SFPS Dress Code Nov. 2017


Santa Fe Public Schools Student Dress Code                                                                                                                            

Students are expected to be neat, clean, and appropriately dressed for learning.

Standard Dress

Standard dress is implemented in grades K through 8.

Definition:   “Standard Dress” is a standard set of wearing apparel that looks the same but is more generic in nature. (i.e., white shirts with collars, navy blue slacks, etc.)  Standard dress must be consistent with the Dress and Appearance Directives listed below. In all elementary and K8 schools, standard dress shall consist of:

>Slacks or shorts of black, navy blue or khaki.  Cargo pants are not allowed.

>Denim jeans that are classic American straight-legged and waist size appropriate (no cargo pockets, no adornments, torn, etc.).  Docker style pants in khaki or navy blue colors, bib overalls (must have both straps attached).

>Skirts, skorts and jumpers of black, navy blue or khaki (pleated or straight, yet no cargo style); and

>Shirts, blouses, sweatshirts, turtlenecks or sweaters, short or long-sleeved, of any solid color, (polo, oxford, collared with/without buttons). No logos except school logo on school tee shirts or sweatshirts.  Camisoles should be worn under another article of clothing.

>Shoes are meant to include all outer footwear such as sandals, boots, sneakers, etc. and must be worn at all times.

In all middle schools, standard dress shall be the same as elementary dress.  Without Board approval, schools cannot make changes to the above Standard Dress, or Dress and Appearance Directives.

High school students must adhere to the dress and appearance directives set forth below.

Prohibited Items

Students are prohibited from wearing the following items:

>muscle shirts

>tank tops

>midriff tops (No skin should show between the bottom of the shirt/blouse and the top of the pants/skirt when arms are stretched upward)

>articles of clothing with spaghetti straps,

>undergarments as outerwear,

>shredded clothing,


low-cut, see-through, or minimal clothing  

>shorts or pants that fit too tightly

>Coats deemed to be disruptive, unsafe and/or unhealthy (“Coats” are defined, as overcoats or outerwear).

>Pants worn below the waist or in a manner that allows the underwear or bare skin to show, or which are excessively baggy with low-hanging crotches.  Pants and belts must be size appropriate (no more than 3 inches greater than the waist size of the wearer) and worn around the waist in an appropriate manner (no sagging).   Pant cuffs will not drag, nor will they be held up with staples, thumbtacks, or any other product not conducive to hemming a pant leg. Tear away and side-zippered pants are to be used only in conjunction with athletic uniforms.

>Any attire shorter than the point where extended fingers end when the student is standing up straight.  

>Clothing, tattoos, or accessories which advertise, display, or promote any drug (including tobacco and alcohol), sexual innuendo, violence, weaponry, profanity, hate, bigotry or gang related paraphernalia

>Inappropriate face or body painting.

>Clothing or accessories that:

-display gang affiliation by color, insignia, or symbolism;

-display insignias that suggest illicit or abusive behavior (violence towards others);and,

-disrupt the orderly operation of the school.

>Headgear of any kind such as hats, caps, bandanas, hairnets, sunglasses, and other head coverings (such as sweatshirt hoods) are not to be worn in any SFPS building or facility with the following exceptions.  When said headgear is part of a:

-work uniform or needed for a specific task(s) as deemed appropriate by the individual’s teacher or supervisor;

-costume or uniform e.g. marching band, drill team, mariachi, etc.; or;

-religious sect dress code within the student’s tenet of faith.;


>Face make-up in elementary schools,

>Any type of jewelry, or hairstyles that disrupt the education process (wallet chains, dog collars or spiked collars, body piercings etc.).

Gang Related Activities and Prohibited Items

These are indicators used by administration/staff to use to determine if a student’s clothing, possessions, appearance, or activities meet three or more of the criteria. If a student's attire meets three or more of the criteria the student will be in violation of the Code of Conduct, and will be assigned appropriate consequences.  More indicators will generally increase the severity of the consequences. This list is not exhaustive.

Clothing/items representing Insane Clown Posse in name or symbol;


Tattoos, e.g. three dots, including between fingers, behind ears, back of necks;

Displaying paraphernalia,

Cut eyebrows, shaved head, very close haircut, symbols, logos, or numbers cut into hair

Clothing and/or possessions that are in any combination (for example wearing of the same color, such as black on black or blue on blue, colored shirts worn under or over standard polo) of either of the following groups of colors, including but not limited to, shirts, pants belts, shoes, hats, gloves, jewelry, notebooks, binders, and writing instruments:  blue, gray, purple, black, white, tan/khaki.

Gathering with other students dressed in similar colors and/or style

Recruitment, harassment, intimidation, posturing, bullying, fighting,racketeering

Assault, battery, theft, trespassing, extortion, other criminal activity

Dickies, Lowrider, Ben Davis, Solo or similar pants

Nike Cortez, Converse Chuck Taylor, Lugs, or similar shoes

Cotton military style belts with Old-English letter, number, gang name, or flag on the buckle

Pendleton, Lowrider, Solo, or similar plaid, striped polo, or T-shirts

South Pole brand clothing and accessories

Items with gang names, logos, or numbers that represent a gang, e.g. 13, X3, including embroidered items, using colored tape to write symbols