that are lewd, offensive, vulgar, obscene or that depict or advertise tobacco products, alcoholic beverages of any kind, drugs, or any other substance prohibited under policy FNCA(L); further it prohibits any dress or grooming that, in the principal's judgment, may reasonably be expected to interfere with normal school operations. If the principal determines that a student’s grooming or clothing violates the school’s dress code, the student will be given an opportunity to correct the problem at school. If not corrected, the student may be assigned to in-school suspension for the remainder of the day, until the problem is corrected, or until a parent or designee brings an acceptable change of clothing to the school. Repeated offenses may result in more serious disciplinary action in accordance with the Student Code of Conduct.

Acceptable:

  1. Slacks (including jeans)
  2. Dresses (fingertip length, conservative neckline)
  3. Shorts (fingertip length)
  4. Skirts (fingertip length)
  5. Split skirts (fingertip length)
  6. Earrings for boys and girls (not of a disruptive nature)
  7. Tops/Shirts must have conservative neckline
  8. ID Badges must be worn at all times
  9. All shirts long and oversized must be tucked in with belt
  10. Sweaters and sweat shirts longer than hip length must be tucked in
  11. Jeggings/tight stretch jeans/leggings/tights – acceptable with a fingertip length shirt/dress/skirt
  12. See-through clothing with appropriate clothing underneath for coverage

Unacceptable:

  1. Short shorts
  2. Bare midriffs/strapless tops/low cut, revealing tops/narrow strap tops or dresses
  3. Bare or stocking feet, house shoes, shoes with cleats of any kind
  4. Mesh shirts, tank tops, cut-off shirts
  5. Ornamental chains hooked to clothing
  6. Cut, frayed or raveled clothing (even with tights underneath)
  7. Spandex shorts
  8. Disruptive make-up or hair styles/including but not limited to unnaturally dyed, colored, or painted hair, any hairstyle or form of attire which might infer gang affiliation
  9. Shirts advertising alcoholic beverages or tobacco products or containing distasteful printing or design-other examples: depictions of violence, morbidity, death, blood, daggers, etc. Any distasteful writings or pictures on shirts or sweater.
  10. Colored shoe strings that infer gang affiliation
  11. Solid red or blue shirts/T-Shirts
  12. Extra long shirts or tall T-shirts
  13. Jumpsuits (such as Dickies brand)
  14. Hats, caps, head coverings, bandannas, or headbands may not be brought into the building
  15. Studded bracelets, belts, or necklaces, removable teeth bridges, removable teeth grills, visible body piercing including tongue studs, exception for earrings
  16. Sunglasses may not be worn in the building
  17. Sagging pants, visible undergarments – pants must fit properly – oversized not allowed
  18. Inappropriate or disruptive tattoos
  19. Pajamas/boxer shorts/loungewear
  20. Long coats, trench coats, dusters, blankets, etc. (must be left in locker)
  21. Hoods may not be worn on the head in the school building
  22. Full Camouflage military fatigues
  23. See-through clothing, visible undergarments
  24. Unnatural colored contact lenses
  25. Skate shoes (internal skates that drop down)
  26. Hair rakes or hair rollers in hair
  27. Hoodies that cover any part of the face may not be worn on school property
  28. Ear Gauges, Spike Earrings
  29. Hoodies are not allowed to be worn in the classroom during State testing day

The above dress code is meant to serve the best interests of all students in this School District. Any question or issue regarding the above statements will be referred to the campus administrator for resolution. The School District reserves the right to establish rules during the year regarding new fashions in dress including the banning of certain articles of clothing adopted by gang-related youth as icons of identification.