UNIFORM AND DRESS POLICY
At Helen Cox High School, uniforms are mandatory.
Shirts: Ninth grade shirts are gold with the school name and logo. Upperclassmen must wear red uniform shirts. Seniors may wear the optional Black senior shirt. Shirts other than Helen Cox uniform shirts may not be worn at any time. (Exceptions must be approved by the principal.) Shirts must be worn tucked in at the waist so that the belt or waistband is visible. No altering of the uniform is allowed.
Pants: Pants must be khaki uniform pants. Pants are to be worn at the waist, belted, and fit the waist snugly. Loose fitting pants, baggy pants, cargo pants, and/or those worn low on the hips will not be tolerated. Oversized pants will be adjusted with plastic strip ties in the back for the day. Pants must be hemmed and splits are not allowed. Girls may wear Helen Cox plaid pants. In addition, pants that do not fit the waist prohibit the student from following the dress code and because such violations are not an accidental violation of the dress code policy but rather a deliberate attempt to circumvent the dress code; they will not be treated as uniform violations but rather as defiance of school rules. Therefore, students whose pants do not fit the waist will be sent home until new pants are purchased or the existing pants are altered to fit properly.
Jackets / Coats / Sweatshirts: Students may wear any Helen Cox or plain jacket, sweater, or sweatshirt that BUTTONS OR ZIPS THE LENGTH OF THE GARMENT IN FRONT. Any garment worn by pulling over the head must display the school logo.
Skirts: Skirts are not allowed.
Belts: Belts may be plain, solid tan, black or brown (no names, nicknames or logos) and must be able to fit through the belt loops.
Shoes: Shoes must be closed in with low heels (safety on stairs). Backless shoes, slippers or mesh type shoes are not allowed. All shoes must be worn in the manner for which they were designed. This means that shoes with laces are laced up entirely and tied. Shoes with straps, buckles, etc. are to be fastened securely at all times.
Socks: Socks must be solid red, white or black.
Undershirts: Undershirts may be red, white, or black, short or long-sleeved.
Fridays only: Students may wear Helen Cox club, team, or class t-shirts (tucked in) or hoodies, with uniform pants.
Earrings: Earrings larger than the size of a quarter are not allowed.
ADDITIONAL DRESS CODE RULES
No hoods, hats, caps
No nose rings, or any body piercing jewelry except that which is worn in the ears
No thongs, slippers, or backless shoes, or any shoes with heels higher than 2 inches
No sunglasses indoors
No holes, rips, or cuts in clothing
All clothes must be hemmed
No hair rollers, combs, picks, or chop sticks in hair
No unpatriotic words or pictures on clothing
No clothing depicting any type of off-campus fraternities, sororities, or any other group designs, insignia, or symbols not approved by the school
No clothing or jewelry depicting any alcohol, drug, or cigarette related items or symbols
No clothing, jewelry, etc., with suggestive words or pictures or anything else that can be considered disruptive to the learning process as determined by the administration
No political related clothing
No type of jewelry or apparel with studs or spikes
No excessively large earrings (Quarter size) or finger rings
UNIFORM VIOLATION CONSEQUENCES:
1st offense Reprimand
2nd offense Detention
3rd offense PC/UPR
4th offense Suspension
Information about P.E. uniforms comes from the P.E. coach.