Regulation 5132: Dress And Grooming

Dress Code Philosophy
Sunol Glen Unified School District's student dress code supports equitable educational access and is written in a manner that does not reinforce stereotypes.  To ensure effective and equitable enforcement of this dress code, school staff shall enforce the dress code consistently and in a manner that does not reinforce or increase marginalization or oppression of any group based on race, sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion, cultural observance, household income or body type/size. 

Dress Code
Sunol Glen Unified School District expects that all students will dress in a way that is appropriate for the school day or for any school-sponsored event.  Student dress choices should respect the district's intent to sustain a community that is inclusive of a diverse range of identities.  The primary responsibility for a student's attire resides with the student and their parent(s) or guardian(s).  The school is responsible for seeing that student attire does not interfere with the health or safety of any student, that student attire does not contribute to a hostile or intimidating atmosphere for any student, and that dress code enforcement does not reinforce or increase marginalization or oppression of any group based on race, sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion, cultural observance, household income, or body type/size.  Any restrictions to the way a student dresses must be necessary to support the overall educational goals of the school and should be explained within this dress code.  

Coaches and teachers may impose more stringent dress requirements to accommodate the special needs of certain sports and/or classes to provide adequate safety measures (i.e. safety glasses in Science, closed-toed shoes in P.E.). Guidelines may also be adjusted to meet student health needs, to accommodate for religious obligations (observances) as well as other special circumstances as authorized by the site administrator. 

Dress Code Enforcement
To ensure effective and equitable enforcement of this dress code, school staff shall enforce the dress code consistently.

  • Students will be asked to put on their own alternative clothing, if already available at school, to be dressed more to code for the remainder of the day.

  • If necessary, students' parents/guardians may be called during the school day to bring alternative clothing for the student to wear for the remainder of the day.

  • If the student or parent/guardian cannot provide alternative clothing, the school will provide clean clothing items to the student to wear for the remainder of the day.