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Dress Code

Hillview’s Dress for Success Norms maintain age-appropriate expectations and provide an environment that allows you to feel comfortable and express your individuality appropriately. Our philosophy about dress code is as follows:

●You should be able to dress comfortably and appropriately for school and engage in learning without fear of discipline or body shaming.

● Students' clothing must not present a health or safety hazard or a distraction which would interfere with the educational process. MPCSD Board Policy 5132

●Student dress code enforcement should not result in unnecessary barriers to school attendance.

●Student dress code should be gender neutral and apply equitably to all students.

With these interests in mind, Hillview has developed straightforward Dress for Success Norms.

Dress for Success Norms - What to Wear

You must follow these Dress for Success Norms at school and all school-sponsored events. These include, but are not limited to, physical education classes, school activities, dances, field trips, and school-sponsored after-school programs.

  1. The front and back of a shirt (or top of any kind) must be connected over both shoulders.
  2. Clothes must be worn in a way such that genitals, buttocks, nipples, and midriffs are fully covered with non-see-through fabric.
  3. Hats and head coverings (except those worn for religious or medical purposes) are allowed at teacher discretion.
  4. Clothing must be free of obscene, offensive, or inappropriate words and/or logos.

Outside the Norms

                  If your outfit does not meet the Dress for Success Norms, you will be respectfully asked to address the issue. This can be done in whatever way you feel works best for you.  Options include:

●           Adjusting the fit of the clothing (if possible to do so and still meet the guidelines)

●           Putting on something else that is already at school (e.g., PE clothes, a jacket, etc.)

●           Calling home and requesting a change of clothes

We will partner with your parents as needed if you consistently have difficulty following the norms.