Student Dress Guidelines

The following guidelines for dress are in place at Forest Hills and are based on these standards: Neatness, Cleanliness, Modesty, Tastefulness and Safety.  The Dress Guidelines are enforced by the FHLCS staff.  If a staff member deems that a student is not following the guidelines, they have the right to ask them to comply.  Students are expected to respect the decision of the staff member.

  • Pants of any color may be worn as long as they are neat and clean.  There is to be no flesh showing above a students’ fingertips when arms are held at the side.
  • Shirts that bare midriffs or shoulders are not allowed.  Clothing items with inappropriate pictures, language or advertising for alcohol or tobacco products are not to be worn.
  • Caps, hats and hoods are to be worn during outdoor recess or outdoor PE only.
  • Earrings are allowed, yet other pierced jewelry is not for boys or girls.
  • Shorts, skirts, and dresses are to be at least as long as the fingertips when arms are held at the side.
  • Students must wear appropriate clothing and shoes for P.E. classes, based on age-appropriate guidelines.  Middle School guidelines for PE can be found in the Middle School Handbook.
  • Unless it is raining heavily, students will go outdoors for recess and should be dressed appropriately.  Children should bring a coat with them to school.
  • Hair styles should reflect careful grooming.  Unnatural hair color is not permitted. Cosmetics are appropriate for girls of Middle School age.
  • Students may be required to call home or to wear school-supplied clothing in the event something inappropriate is worn to school.
  • Nuisance Items – Students are asked to leave the items at home which are not appropriate for school.  Nuisance Items include electronics, gum/candy, toys, or other items that cause distractions at school as deemed by the staff.  These will be confiscated and returned only upon the request of the parent.