School Policy

Code of Conduct

( This information is for the 2019-20 school year ONLY,  Dress code is subject to change each year)

The Polk County School Board’s Student Code of Conduct explains in detail the district’s expectations for student behavior and the consequences for breaking the rules. Getting to know the expectations and rules is important because all students must comply.

You can view the full text of the Student Code of Conduct in English, Spanish and Haitian Creole at the Polk County School Board’s web site.

Click here to be directed to Code of Student Conduct

Click here to be directed to the Parent Guide

NEW – Dress Code Changes

Bottoms:

  • Students must wear khaki, black or dark blue colored pants, shorts
    or skirts
  • No colored trim, stripe, embroidery, etc. (very small
    logos only)
  • No jeans, sweat pants or overalls (overalls with shorts or pants)
  • No holes allowed
  • Belts are required if the garment has belt loops
  • Shorts/skirts must be mid-thigh or longer
  • Clothes must be appropriate size, with waist of garment
    worn at student’s waist

Tops: (For the 2019-20 school year, shirt colors move up with the grade each year)

  • Knit polo-type or woven dress shirts
    and turtlenecks – specific color by grade level as indicated
    below:
  • 6th Grade –Black Collared shirts
    7th grade –Navy Blue collared shirts
    8th grade –Gold collared shirts
    NO Jeans.
    Students must wear black, Navy blue or khaki colored pants, shorts or skirts made of twill or corduroy fabric. Joggers are permitted as long as they are not the sweat-pant material.
  • All shirts must be tucked in at all times

Jackets, sweaters, coats, etc.

  • Any front-opening jacket/coat/cardigan is OK – defined
    as a garment that opens in front and is easily removed
  • May not be disruptive, distracting, display offensive
    language/symbols, etc.
  • Any pullover garment (sweater, sweater vest, sweatshirt)
    must:
  • have a collar OR be worn with a collared uniform shirt or
    official school t-shirt underneath
  • must not have any colored trim, stripe, decoration, etc.
  • Students may not wear flannel shirts or similar garments
    as jackets

Shoes:

  • Shoes that protect the feet
  • Closed toe and closed back
  • No flip flops, sandals, or slippers are permitted

Other dress code rules:

  • Clothing that is too tight or too loose is not
    appropriate for school
  • Hats, du-rags, and sunglasses will not be worn on campus
  • Students are not allowed to wear clothing, jewelry (body
    and facial piercings excluding earrings), buttons, tattoos,
    or other attire which are disruptive, offensive, suggestive
    or indecent.

School administrators have final authority to decide if clothing complies with district rules.