Lincoln School has developed a dress code that contributes to an excellent learning and instructional environment by adhering to the following:
- Personal safety and hygiene.
- Positive behavior and respect for self and others.
- Positive peer images.
- Respect for family and community standards.
- Dress in accordance with weather and playground activity.
We encourage parents to work with us to uphold the above standards. To assist parents in maintaining these standards, the following specifics are offered:
- Shorts are allowed. They must be fit at the natural waist, with the longer styles being recommended (“fingertip” length). Short shorts, baggy shorts, overly short skirts, or cut-offs will not be acceptable. Nor should students wear clothing that would expose the midriff or shoulders. (No tank tops or spaghetti straps.)
- Clothing which displays words or pictures of illegal substances, satanic symbols, or is otherwise inappropriate to a school environment is not allowed.
- Clothing that appears to be gang-related is not allowed, even if the student has no intent of being affiliated with a gang. (Such clothing as “sagging” pants have connections to gang-style dress.
- For safety on the playground, shoes must be worn at all times. Also, all shoes must have a back strap or back support. Suggested style: shoes appropriate for PE.
- Tattoos (real or artificial) which are in view of others or depict inappropriate words or graphics must be covered or removed at school.
- Hats may be worn to school and on the playground (caps must be worn with bills facing front). Hats may NOT be worn in the buildings. (No wool, beanie-type hats are to be worn except during winter months.
- Make-up is inappropriate in an elementary school and will not be allowed. Clear lip gloss is okay.
- Hair — “Unconventional” colors such as green, purple, yellow, etc., are not to be worn to school except on specially designated days (Halloween, “Crazy Hair” Day).
- Chains are not to be worn to school. Wallets with chains are not to be worn.
- Belts are to be worn in belt loops and not hanging
from the waist.
Clothing which is deemed by school administration to be distracting to the educational process will be prohibited.