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Dress Code

Dress Code Guidelines

LTMS Dress Code 

LTMS expects that all students will dress in a way that is appropriate for the school day or for any school sponsored event. Student dress choices should respect our school’s intent to sustain a community that is inclusive of a diverse range of identities. The primary responsibility for a student’s attire resides with the student and their parent(s) or guardian(s). LTMS is responsible for seeing that student attire does not interfere with the health or safety of any student, that student attire does not contribute to a hostile or intimidating atmosphere for any student, and that dress code enforcement does not reinforce or increase marginalization or oppression of any group based on race, sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion, cultural observance, household income, or body type/size. Any restrictions to the way a student dresses must be necessary to support the overall educational goals of the school and must be explained within this dress code.

All items listed in the "must wear" and "may wear" categories below must meet these basic principles.

Students MUST Wear:

  • Top: A shirt (with fabric in the front, and back) 

  • Bottom: Pants/jeans or the equivalent (for example, a skirt, sweatpants, leggings, a dress or shorts) 

  • Shoes

  • Clothing that covers specific body parts with opaque material

Courses or specific class activities that include attire as part of the curriculum may include assignment-specific dress, but should not focus on covering students' bodies or promoting culturally-specific attire. Activity specific shoe requirements are permitted (Examples include but are not limited to physical education and agriculture classes).

Students MAY Choose to Wear:

  • Hats, including religious headwear. Hats can be facing straight forward or straight backward. Hats must allow the face to be visible to staff.

  • Hoodie sweatshirts (wearing the hood overhead is allowed, but the face must be visible to school staff).

  • Teachers may direct students to remove/adjust the position of hats/hoods over the head in class during the administration of a test/exam, to enable visual identification of a student's face. This does NOT apply to any headwear worn for religious reasons.

Students CANNOT Wear:

  • Clothing that includes violent language or images

  • Clothing that includes images or language depicting drugs or alcohol (or any illegal item or activity) or the use of same

  • Clothing that includes hate speech, profanity, pornography

  • Clothing that includes images or language that create a hostile or intimidating environment based on any protected class

  • Helmets, masks, or other headgear that obscures a student's identity (except as a religious observance). A student's face must be clearly visible when taking their school photo for identification purposes. This may require the removal of a hood and/or hat.