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Enrollment for the 2022-2023 school year - April 22 for all TK, K and students new to the district - May 6 for grades 1 through 12.
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Dress Code

JOHN FOSTER DULLES ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

DRESS CODE GUIDELINES

The following guidelines will assist you in the selection of clothing that is safe, comfortable, and comply with all of the school’s dress requirements.
  1. Skirts, dresses, and shorts should be at least a “finger-tip” length or longer. Pants must be hemmed and not oversized.
  1. Tops should be long enough to cover the midriff when arms are raised and may not have spaghetti straps or be strapless. Loose fitting tank tops that have extra-large armholes may not be worn without another shirt underneath.
  1. Clothing with words, slogans or pictures which are profane, sexually suggestive, have double meanings or which depict violence or cruelty to humans or animals, refer to drugs or the drug culture, to gangs or the gang culture, satanic or cult symbolism or make reference to alcohol may not be worn.
  1. Footwear should allow for full-participation in all recess and P.E. activities. Thongs, sandals without backs, high heels, etc. are unsafe for regular school wear.
  1. Safety should be considered in any adornment of the hair, face, neck, and arms. For example, dangling earrings may become snagged by hair or clothing during active play or exercise.
  1. In keeping with District policy, no caps or hats or scarves are allowed.  Should a child require a hat during P.E., a designated hat that remains in the classroom may be permitted upon request from the office.
Clothing styles for youth change rapidly and setting rules that anticipate and keep pace with them is difficult. A good “rule of thumb” for you to follow is to resist the extreme and to consider the origin of the style: Does it come from the gang or drug culture? Appropriate clothing and grooming are important parts of a good education. This will assist you in supporting the dress code and enable your child to “dress for school success.”