Lifeline Education Charter School enforces a dress code for all students attending school. Unless otherwise noted, all students are expected to wear the appropriate school uniform that consists of khaki/black pants (or skirts for females), a burgundy polo style collared shirt for all students, and regular closed toe/heal shoes free of gang attire. Burgundy polo shirts with the school logo may only be worn if purchased from the Registrar’s office; however, store-bought burgundy polo style shirts are also acceptable. Students are not required to purchase a shirt with a logo on it.
For the safety of all Lifeline students and staff, the administration reserves the right to ban any clothing style that indicates gang affiliation, violence, drug use or any clothing style that distracts from the learning environment.
Dress Code Violations
Students may not remain at school dressed in a manner that (1) creates a safety hazard for the student or for other students and/or (2) constitutes a serious and unnecessary distraction to the learning process or tends to disrupt campus order. Students will be required to modify his/her clothing and/or apparel in such a manner that it no longer violates this policy. If necessary, the student may be sent home to modify his/her attire before being allowed to return to school.
- Oversized or baggy pants will not be permitted. Baggy pants constitutes: when pulled and pinched, the waistline of the pants (located at the hipbone of the student) will not have more than one inch of excess material. Oversized pants:pants may not be more than one size larger than student’s actual size.
- Sagging pants will not be permitted. All students must wear their pants with a belt. Pants worn correctly will sit on the student’s natural hipbone.
- The length of hemmed pants will be no longer than the heel of the shoe.
- Rubber bands on the student’s pants are not permitted.
- Young ladies may wear skirts that are no more than 3 inches above the knee.
- Burgundy polo style shirts are required for all students.
- Shirts worn under uniforms may only be burgundy.
- Hats/caps are not permitted unless advance notice of specific occasion is given.
- Student’s hair must be groomed neatly at all times.
- Neat braids are acceptable for young ladies and young men.
- Hair color must be comparable to a natural hair color. No neon or extreme hair color.
- For young men, all facial hair must be neat and not excessive.
- Jewelry/ Accessories
- Excessive jewelry is not permitted including long thick chains with large medallions.
- Young men may not wear earrings of any type.
- Young ladies are permitted only one earring per lower lobe.
- Tongue rings, lip rings, eye brow piercing, chin piercing, toe rings, and other rings on any other body part are strictly forbidden on both young men and ladies.
- Shoes must be worn at all times. A substantial sole is required and enclosed footwear is required.
- Platform shoes (over 3 inches), beach style thong shoes, house shoes or slippers, and metal reinforced footwear are not permitted.
- Shoes may not represent any gang affiliation (no solid colors: red, burgundy, blue, purple, Nike Cortez, etc.).
The following rules apply to all students during “Free Dress” days:
Periodically, Lifeline will allow students “Free Dress” days in which they may wear clothes that are not uniforms. During these specified “free dress” days, students must still adhere to the “Regular Day” dress code mentioned above and may notwear the following:
- Prohibited Garments
- Halter tops, tube tops, or tops with straps less than 1 inch wide.
- White or black undershirts worn as outside.
- Strapless or off-the-shoulder apparel.
- See-through garments such as blouses, tops, shirts, skirts, etc.
- Low-cut garments or any clothing that reveals undergarment.
- Bare midriff garments.
- Short skirts (more than 3 inches above the knees).
- Jackets or cover-ups to conceal clothing that reveals bras or midriffs are not acceptable.
- Violent, Suggestive, or Obscene Garments
- Garments with violent, suggestive or obscene statements will not be allowed.
- Garments or accessories with slogans or pictures depicting or promoting drugs, alcohol, tobacco, weapons or other controlled substances are not appropriate.
- Earrings, jewelry or accessories that present a safety hazard to the wearer or others, are not permitted.
- Spiked or studded jewelry of any kind, including ankle bands, bracelets, chokers, rings, gloves and belts are not permitted.
- Only prescription glasses may be worn in classrooms. Other types of glasses may not be worn on campus.
The following rules apply to all students during “Professional Dress” days:
In order to prepare our students for the work force, all students will be required to dress professionally once a week (most Thursday’s but is subject to change – the professional dress dates will be announced and posted at a later date). During these specified “professional dress” days, in addition to the Regular Dress guidelines students must adhere to following guidelines:
- Solid-white, collared dress shirt (full sleeve preferred).
i. Shirt may not display any visible insignia, logos, or brands.
- Shirts must be ironed.
- Black slacks.
- Girls may wear black skirts as long as they are no shorter than three inches above the knee.
- Black dress shoes – fully enclosed (covering the toes and heal).
i. Students may not wear athletic shoes.