Dress Code

The Etiwanda School District prohibits any manner of dress or appearance that is likely to cause a substantial disruption of, or a material interference with, the educational process, student safety, or campus order.

1. All students are expected to comply with the District dress code.

2. Students and parents share primary responsibility for student compliance with the dress


3. School personnel also are responsible for enforcing the dress code when students are on

campus or at a school function.

4. A student who violates the dress code may not remain at school or at a school function

unless the violation is corrected. For example, the student may be asked to:

a) Remove the accessory; or

b) Turn the clothing inside out; or

c) Have other clothing brought from home.

SPECIFIC RULES: The examples following the rules are not intended to be a complete list.

1. Clothing and accessories must not display obscene or sexual content, racial slurs, hate

language, profanity, violence (including depictions of weapons, explosives, death, or graphic

injuries), or drug-, alcohol- or tobacco-related content.

No gang-related clothing as defined in Attachment A.

2. Clothing must not be revealing.

a) No short shorts (shorts must be fingertip length when arms are placed at side of body).

b) No short skirts (hems must not be higher than 3” above top of knee when standing).

c) No low-cut tops.

d) No short tops. Midriff must be covered when arms are raised overhead.

e) No halter-tops, tube tops, strapless or backless tops.

f) No spaghetti-strap tops.

g) Tank-style tops are allowed; strap must measure 2 inches wide.

h) No undergarments may show.

i) No see-through clothing.

j) No excessively tight clothing.

k) No torn clothing above the knee.

l) No pajamas.

3. Clothing must not be baggy.

a) Pants and shorts must be worn at the waist.

b) Pants, shirts and shorts must be size appropriate; size appropriate clothing does not fall

off without a belt, and is not too long or too large to impede movement.

4. Belts must be threaded through all belt loops.

a) No belt ends hanging down from the buckle.

b) No chain belts.

c) No wallet chains.

5. Shoes must meet safety standards. Shoes must be closed-toed (Elementary only), shoes

must have closed-heel or have a strap across the back.

a) No flip flops

b) No combat-style boots.

c) No untied or unfastened shoes or boots.

d) No shoes with wheels or rails.

e) No slippers

6. Hats or caps may be worn outdoors for sun protection, but must be removed when entering

buildings. All head coverings are subject to Rule 1 regarding prohibited content and should

be worn facing forward.

7. Accessories and jewelry worn in pierced areas of the body must not substantially disrupt or

materially interfere with student safety or instruction (e.g., spiked jewelry). Jewelry worn in

face and body piercings must be removed for activities such as PE at the discretion of the

teacher. Jewelry is subject to the same content standards as other apparel.

Board Approved Revisions: September 27, 2012

Board Approved: April 19, 2012

Board Approved Revisions: May 12, 2011

Board Approved: August 22, 2002

Etiwanda School District Student Dress Code

Attachment A

The following attachment to the Etiwanda School District Student Dress Code defines gang

related apparel as apparel that, if worn or displayed on campus, reasonably could be

determined to threaten the health and safety of the school environment at schools in the

Etiwanda School District. The list was developed with consultation from the San Bernardino

County Sheriff Department and the Fontana Police Department.

A gang is defined as a group of persons, most often juveniles, who are associated for criminal

or other antisocial purposes.

After consultation with local law enforcement agencies, Rancho Cucamonga and Fontana, the

District has determined that a gang presence has been established in the district boundaries

which threaten the safety and welfare of the schools’ environment.

The gang apparel defined and described below has been identified as being associated with the

specific gangs. Therefore, the presence of the described apparel on campus poses a hazard to

the health and safety of the school environment, and is likely to substantially disrupt or

materially interfere with school operations.

Prohibited Gang Related Apparel:

1. Clothing that depicts tagging or spraying of graffiti.

2. Clothing marked with numerals, letters or words that may be interpreted as

demonstrating gang affiliation:

 Numerals: 8, 69 and 420 (drug affiliation), 13 (affiliation with the Sureno gang), 14

(affiliation with the Nureno gang), 22 (Vagos motorcycle gang) with color green,

81 (Hell’s Angels) with color red, 18 (18th Street gang).

 Letters/Words: southsider, southerner, Sureno, low-rider, homies

 No “Raiders” attire with or without Raider’s logo (black and silver colors).

3. Wearing an overwhelming amount of red (“Bloods”) and/or blue (Crips”) clothing

garments on a continuous basis.

4. Bandanas worn as headcoverings, accessories or hanging from pockets.

5. Belts with more than one buckle.

6. No initials on belt buckles, hats, chains, ex... K, P, C, B, H

7. Clothing that depicts violence: guns (scarface, 2 pac)

Board Approved: April 19, 2012

Board Approved: May 12, 2011

Board Approved: June 10, 2010

Board Approved: May 28, 2009

Board Approved Revision: March 8, 2007

Board Approved Revision: April 27, 2006

Board Approved Revision: June 21, 2005

Board Approved: March 24, 2005