Reminder About the Dress Code

In an effort to create an environment that focuses on student achievement, the Poudre School District, in conjunction with staff and students from Fort Collins High School, Poudre High School & Rocky Mountain High School, has agreed upon the following dress code guidelines. School is a business and professional work environment for all students.

  • Clothing must cover underwear, the midriff, chest and buttocks.
  • Clothing which promotes alcohol, drugs, tobacco, gang affiliation, sexuality or profanity will not be allowed.
  • Any jewelry or accessories that could be used as a weapon will not be allowed. Bandanas are not allowed to be worn or displayed at any time on school grounds or at school activities.
  • When standing, shirts should be below the belly button. Half shirts, see-through shirts, mesh shirts, halter tops, tube tops, or tops without a back or displaying cleavage will not be allowed.
  • Shirts that make reference to anti-social violence, aggressive/assaultive behaviors, tobacco, drugs, vulgarities, obscenities, sexual behaviors or innuendo, death or mutilation of oneself or others are not acceptable.
  • Skirts and shorts must be mid-thigh length.
  • Shoes or sandals must be worn at all times.
  • Participation in certain school activities may exempt students from these guidelines with administrative approval.
  • The wearing of altered clothing, gang associated clothing, gang-like graffiti, hazardous apparel or any paraphernalia associated with gangs that could interfere with the maintenance of a safe school.

Clothing should be appropriate for school and school activities. Clothing and other forms of personal appearance should not distract from the learning environment and should not be intimidating.