We encourage individuality and self-expression among students. We are also in an educational setting with parameters that require students to come to school dressed appropriately and ready to learn. The Deans or Administration will determine the appropriateness of clothing worn by students.
Dress slacks or khakis, jeans, sweatpants, leggings, yoga pants, skirts, skorts or shorts may be worn.
Items may not be transparent or reveal any undergarments.
Any head covering, unless worn for religious reasons, is generally not permitted (hats, bandanas, visors, etc.). Hats must be kept in lockers.
Suggestive, abusive, inappropriate language or designs, or language that includes put-downs (i.e. I’m with Stupid, etc.) may not be worn.
Clothing or jewelry that projects violence, drugs or sexual innuendo or represents gang affiliation are also inappropriate. This includes any items with references to alcohol, tobacco or weapons.
Students not adhering to the dress code will be sent to the Deans’ Office and will be required to change into a Taft shirt or pants until the end of the day. At that time, they can return the Taft item(s) in exchange for their own clothing. Students returning damaged Taft clothing will be charged a fee.
On Halloween students are encouraged to wear costumes to school. The dress code should still be followed. Additionally…
Complete costume preparations at home. Dressing up or applying makeup or colored hairspray should take place before school starts.
Costumes should not interfere with learning. They should not restrict your movement or vision or prevent you from participating in class.
Costumes may not be demeaning or offensive to any group.
No weapons, toy weapons, or props replicating weapons are to be brought to school.
No costumes are allowed that would completely hide the identity of the student, i.e. gorilla suit, "Scream" character.
No masks are permitted.