Student Dress and Appearance


The Lincoln County School District #2 Board of Trustees recognizes the effect that student dress and grooming have upon the behavior and commitment to learning of all students. In order to maintain an atmosphere conducive to learning, the Board requires all students to make good choices with regard to their personal appearance.

It further recognizes the vital role parents play in assisting their children in making appropriate choices regarding clothing, accessories and personal appearance for a successful school experience.

Each building will use stakeholder input to define their own procedures, to include the district policy. Procedures for implementation of the dress code policy, including non-compliance, are created at individual schools. Refusal to adhere would be considered insubordination/defiance and the student will be held accountable in accordance with the building discipline procedure for such an offense.  

Recognizing that student dress styles continually evolve and change and that no specific set of standards can be expected to remain current, expectation for student dress is reviewed and published regularly, at the building level, and may be amended.  There may be special days when the expectation for student dress could be altered.

  1. Clothing appearance or personal hygiene and grooming practices that draw an inordinate amount of attention to the individual student is considered inappropriate for school. The dress and or grooming style of any student must not interfere with the educational process or safety of self or other students.
  2. Students are not to wear clothing that reveals the body in an inappropriate manner as defined in each buildings’ dress code procedure.
  3. Heavy coats are to be left in a locker. Trench coats are not allowed.
  4. Students are not to wear excessive jewelry, ornaments, or accessories, which distract from the learning environment or could be used as an instrument to cause harm to self or others.
  5. T-shirts, tattoos, or any type of clothing or personal items bearing a reference to alcoholic beverages, tobacco products, drugs, drug related slogans and any other wording, drawing, pictures, symbols, etc. which in any way can be interpreted as suggestive, obscene, offensive or depicting violence are not permitted.
  6. Undergarments should be worn in an appropriate manner and should not be visible.
  7. Pants must be worn at the waist and not allowed to sag.
  8. Students are required to wear appropriate and safe footwear at all times.

Exceptions to the dress code necessitated by religious practice will be considered individually by the building administrator.

The above guidelines are minimal requirements for schools established by the district. School administrations in consultation with faculty, parents, and students may establish more guidelines as needed for their schools.

AMENDED:           August 2, 2016

AMENDED:           October 2, 2003

ADOPTED:            July 16, 2003

Lincoln County School District #2, Wyoming


Tier 1 Tier 2 Tier 3
Dress Code Violation

(Excluding Hats)


Student complies with dress code and parent contact Student complies with dress code, parent contact and 1 unit of detention Suspension 1-3 days
Hat Violation Hats will be confiscated and kept by staff member until the end of the school year. “Student may get his/her hat back prior to the end of the year by paying $5.00 to be donated to a charity designated by the school.
  • All clothing shall be modest, clean, neat and unexaggerated. 

  • When shorts, skorts, skirts, or dresses are worn, the bottom of the hem must proximate the kneecap.
  • Bare midriff shirts, sleeveless shirts, blouses, tank tops, or any other type of clothing that permits underclothing or skin normally covered by underclothing to be seen while standing, sitting or bending, are not to be worn. 

  • Shoes must be worn at all times. Wheels, noisemakers, or damaging equipment on footwear are not permissible.

  • Heavy coats are to be left in lockers. Light jackets, blazers, vests, sweaters, and sweatshirts may be worn to classes.
  • Hats, bandannas, sunglasses, and pajama pants are not to be worn during school hours. 

  • Inappropriate types of chokers, heavy chain necklaces, other heavy chains, spike necklaces and wristbands or wallet chains are not allowed. 

  • Distracting hairstyles (for example high spiked hair, hair carvings, mohawks) are not allowed. 

  • Pierced jewelry that can be considered a distraction or safety issue (for example those hanging loosely or those composed of inappropriate or dangerous material) may not be worn. Nose rings, lip rings, tongue piercing rings or any other body piercing other than one small nose stud and a maximum of two earrings per ear can be worn.  
  • A voluntary school uniform will always satisfy these guidelines. 

  • There may be special days when the dress code may be relaxed or altered. 

  • Hats and hoodies are to be removed upon entering the building.
  • The administration reserves the right to determine whether a student is in compliance with the policies set forth here. (LCSD#2 policy JICA)