Dress Code


Philosophy of our school dress code:  The purpose of our dress code is to enhance the learning atmosphere of our school and never to distract students from the opportunity to have an excellent education. We expect our high standards of dress and appearance will reflect maturity, poise, good judgment, and Bobcat Pride. This dress code can only be truly effective if we have the support and cooperation from both students and their parents.  These guidelines are in effect during school hours, any co-curricular activities on and off school grounds, or any other school sponsored activities.  
Nothing is permitted which may create a health or safety problem. Nothing shall be allowed which causes a disruption to the educational process. 
Guidelines for dress (students will be required to change clothes or wear a T-shirt provided if dress code is not followed):

1. Footwear must be worn at all times.  

2. Any clothing/jewelry that promotes violence, drugs, or causes disruption of the educational process is prohibited.  Nothing may be worn which is profane or has a derogatory or sexual connotation.  Any clothing/jewelry that carries a manufacturer’s name, logo advertising, etc. of alcohol or tobacco products is prohibited.

3. All sleeveless blouses must have a minimum 1 in. strap (no spaghetti) and NO undergarments may be showing (front or back) including boxer shorts and sports bras.  All shirts must reach the belt line - NO PORTION OF THE TORSO MAY BE SHOWING.  Midriffs, ribs, backs, or cleavage must not be visible.  No halter tops or razor back tank tops may be worn.

4. No spandex as external garments, except for appropriate athletic activities.  If spandex pants, leggings, jeggings or yoga pants are worn, they must be worn with a top that extends to the top of the thigh, completely covering the derriere.

5. All skirts, dresses, and/or shorts must be below finger-tip length at all times.  If a dress, skirt, or shorts must be constantly adjusted, THEN IT IS TOO SHORT and must not be worn.  

6. Pants are to be worn at the waist at all times.  If necessary to keep pants in place, please wear a belt.  Boxer shorts or underwear are not to be ever visible in any position.  

7. No head attire, such as hats or scarves, is permitted to be worn in the building during regular school hours from 8:00 – 4:00. This applies to male and female students.  No warnings will be given about wearing hats in the building.  When a supervisory adult asks a student to remove a hat, the hat will be given to the supervisory adult.  The hat will then be brought to the office.  Following the first offense, the student may retrieve the hat from the building principal at the end of the school day.  For additional offenses, either a parent/guardian will be required to get the hat, or student may retrieve it on the last day of school. Exceptions may be made for religious beliefs that have been pre-approved with the administration.      

8. Holes in clothing may not reveal skin unless below finger tips.

9. No sunglasses are to be worn in the building during regular school hours.    

10. No pajama pants may be worn unless specified as special dress by school activity, such as Homecoming or dress-up day. 
*Other clothing may be deemed inappropriate at the discretion of an administrator.

© 2021 by Custer County School District C-1

709 Main Street, P.O. Box 730, Westcliffe, CO 81252, School Office - (719) 783-2291, Fax - (719) 783-4944

Background photo courtesy of 2015 Custer County graduate Brittanee Bohannan


In compliance with Titles VI & VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008, and Colorado law, Custer County School District does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, ancestry, creed, age, marital status, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability or need for special education services in admissions, access to, treatment, or employment in educational programs or activities which it operates. Complaint procedures have been established for students, parents, employees and members of the public. The following person(s) have been identified as the compliance officer for the district:  Principal, Joe Vergilio, 709 Main Street, Westcliffe, CO 81252, (719) 783-4921.


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