CHS DRESS CODE POLICY
Chiawana High School looks upon appropriate dress as a key component of the educational process. School prepares students for success. While security and safety continue to be the driving forces behind the following policy, they are not the only factors.
Chiawana High School dress code follows accepted business attire that includes all security and safety factors to assure a healthy learning environment. Any articles of clothing that include color, slogans, and numbers that relate to violence, prohibited substances, offenses against creed or gender, or articles of immodesty are not to be worn at Chiawana High School.
Students who willingly choose to dress inappropriately will be asked to change. If the student does not have appropriate clothes they may be provided with clothing from the school. Otherwise, arrangements must be made for students to go home or for parents to bring clothes to school. Continued violations of school dress policies will result in disciplinary action. Items may be confiscated for evidentiary purposes.
Notice: Chiawana High School dress code is subject to change based upon new trends and information which applies to the safety of all students.
The following articles of clothing are NOT PERMITTED and may not be worn or brought to campus or to any school-sponsored event:
Gang Activity (R.C.W. 28A.600.455):
Any gang violence, gesture, vandalism, intimidation, or disruption of learning related to gang activity in any manner will not be tolerated. The students of Chiawana High School have the right to an effective public education. Both students and educators have the need to be safe and secure in the classroom if learning is to occur. Chiawana must have the ability to control the conduct of students to ensure that their mission of educating students may be achieved. Activities or behaviors which are considerd "gang related" must not be allowed to divert attention, time, and resources from educational activities.
Gang Activity is defined as: exhibiting behavior or gestures which symbolize gang membership; causing, participating in, and/or recruiting for gang-related activities; causing and/or participating in actvities which intimidate or affect the attendance of another student; possessing, transmitting, or using gang-related images or pictures.
Students who gather for the intent of causing disruption to the normal function of the school day may be considered gang affiliated.
Any student who wears, carries, or displays gang-related apparel or devices will be in voilation of district policy. These include, but are not limited to:
Students engaged in gang activity will face stringent discipline due to their affiliation with criminal enterprises.