Dress Code
Policy
The dress code is designed to create an appropriate academic climate.  FCHS believes that standards of neatness and appropriateness in clothing encourage an atmosphere conducive to learning, work, and discipline.  Furthermore, it is felt that pride in one’s school and oneself is, in part, influenced by appearance. Students must comply with the “Dress Code Policy” upon arrival until exiting school grounds after school.

The dress code has been relaxed so that lost instructional time due to violations is minimized.  Therefore, students out of dress code compliance will not be allowed to attend class until they correct the issue.  Students who are “correctable” will do so immediately, and return to class.  Those who are not “correctable” will be given an opportunity to contact a parent to correct, and if unable, will be placed in SSR for the remainder of the day.
Guidelines

Guidelines are that students wear shirts with sleeves, pants, and are appropriately covered.
The following items are NOT permitted:

  • Shirts that are sleeveless, tank, spaghetti strap, strapless or halter style

  • Shirts that expose the midriff, back or low cut front

  • Cut, torn, or altered shirts

  • Shorts

  • Skirts that fall more than 2” above the knee

  • Pants with any holes/cuts except the knees

  • Pants worn below the waist

  • Caps, hats, hoods, or any head coverings that conceal a student’s identity or make them harder to identify

  • Any apparel/jewelry that promotes alcohol, drug, gang affiliation, or profanity/vulgarity

  • Any items that could be hazardous to students’ safety or used as a weapon


*Administrators reserve the right to make final decisions on dress code appropriateness.
 

Accommodations
FCHS recognizes that accommodations to the Dress Code Policy for religious or medical purposes may be necessary. If there is an accommodation concern, please speak with an administrator immediately.
Fern Creek High School
9115 Fern Creek Road
Louisville, Ky 40291

Phone: 502-485-8251
School Hours: 7:40 a.m. to 2:20 p.m.
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