The Folsom Cordova Unified School District has adopted Board policies 5132 which include the following: “The Governing Board believes that appropriate dress and grooming contribute to a productive learning environment. The Board expects students to give proper attention to personal cleanliness and to wear clothes that are suitable for the school activities in which they participate. Students’ clothing must not present a health or safety hazard or a distraction which would interfere with the education process.
Individual schools may establish dress and grooming standards that are stricter than District Policy. Students and parents/guardians shall be informed about dress and grooming standards at the beginning of the school year and whenever these standards are revised. A student who violates these standards shall be subject to appropriate disciplinary action.
The vision of the CHS dress code is not to deny students their self-expression, rather, it is meant to inspire confidence, pride, and a head start on the "uniform of global corporations. Along with being an institution of public education, Cordova High is an internship into the working world. The business casual model is the dress code for CHS.
In the past three years as we have moved away from "do not" style of dress code, and toward more of a "this is what successful people wear" when they go to work dress code; we have noticed that when students wear appropriate clothing for school, Lancer Pride is obvious. Students who wear inappropriate attire will have their clothes confiscated (we will trade out for something appropriate) and they will not be returned until a parent comes in to pick the item(s) up. CHS is focusing on positivity and we ask all parents to support us in that goal. As you shop for clothing for your teens please abide by the prescribed Cordova Business Casual Model.
School grooming and dress regulations will be in effect all day at school, at all club/ organization sponsored special events, at dances, at sporting events, and during field trips.
Remember, this is a place of business. Think of being at school as YOUR place of employment. Graduating from Cordova High School is your job: you need to dress accordingly.
The school prohibits anything it deems to be disruptive, distracting, provocative, provoking and/or intimidating that rises to the level, in the school’s view, as having a detrimental effect on the safe and educational atmosphere of the school environment.
Cordova High School reserves the right to amend the Dress Code without prior warning to students.
Mondays are College Shirt Days, Thursdays are Academy Shirts, and Fridays are Cordova Spirit Days (wear Red, Black, White or Cordova Apparel). Additionally, you can buy Cordova Apparel at the Student Store.
Any garment that can be seen through is unacceptable, all undergarments must be 100% covered.
Tops - Must have sleeves and cover the entire midsection at all times.
Bottoms - Must be past fingertips when arms are straight. Additionally, there may be no holes in which skin is visible above the fingertips when arms are straight.
Hats – At teacher discretion, hats, hoods, beanies, etc. may be worn in the classroom unless they negatively affect student learning. To ensure the safety of all students, faces must be completely visible at all times during the school day and at all school functions/events.
Anything with language not conducive to a safe and positive learning environment, unauthorized group
affiliations, drug/alcohol/tobacco references, or otherwise Supreme Court deemed (Tinker v. Des Moines 1969) offensive content is prohibited.
Dress code for safety will be determined by classroom Teacher. Safety measures will be adopted whenever a safety hazard exists, for example, shop and laboratory areas, school activities or field trips.
The Dress Code will be enforced by ALL STAFF. Referrals will be made to administration.
Violations will result in the following disciplinary actions:
1st Violation: Warning noted in the student’s file “rental” of school clothing if necessary.
2nd Violation: Home contact and change of clothing.
3rd Violation: Home contact, change of clothing, detention/campus clean up.
4th Violation: Home contact, change of clothing, Saturday School and/or assigned ISS.
5th Violation: Mandatory parent meeting with administration.