Student Dress Code
The following student dress code information is from the Comal ISD Student and Parent Handbook. Our academic expectations for our students at SVMS are high, and we keep distractions low. Our goal is to have every student in their classrooms everyday, so please take these guidelines into account before shopping for next school year. Keep in mind the following regarding the interpretative nature of the policy (as not every possible instance of appropriate or inappropriate grooming or appearance is addressed). Therefore, a good rule of thumb includes the following:
- Shorts and Skirts should be below the fingertips in length (to represent mid-thigh).
- Jeans and shorts should not have any holes, tears, frays, or rips… not even expensive, faux ones.
- No tights, no form fitting yoga pants, and no biker shorts.
- Natural hair colors only. No Mohawks.
- No exposed undergarments (ie. Bra straps, underwear, camisole straps, etc).
DRESS AND GROOMING
Specific Guidelines/Restrictions for Student Dress and Grooming Guidelines
- Students should wear garments, shoes, jewelry, accessories and hairstyles that are appropriate and modest in length and coverage;
- reflect a positive image of the school and contribute to a distraction-free learning
- lead teachers and/or staff to reasonably believe that the issue does not interfere with,
disturb, or distract from the classroom and/or learning environment.
Students are not to wear clothing that is tight, loose, sagging, cut, torn, baggy, revealing,
spaghetti-strap, backless, low cut or short.
Pants – must be worn at the waist or upper hip and must not reveal underclothing
Shorts and Skirts - must be fitted at the waist or upper hip, must not reveal underclothing, and
must be mid-thigh in length or longer
Tops, Shirts and Blouses – must not reveal underclothing, midsection, torso, back, chest,
breasts or cleavage
Dresses – must not reveal underclothing, midsection, torso, back, chest, breasts, or cleavage and
must be mid-thigh in length or longer
Shoes – must not detract from or interfere with the learning environment or present a safety or
health hazard. Tennis shoes or closed-toe shoes are preferred. House shoes/house slippers of any
kind are not allowed.
Head Coverings – no type of head covering is to be worn with the exception of (1) a cap or hat
that is part of a uniform worn at a school activity or (2) for religious or medical purposes.
Underclothing – must wear appropriate underclothing;
Pajamas/loungewear – any and all pajamas/loungewear are prohibited
Jewelry/Piercings – Noisy, distracting and excessive jewelry or accessories are prohibited
(including wallet chains). Jewelry/Piercings must not detract from or interfere with the learning
environment or present a safety or health hazard.
Tattoos - permanent or temporary, must be covered at all times.
Hair/Make-up – Hair must be well groomed, neat and clean at all times; hair style/color and
makeup must not detract from or interfere with the learning and school environment.
Backpacks – must not detract from or interfere with the learning environment or present a safety
or health hazard.
Students participating in school-related activities, such as extracurricular or UIL activities or
other special functions, may have a different dress or grooming code required by the sponsor,
coach, or administration.
The example and guidelines listed above may not cover every possible instance of appropriate or
inappropriate grooming or appearance. The interpretative authority as to what dress or grooming
is inappropriate, disruptive, a hindrance to best learning situations, or a detriment to best
discipline shall be vested in the principal, the assistant or grade level principal, or any other
administrative authority in the school system. Non-compliance of the dress code/grooming
standards will result in disciplinary action in accordance with the student code of conduct.