Hats, Bandanas, and Pajama Pants

Isaacs, Teachers, Students Share Thoughts on Dress Code


Sydney Ray demonstrating what not to wear to school.

Alesis Ruley

This school year, the rule of hats and bandanas being prohibited is going to be strongly enforced. 

“I would leave it in my vehicle,” principal Tim Isaacs said. “Any students can sign up for a locker if they want one, or put it in your book bag.” 

As for the bandana policy, lots of students have been confused on what is considered a bandana and the difference between a headband and a bandana.

Students are not to wear something on their heads with a triangular/square shape over their head, unless it is rolled into a headband shape or if it is for religious reasons. Students are also not allowed to wear anything with the pattern on it that could associate someone with gang affiliation.

This is an example of a bandana pattern you cannot wear to school.

“Unfortunately right now some things have to change as we learn more. Right now that’s what we’re looking at to be fair and consistent,” Isaacs said.

The pajama pants policy had also been changed this school year.

Students are now allowed to wear pajama pants to school because of the input from teachers.

“Because we listened to you (students),” Isaacs said.

Lots of teachers would rather have their students here and comfortable, rather than not at all.

Tank tops are allowed under the rule that they are wide-strapped, go to the shoulder, and if the arm openings are not revealing.

Some people in the building would like to make this rule a bit different, in the best interests of the students.

“Your shoulders are not going to keep me from teaching you,” business teacher Tiffany Spratt said.

Others’ opinions, though, would be in favor of our tank top rule and dress code in general.

“It provides a boundary to keep people from being inappropriate,” freshman Joisah Castenir said.