Groveport Community School enforces a school dress code policy. Students must adhere to this
policy before arriving to school, through dismissal. No students will have permission to change
clothing before their bus/pick-up. At Groveport Community School, we believe that appropriate
clothing supports a positive learning environment. The school dress code will be for all students:
- Solid color, collared shirt. Shirts may be long or short sleeved and are to be worn
buttoned and tucked in at all times. Imagine school logo t-shirts may be worn.
- Cold weather attire may include any appropriate (no inappropriate language, no
obscenities, no references to gangs, tobacco, alcohol, or drugs) sweaters, cardigans, or
sweatshirts with or without hoods. If a hooded article of clothing is worn, the hood
should not be worn up in school.
- Close-toed shoes should allow your child to run and play safely during recess and
physical education class. (Tennis shoes are preferred.) Tennis shoes are required on days
the child is participating in physical education. Shoes may not cause a distraction, have
wheels or otherwise be deemed unsafe. No sandal/slipper type shoes permitted. No
heels/wedges higher than two inches.
- Khaki (tan), black or blue pants, shorts, skorts, skirts, and jumpers are to be worn firmly
at the waist.
- All shorts, skirts, dresses and skorts must be no shorter than 2 inches above the knee.
- Tights/leggings are only permitted under a uniform skirt, skort, dress, or shorts.
- Leggings should not be worn by themselves.
- Jeans (including skinny jeans, skinny khakis, jeggings) are not permitted, unless it is
dress down day. Parents will be notified of scheduled dress down days.
Hats, bandanas, etc. of any type are not to be worn in the school. Halters, tube tops or other tops
that show your child’s midriff are not allowed at school. Short skirts, unsafe shoes and opentoed
shoes, high heels, platform shoes, shoes without backs and shoes with roller skates are not
permitted. Student may not wear hooded shirts or sweatshirts (hoodies) during class.
Be sure to check the weather, if possible, before sending your child to school. If it is wet
outside, send your child with an umbrella or raincoat. If it is cold or snowy, your child should
wear a jacket, hat, gloves, and boots (optional.) Remember, recess is outdoors if it is dry and the
temperature is not below 32 degrees including the wind chill.
DRESS CODE VIOLATION
Students who do not adhere to the dress code policy will a Dress Code Violation Record Form
and receive consequences outlined in this handbook. The parent or guardian will be required to
bring appropriate clothing to school to allow the student to comply with the dress code policy.
Additional consequences may apply for students who are out of dress code.
The school will not accept responsibility for lost, stolen or destroyed personal items of
students. Students are encouraged not to bring belongings to school, such as basketballs and/or
footballs, which are not for education. More specifically, electronic games, toys, CD players,
cell phones, mp3 players, other recording devices and/or boom boxes are not permitted unless
written permission has been granted by the teacher. However, if the items are brought to the
school, it is under the understanding that the school is not responsible for lost, stolen or
destroyed personal items. If any items deemed inappropriate are brought to school they will be
confiscated and held in the main office until it is properly retrieved by the parent, guardian or