The district’s dress code is established to teach grooming and hygiene, prevent disruption, and minimize safety hazards. Students and parents may determine a student’s personal dress and grooming standards, provided that they comply with the following:

  • Pants and shorts to be worn at the waist of the student without sagging

  • Pants and shorts without rips, frays, holes or tears

  • Shorts, dresses, skirts and split garments should extend to the fingertips in order to maintain comfort while sitting and standing.

  • Leggings may be worn with shirts or tops that reach the fingertips.

  • Boys’ hair should be maintained no longer than the eyebrows in the front, top of a shirt collar in back, and the middle of the ears at the sides.

  • Tennis shoes are encouraged for PE and outside play activities.

  • Shirts and t-shirts should cover the midriff and tanks should be 3 fingers wide (adult fingers).

The following are examples of inappropriate and unapproved dress code choices: ? Hats, caps or bandanas;

  • Spaghetti straps and clothing that exposes bare midriffs;

  • Inappropriate shoes – high heels on shoes or boots, wheelies, flip flops, house shoes

  • Distracting / unnatural hair color, makeup or body art/tattoos;

  • Inappropriate messages, symbols, emblems or advertisements for tobacco or drug products;

  • Symbols, slogans, words cut / shaved into the hair;

  • Mo-hawks, Faux-hawks, Man-buns or ponytails on boys

  • Boys should not wear earrings to school;

Mineola Elementary School discourages the wearing of expensive jewelry or apparel and are not responsible for lost or stolen items.

The following dress code is not inclusive of every conceivable situation, and when questions arise regarding dress or grooming, the campus principal shall have the final responsibility of determining whether or not the conditions in question are in keeping with the intent of this dress code.

If the principal determines that a student’s grooming or clothing violates the school’s dress code, the student will be given an opportunity to correct the problem at school. If not corrected, the student may be assigned to inschool suspension for the remainder of the day, until the problem is corrected, or until a parent or designee brings an acceptable change of clothing to the school.