Lanier High School Dress Code

  • Lanier High School Student Dress Code

    The Lanier High School administration and staff would like the cooperation of the students and parents in reviewing the student’s dress to ensure it meets the following dress code guidelines before the student comes to school.

    1. Headgear: Headgear is prohibited and must be kept out of sight in the building. This includes, but is not limited to, caps, hats, hoods, bandanas, wave caps, sweatbands, sunglasses, combs, rakes, curlers, picks or any other head covering. Exceptions for religious or medical reasons to be granted by the Student Services Office with proper documentation.
    2. Shirts/Blouses/Tops/T-shirts: Blouses/shirts should be constructed so that the tops of the shoulders are covered (no halter tops, strapless tops, tank tops, spaghetti straps, or bare shoulder tops of any type will be allowed). Blouses/shirts that expose any portion of the waist, hips or midriff are not allowed. Other blouses/shirts that are not appropriate for school include, but are not limited to, low-cut, see through, backless, or tube tops. Rips or holes are not allowed in shirts/tops. Boys are not to wear sleeveless shirts (except in P.E.).
    3. Shorts/Skirts/Pants: Shorts and skirts must be a mid-thigh length. Holes or rips are not allowed above the knee for pants or jeans. Sagging pants, which reveal undergarments, are not allowed.
    4. Shoes: Health regulations and safety factors require that shoes be worn at all times at school (bedroom shoes are not allowed).
    5. Undergarments should not be visible.
    6. Pajamas, sleepwear, or blankets of any kind are not allowed to be worn to school.
    7. No student clothing shall display words or symbols that advocate or depict violence, drugs, alcohol, sex, illegal gang affiliation or other illegal activity expressed or implied. No student clothing or accessories shall be disruptive, have caused past disruption to the school environment or could be used as a weapon.
    8. Students are not allowed to display clothing or symbols that have been identified by the Gwinnett County Police Gang Task Force as being commonly identified with gangs. Garments, jewelry, body art and tattoos that communicate gang allegiance are not allowed to be worn at school, and no item may be worn in a manner that communicates gang affiliation. All students should be dressed in a symmetrical fashion.
    9. Jewelry or accessories that are considered heavy and/or bulky that could pose a danger to others are not permitted to be worn at school. This includes, but is not limited to, wallet chains, jewelry, such as spiked rings, spiked bracelets, two or three finger rings that are joined, and bulky chains worn around the neck or waist. Sharp objects that could pose a danger, such as spikes or safety pins, are not allowed on clothing or book bags.

    In addition:

    • Any student dress/appearance not specifically stated which the faculty or staff deems distracting will not be permitted.
    • It is essential that students respect the learning environment by being appropriately dressed for school. The purpose of the student dress code is not to inhibit any person’s taste in attire, but rather to better facilitate the process of education through reasonable guidelines of “dress” instilling dignity and pride.
    • A student wearing clothing or accessories not described in these rules but which become distracting to the learning environment or identified as gang-attire will receive a written warning in advance of any disciplinary action. Consequences for dress code violations start at Step One on the Disciplinary Scale.
    • Determination of dress code violations is at the discretion of the administration.