NOTE: The District does not allow personal property to
be brought to school except sports-related equipment. The
District does not accept responsibility for sports-related
equipment that is lost, damaged, or stolen. All other
personal property is banned from the Armona Union Elementary
School District (i.e., electronic games and equipment,
radios, baseball cards, comic books, etc.)
NOTE: Education Code prohibits possession or use of
electronic signaling devices by students. These devices may
include, but are not limited to: pagers, beepers,
cellular/digital telephones. Pen-like pointers that aim a red
dot are not permitted. Possession of such an item may also be
Where Kids Come First
The Governing Board encourages students to dress and groom
appropriately for school, noting that when they are neatly
attired and take pride in their appearance, there is less
misbehavior and a better atmosphere is created.
According to the California Administrative Code, Title 5,
Section 302: "A pupil who goes without proper attention
having been given to personal cleanliness or neatness of
dress, may be sent home to be properly prepared for school,
or shall be required to prepare himself for the school room
before entering." The preceding paragraph applies to the
school site as well as the individual classroom.
Students are expected to dress and groom in good taste and
appropriate for an educational environment. The Governing
Board requires that a student's clothing and grooming not be
unsafe either for the student, or those around the student,
(e.g., long, loose sleeves or hair around power machinery),
not be disruptive or distract from school operations and the
education process in the general (e.g., unnatural hair
colors), nor be contrary to law.
Specific requirements for dress in the Armona Union
Elementary School District include the following:
Note: No clothing or accessories may be worn on
school grounds or at school events that depict any of the
- All clothing MUST be neat, clean, without holes, or rips,
and acceptable in appearance.
- Students must wear shoes at all times (no thongs or
- Dresses and skirts must be mid-thigh (half way between
the groin and top of the knee) or longer.
- Walking shorts are allowed. They should be mid-thigh in
length for both boys and girls. Shorts must be hemmed. No
"short shorts" are allowed.
- Baggy pants or "sagging" attire is not allowed.
Undergarments shall not be exposed. All pants should be of
appropriate size and should fit properly around the waist and
the bottom hemline.
- No tight, form-fitting pants, dresses, tops or shorts are
allowed. Bare midriffs. bare backs, off-the-shoulder and
revealing tops are not allowed, (i.e., tank tops, halter
tops, fish net, or see through tops, spaghetti straps or
underwear type sleeveless tops), unless an appropriate shirt
or top is worn underneath.
- Gang symbolism, (i.e., insignias, bandanna's, colors,
- Defamation of cultures, religion, groups, social
institutions or organizations.
T-shirts may be worn. If the T-shirt is not tucked in, it
should not hang lower than a student's fingertips when arms
are straight at the student's side. Attire that may be used
as a weapon may not be worn (i.e., chains, accessories or
clothing with spikes or studs).
- Headgear may be worn outside. However, hats, caps,
visors, etc., must be worn as traditionally intended (i.e.,
bills forward, etc.). HEADGEAR MUST BE REMOVED WHEN ENTERING
BUILDINGS, EXCEPT STUDENTS MAY WEAR HEADGEAR IN CAFETERIA
LINES, BUT MUST REMOVE HEADGEAR AFTER BEING SEATED.
- Sun glasses may be worn outside in the Armona School
District. However, sun glasses must be removed inside all
- Principal's may decide on special dress attire for
designated school days.
CONSEQUENCES OF DRESS AND GROOMING CODE VIOLATIONS
For any violation, the student will be sent to the office. A
parent, or guardian will be contacted to provide appropriate
clothing. Continued violations will be considered an act of
defiance of valid school authority. This Dress Code may be
changed by the Board of Trustee's if they deem it necessary.