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Dress Code

Yuba City USD
Dress and Grooming Rules
(AR 5132 Students)
Each school shall allow students to wear sun-protective clothing, including but not limited to hats, for outdoor use during the school day. (Education Code 35183.5)
In addition, the following guidelines shall apply to all regular school activities:
1.Shoes must be worn at all times. Sandals must have heel straps. Thongs or backless shoes or sandals are not acceptable for students in grades K-8.
2.Clothing, jewelry and personal items (backpacks, fanny packs, gym bags, water bottles
etc.) shall be free of writing, pictures or any other insignia which are crude, vulgar, profane or
sexually suggestive, which bear drug, alcohol or tobacco company advertising, promotions and likenesses, or which advocate racial, ethnic or religious prejudice.
3.Clothes shall be modest, both standing and sitting, and adequately cover undergarments
at all times.
  • No sheer, strapless, backless, or low cut tops that reveal skin
  • No bare midriffs
  • Shirt straps on both shoulders must be a minimum of 1 inch in width
  • No "sagging" pants which allow for the exposure of undergarments or bare skin
4. Clothing shall not be worn that may be considered as possibly dangerous or be used as a
potential weapon (i.e. chains, spikes, spurs, etc.).
5. Clothing shall not be worn that implies gang affiliation with colors logos, or symbols.
6. Hats, head coverings, and sunglasses may be worn outside, but require removal during
school hours in all school buildings, except for hallways and gyms. Head coverings worn for
religious or medical purposes may be worn at all times. Hats that bear a message or that have
been modified to bear a message that is inappropriate for school (as described in BP 5132) will
not be allowed.
7. Hair shall be clean and neatly groomed. Hair may not be sprayed by any coloring that
would drip when wet.
Standards of Dress may be modified for special occasions (i.e. dances, promotion/graduation, spirit days) with site administration approval.
Coaches and teachers may impose more stringent dress requirements to accommodate the special
needs of certain sports and/or classes. District approved athletic and team uniforms may be
exempt from the Standards of Dress policy.
(cf. 3260 - Fees and Charges)
No grade of a student participating in a physical education class shall be adversely affected if the
student does not wear standardized physical education apparel because of circumstances beyond
the student's control. (Education Code 49066)
(cf. 5121 - Grades/Evaluation of Student Achievement)
The principal, staff, students and parent/guardians at each school may establish reasonable dress
and grooming regulations for times when students are engaged in extracurricular or other special
school activities.
Gang-Related Apparel
The District along with site administrators, staff and parents/guardians, shall define "gang-related
apparel" and shall limit this definition to apparel that reasonably could be determined to threaten
the health and safety of the school environment if it were worn or displayed on a school campus.
(Education Code 32282). Because gang-related symbols are constantly changing, definitions of gang-related apparel shall be reviewed at least once each semester and updated whenever related information is received.
Procedures for Violation of Standard of Dress
For an initial violation of the YCUSD Standard of Dress, a student, will be immediately sent to
the school office where he/she will be provided loaner clothing and/or opportunity to phone
home for a change of clothing. Parent will be notified of the violation by administration.
Student will be sent back to class so as to diminish the loss of instructional time.
Upon receiving the second violation, the student may additionally be assigned campus
beautification or other consequences deemed appropriate by Administration. The parent will be
contacted regarding the second violation.
If the student violates the Standard of Dress a third time in the school year, the parent will be
contacted for a conference with Administration and in or out of school suspension may result for