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Dress Code

Senn High School is a community of interesting and creative individuals spanning across all programs. As a collective of curious and invested students who have worked hard to make the school what it is today, we believe that we should be able to freely and respectively express ourselves through our clothing. Though uniform shirts are absolutely appropriate they are no longer a requirement.

Students are to dress in clothes that promote a safe and respectful learning environment. Proper dress, grooming, and respectful behavior is important in preparing for future success. Students are responsible for understanding the Senn High School dress code guidelines. Clothes that create an unsafe or disruptive environment are not appropriate and not acceptable in school.

Policy Specifics
  • Flip flops, slippers, and bare feet are not allowed.
  • Hats are not allowed inside the building and will be confiscated if worn inside the building.
  • Hoodies are allowed, but students CANNOT wear the hood on their head at any time.
  • Clothing or accessories cannot promote profanity, alcohol, drugs, tobacco/smoking, cannabis, risqué imagery, weapons, violence, gang activity, or gang signs.
  • Clothing cannot portray imagery that threatens the safety of other students and openly persecutes students based on race, color, gender, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, or disability.
  • Clothing must cover underwear/gym shorts and skin between the upper chest and mid-thigh.
  • Pants should be worn at the waist.
  • Headwear that has been approved for health, safety, or religious reasons is allowed.
  • Metals chains attached to outwear is prohibited.

Examples of Appropriate Dress: Jeans, T-shirts, sweaters, merchandise from the Senn Spirit Store, club/ sport merchandise, formal wear, business casual, regular casual (that complies with the dress code), collegiate merchandise from the wide array of grand institutions taking Senn students into their halls, religious/ cultural clothing that highlights the vast diversity of countries represented at Senn, clothing that best highlights the personality and uniqueness of the Senn students as individuals, and, last but not least, attire that projects one’s inner strengths and promotes a positive image of how one sees themselves as they progress through the biggest transition of their lifetimes.

Examples of Inappropriate Dress: Baseball Caps, bandanas, midriffs/half shirts, pajamas bottoms, tank tops, anything with drug imagery.

Students who fail to comply with dress code requirements will be asked to report to the main office and will be subject to restorative conversation. In addition, students will be asked to change into more appropriate attire. If they don’t have any other clothes, they will be issued a rental. The ultimate decision on what is seen as inappropriate attire is up to administration based on this policy.