Dress Code

Citrus Hill High School Dress Code 2013-2014

Dress Standards

All students are expected to present themselves in an orderly manner, conducive to the advancement of education. Appearance should be neat and acceptable. Items that are disruptive or could cause situations that would diminish the safety of students will be prohibited.

Apparel, hats, headwear, jewelry, bandannas, insignias, colors, or paraphernalia that indicate an affiliation with a group or gang which may provoke others to act violently or be intimidated, may not be possessed or worn on campus or at school activities.

Clothing, apparel, and paraphernalia, which denote gang affiliation and are not appropriate for school will vary and may change year to year.

The Citrus Hill High School Administration will determine the nature of gang dress and paraphernalia in continued cconsultation with the Riverside County Sheriff Department and District Office personnel. The Val Verde Unified School District Board of Education may set further specifics for rules relative to the dress and appearance of students, which will be strictly enforced.

Students are expected to wear or display the following:

  1. Clothing that covers undergarments, the back and the entire midriff.
  2. School and personal property (i.e. notebooks, folders, backpacks) that is free of graffiti.
  3. Clothing and accessories worn in the manner in which they were designed to be worn.
  4. Shoes must be worn at all times. Sandals must have heel straps. Flip-flops, backless shoes or house slippers are not acceptable.

Students may not wear, display or be in possession of:

  1. Spiked or studded jewelry of any kind, including ankle bands, bracelets, chokers, rings, gloves and belts.
  2. Wallet, choker or any other form of chain. Long hanging belts are not permitted.
  3. Overly brief or tight garments such as halter-tops, tube tops, spaghetti straps (ok), strapless, off the shoulder, or fishnet see through garments. Bib overalls with straps unbuckled are not allowed. Oversized, sagged or baggy pants, and belt buckles lettered or numbered are not permitted. Oversized belts hanging from under apparel shall not be worn.
  4. Baseball-style hats, hairnets, or bandannas (with the exception of Citrus Hill High School or District hats). Approved school hats shall not be altered and shall be worn with the bill facing forward and on straight. No hat or head coverings should be worn inside buildings.
  5. Attire identifying students with other elementary, middle, or senior high schools is not allowed.
  6. Clothing that is unsafe, lewd, indecent, vulgar, obscene or gang related, nor shall the clothing disrupt the educational process or the orderly operation of the school. Student dress shall not display emblems, lettering or pictures pertaining to gang, drug, tobacco, alcohol, sex, death, mutilation, violence or a gang silent code.
  7. Sleepwear of any kind and using blankets as coats.
  8. Any clothing considered by the administration/law enforcement agencies to be gang related is not to be worn.
  9. Clothing, jewelry and personal items (backpacks, fanny packs, gym bags, water bottles etc.) with writing, pictures or any other insignia which are crude, vulgar, profane or sexually suggestive, which bear drug, alcohol or tobacco company advertising, promotions and likenesses, or which advocate gender, racial, ethnic or religious prejudice.
  10. Hairstyles considered disruptive to the educational process shall not be worn. Hair may not be sprayed by any coloring that would drip when wet. Hair picks shall not be worn or displayed in any hairstyle.

Clothing at all times must cover undergarments. For the females, a jacket or cover-up worn to conceal brief clothing that reveals bras or bare midriffs is not acceptable. Dresses, skirts and shorts must be long enough to cover buttocks and upper thigh when walking, sitting, bending or reaching.

In the interest of student safety, additional dress code stipulations will be established in various classroom settings. For instance, science labs and industrial technology classes may require closed-toe shoes, long pants, etc.

Dress Standard Definitions

  • The term baggy pants means the waistline of the pants, located at the hipbone of the student, when pulled and pinched will gather more than one inch of material.
  • The term sagged pants means the waistline of the pants is located below the hipbone of the student. With the pants correctly worn the crotch of the pants will not hang away from the body.

Violation of the dress standards will result in either parent contact by school personnel, confiscation of the article, student placed in OCI, low level referral warning, loaned a shirt, or sent home to change clothes and correct the violation. Repeated offenses will result in disciplinary action.

Students and parents should continue to use good judgment when choosing their school clothing.

Confiscated articles are not the responsibility of the school if they are lost or stolen. We request and encourage all parents to show an active interest in their students education by supporting the standards and policies of the Val Verde Unified School District and Citrus Hill High School. EC 35183, 35294.1, PC 186.22, BP 5132, 5136 AR 5132, 5136