Parkway High School
DRESS CODE & GUIDELINES
In order for each child to receive a well-ordered education, school officials have the responsibility of maintaining an atmosphere conducive to learning in which the student can achieve his/her maximum potential. The Bossier Parish School Board has set a mandatory dress code policy, which includes school uniforms. Parkway High School will adhere to the Bossier Parish School Board policy and the following rules will apply:
· Polo-type shirts: solid black, red, navy, light blue (powder blue), or white
· Long-sleeved button down shirts: solid black, red, navy, light blue (powder blue), or white
§ Must be buttoned properly at all times
§ The shirt may not be worn in a jacket type manner with several buttons opened exposing the undergarment.
· Logos and labels on uniform shirts should not be excessive in size
· All tops must be long enough to tuck in and stay in
· Blousing of shirts will not be allowed
· Short-sleeved crew neck undershirt: solid colors
· Long-sleeved crew neck undershirt: solid white, solid red, or solid black
· Pants or shorts: navy or khaki
· Girls - navy or khaki skirts, skorts, or capri pants (no jumpers)
· Skirts, skorts, and shorts must be no shorter than the length of one’s finger tips with arms at one’s side and no longer than the bottom of one’s knee.
· Tights: solid black or solid navy only
· KHAKI or NAVY DENIM PANTS are prohibited
· Solid navy or solid black jacket, coat, sweater, sweater vest, sweatshirt, or hoody
· Hoodies from a club/athletic organization: Navy or black
· Earned letter jackets are acceptable
· NO LOGOS, LABELS, or NAME BRAND JACKETS. NO FLOOR LENGTH COATS or OVERSIZED JACKETS. NOBLUE JEAN or DENIM JACKETS
· Outerwear such as sweaters, sweatshirts, and hoodies are NOT to be worn under approved uniform shirt tops.
All uniforms must be worn in the manner designed by the manufacturer meeting the school dress code specifications. There will not be any mutilation of clothing including, but not limited to tearing, ripping, or cutting of hems, or cuffs. NO OVERSIZING or SAGGING! THE UNIFORM MUST BE FITTED APPROPRIATELY.
BELTS: Belts must be worn with all clothing designed for belts. Belts are to be worn correctly and buckles are not to be of excessive size or offensive in design.
SHOES: Shoes must be worn at all times. SHOES considered hazardous are prohibited and include but are not limited to: rubber or foam swim footwear, beach or pool sandals, or house shoes/slippers.
HEADWEAR: No form of headwear will be permitted on school campus before or during school hours.
SPIRIT DAY: Spirit Days are designated by the school administration and typically occur on Fridays. On Spirit Days, students are permitted to wear an approved Parkway club/athletic organization t-shirt and/or outerwear. Chicken Day occurs on Wednesdays and students are permitted to wear the Parkway’s PBIS designed “Happy Chicken Day” shirt on this day and/or Spirit Day.
JEWELRY: Items that detract from the instructional program or present a health and safety concern will not be permitted. Pierced ears are acceptable as long as the number is reasonable and the style is in good taste and dress code guidelines are met. Other school organizations may prohibit the wearing of earrings. OTHER FORMS OF BODY PIERCING (i.e. lips, nose, eyelids, tongue, or other body parts) WILL NOT BE ALLOWED. Mouth jewelry such as metal “grills” is prohibited.
HAIRSTYLES: The following will not be permitted: designs cut into hair/head, knotched/shaved eyebrows, mohawks, or any hairstyle or unnatural color that detracts from or disrupts the classroom and/or school decorum.
STUDENT IDs: According to school policy, each student is required to wear the current year’s Parkway High School identification (ID) card throughout the normal school day (expired ID cards will be confiscated). IDs are to be worn on the student’s outermost uniform top/collar.
One ID is supplied to each student without cost. The ID is not to be defaced in any way including writing, cutting, or placing stickers on the card. Students are required to purchase a new ID if it is defaced in any manner and cannot be returned to its original state.
The student is required to wear a temporary ID if his/her official ID is left at home, lost, or misplaced. Temporary IDs are sold in the library for $1 per day. Replacement IDs are also sold in the library for $5. Students are allowed to charge a temporary ID in the event the temporary ID cannot immediately be paid for and with the understanding all debts must be resolved in a timely manner to avoid administrative action.
No mode of student appearance that detracts from or disrupts the classroom and/or the school decorum will be considered proper for a school. The principal of each school shall make the final decision of what is considered proper or improper appearance, in accordance with the general guidelines, which may be contained in the “Student Handbook.” Violations of the dress code policy will be addressed and may result in disciplinary action.