A student’s school attire should adhere to accepted standards for an academic setting and should not cause a disruption to the educational environment. The following dress code is a preventative measure intended to prevent the occurrence of discipline problems.
- Wednesdays are “Dress for Success days”- we encourage all students to wear “business casual” wear on Wednesdays.
- Fridays are “Gateway Pride days” we encourage all students are to wear attire promoting GHS and GHS activities.
T-shirts may not be worn unless they are Gateway t-shirts or promote a club or activity sponsored by Gateway High School- example you may wear a National Honor Society T-shirt, or a T-shirt from an official CHSAA event, but not a T-shirt promoting the Beatles or the Miami Dolphins.
All shorts must be “dress shorts” unless they are Gateway mesh shorts or, like our t-shirt policy- must promote Gateway or Gateway clubs and activities.
- Students clothing cannot promote products that are illegal for minors. No clothing mentioning alcohol, tobacco, or drugs. Students are not allowed to wear clothing that contains profanity, lewd, vulgar, or defamatory communications.
- Shorts, dresses, and skirts, etc. must be of sufficient length which can be described as “mid-thigh”. Or as long as the student’s index finger when the arm is straight down a student’s side, whichever is longer
- No “spaghetti straps”, “tube tops”, “halter tops”, “shoulder-less tops”, “one shoulder tops”, or pants with rips, holes, or tears
- No gang affiliated attire, including but not limited to chains, bandanas, gloves, jewelry, shoe laces or belt buckles
- No headgear of any kind, including scarves, hats, doo rags, sweat bands, and visors
- No pajamas, lounge wear, house slippers, or bare feet
- All pants must be worn at the waist. No excessively baggy pants or pants with chains
- No dog collars, bike chains, or spandex shorts/ pants
- No spike jewelry
- Sunglasses may not be worn inside the building
- Inappropriate “tattoos” must be covered at all times
- No jerseys from a professional or college sports team
- Leggings may be worn with appropriate over garments
- No undergarments (male or female) are to be visible at any time
Students will be requested to remove the item, cover the offensive item, and/or change clothes. Students may be sent home to change if no other option is available. Disciplinary action may occur and offending item may be confiscated. Administration will make the final decision on dress code violations.
Any part of the dress policy may be waived by the administration for students with legitimate medical problems or religious concerns.