Dress and Grooming
Your first and most important job is to be a successful student at Arroyo High School. Part of this success includes following school guidelines, including those regarding appropriate school dress. Clothing should be neat, clean and appropriate for school. As guided by the California state law, the Education Code, and the El Monte Union High School Board of Trustees, Arroyo High School’s Dress Code is as follows:
1. Shoes must be worn at all times, (no beach shoes or flip-flop sandals).
2. Hats, hoods and other head coverings are prohibited, unless sanctioned by the school and bought through the Student Store. Hats are not to be altered and are to be worn out of doors only unless for specific religious reasons.
3. Chains, including wallet chains, will not be permitted.
4. Crude or vulgar printing or pictures relating to drugs, tobacco, alcoholic beverages, graffiti, violence or those that are sexually suggestive are not acceptable.
5. No student is allowed to dress in a fashion or manner, or attend class with an appearance that is disruptive to the educational program.
6. Garments must be sufficient to conceal undergarments at all times.
a. No tight or revealing shorts, dresses or skirts.
b. No bare midriffs. No skin should show while student is standing normally.
c. No garment may be worn that is ragged or torn.
d. No see-through tops may be worn. Shoulder straps should be at least 2 inches wide (no spaghetti straps). No halter tops or bare backs. No muscle shirts. Basketball-type jerseys may only be worn with a t-shirt underneath.
7. Anything resembling gang attire is prohibited. This includes any apparel, jewelry, emblem, badge, symbol, accessory, manner of grooming, and graffiti written on notebooks, backpacks, etc.
a. Pants must be appropriate for correct waist size of student.
b. No military style belts with initials are allowed.
c. Knee-length shorts are not to be worn with knee-length socks.
d. No oversized shirts buttoned at the top are allowed.
8. No jewelry or accessories that can be used as a weapon are allowed.
THE DRESS CODE IS SUBJECT TO PERIODIC REVIEW. THE DRESS CODE WILL BE ENFORCED AT THE DISCRETION OF ADMINISTRATORS AND COUNSELORS.