2023-2024 CJHS Student Handbook
The district’s dress code teaches grooming and hygiene, prevents disruption, minimizes 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 following:
∙ Clothing must be neat, clean, modest, and appropriate for the classroom.
∙ Clothing and personal appearance that may cause a disruption to the educational process will not be allowed.
∙ Clothing and accessories shall not be worn in a manner that conceals or obscures identity or creates a safety issue.
∙ Clothing must not be too loose, saggy, or over-sized. ∙ The waistband of pants, shorts, or skirts must be worn at the waist. ∙ Clothing may not be too tight for free movement, comfortable for sitting, reaching, or bending positions.
∙ Pants or blue jeans with holes or threads will be allowed if the holes or threads are at or below the knee or if a solid color legging is worn under the pants.
∙ No tank tops or tracking shorts are allowed.
∙ Cut-offs, spandex, pajamas, sweat pants, and lounge-type outfits are not permitted.
∙ Shorts, skirts, and dresses should be no shorter than 5 inches above the knee.
∙ Leggings may be worn but must be accompanied by shorts, skirts, dresses, or shirts of the appropriate length (no shorter than 5 inches above the knee).
∙ Vulgar or obscene patches, and suggestive lettering or insignia of organizational products referring to alcohol, tobacco, drugs, sex, weapons, or gang-related paraphernalia are not permitted. This includes all grotesque figures that imply death, killing, horror, or crime of any variety.
∙ Suggestive wording or phrases of any kind are prohibited. ∙ Hoods, hats, caps, sports head bands or any other head covering shall not be worn in the building or taken into classrooms.
∙ Non-prescription sunglasses shall not be worn inside the school building. If worn in the school, these prohibited items will be confiscated.
∙ All students must wear appropriate shoes designed for outdoor use. No roller shoes, shower shoes, or house shoes are allowed.
Sleeveless shirts, tank tops, undershirts, mesh knit shirts, spandex, extra-thin clothing, or tight and/or revealing clothing are not allowed.
Girls– Dresses, shirts, and blouses shall not be extremely low cut in the front, back or sides are not allowed. They shall be of such length or design that the mid-section of the body shall not be exposed while arms are raised above the head. Mesh knit, sleeveless, spaghetti straps, strapless, spandex, tight and/or revealing clothing, or extra-thin clothing is not acceptable. The length of dresses, skirts, and shorts must be no shorter than five (5) inches above the knees.
Ears are the only acceptable area for wearing piercing jewelry.
Accessories: Boys and Girls Facial piercings/jewelry are not acceptable. Jewelry for any pierced area of the body, other than the ears, is not acceptable.
Fidget spinners are not allowed unless accompanied by a doctor’s note.
Jewelry and accessories are not to be noisy, distracting, disruptive or offensive in any way.
Hats, caps, sports headbands, stocking caps, bandannas, chains, grills, sunglasses, and hip cloths are not acceptable.
Earphones or headphones are not allowed during the school day. If they are visible, they will be confiscated.
Rakes, picks & grooming combs may not be worn in hair. Tattoos are not allowed to be visible.
Grooming: Facial hair is not acceptable. Hair must be kept clean and neat. Distracting hair designs or logos cannot be shaved into the hair or eyebrows. No students’ hair shall be colored a non-natural human color. Examples: blue, green, pink, etc.
If the principal determines that a student’s grooming or clothing violates the school’s dress code, the student will be given an opportunity to correct the problem at school and return to the classroom. If the problem cannot be corrected at school, the principal will work with the student and parent to obtain an acceptable change of clothing for the student in a way that minimizes loss of instructional time.
Dress code violations at CJHS will be handled in the following manner:
1. Students will call home to have other clothing provided.
2. The principal, assistant principal, or counselor will determine the action needed or appropriate consequence.
3. Students can wear a shirt or shorts provided by CJHS if other arrangements cannot be made.
Repeated or severe offenses may result in more serious disciplinary action in accordance with the Student Code of Conduct.
Whenever a student is not inside the classroom when the tardy bell rings, the student will be marked tardy in Ascender. At the teacher’s discretion, a student may be required to be in his or her assigned seat when the tardy bell rings. Students should not be allowed to leave class for any reason during the first 10 minutes or the last 10 minutes of class unless it is an emergency.
A student is counted absent for the entire class period if the student comes to class more than 15 minutes after class start time unless they have an excused tardy slip signed by another teacher or administrator.
The assistant principal will monitor student tardiness in Ascender and assign the following consequences:
- On the 3rd tardy, the student will be assigned 1 day of lunch detention
- On the 5th tardy, the student will be assigned 3 days of lunch detention
- On the 10th tardy, the student will be assigned 1 day of ISS
- On the 15th tardy, the student will be assigned 3 days of ISS
*The total tardy count will start over at the beginning of each semester.