Jefferson Davis Parish Schools

Jefferson Davis Parish Schools Dress Code Updates for 2018-19

As approved by the Jefferson Davis Parish School Board on June 21, 2018, the following student dress code will apply to all Jefferson Davis Parish Schools:
 
Students in Jefferson Davis Parish (Pre-K - 12) shall be required to wear uniforms to school.  Religious clothing must be approved by the Superintendent.  Parents/guardians shall be responsible for purchasing uniforms.  Uniforms shall be worn as follows:
 
Pre-K - 12 Boys Dress Code:
 
Shirts-
- Hunter green, white, or navy shirt (oxford, knit, or broadcloth)
- Polo/golf or oxford style
- Short or long sleeves, with collar, no exposed labels or logos
- Shirts must be tucked 
 
Pants/Shorts
- Uniform khaki or navy blue pants or shorts (no exposed labels or logos)
- Pleats optional, cuffed or hemmed
- No outside pockets (sewed on) or rivets
- Shorts not more than 3 inches above to 3 inches below the knee
 
Boys in Pre-K - 2 may wear pants or shorts with elastic waists.
 
Pre-K - 12 Girls Dress Code:
 
Shirts
- Hunter green, white, or navy shirt (oxford, knit, or broadcloth)
- Polo/golf or oxford style
- Short or long sleeves, with collar, no exposed labels or logos
- Shirts must be tucked
 
Pants/Short/Skorts/Jumpers
- Uniform khaki or navy blue pants, capris, or shorts (no exposed labels or logos)
- Pleats optional, cuffed or hemmed
- No outside pockets (sewed on) or rivets
- Shorts not more than 3 inches above to 3 inches below the knee
- Approved Plaid #44, uniform khaki or navy blue skirts, skorts, jumpers-with blouse or shorts
- Not more than 3 inches above to 3 inches below the knee
 
Girls in Pre-K - 2 may wear pants or shorts with elastic waists.
 
Dress Code Expectations
 
1. Administrators shall have the option to choose a uniform polo shirt in one of the school colors per community.
 
2. At the discretion of the principal, school-approved spirit shirts worn with the remainder of the approved uniform are allowed in conjunction with the School-Wide Positive Behavior Support Program (SWPBIS), picture day(s), school spirit days, ACT group, etc.
 
3. Socks ,stockings, or leggings for girls must be solid colors of white, khaki, hunter green, black, grey, or navy blue.  Girls may wear leggings under their dress, skorts, skirt, or shorts of the appropriate length, not more than 3 inches above to 3 inches below the knee.
 
4. Footwear - Slippers, sandals, or flip-flops are not acceptable.  Shoes must have enclosed backs. Lace-up Croc style shoes are acceptable.
 
5. All students must wear plain belts of solid leather or fabric (brown, black, hunter green, khaki, grey, or navy blue) if pants have loops.  No decorations are allowed on belts.  Buckles must be plain.
 
6. No over-sized clothing will be allowed.  Pants must fit at the waist.  No "low riders." Drawstring pants, cargo pants, carpenter pants, joggers, and sweat pants are prohibited.  Shirts will be tucked in properly.  No outside rivets or sewed-on pockets are allowed.
 
7. Undershirts/turtlenecks must be a solid color of white, khaki, hunter green, black, grey, or navy blue with no monograms, no name-brands, and no logos.  Undershirts/turtlenecks do not take the place of the uniform shirt.
 
8. Sweatshirts or 1/4 zipped/buttoned pullovers, if worn, must be either hunter green, navy blue, khaki, black, grey, or white.  Uniform shirt collar must be visible under a sweatshirt.  No hoodies or pullovers are allowed.
 
9. Seasonal Clothing - Jackets, sweaters, and vests should come to mid-thigh or higher.  No emblems or logos will be allowed except for school approved club, spirit, or letter jackets.  Jackets, sweaters, or vests, if worn, must be a solid color (hunter green, navy blue, khaki, black, grey, or white).  Uniform shirt collar must be worn under a sweater or vest.  Any other jacket will be approved at the discretion of the school principal.
 
10. Hoods, caps, or hats may not be worn inside buildings.
 
11. Only the wearing of one pair of stud earrings shall be allowed for students.  No "spacers" or "gauges" are allowed in school.  Visible body piercing is prohibited.  (Example: nose, lips, tongue, eyebrows, etc.)  Students shall be allowed to wear chains or necklaces provided the necklace is underneath the uniform shirt.
 
12. Hair shall be neat, clean, and out of the eyes.  No hair designs, color, or style causing undue attention shall be allowed.  Only naturally occurring hair colors are allowed.
 
13. Male students may wear neatly trimmed mustaches, and sideburns can extend to the lobe of the ears.  Beards are not allowed.
 
14. Maternity clothing is allowed and must be approved by the principal.
 
15. Obscene, disturbing, or inappropriate tattoos must be covered.
 
Dress Code Violations
 
Students who violate the dress code shall be disciplined in accordance with the Student Code of Conduct.
 
A student enrolled in grades Pre-Kindergarten through five shall not be suspended or expelled from school or suspended from riding on any school bus for a uniform violation that is not tied to willful disregard of school policies.
 
La. Rev. Stat. Ann. ยง14:95.9, includes permitting a student to wear, carry, or possess a backpack on school property or a school bus that has bullet-resistant metal or other material intended to provide protection from weapons or bodily injury.

 Revised: June, 2018