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Attendance Policy
EXCUSED ABSENCES: Students may be temporarily excused from school attendance due to:

• His or her illness or a health condition;
• Having medical, dental, optometric, or chiropractic services rendered;
• Attending funeral services of a member of his or her immediate family, one day for California, not more than 3 days for out of state;
• Court, jury duty, his or her religious ceremony or retreat.

UNEXCUSED ABSENCES: As a means of instilling values of responsibility and personal accountability, a student whose absence is not excused shall experience the consequences of his/her absences. A student’s academic grade or credit in a particular subject or course may be adversely affected by reason of tardiness or absence. Students who are continually truant will be referred to the School Attendance Review Board (SARB) through the District Attorney’s Office.
Dress Code
All students are expected to adhere to common practices of modesty, cleanliness and neatness; to dress in a respectful manner within the acceptable standards of the community and in such a manner as to contribute to the academic atmosphere, not detract from it. Students who fail to comply with this dress code may be sent home and be subject to disciplinary actions.

GENERAL:

1. Any clothing jewelry or accessories with decorations, patches, lettering, advertisements, etc., that may be considered obscene or offensive are not to be worn to school. This includes any clothing, jewelry, accessories that may be used a weapons, accessories having drug, sexual emblems, tobacco or alcoholic beverage references or designs.
2. Any clothing, accessories, symbols, jewelry, or other paraphernalia, which depicts or suggests association with a gang, secret society, or fraternity, shall not be brought to school, worn at school, or in any way be present at any school-sponsored event.
3. Form-fitting garments such as spandex may only be worn with another layer of clothing, which meets the dress code.
4. ANY OTHER CONSIDERATIONS WILL BE DETERMINED BY THE INDIVIDUAL SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS. THE SCHOOL ADMINISTRATION SHALL HAVE THE RIGHT TO CONSIDER ANY CURRENT FASHION TO DETERMINE ITS ACCEPTABILITY FOR SCHOOL WEAR.

SHIRTS BLOUSES:

1. Crop tops, tube tops, halters and spaghetti straps are unacceptable (anything less than 2 inches is considered a spaghetti strap.) Strapless dresses without jackets are unacceptable.
2. The display of cleavage is unacceptable. Low cut blouses, tops, sweaters, etc. with plunging necklines are not allowed.
3. Transparent and/or see through material is considered unacceptable. Shirts/tops must touch the waist of pants/shirts at all times (i.e. when in movement, when arms are extended or raised, and when in seated positions, etc.)
4. A boy’s shirt should cover the entire crown of the shoulder.

DRESS, SKIRTS, SHORTS SKORTS: The length of a skirt/dress or shorts must be to the longest fingertips when the student’s hand is fully extended down the side of the student’s leg.

PANTS: Intentionally torn or cut/slashed pants that are considered indecent exposure are inappropriate. Manufactured boot-cut slits are acceptable. Pajamas and flannel pants are inappropriate.

ACCESSORIES:

1. All students must wear shoes. Slippers are inappropriate.
2. Students should wear athletic footwear in order to participate in any physical education class.
3. Hair should be kept neat, clean, and reasonably styled. Combs stuck in hair are considered to be inappropriate.
4. Any type of head covering is unacceptable.
5. Religious exceptions must be cleared by the principal.
6. Proper undergarments should be worn but not visible.
7. Facial hair should be neat, clean, closely trimmed and not be a distraction to the learning environment.
8. Oversized chains or spiked jewelry are unacceptable.