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Uniform Requirements


No mode of student appearances shall be considered proper for a school that detracts from or disrupts the classroom and/or the school decorum. The principal of Airline High School shall make the final decision of what is considered proper or improper appearance, in accordance with the guidelines, which are contained in the “Airline High School Student Handbook.”   Any substantial complaint concerning the student dress code shall be dealt with by the school building administration.


TOPS:  Navy, light blue (no turquoise), or white polo shirts (buttons, not snaps); white or light blue button-down shirts are appropriate uniform tops. Short shirts and cap sleeves are not acceptable.


BOTTOMS:  Navy or khaki pants, shorts, capris, or skirts (solid-colored and uniform length all the way around) for girls are appropriate uniform bottoms (however, no lacey or ruffled skirts are allowed).  Khaki shorts or pants that are “almost white” will not be allowed, neither will ‘skinny,’ too tight pants, or spandex. Cargo pants will be allowed.  Jeans or pants with rivets are not allowed.


OUTERWEAR—All students will be in a navy jacket or coat with a navy or gray lining. No other coloring will be allowed on the outerwear.  Floor length coats are not allowed.  Sweatshirts and sweaters that are waist length will be allowed as long as there is no logo or other color.  School letter jackets are allowed as well as school spirit sweatshirts.  If a student does not have a navy coat, the school will make every attempt to help obtain one as long as proof of need is given. No outerwear is allowed under school shirts either.


All uniforms must be worn in the manner meant by the manufacturer.  Clothing cannot be mutilated, torn, ripped or cut, including the hems.   NO OVERSIZING or UNDER-SIZING OF CLOTHING!  The uniform must be the correct size.  Students must be in attendance in a neat fashion with no sagging or sloppiness and adhere to the following guidelines:


Uniform length:  Skirts, dresses, and shorts must be no shorter than four inches from the top of knee cap.  Shorts must not be any longer than the exact bottom of the kneecap.  Pants must not drag on the floor.  Shirts are to be tucked in at all times.  Blousing of shirts will not be allowed. “Short” shirts will not be allowed – shirts must be long enough to stay tucked in.   Wearing of undershirts is allowed as long as it is white, gray, light blue or navy.  In addition, button-down shirts will be properly buttoned at all times so as to avoid exposing of an undergarment.


Belts:  Belts must be worn with all clothing designed for belts.  Belt loops cannot be removed from clothing designed to have loops.  The belt must fit into all loops and must be buckled at all times.  No part of the belt may be hanging from the pant.  Belts are to be worn correctly and are not to be excessive of design or color.


Shoes and Socks:  Shoes must be worn at all times.  SHOES considered hazardous will not be allowed and include but are not limited to: rubber flip-flops, beach or pool shoes, or house shoes.  Dress sandals are appropriate for male and female students and can be worn without socks.  Leggings or leotards must be solid navy or white. Hosiery must be of a solid color (no designs are allowed).


Headwear/Body Wear:   Caps, hats, bandanas, stocking caps, pocket towels, head wraps/scarves, and other forms of headwear and body wear are not permitted on the campus during school hours for either male or female students.  Female students are allowed to wear headbands. The administration will use good judgment on cold days as to whether stocking hats can be worn outside the buildings.  Headwear that is not approved will be confiscated and kept until the end of the school year. Hoods cannot be worn inside the building.


Spirit Day:    Spirit day is on Fridays only.  On this day, students may wear approved Airline High School organization T-shirts and uniforms.  T-shirts may be white, navy or gray.  T-shirts from tournaments (non-Airline) and other events are not allowed. The Airline school-approved uniform T-shirt may be worn any day of the week.


Apparel/Jewelry:  Items that detract from the instructional program or present a safety hazard are not allowed.  Pierced earrings are acceptable as long as the number is reasonable, the style is in good taste, and dress code guidelines are met.  NO OTHER FORM OF BODY PIERCING (i.e.: nose, lips, eyelids, tongue, or other body parts) WILL BE ALLOWED BY ANY STUDENT. Use of a band aid, etc. to cover or fill in a pierced area is also prohibited. Excessive piercing of ears will not be allowed.


Additionally, students will adhere to the following dress code rules:

  1. Each student will wear an ID.  One ID is supplied to each student by the school per year.  The student is required to wear a temporary ID if the official ID is left at home, lost, or misplaced.  Temporary ID’s are sold in the library for $1 per day.  Replacement ID’s are also sold in the library for $5. ID’s must be visible at all times (ID’s should not be in a student’s pocket or inside his/her jacket).
  2. Offensive tattoos will be covered by clothing or bandage.
  3. Any personal grooming representative of gang membership, drug or alcohol use, racial discrimination, or grooming deemed offensive will not be allowed.  This includes use of hair coloring such as blue, green, red, etc. and extreme hair styles (to include mohawks or designs cut into the hair) as well as eyebrow “cutting or slashing.” 
  4. Sunglasses are allowed outside but not in hallways or classrooms.
  5. Facial hair must be well groomed.  The administration has the sole authority in determining the appropriate grooming of facial hair.

The administration has the sole authority in determining appropriate or inappropriate attire or appearance.