Student Dress Code
The Superintendent shall:
• Ensure that all schools are safe, caring, and orderly
• Ensure Dress Code enforcement is in compliance with District Policy
• Develop positive and welcoming cultures
• Develop, implement, and continually evaluate practices that are equitable, ethical, and respectful
• Train staff to enforce the Dress Code in a way that creates the least embarrassment for the student and the least impact on student learning
1. The Principal shall:
1.1 Ensure that the Student Dress Code is limited to the criteria outlined in the District Policy subsections 3.1.1 (health and safety concerns); and 3.1.2 (drug and alcohol, offensive language or images and discrimination concerns).
1.2 Develop school procedures; in consultation with students, staff and parents, that:
1.2.1 Communicates and reinforces clear expectations of student dress;
1.3 Supports the dress code consistently and in a manner that does not reinforce or increase marginalization or oppression of any group based on race, sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion, cultural observance, household income or body type and size;
1.4 Provide continued opportunities for discussion and feedback regarding the procedures;
1.5 Annually review the procedures with students, staff and parents.
2. Students Shall:
2.1 Have the opportunity to advise and consult with the principal on matters related to student dress;
2.2 Have the opportunity to annually review the procedures with the principal.
3. Staff shall:
3.1 Have the opportunity to advise and consult with the principal on matters related to student dress;
3.2 Have the opportunity to annually review the procedures with the principal.
4. Parents shall:
4.1 Have the opportunity to advise and consult with the principal on matters related to student dress;
4.2 Have the opportunity to annually review the procedures with the principal.
5. Staff shall respond to Student Dress Code Violations in a manner that:
5.1 Treats the violation as minor on the continuum of school rule violations;
5.2 Does not require the removal of students from a classroom or a loss of class time;
5.3 Does not require a parent or guardian to bring extra clothes for their child;
5.4 Does not require the student to wear clothing provided by the school and instead ask the student to wear additional clothing of their own to obscure the violating dress choice.
Modification to this document is not permitted without prior written consent from the Greater Victoria School District