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Dress Code Policy

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Cien Aguas International School - Dress Standard

revised 11-30-2022


This school dress standard is intended to keep students safe and focused on learning. It reflects the purpose, values and the educational mission of the school. Students are required to respect the rules of dress every day while they are at school or on a school trip. Parents and school staff have a common interest in the educational, physical and ethical development of students. Students are required to adhere to a standard of dress and grooming, to promote a positive, learning-focused, safe and healthy school.

1. The responsibility to interpret and enforce the dress standard rests with the school staff and finally, the school Assistant Director or Director.

2. All visitors are asked to respect the school dress and grooming standards of the school.

3. No discussions around dress standards will be framed to shame any student.

Students are to come to school dressed appropriately for participation in instruction and physical activities. Clothing should be comfortable, clean and not a distraction to others. Before your child walks out the door, please make sure your student is wearing safe and appropriate
clothing for Cien Aguas International School. The following guidelines should be considered by families when purchasing clothing for school:


1. Clothing may not present a hazard to health or safety.

2. Clothing may not violate municipal or state law.

3. Clothes and appearance should not pose the potential to disrupt the educational process due to profanity, obscenity, vulgarity, references to drugs, including alcohol and tobacco products, violence, sexual references, or statements or symbols disrespectful to the background, beliefs, or the ability of others.

4. Any clothing that allows undergarments to be seen due to size, length, transparency or damage should not be worn.

5. Droopy pants that reveal underwear or any part of the body below the hip bone should not be worn.

6. Dresses and skirts including openings which allow undergarments to be viewed, for instance, while participating in PE should not be worn.

7. Shorts that restrict movement or do not allow for comfortable sitting, bending, or running are not appropriate for activities at school.

8. Pajamas (top or bottom) should not be worn, unless it is a sanctioned school function, ie, ‘pajama day.’ In general, clothing for a special event (like a costume) is allowed if approved by the school.

9. Bandanas, and hairnets or any article of clothing that may be affiliated with or promote gang activity, should not be worn due to promoting potential conflicts (but see ‘Hairstyles’, below).

10. Jewelry that is provocative and/or chain belts, wallet chains and long belts that might endanger students should not be worn.

11. Safe and appropriate shoes for the weather, classroom activities and other conditions must be worn at all times on campus and in buildings. Heelys or skate shoes and flip flops are too dangerous.

12. Coats or jackets should be hung in classrooms (teacher discretion).

13. Student hygiene should be adequate and not cause a distraction to the educational process.

14. Hats are allowed in the classroom, and at the discretion of the teacher. Sunglasses and hoods cannot be used inside buildings, but are allowed when out on the playground. Interpretation of the dress standard shall not create shaming, gender inequality or racial or religious discrimination.


Dress standard deviations should first be treated as a learning opportunity as the dress code reflects the school’s values and desire to keep students safe and focused on learning.


Subsequent deviations may result in the following consequences:
A verbal warning, written warning, call to the student’s home requesting a change of clothes, wearing donated clothes available in the office, etc.