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Student Appearance Code

1. Shorts/pants/skirts must be secured and worn at waist level. Belts will be required if shorts/pants/skirts are not worn at waist level. Oversized, baggy, “dragging on the floor” pants are not permitted. Torn or ripped jeans, shirts, shorts are not permitted. This includes cutoffs, unhemmed jeans, shorts, pants and clothing with holes or rips. Shirts worn over t‐shirts are not coats and are subject to Code of Appearance requirements. If sweatshirt or sweater is banded at the waist, it must fit properly‐not long and baggy.

2. T‐shirts featuring material pertaining to alcohol, drugs, cigarettes, sexually explicit acts, violence, weapons, cults, gang activity, or inappropriate messages are not permitted as well as t‐shirts intended to be worn as undershirts.

3. Overly tight, revealing, immodest, and/or distracting apparel is not permitted.

4. Revealing clothing, such as halter tops, tank tops, crop tops, “see through” over blouses, spaghetti straps, cutout shirts, and midriff shirts, are not permitted. Underwear, such as undershirts, boxer shorts, and bras, are not permitted to be seen under regular clothing and not permitted as outerwear. Hemmed sleeveless shirts, not in violation of above listed requirements, may be worn if shoulder straps are hand‐width.

5. Shorts/dresses, skirts must be at least a mid‐thigh minimum length and no shorter than 4” above the top of the knee. Spandex/lycra/stretch shirts, pants, leggings, and skirts are not permitted.

6. Jogging, athletic, i.e., jersey and nylon, bicycling, and swim apparel are not appropriate in the classroom. GHS athletic‐issued jerseys/uniforms will be permitted for wear on game days.

7. Gym clothes are permitted in the gym and P.E. areas only.

8. Shoes must be appropriately worn for school. Bedroom shoes and bedroom slippers are not permitted. Steel‐toed shoes/boots are not permitted. If determined to be a safety factor, platform and very high heels may be prohibited.

9. Unnatural hair coloring that is not within the spectrum of human hair coloring, will not be permitted. Hairstyles, which cause a distraction, will not be permitted.

10. Head coverings, included but not limited to caps, hats, hair wraps/stockings/scarves, bandannas, sweat bands, hair curlers, hair picks, are not permitted on campus. Sunglasses may not be worn inside the facility.

11. Jewelry or similar objects that are distracting, dangerous, and/or can be used as weapons, including dog chains, choker chains, wallet chains are not permitted. Pierced jewelry considered distracting and/or dangerous to the health of our students is not permitted.

12. All prescriptive eyewear must be appropriate for the school environment. Eyewear (contact lenses) designed for the purpose of attracting attention and/or creates a distraction to the education environment will not be permitted.
*Words such as inappropriate, distracting, overly tight, baggy, dangerous, revealing, immodest, etc., are subjective by nature. The school must retain the authority to make these judgments. The Gainesville High School Appearance Code Committee and the administration reserve the right to determine the appropriateness of apparel to be worn at our school. Our interpretation of an infraction of one of the rules is often not the same as the student’s. We will always be available to hear from parents who disagree with our decision and ask for your cooperation in not sending a student back to school with the same or similar violation after they have been cited. This will assist us in preparing your student to enter the work force and become productive members of our society.
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School Board Office 770.536.5275 770.287.2019
508 Oak Street, Gainesville, GA 30501
Centennial Arts Academy 770.287.2044 770.287.2047
852 Century Place, Gainesville, GA 30501
Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy 770.532.7711 770.287.2011
1340 Enota Avenue, Gainesville, GA 30501
Fair Street IB School 770.536.5295 770.287.2016
695 Fair Street, Gainesville, GA 30501
Gainesville Exploration Academy 770.287.1223 770.535.3798
1145 McEver Road Extension, Gainesville, GA 30504
New Holland Core Knowledge Academy 770.287.1095 770.718.9935
170 Barn Street, Gainesville, GA 30501
Gainesville Middle School 770.534.4237 770.287.2022
1581 Community Way, Gainesville, GA 30501
Gainesville High School 770.536.4441 770.287.2031
830 Century Place, Gainesville, GA 30501
Wood's Mill Academy 770.287.2021
715 Wood's Mill Road, Gainesville, GA 30501
The International Center 770.536.0081 770.536.6771
715 Wood's Mill Road, Gainesville, GA 30501
Wood's Mill Learning Academy 770.287.8751 770.287.8639
715 Wood's Mill Road, Gainesville, GA 30501
Daycare 770.287.2024 770.287.2025
715 Wood's Mill Road, Gainesville, GA 30501
Maintenance & Bus Shop 770.536.8312 770.287.2008
816 Wood's Mill Road, Gainesville, GA 30501