Dress Code

The responsibility for the appearance of the students of the Elko County School District rests with the parents and the students themselves. It is the intent of this policy only to ensure a clean and healthful environment in the Elko County Public Schools. Therefore, student dress and grooming rules will be left to the discretion of the building principal. When in their opinion the students' dress and/or grooming become inappropriate, filthy, unhealthy, or a distraction to the educational process, it may be necessary to contact a parent/guardian for a conference or suspend the student from school until such time that adjustments in dress have been made.  The following are some general outlines as to student dress. Dress code rules include but are not limited to the following:

1.  Require the wearing of shoes with soles. House slippers and shoes with wheels are not permitted.

2.  All clothing must be sufficient to conceal any and all undergarments. No skin will show               

     between bottom of shirt/blouse and top of pants or skirts at any time. All sleeveless shirts                     

     must have straps at least two inches wide at the narrowest point. Prohibited tops   

     include, but are not limited to, crop tops,  racerbacks, tank tops, strapless, low-cut clothing 

     to expose cleavage, clothing with slits (includes pants), or tops and outfits that provide 

     minimum coverage. 

3.  Require that all shorts, skorts, skirts, and jumpers/dresses, etc. must be no shorter than 3” 

     above the top of the knee cap. Spandex or leggings must be worn to within 3” of the top of 

     the knee cap if clothing is shorter than requirement.

4.  All jeans, pants, and trousers must be secured at waist level. Sagging that shows    

     underclothing is strictly prohibited. Jeans, pants, trousers, etc. are not to have rips or tears  

     that expose undergarments or skin above the knee and/or  are located mid-thigh or higher.

5.  Headgear (hats, hoods, caps, bandanas, hair grooming aids, etc.) is not permitted on  

     campus except for designated school approved uniforms, special events, authorized athletic 

     practices, documented medical conditions, bona fide religious reasons, or ECSD/school 

     sanctioned activities.

6.  Slogans or advertising on clothing, jewelry, buttons, and/or accessories which by their  

     controversial, discriminatory, profane, and/or obscene nature disrupt the educational setting 

     are prohibited.

7.  Any clothing, jewelry, buttons, and/or accessories that promote illegal or violent conduct, or  

     affiliation with groups that promote illegal or violent conduct such as, but not limited to, the  

     unlawful use of weapons, drugs, alcohol, tobacco, or drug paraphernalia, or clothing that 

     contains threats are prohibited.

8.  Spiked or studded clothing, jewelry, chains and/or accessories are prohibited.

9.  Outerwear such as coats, mittens, and scarves must be removed upon entering the 

     classrooms/buildings.  Administrators, teachers, and staff may use their discretion as 

     appropriate based on the temperature in the facility. 

The school administration shall have the right to designate which types of dress, fashion, fads, or appearance disrupt or detract from the educational program and may be a potential safety hazard. The principal shall retain the authority to grant exceptions for spirit days, special event dress days, and school wide free dress days. On those ECSD/school sanctioned exception days, schools will notify the students and parents/guardians of the unique dress provisions. 

Violations to dress code will result in student either changing clothing into school appropriate attire or wearing an Adobe PE uniform (or parts of). Refusal to adhere to dress code may result in disciplinary action.