CURLEY'S DRESS AND GROOMING CODE
The Administration and Faculty, in cooperation with the parents, try to develop proper dress and grooming habits which will enhance the student's personal appearance. Therefore, we insist on a neat oxford button down collared dress shirt of a solid color (tucked in and buttoned at the neck), tie (knotted at the neck) - no bow ties, sport coat or school sweater (when temperature warrants). Writing or logos are not permitted on the shirt or on the undershirt. Long sleeve undershirts are not to be worn. Dress or Docker style pants of a solid color with a traditional vertical seam on the leg - no corduroy or cargo pants (pockets cannot be on the outside of the pant), pants with cuts up the pant leg are not to be worn, traditional belt - no suspenders, socks (above ankle length) and brown or black shoes - no multicolored shoes, no waffle bottom shoes (laced shoes must be tied; laces colored either black or brown). Athletic shoes, work boots, canvas shoes or any shoes that cover the ankle are not permitted.
Students must also be clean shaven, and have their hair neatly trimmed, on all sides, the length not to exceed the base of the collar (back), the eyebrows (front), and the earlobes (sides). The student's hair may not cover his ear. Unconventional hairstyles (partial head shaving, mohawks, dread locks, corn rows) or coloring of any kind are not permitted. Sideburns are not to exceed the bottom of the ear. No body piercing jewelry of any kind is permissable. Tatoos or body scarring is strongly discouraged. However, if it does exist, it must be covered at all times, including participation in athletic events. No earrings or earclips are permitted. Chains or necklaces, if worn, are not to be visible. Plastic or gel bracelets are not permitted. At Curley, as in the business and professional world, conventional attire is the norm.
The final decision as to what constitutes acceptable dress and grooming rests with the Assistant Principal of Students. The penalty for violations of these norms will be a detention. No warning need be given. Students and parents who have questions regarding the acceptability of certain types and styles of clothing or grooming should consult with the Assistant Principal of Students before appearing in school with them.
Students are expected to arrive at, and depart from, school up to 3:00 p.m. fully and properly dressed. Storage of the student's school wardrobe (e.g. ties, belts, shoes, etc.) in lockers, and changing clothes at lockers or in lavatories or in parking lot is not permitted.