Dress Code

The purpose of the Dress Code is to encourage students to focus on the learning process without the distractions of unsuitable dress and grooming. Students shall maintain a clean, orderly appearance at all times.  The responsibility for the personal appearance of the student and the adherence to the dress code policy rests with the parent/guardian and the student.  Personal appearance shall not distract from the educational process.  According to the School Board of Lee County, each school has the authority to establish additional standards.

The following guidelines establish the minimum acceptable standards for student dress to be interpreted and enforced by the administration and staff at Fort Myers High School.  Students are required to comply with this dress code while on school grounds.

Shoes shall be worn at all times.
Apparel shall be adequate in both length and coverage to be considered appropriate for school.  Skirts must reach the end of fingertips with arms extended downward.  Please note: Skirts that are stretch/knit material are not allowed.
Pants shall be fastened and at the waist.  It is unacceptable for undergarments to be exposed.  Sagging pants are not permitted.
Shorts are not allowed. 
Capri pants are defined as “calf length pants” and anything shorter than calf length is a violation. 
Shirts or blouses shall be appropriately fastened in accord with the design of that shirt or blouse.  The length shall extend beyond the waist level.
Pajama attire of any kind, including pajama slippers, pajama pants, or house shoes, is not permitted.  Pillows and blankets are not allowed. 
Transparent or see-through tops, bare midriff, strapless, low-cut clothing, or tops and outfits that provide minimum coverage or are a suggestive nature are prohibited: halters, spaghetti straps, backless dresses or tops, tube tops, tank tops, muscle shirts, or any clothing which may be distracting are prohibited. Shoulders must be completely covered.
Any articles of clothing or jewelry that could likely cause injury-such as chains, grills, bracelets, rings, chokers with or without spikes, or studs are prohibited.  Wallet chains of any length are prohibited.
Rompers are not permitted.
Exposed body piercing: eyebrows, tongue, nose, belly button. Visible body piercing is limited to the ears. 
Apparel, emblems, insignias, badges, or symbols that promote the use of alcohol, drugs, tobacco, violence, sex, or any other illegal activity are prohibited. 
Apparel or symbols which may be gang related may not be displayed on a student’s person or in the student’s locker, vehicles or other locations on campus.
The wearing of hats, caps, hoods, head scarves, bandannas, headgear or head coverings of any kind, combs, picks, and sunglasses inside the building is prohibited. (This includes hats attached to belt loops)
Clothing with slogans or advertising which is controversial or obscene in nature that disrupts the educational setting is prohibited.
Long, oversized and/or sleeveless jerseys are prohibited.
Dress code violations may not be covered with outerwear (jackets, hoodies, etc)
No holes, tears or slits in jeans or pants.
Leggings with or without pockets and stretch pants cannot be worn as pants or as an undergarment. 
Long coats, including trench coats are not allowed.

Note: The school administration reserves the right to appraise any current fashion or fad and determine whether it is appropriate for school wear. Students must be in dress code compliance upon entering school grounds, during all after school events, and at all times while students are on campus.  Lee County District Dress Code Policy is still the standards and will be enforced.

Dress code will be checked daily and strongly enforced.  Any student in violation of the dress code will spend the day in ISS.

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