• The Downtown School follows the WS/FCS dress code.  It can be found here on pages 7 & 8 of the Student-Parent Handout. 


    An excerpt from the 2018-2019 Student-Parent Handbook regarding dress code.

    Students are expected to follow standards of dress and appearance that are compatible with an effective learning environment when attending school. If a student’s dress or lack of cleanliness is detrimental to his or her health or safety, the principal may require the student and the student’s parents or guardians to take appropriate action to remedy the situation. In addition, if a student’s dress or appearance is so unusual, inappropriate or lacking in cleanliness that it clearly and substantially disrupts class orlearning activities, the student may be required to change his or her dress or appearance.

    Examples of prohibited dress or appearance

    •  Clothing that contains advertisements for tobacco, alcohol or drugs; pictures or graphics of nudity; and words that are profane, lewd, vulgar, or indecent
    • Halter tops, bare midriff tops, or bare midriffs
    • Spaghetti straps or tank tops
    • Strapless shirts or tube tops
    • Bare feet
    • Short shorts or skirts
    • Pants, slacks or jeans that sag below waist
    • Hats, caps, bandanas, or garments that cover the student’s face or conceal the student’s identity
    • Underpants or bras showing or worn as outerwear
    • Provocative, revealing attire that exposes cleavage
    • Any symbols, styles or attire associated with gangs, intimidation, violence or violent groups about which students at a particular school have been notified


    Teachers and principals are expected to use discretion and common sense in implementing this dress code, including making reasonable accommodations on the basis of students’ religious beliefs or medical conditions.



Last Modified on October 10, 2018