2019-2020 Dress Code

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2019-2020 Dress Code

Evan Chen, CEO of EVAN Industries

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Just this year the Georgetown Independent School District has decided to implement a new dress code into the system

Let’s be honest. Nobody likes dress codes, but in public places, such as a school, it becomes necessary. However, while it makes sense to ban inappropriate clothing and tattoos, some say that certain restrictions seem unnecessary, such as a ban to hats and hoodies. This rule has upset a lot of people. Some students have said that they don’t like the new principal because as soon as he got here, he made a strict dress code banning clothing that should be allowed. Conversely, that’s actually not the case as this dress code was made by the school district, not Georgetown High School’s new principal and it affects more than just our school, it affects the entire district. Here is what some people had to say when asked about new dress code “I was perfectly okay with it.” -Collier Bryant, Sophomore, “I can’t can’t come to school naked.” -Zach Morris, Junior “I think most of it was fine, but the hat thing was a little weird, I don’t know, yeah.” – Mr. Bowen, Teacher.

It may not seem like it, but Georgetown’s old dress code was far worse and way more strict, things such as piercings, colored hair and clothes showing your shoulders weren’t allowed, but no one ever noticed since it was never actually enforced due to it being too hard to control. This year they decided to tone it down so that it wouldn’t be too hard to manage and then actually enforce it. Although students may not like, it would make sense that Georgetown has one as almost all schools have a dress code because there are certain types of clothing that are inappropriate in a school setting or offensive to some people. For example most students don’t like homework, but it’s a thing schools do.

For those who are curious as to how the new dress code differs from the old one, the changes are as follows; clothing had to cover from shoulder to the tip of the longest finger when naturally beside the body, but now it’s from shoulder to waistline. Things that weren’t allowed before, but now are includes low-cut tops, body piercings, non-natural hair color, facial hair that wasn’t neatly trimmed and tattoos that weren’t covered. The changes are less restrictive and still allows for most ‘normal clothing’.  All in all, it seems fair to say that this year’s dress code was an improvement from before. What do you think about the school dress code?

 

New dress code:

  • Students must adhere to the following: 
  • Shirts must cover from shoulder to waistline. 
  • Sheer or see-through clothing is not permitted. 
  • Sleepwear/pajamas of any kind are not permitted. 
  • Visible undergarments (standing or sitting) will not be permitted. 
  • Leggings, tights, jeggings, and other form fitting pants will be allowed when worn with a shirt, dress, skirt, or tunic (using the guidelines applied to those). 
  • Shorts, pants, skirts, dresses, etc. must touch the thigh. Holes in pants are acceptable with the same guidelines. 
  • Offensive items will not be permitted. This includes the visible display of any of the following: provocative slogans that are offensive to ethnic, religious, or racial groups, and displays promoting nudity, weapons, gangs, drugs, alcohol, tobacco or violence. 
  • Shoes must be worn at all times (no house slippers, etc.). 
  • Hats, caps, or other headgear may not cover the head in the building. 

 

Old dress code:

  • Revealing or inappropriate clothing is not allowed on campus. This includes the following: 
  • Plunging or low-cut tops or tops with no straps (straps must be 3 fingers in width) 
  • Sheer or see-through clothing 
  • Pajamas/sleepwear of any kind 
  • Visible undergarments (standing or sitting) 
  • No clothing that is too tight such as spandex/lycra (leggings, tights, jeggings, and other form fitting pants) unless worn with a dress, skirt, or tunic (using the standards that are applied to shorts, skirts, and skorts). 
  • Guidelines for jeans, pants, shorts, skirts and dresses are as follows: No skin shows from the tip of the outside shoulder (straps must be 3 fingers in width) to the tip of the longest finger when arms are naturally beside the body. 
  • Offensive items will not be permitted. This includes the visible display of any of the following: provocative slogans that are offensive to ethnic, religious, or racial groups, and displays promoting weapons, gangs, drugs, alcohol, tobacco or violence. 
  • No body piercing allowed except for the ear. 
  • Hair must be of a natural human color. Colored highlights are permissible. No extreme types of hair color or hair styles will be permitted. 
  • Shoes must be worn at all times (no house slippers, etc.). 
  • All facial hair must be neatly trimmed. 
  • Hats, caps, or other headgear is not permitted in the building. 
  • Tattoos must be covered.
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