Dress Code Policy
Dress Code Policy Dress / Clothing Guidelines Nicolas Jr. High School encourages students to dress appropriately for school. The daily clothing/attire should be conducive to an educational environment and should not be disruptive of school operations and the educational process. In cases of questionable clothing choices, the school administration and the Fullerton Police Department reserves the right to determine the appropriateness of the student’s attire. The following serves as a reference to appropriate clothing while at school:
All students must come to school dressed appropriately for all activity that will occur during the day including PE and Dance due to closure of locker rooms (i.e. t-shirt. shorts, leggings, and tennis shoes)
All students must wear a face covering. Neck gaiters and bandanas are not permitted
- Dress, accessories, or grooming are prohibited if they are obscene, libelous, or incite students to create a clear and present danger of unlawful acts of a substantial disruption at school or which symbolize affiliation (as identified by the Fullerton Police Department) with negative youth groups are not allowed.
- Clothing promoting the illegal or commercial use of drugs, alcohol, or tobacco products or that includes sexual innuendo is not permitted.
- Clothing should be clean and in good repair, holes can only be from the knee down.
- Footwear must be worn at all times on campus and have hard soles (Tennis shoes are appropriate/acceptable, soft-soled slippers are unacceptable).
- All students must come to school with proper attention to personal hygiene and cleanliness of dress.
- Pajama bottoms are prohibited.
- Pants must be worn at the waist and must fit the waist without a belt. Visible undergarments are not acceptable. Belts must be appropriate to student’s waist size with plain belt buckles. No excessively long belts are allowed.
- Shirts must entirely cover the front and back of the student to the waist. No bare-midriff, halter, off- the-shoulder or spaghetti-strap tops are allowed. Clothing that is too revealing (i.e. low-cut tops or clothing which allow undergarments to show) is not allowed.
- Skirts and shorts shall be worn at an appropriate / acceptable length for sitting as well as standing so that undergarments do not show. Skirts, shorts and dresses may be of any style if all slits, openings, and the length are no higher than half the distance between the knees and waist, and do not expose one’s underclothing. No undergarments or posteriors should show.
- Students may not display writing or drawing on their bodies.
- T-shirts may not be worn over another long sleeve shirt.
- Socks may not be pulled up more than 4 inches.
- The top button of shirts and jackets cannot be buttoned.
- No ear plugs or spikes.
- Baseball caps, and hoods are not allowed. Only full-brimmed hats may be worn outside.
Nicolas staff members may use their discretion in deciding if a student’s dress is inappropriate. Any time a staff member believes a student’s dress is inappropriate or causing a disruption, the student will be referred to the office. Students will be required to wear school-supplied garments to cover inappropriate clothing or remain in the office until a parent/guardian is available to bring a change of clothing.
Hat Policy / Sun Protection
Hat Policy / Sun Protection In order to promote good health habits, students are encouraged to use sunscreen protection on a regular basis. Students are also allowed to wear certain hats to school in an effort to protect themselves from cancer and other hazards related to sun exposure (SB310). The Nicolas Jr. High School hat policy is intended for outdoor use only. Acceptable hats must be full-brimmed, providing protection for the face, ears, and neck. Hats must also meet all other dress policy requirements. Baseball caps are among the hats that are not allowed unless prior approval.