Harborside Academy requires that students adhere to what is commonly referred to as “business casual” attire. All students are expected to exemplify appropriate dress standards in a manner that projects an appropriate image for the student, school, and District.  Harborside will not require specific brands of clothing.  It shall be left to the discretion of the principal/designee whether or not a student is in compliance with the student dress code policy.  Students will be required to wear student identification (I.D.’s) during the day and have them easily accessible during all school activities (academic, extra-curricular, co-curricular).

               Every Friday will be considered a Spirit Day and jeans will be acceptable if student wears anything with Harborside logo on it (does not include hand-drawn logos)  If 4 students per grade level violate a Friday dress code, there will be NO Spirit day the next week.

               Appropriate Attire includes:  Bottoms -  corduroys, dickies, capris, shorts, skirts, jumpers, skorts, dresses, and cargo style pants are all acceptable and  all bottoms should be neat, clean and in appropriate repair; no holes or tears or patches; all bottoms should be touching or extending above the belt line and appropriately fastened at the hip.  Belts are required if necessary.  Undergarments must be covered at all times, when standing or seated.  Dresses, skirts, jumpers, shorts and skorts must be at least fingertip length when standing or seated.  Bottoms must fit appropriately and may not be more than one size larger, may not be extremely baggy, tight, or drag on the floor.

 No jean style pants, stretch denim jeans, athletic pants, wind pants, athletic shorts, and pajama type pants; No jeans to be worn under pant.  No changing of clothing before 2:34 pm, including Wednesday, if student remains in the school.

               Tops:  Collared shirts must be worn by all students.  Button-up shirts must have no more than 2 opened buttons (3 opened buttons maximum if higher neckline shirt is worn underneath) or a sweater is required. Dress sweaters, mock turtle neck and turtle necks count as collars.  Tops must be neat, clean and in appropriate repair; neckline on tops must cover chest at all times; must be long enough to be tucked in, cover the mid-section and past belt line when seated; and must fit appropriately and not be tight.  No thermals, henley’s, no t-shirts or tank tops over collared shirts; no sweatshirts or fleece – without a collar on underneath.

               Footwear:  Athletic shoes, laced shoes and/or shoe boots, loafers, dress shoes, flip flops or sandals (Tennis shoes are required for gym class.)

               Other inappropriate attire includes: See through fabric without opaque fabric lining; bedtime attire, such as pajamas, undershirts or undergarments as outerwear; attire that may be considered weapons, including but not limited to chain belts or wallet chains; jewelry, piercing, tattoos or similar artifacts that are obscene or may cause disruptions to the educational environment; hoods, hats, caps, bandanas, sweatbands, skullcaps, plastic hair bags, hair nets, hair curlers or do-rags, except headwear worn for legitimate religious purposes; house slippers, or any other type of footwear that could constitute a safety hazard; steel-toed boots or shoes; any type of footwear with wheels; and hobnails, spurs or cleats on belts, boots, or shoes are not permitted. No gang or gang-related activity (including gang-related colors if for purposes of gang identification), or clothing that contains pictures and/or writing referring to alcoholic beverages, tobacco products, sexual references, profanity, illegal drugs, bigoted epithets, harassment/hate messages, or messages of hostility toward race, ethnicity, religion, or sexual orientation. 

                PLEASE NOTE:  Any student in violation of dress code will be required to wear school-issued attire (NO CALLING HOME) with issued attire being returned or a $8.00 charge will be issued.  Also, any student late to class in the morning due to changing, it will be recorded as a violation.

              Repeated violations of school attire rules, per quarter, will constitute disciplinary action as follows:

1st Violation –will be a warning; 2nd Violation – Character grade will be dropped one letter grade; 3rd Violation – Character grade will be dropped to a C- maximum; More than 3 Violations – Student will fail their Character Grade for the quarter.  New quarter is a fresh start.

                Violations will occur if a student fails to follow any of the standards listed above.  Additionally, if student late to class in the am due to changing, it will be recorded as a violation.  Clothes may be brought to the school store to be sold “On Consignment” for $5 (or $10).