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Student Clothing

​​​​​​​​​Guidelines in accordance with the Board's Student Clothing Policy 3.9

  • Mission Public Schools supports individual choice in clothing for students, emphasizing safety and respect.
  • Students have a right to individual choice, safety, and respect - for self and others.
  • Clothing worn must be safe and suitable to participate in activities, such as physical health education, science experiments, fine arts, and/or applied skills as necessary. 
  • Hats, headwear, and clothing should demonstrate a respect for the school community and be suitability for a typical K-12 school.

Students must not wear clothing:

  • ​​T​hat comprom​ises a safe and inclusive learning environment, such as clothing that includes language or images that are threatening or disrespectful;
  • That promotes the use of tobacco, marijuana, illegal drugs, or alcohol;
  • That advocates illegal activity;
  • That encourages sexism, racism, homophobia, or bigotry;
  • That includes anything that promotes hatred;
  • That includes messages or graphics referring to gang culture, sex, pornography, obscene images, weapons, or violence.
  • Students must not wear clothing which obscures their face, other than for religious purposes, health and safety requirements, or where required to accommodate a disability.

Procedures for addressing unsuitable clothing:

​1.    When there are differences in perspective, staff and students will seek common understanding in a mutually respectful manner, in consultation with the school principal or vice-principal. 

​2.    Decisions regarding clothing suitability will not be made with a gender or cultural bias, but simply considering the respectful learning and working space.

3.    If a student comes to school dressed in clothing that is not suitable for the day's activities or is contrary to these guidelines or ​the Board policy, the school will address the concern so that it does not cause shame for the student or loss of learning time.

​​​4.    Interventions will be respectful, restorative, and educational.