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Dress Code

Liberty Traditional School Dress Code

Approved 5/8/07 - Updated 5/19/10


• Liberty students are expected to dress in a modest, neat, attractive fashion reflecting pride in themselves and their school.

• All clothes are to be clean and in good repair. (Clothes may not have holes, rips, tears, or frayed edges.)

• The dress code has been established to help ensure an atmosphere conducive to study. It is both the child and parent's responsibility to ensure daily compliance with the dress code.


• Acceptable shirts at school are polo shirts or t-shirts and dress shirts or blouses.

• Shirts must be plain solid red, white, navy or royal blue.

• Logos, writing, stripes, or other graphics are not allowed on shirts. Exception: Shirts imprinted with the Liberty logo are acceptable.

• Shirts must have sleeves. Cap sleeves are not allowed.

• Shirts must be tucked in at all times. Shirts must be long enough to stay tucked in.

• Shirts must be modest. The neckline of the shirt must be no lower than the collar bone. Shirts should not be tight, extremely large, or see-through.

• Shirts may be layered as long as they all are dress code color, fit, and style and are tucked in. Mixing colors by layering is acceptable.


• Sweatshirts and sweaters may be worn over dress code shirts.

• All sweatshirts and sweaters worn on campus must be a plain solid red, white, navy or royal blue and fit properly.

• Logos, writing, stripes, or other graphics are not allowed on sweatshirts or sweaters. Exception: Sweatshirts or sweaters imprinted with the Liberty logo are acceptable.

• Non-dress code sweatshirts, sweaters, and hoodies (whether zippered or pull-over) cannot be worn on campus.

• In cold weather, non-dress code winter coats and jackets are allowed on campus but are not to be worn inside the buildings.

• Sweaters and sweatshirts may be layered as long as all are dress code color, fit, and style. Mixing colors by layering is acceptable.


• Acceptable pants at school are uniform style slacks or plain, normal-fitting jeans. Fitted skinny jeans and leggings are not allowed as they are form fitting.

• Pants must be a plain solid navy blue or tan.

• Logos, writing, stripes, or other graphics are not allowed on pants. Pants may not be decorated with rhinestones, glitter, or extra embroidery that is a different color than the pant’s original stitching.

• The waistline of all pants must sit at or above the top of the hip bones, and the pants must be ankle length.

• Pants must have no more than two front pockets and two back pockets. They may not have extra exterior pockets, loops, snaps, or zippers.

• Pants must fit properly. Sagging pants and immodestly tight pants are not allowed

• Sweat or knit pants are not allowed.

• Girls are allowed to wear capris that are dress code color, fit, and style.


• Acceptable shorts at school are uniform style.

• Shorts must be a plain solid navy blue or tan.

• The waistline of all shorts must sit at or above the top of the hip bone. Shorts must hang no lower than just below the knee. When kneeling, shorts must hang no higher than three inches above the floor.

• Baggie shorts, jean shorts, and cargo shorts are not allowed.


• Acceptable skirts at school are uniform style skirts, skorts, or jumpers.

• Skirts must be a plain solid navy blue or tan.

• Skirts must be no longer than ankle length. When kneeling, skirts must hang no higher than three inches above the floor.

• Cargo and denim skirts are not allowed.


• Shoes must be worn while at school and be a matching pair. Shoes with closed toes and closed heels or straps are required. The shoe sole or heel height may be no more than one inch. (This is a safety issue.)

• Wheeled or roller-blade type shoes are not allowed (even if the wheels are removed).

• Shoes must be worn with tights or socks. (Tights must be solid white or navy blue.)

• Boots can only be worn with ankle length pants, and the pants must be worn over the boots.Boots are not permitted with skirts.


• Extreme haircuts for boys and girls are not permitted. This includes the color, length, and style of hair. Parents may be asked to recolor hair to a natural color before student is permitted back to class.

• Bangs for boys and girls must be worn at or above the eyebrows or secured back away from the eyes.

• Boys' hair must be kept no longer than 1/2 inch above the top of the collar on a dress code polo shirt.

• “Tails” and “Mohawk” styles are not allowed. Dyed or highlighted hair that varies significantly from the student’s natural hair color is not allowed.


• Belts are to be plain leather or cloth in solid brown, black, red, white, navy blue or royal blue.

• Belts and belt buckles may not be decorative or ornate in fashion. Metal studs, extra rivets, rhinestones, glitter, graphics, writing, or logos are not allowed on belts or belt buckles.

• Belts must fit normally around the waist and no part of the belt may hang down.


• Hats and caps are not permitted, except in cold weather when insulating hats and caps may be worn outside.

• If a student needs to wear a hat outside for sun protection, his or her parent should obtain permission from the office.

• No baseball caps or cowboy hats allowed.

• Teachers may allow students to wear hats on field trips.

Make Up:

• Make-up is not allowed.

• Clear chapstick is acceptable at school. For grades 6-8, clear lip gloss is acceptable. Lipstick is not allowed.

• Only clear nail polish is allowed, and fingernails must be appropriate in length. Acrylic nails and decals or decorations on nails are not allowed.


• Jewelry is to be minimal and non-distracting. Students are allowed to wear one bracelet per wrist, one ring per hand, one watch, and one necklace.

• Girls are allowed to wear one earring per ear. Only small stud earrings are allowed. Loops or hanging earrings may not be worn at school. (This is a safety issue.) Multiple earrings in one ear are not allowed, and all earrings are to be in the ear lobe, not at the tip or middle of the ear. Boys are not allowed to wear earrings.

• Note: School staff is not responsible for lost, stolen, or damaged jewelry. Please do not send students to school wearing valuable items.

Tattoos & Piercings & Symbols:

• Permanent or temporary tattoos that can be seen are not allowed.

• Students are not allowed to write or draw on their skin.

• Facial or body piercings besides the earrings described under Jewelry are not allowed.

• Symbols that are inappropriate for a school setting (skulls, swastikas, etc.) are not allowed (whether on clothes, shoes, backpacks, binders, etc.).


• Formal uniforms such as cub scouts/boy scouts, brownies, girl scouts, and the like are acceptable school attire as long as they meet the dress code requirements.

• Caps are not to be worn inside during school hours.

Sports Uniforms:

• Students participating on athletic teams may wear the team jersey over the top of their dress code shirt on game day. Jerseys need not be tucked in.


• Sunglasses are not allowed. Exception: Sunglasses will be permitted with a doctor's letter indicating a medical condition that requires sun protection.

Reward Dress Days:

• On announced special event days, students will be allowed appropriate reward dress.

• This will include normal fitting clothes, shirts with sleeves, and appropriate length skirts or pants specified in the uniform section above.

• Only uniform shorts and skirts will be permitted on reward dress days.


• All clothing must fit properly so that undergarments are not visible at any time. Clothing that is tight, loose, or see-through and reveals undergarments is not acceptable.


• Purses carried by students must be small enough to fit in the students’ backpack.


• Students who violate the dress code will be asked to fix the problem immediately. If the problem cannot be fixed immediately, the student will be sent to the office and the parents will be notified. The student will not be allowed back into class until he or she is in compliance with the dress code.

Administrative Discretionary Power:

• The principal shall determine the appropriateness of any dress or attire not mentioned in this dress code.


The goal of Humboldt Unified School District is to ensure that all children with disabilities who live within the District be identified, located and evaluated. Children from birth to three (3) years of age who require screening, evaluation, or early intervention services will be referred to local community agencies (see attached AzEIP handout for 0 – 3 years old). Children between the ages of 3 and 5 years are screened by district staff at the special-needs preschool.

The Humboldt Unified School District procedures for child identification include the following provisions:

1.       For creating public awareness of special education and for informing parents of the rights of children with disabilities:

a)       Information regarding screenings and the rights of children with disabilities will be made available in a language that is understandable to parents, regardless of ethnic, linguistic, or cultural background.

b)       Annual efforts to create public awareness and to inform parents of their rights regarding children with disabilities are documented.

c)       Surrogate parents are requested when no parent can be found or the child is a ward of the state, so that all children with disabilities may receive a free and appropriate public education.

2.       Areas of screening for children age birth to 3 include vision and hearing, as well as cognitive, communication, and social/emotional development.

3.       Screening of school age children is done within 45 calendar days of enrollment for new students and for students entering the district who have not been screened by previous school districts. [AAC-R7-401(C.) (2) (3)]

4.       If screening results indicate a possible disability, a referral shall be made for comprehensive developmental or psycho educational assessment.

Procedures for Identification in the Humboldt Unified School District #22


Person Responsible




K - 5

Classroom Teacher

Complete screening instrument on all students who have not been screened previously. If significant problems are identified, contact the principal and file instrument in cumulative file.

Within 45 calendar days of enrollment.

6 – 12

English Teacher

Complete screening instrument on all freshmen and all new students not previously screened. Give instrument to counselor. If problems are identified, contact principal or designee. Place instrument in cumulative file.

Within 45 calendar days of enrollment.


Annual Notification to Parents Regarding Confidentiality of Student Education Records

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) law requires that Humboldt Unified School District, with certain exceptions, obtain your written consent prior to the disclosure of personally identifiable information from your child’s education records. However, the District may disclose appropriately designated “directory information” without written consent, unless you have advised the District of the contrary in accordance with District procedures. While no Humboldt Unified School District schools create a directory, the primary purpose of directory information is to allow the District to include this type of information from your child’s education records in certain school publications. Examples include:

·         A playbill, showing your student’s role in a drama production;

·         The annual yearbook;

·         Honor roll or other recognition lists;

·         Graduation programs;

·         Sports activity sheets, such as for wrestling, showing weight and height of team members; and

·         Newspaper articles and related photos.

Directory information, which is information that is generally not considered harmful or an invasion of privacy if released, can also be disclosed to outside organizations without a parent’s prior written consent. Outside organizations include, but are not limited to, companies that manufacture class rings or publish yearbooks.

If you DO NOT want HUSD to disclose directory information from your child’s education records, you must notify the School, in writing, within five days of your enrollment.

In addition, two federal laws require local educational agencies (LEAs) receiving assistance under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) to provide military recruiters, upon request, with three directory information categories – names, addresses and telephone listings – unless parents have advised the LEA that they do not want their student’s information disclosed by providing the required form. (1.)

        (1.) These laws are: Section 9528 of the ESEA (20 U.S.C. 7908), as amended by the No Child Left                Behind Act of 2001 (P.L. 107-110), the education bill, and 10 U.S.C. 503, as amended by section 544, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2002 (P.L. 107-107), the legislation that provides funding for the Nation’s armed forces.

Notificación Anual a los Padres con Respecto a la Confidencialidad de los Expedientes Académicos de los Estudiantes

La ley de Derechos Educativos Familiares y Acto de Privacidad (FERPA) requiere que con ciertas excepciones, el Distrito Escolar Unificado de Humboldt, obtenga su permiso escrito para poder mostrar información personal identificable de los registros educativos de su hijo/a. Sin embargo, el Distrito puede mostrar la correctamente designada “información de directorio” sin consentimiento escrito, a menos que usted le pida al Distrito lo contrario de acuerdo con los procedimientos del Distrito. Las escuelas de Humboldt Unified School District no diseñan directorios, pero el principal propósito de la información de éste directorio es el permitir al Distrito incluir éste tipo de información de los registros educativos de su hijo/a en ciertas publicaciones escolares. Por ejemplo:

·         Un programa, mostrando el papel de su estudiante en una producción teatral;

·         El anuario;

·         Cuadro de honor u otras listas de reconocimiento;

·         Programas de graduación;

·         Hojas de actividades deportivas, como lucha, mostrando el peso y estatura de los miembros del equipo; y

·         Artículos en los periódicos y fotos relacionadas.

La información de directorio, la cual es generalmente considerada no dañina ni invasión de la privacidad si se muestra, también puede ser mostrada a otras organizaciones sin el previo consentimiento escrito de los padres. Estas organizaciones incluyen, pero no están limitadas a, compañías que manufacturan anillos de graduación o publican anuarios escolares.

Si usted NO DESEA que HUSD muestre información de directorio de los registros educativos de su hijo/a, debe notificar por escrito a la escuela dentro de los primeros cinco días de su inscripción.

Además, dos leyes federales requieren que las agencies educativas locales (LEAs) reciban asistencia bajo el Acto Educativo Primario y Secundario de 1965 (ESEA) para dar bajo pedido a reclutadores militares tres categorías de información de directorio – listas de nombres, direcciones y teléfonos – de no ser que los padres hayan avisado previamente a LEA que ellos no desean que la información de su estudiante sea mostrada proporcionando la forma requerida. (1.)

 (1.) Estas leyes son: Sección 9528 de ESEA (20 U.S.C. 7908), como lo enmienda el Acto de “Ningún Niño dejado Atrás” del 2001 (P.L. 107-110), la constitución educativa y 10 U.S.C. 503, como lo enmienda la sección 544, del Acto de Autorización de la Defensa Nacional del año fiscal 2002 (P.L. 107-107), la legislación que provee fondos para las fuerzas armadas de la nación