Dress Code

School dress should enhance a positive image of the students and the district and not threaten the health, welfare and safety of the members of the student body. Any form of dress or grooming that attracts undue attention, prompting a disruption of the learning environment is unacceptable. Strong smelling perfume or cologne should not be worn due to many students with allergies and asthma.

Students in the Galion City Schools (Grades 3-12) are required to dress in Campus Wear to comply with the student dress code. Listed in the following are specific requirements for the Galion City School’s Campus Wear.  

Campus Wear Attire

Acceptable dress must be appropriately sized and fitted. NO baggy, sagging, or excessively tight clothing is permitted. Clothing that is distressed or that has rips/holes in it is not to be worn. Clothing with profane or obscene pictures and/or letting or which refers to alcohol, tobacco, drugs, firearms or related material is prohibited. Judgment of an administrator in matters of dress and appearance is final. Attire cannot be altered and must conform to the following requirements:

 

1. TOPS

Approved colors: White/off-white, Blue, Orange, Gray

Short or Long Sleeves Required - No sleeveless

Polo shirts or complete button up shirt, turttleneck, sweater or fleece is permitted - No Hoodies

 

2. BOTTOMS

Permitted lower body attire must be worn around the waist.

Approved colors for all bottoms are solid color khaki (tan) or dark blue. Corduroy material in solid khaki (tan) or dark blue is acceptable.

No denim jeans, sweats, tights, yoga pants, leggings, or windbreakers style pants.

Skirts/jumpers must be of knee length or longer.  Back slit is to be no more than four (4) inches above the knee. 

Shorts must be of knee length.

Capri style pants are allowed.

Students may wear a plain solid color blue, black, khaki (tan) or brown belt

 

3. FOOTWEAR

Heels are limited to a 2-inch height.

 “Heelies”, Light-up shoes, Crocs, Slides, Flip-flops, or Slippers are NOT permitted. 

The entire foot must be covered at all times.

Athletic/tennis shoes with laces are permitted.



4. JEWELRY/MAKE-UP/HAIR STYLES


Jewelry/make-up/hair styles must be conservative and simple in nature- not excessive.

Unnaturally colored hair (blue, green, red, purple, orange etc.) that is distracting to the educational process is not permitted.

No chains or heavy metal of any type allowed. This includes over-sized belt buckles and/or oversized piercings. No temporary tattoos or body sprinkles are to be worn on the face, arms, hands, or legs.

5. WRITING & Miscellaneous  

Students are not to write anything on their clothing, their person, or anyone else’s clothing or person.

All of the items listed below MUST be placed in cubbies:

  • All outerwear: jackets, coats, hoodies,
  • Headwear of any type:  hats, headbands, sweatbands, hoods,
  • Gloves
  • Handkerchiefs
  • Sunglasses

The above Campus Wear Policy is meant to serve the best interests of all students on campus. Any questions or issues regarding the above statements will be referred to the campus administrator for resolution, with a written request from the parent(s).

Where you purchase Campus Wear items is a family choice as long as the above mentioned specifications are met.

Any used or handed down clothing must be in good condition and follow the Campus Wear Guidelines. 

6. Exceptions: 

Students are to follow the Campus Wear guideline on field trips, unless a change is authorized by the building principal.  

Students with medical or physical disabilities may require special clothing not i compliance with the Campus Wear Policy.  The IEP team (which includes the building principal) will make any determination for this special clothing.  This should also be noted in the student's health plan if applicable.

Students with an injury, illness, or condition that would require exemption from the Campus Wear Policy will need a written physician's excuse and approval of the building principal.  

Special Activity Days (picture day, spirit day, etc) may be allowed with the prior approval of the building principal.  Any variation of clothing on these days must follow the Campus Wear guidelines.