The Secondary Leadership Team has been responding to student and parent concerns about the school’s dress code policy. We are more than happy to have this conversation, and we encourage good-faith conversations on all school matters. During these conversations, the following concerns were addressed:
An unrealistic standard for short length considering current fashion trends
An overzealous policing of the dress code
An inconsistent understanding of what the dress code is
The dress code policy, as currently worded and implemented, distracts from learning
We want to hear from the community. Therefore, we are having a parent meeting on Wednesday, September 7, 2022, in the Bison Center at 5:30 pm. For parents who are unable to attend, we will be sending out a survey. Therefore, we can consider all parent feedback.
Secondary students and faculty will be surveyed as well. Once parents, students, and teachers have shared their feedback, we will construct a panel consisting of all stakeholders. This panel will construct a policy to submit to the school board for approval.
For the remainder of the warm weather this fall, the Secondary Leadership Team has agreed to the following terms:
No tops or shirts that have plunging necklines, open sides, or expose the midriff/navel
No clothing that promotes or glamorizes the use of drugs, tobacco, or alcohol
Shorts that reach a student’s thumb or closed fist when arms are relaxed at a student’s side
We are happy to meet with parents who would like to discuss this. However, we encourage everyone to attend the meeting on Wednesday, September 7, 2022, in the Bison Center at 5:30 pm. We believe it is important for the entire community to be present. Policy is created for the community, so it is important for the community to hear all voices.
We hope to see you Wednesday.
Kain Klinkkhammer Acacia Trevillyan
Secondary Principal Secondary Vice Principal