Dress Code Highlights

The district’s dress code is established to teach grooming and hygiene, prevent disruption, minimize safety hazards and maintains a positive learning climate. Students and parents may determine a student’s personal dress and grooming standards, provided that they comply with the criteria below.

Shirts

  • No shirts/tops should be oversized. Shirts longer than the bottom seam of the back pants pocket must be tucked in.
  • Unbuttoned over shirts will be permitted if not oversized and the undershirt tucked in. Shirt length must cover midriff when arms are raised above the head.
  • Halter tops, tank tops, spaghetti-strap type shirts or blouses, shirts with sleeves cut off, torn or “holey” apparel, fishnet, sheer or other see-through type shirts, or other dress deemed inappropriate by school officials shall not be worn.
  • Garment must cover entire back, cleavage, chest and stomach.
  • Undergarments must not be visible.

Dresses/Shorts

  • Halter tops, tank tops, spaghetti-strap type dresses, dresses with sleeves cut off, torn or “holey” apparel, fishnet, sheer or other see-through type dresses, or other dress deemed inappropriate by school officials shall not be worn.
  • Undergarments must not be visible.
  • Garment must cover entire back, cleavage and chest. Garments such as skirts, dresses, and shorts, must be longer than the tips of the fingers when the student’s arms, hands, and fingers are extended down the student’s leg.
  • Spandex/biker shorts are not permitted, unless shorts meeting above length requirements are worn over them. The standard enforcement will be that the garment is obviously in compliance with the stated standard while the student is participating in normal school activities.
  • Shorts and dresses must be hemmed; no cut-offs will be allowed. Skirts featuring high slashes are not appropriate for school. It is recommended that elementary girls wearing dresses should wear shorts under them.

Accessories

  • Hats, caps, visors, bandanas, or headgear of any kind shall not be worn and will not be allowed on campus, including school buses.
  • Sunglasses or any other distracting accessory shall not be worn in the school building.
  • No chains, including billfold chains, will be allowed.

Footwear

  • Proper footwear should be worn at all times.
  • Elementary school students should not wear Heelys (shoes with wheels), flip-flops or similar footwear.

Grooming

  • Piercings are allowed in the earlobe only. Gauges are not permissible.
  • Boys may wear one small loop earring or stud in each ear. Body piercing of the nose, eyebrow, tongue, or any other visible area other than the ear will not be allowed.
  • Visible tattoos of any kind are not permitted.
  • Hair should be kept neat, clean, and out of eyes. Only natural hair colors will be permitted. Styles which call undue attention to the wearer (such as mohawks, etchings, etcetera), or are disruptive will not be permitted.
  • Picture ID's are required to be worn at all times during school hours by all middle and high school students while on campus.

The complete Dress and Grooming Guide can be found in the Student Handbook and Code of Conduct.

Backpack Requirements

The safety of all students and staff is the top priority in Castleberry ISD. Clear or mesh backpacks are required for all CISD students. Rolling backpacks are not permitted at the school. Any questions concerning the use of backpacks can be directed to the Director of Human Resources, or the Executive Director of Educational Leadership at (817) 252-2000.