Cottage Dress Code Policy


    In the SJUSD, all students are expected to dress appropriately for the educational environment. Any clothing, footwear or hair style/color that significantly interferes with or disrupts the educational environment is unacceptable, unless protected under the freedom of speech laws, board policy, or administrative regulations (BP and AR 5145.2).  




    At Cottage School, Montessori Education, we believe that appropriate student dress has a positive influence on student attitude and engagement in the classroom and fosters a peaceful school community. 




    To support these beliefs, all students are required to follow the Cottage Dress Code Policy as listed below:



    1. All clothing should be free of distracting media graphics and slogans which do not foster a positive school climate. Distracting media messages also include derogatory comments or slogans and gruesome or violent pictures.

    2. Shirts must cover the student’s torso and all under garments. Sleeve-less tops must have a shoulder strap that covers the shoulder. Arm holes may not show the torso.

    3. Shorts, dresses and skirts must be finger-tip length or longer.

    4. Pants must fit around the waist. No undergarments may be exposed.

    5. Leggings/tights may only be worn with tops that are finger tip length or longer.

    6. Hats and hoods may only be worn outside for sun protection or head warmth during the winter.

    7. Footwear must be worn at all times and must be safe for activity. Shoes/sandals must have a heel strap. Flip flops, roller shoes and high-heeled shoes are not allowed.

    8. No make-up or oversized jewelry may be worn.


      If a student is not following the Cottage Dress Code Policy a staff member will talk privately with that student.  A student may be required to call home for a change of clothing. 


      We appreciate parents’ support of the Cottage Dress Code which recognizes personal style and every student’s need to participate positively in all school activities.

Last Modified on August 27, 2017