• FDHS Dress Code
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    At Fort Defiance High School, we are about having pride in ourselves and respect for others.  This dress code reflects that attitude and belief.  Cooperation of students and parents in the area of appropriate dress will help insure an environment conducive to learning.  Students are expected to dress in a manner consistent with the recognition that they have a responsibility to help foster a learning environment promoting health and safety, respect and pride, as well as a positive regard for discipline and authority.  Fort students will dress appropriately for the school/work setting.  Students who choose not to dress appropriately will be disciplined.                                                                    


    Shirts/Blouses should be constructed so that the top of the shoulder is covered. Sleeveless apparel with a finished edge may be worn if the garment comes to the shoulder edge and has a standard size armhole. Spaghetti straps, tube tops, halter tops, mesh tops, sheer tops, strapless tops, and backless tops are unacceptable.  Muscle shirts/tank tops are prohibited on males unless worn with another shirt. Shirts/Blouses must NOT show inappropriate necklines that expose cleavage, low back lines, midriffs, or undergarments. NO BARE SKIN is to be exposed at the waist, chest or abdomen area.  Necklines cannot be lower than the straight line from the top of the underarm across to the opposite underarm.  All shirts, tops must be tucked in or overlap bottom garment.  Length of dresses, skirts, skorts, (including any slit) should be no shorter than the ends of the student’s extended fingertips when standing up straight (The fingertip rule).  Each of these articles of clothing shall be worn at waist level. No clothing that is to be worn as an UNDERGARMENT shall be visible while wearing pants, jeans, shorts, skirts, skorts, or sweatpants.

    Other Unacceptable Apparel: 

    Costumes, pajamas or slippers.  Stretch lycra, spandex or nylon tights, leotards, biker pants or underwear worn as outer garments. Head wear (except for religious reasons) to include, but not limited to, hats, hoods, wavecaps, sweatbands, bandannas, do-rags, skull caps, surgical caps, scarves, baseball caps, picks, rakes, and combs.  Hoodies are fine, however, students may NOT wear the hoods during school hours. Sunglasses may not be worn on the face. Any article of clothing which displays obscene words, pictures or designs, any article which conveys a sexually suggestive, vulgar, demeaning or inflammatory remark, a pro-alcohol message, a tobacco and or drug related message, or is symbolic of gangs or disruptive groups. Shoes MUST be worn at all times. Athletic shoes MUST be worn for physical education classes, and closed toed shoes may be required for protection in certain educational settings. Body piercings may not be worn in classes where they are a safety or performance issue.  ITEMS NOT SPECIFICALLY COVERED IN THE ABOVE POLICY MAY BE PROHIBITED AT THE DISCRETION OF THE ADMINISTRATION.                                                                                         


    Students who violate provisions of the dress code will not be allowed to attend class and will be given the opportunity to have a parent/guardian bring appropriate clothing to school or pick up the student.  School administration may provide proper attire on a loan basis, in the event the parent/guardian is unable to be contacted.  Continued violations of the dress code will subject the student to disciplinary action as defiance of school rules.

Last Modified on September 10, 2009