CHS is a high school community that values diversity and promotes a spirit of belonging for all students. To reflect that, the CHS dress code is intended for student comfort and personal expression while maintaining an environment conducive to learning. Behavior and dress should be appropriate to reflect and support the educational environment.
The primary responsibility for students’ attire rests with the student and parent(s)/guardian(s). Carlmont High School is responsible to see that student attire does not interfere with the health and safety of any student and does not contribute to a hostile or intimidating atmosphere for any student.
Students must wear: ● A shirt (button down/polo/tee shirt/bandeau/off the shoulder or equivalent) and ● Bottom (pants/jeans/sweatpants/shorts/skirts/dress/leggings or equivalent) and ● Shoes (athletic shoes, sandals, etc).
Students cannot wear: ● Images or language depicting/suggesting drugs, alcohol, vaping, paraphernalia (or any illegal item or activity) ● Accessories or attire that could be deemed unsafe (including, but not limited to: costume or full-face masks, weapons, blades, spiked jewelry) ● Clothing that demeans others with regard to gender, ethnicity, race, sexual orientation, religion, disability, etc. ● Images or language that create a hostile or intimidating environment (including hate speech, pornography, or violence) ● Visible undergarments (visible waistbands or visible straps are not in violation) ● Swimsuits (except as required for a class or athletic event)
These dress code expectations extend to school spirit days and special events (like Halloween). If a student is in violation of the dress code (discretion of administration), the administration will - Provide alternative garments (unless the student has an acceptable change of clothing), and - Get the student back to class to minimize class time missed