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Dress Code

Dress
The reputation of a school is based to a great extent upon the behavior and appearance of its student body. Student dress should reflect the importance that education plays in every student’s life. While CHSAS does not have a school uniform, students are expected to dress appropriately for
school. Students are to dress in a manner that neither disrupts the educational process, nor poses a safety hazard. When there is any question about the suitability of a student’s attire, it is the final authority of the school principal as to whether a young man’s or young lady’s attire or general
appearance is acceptable. For safety reasons, facial piercings are not allowed at agricultural schools. Additionally,
agricultural classes may have additional dress-related safety precautions (i.e. no flip-flops in the
chicken coop).


Shorts, skirts, dresses, etc. must meet the fingertip test. Clothing or other apparel with inappropriate/offensive pictures, words, or lettering is not permitted. Other examples of
inappropriate dress are halter/tube/tank tops with spaghetti type straps, camisoles, tank tops, bare midriffs, bare backs, unbuttoned/revealing clothing, cold shoulder tops, ripped jeans, pants sagging below the waist, pajama pants, and undergarments worn as outerwear. Other potential forms of
inappropriate dress may exist that are not included here. Hats, hoods, sweatbands, kerchiefs, scarves or do-rags are not to be worn in the school building.
This rule applies to males and females. Students who wear hats et. al. to school are to place the items in their lockers upon arrival. Headphones should not be worn in the building, nor visibly hanging from clothing. Confiscated items will be returned to the parents only. All items that are not
picked up by the last day of school will be discarded. Parents will be called when students are dressed inappropriately. Parents may bring appropriate
clothing for their student to put on prior to returning to class or the school will provide alternate, appropriate clothing.

 
Dress Code for Dances
 
All school dances require a special dress code maintaining the standards of cleanliness, modesty and good grooming. There are only three options when it comes to dances; Formal, Semi-Formal and Dress Casual:
 
Formal – Tuxedo and Formal Gowns
Semi-Formal – Suits or Sports Jackets with ties, dress slacks and dress shoes, dresses
Dress Casual – Dress slacks, shirts and shoes, dresses, skirts or dress slacks with dress blouses and shoes.
 
Clothing that is inappropriate for dances include, but is not limited to, work boots, gym shoes, jeans, jean skirts, sweat suits, sweat pants, sweat shirts and athletic jerseys. Students will not be allowed to attend dances unless they are dressed appropriately.