Dress Code Takes Hold
October 15, 2012 • Becca Blair, Staff Writer
Filed under News
Although only a few minor revisions have been made to the dress code since last year, returning students at San Dimas High School are finding it more difficult to follow it than previous years.
The SDHS Student Handbook states that the dress code enforced throughout the Bonita Unified School District currently “allows for personal style without causing disruption or intimidation.” However, students feel that some of the rules are not entirely fair.
Junior Daniella Anthony feels as though the dress code in place at SDHS does not allow students to express their individualism.
“[Dress Code] is really constricting. I hate the one-inch-strap rule, and although [the administration] is more lenient with some rules, they’ve been catching students for other minor issues like bandeaus,” Anthony said.
Junior Nathan Garcia feels as though the dress code gives students the adequate ability to show their personality.
“Faculty is too strict when it comes to finding violations among students, but for the most part, the dress code allows students to express themselves,” Garcia said.
According to Student Services Coordinator, Sue Vetti, this year has brought about fewer issues than the previous year. Last year, one of the most common violations was regarding the inseams of girl’s shorts. This year, faculty is focusing on logos on boys’ shirts and the shear shirts that are popular among girls this year. Also, boys are now allowed to wear their hats backwards.
Assistant Principal Rita Kear thinks that the dress code currently enforced allows SDHS to remain a place for students to grow and learn.
“[The dress code] lets students focus on learning. Learning is the most important thing here,” Kear said.