Dress Code Policy and School Rules/Expectations
DRESS CODE POLICY
It is the policy of Lynwood High School and the Lynwood Unified School District to encourage good conduct, habits of dress, and attitudes that facilitate the learning process and promote the acceptance of students by their peers, community, and society. The California Education Code stipulates that students are to be neat and clean. Our school community further realizes that clothing should promote the health and welfare of the student and should not distract or interfere with the instructional program of the school.
Parents and student have the responsibility to ensure that students are dressed properly for school. School personnel have the responsibility for maintaining and enforcing an appropriate dress code conducive to learning.
Students are expected to be aware of and follow the following guidelines at school and school related activities:
- No excessive and/or distracting body piercings causing safety and/or health concerns. Students may not wear the spikes found in plug earrings.
- Tattoos or symbols that exhibit gang, crew, posse affiliation, drug alcohol, or offensive images/language must be covered at all times.
- Shoes must be worn at all times!
- Clothing, jewelry and personal items (backpacks, fanny packs, buttons, gym bags, water bottles, etc..) shall be free of writing, pictures, or say other insignia which are crude, vulgar, profane or sexually suggestive, which bear drug, alcohol or tobacco company advertising, promotions and likeness, or which advocate racial, ethnic or religious prejudice.
- Hats, caps and other head coverings shall not be worn indoors. Hats that have inappropriate embroidering will be confiscated.
- Clothes shall be sufficient to conceal undergarments at all times. See-through or fishnet fabrics, halter tops, off-the-shoulder or low-cut tops, bare midriffs, over sized clothing, and skirts or shorts shorter than mid-thigh are prohibited.
- Gang-related apparel will be defined as apparel that reasonably could be determined to threaten the health and safety of the school environment if it were worn or displayed on school campus.
- School administration will review dress code policy each semester and update when appropriate and advise students and parents of the changes.
FOOD AND BEVERAGE SALES ON CAMPUS
All food and beverage sales for fundraising purposes must be approved through the Associated Student Body (ASB). Any other sales of food and beverage are prohibited as stated in California Education Code Section 35182.5.
State and federal laws restrict the sale of food and beverages in competition with meal programs to enhance the nutritional goals for pupils, and to protect the fiscal and nutritional integrity of the school food service program.
- 1st offense - Items will be confiscated and parent/guardian will be notified. Items will be returned to parent/guardian ONLY.
- 2nd offense - Items will be confiscated and not returned. Parent/guardian will be notified.
- 3rd offense - Items will be confiscated and not returned. Parent/guardian will be notified. Possible suspension.
Gambling and the possession of gaming items (playing cards, dice, etc.) are prohibited. These activities disrupt the learning environment and are in violation of California Education Code 48900(k) and Penal Code 330. All students present during an incident of gambling will be subject to the same disciplinary actions.
- 1st offense - Parent/guardian notification and warning
- 2nd offense - Parent/guardian notification and detention/Saturday School. Counseling referral for gambling.
- 3rd offense - Parent/guardian notification and possible suspension/citation.
Tampering with or setting off a false alarm violates California Education Code 48900(f) and Penal Code 594. Students will be subject to disciplinary action. Possible disciplinary actions include, but are not limited to:
- Citation and fines. Parents/guardians liable to school district for property willfully damaged
Fighting in any form will not be tolerated under any circumstances. Any student fighting is in violation of California Education Code 48900(k) and Penal Code 415. Students will be subject to disciplinary action. Possible disciplinary actions include, but are not limited to:
CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES - DRUG/ALCOHOL
Any student under the influence or possessing controlled substances and paraphernalia in any form on school premises or school-sponsored activities is in violation of California Education Code 48900(c)(j). Students will be subject to immediate disciplinary action (pending medical attention for under the influence purposes). Possible disciplinary actions include, but are not limited to:
School officials may search any individual student, his/her property, or district property under his/her control when there is reasonable suspicion that the search will uncover evidence that he/she is violating the law, board policy, administrative regulation/s, or other rules of the district or the school. Reasonable suspicion shall be based on specific and objective facts that the search will produce evidence related to the alleged violation. The types of student property that may be searched by school officials include, but are not limited to lockers, purses, desks, back packs, gym bags, student vehicles parked on district property, cellular phones, or other electronic communication devices.