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School Dress Code

We appreciate the support of all members of the Glen Cairn Public School community in adhering to our dress code.

Statement of Purpose:

Glen Cairn Public School is a place of work and learning. The Dress Code is intended to ensure our shared commitment to active and engaged learning, as well as physical and emotional well-being. Clothing that is worn to school should fit well and be comfortable so as to not interfere with learning. The Dress Code is informed, although not limited by, OCDSB Policy P.104 SCO “Student Dress Code. The Dress Code is aligned with the OCDSB’s Inclusive, Safe and Caring Schools initiatives. The Dress Code applies equally to all students, regardless of gender, and is respectful of students who are gender diverse or gender non-conforming.

Standards of Dress:

All members of the Glen Cairn Public School community are expected to adhere to the following standards of dress at all times at the school:

  • Clothing promoting or alluding to racist, sexist, ageist, homophobic or sentiments otherwise demeaning to another person may not be worn.
  • Clothing depicting or alluding to violence, including logos and brands associated with video games with content rated for Mature (“M”) due to violent or sexually explicit content may not be worn.
  • Clothing promoting or alluding to gang or drug culture may not be worn.
  • Underwear of any type is meant to be worn under other garments and must not be visible due to rips or holes in clothing, or a mismatch of strap in shirts.
  • Clothing must cover the belly at all times and must cover the bottom at all times.
  • Footwear such as sandals or flip flops may be worn, except during physical activity – DPA, Physical Education class, Intramurals and physical activity at recess.
  • Hats and hoods may not be worn inside the building.

Consequences of Non-Compliance:

The consequences for non-compliance with the Glen Cairn Public School Dress Code adhere to the principles of progressive discipline. The purpose is to promote a shared responsibility amongst all members of the Glen Cairn Public School community to foster a learning environment that is respectful, inclusive and safe for all individuals.

Initial non-compliance with Dress Code will result in the individual being asked to change clothing and to not wear the item in question again.

Further non-compliance will result in meetings with parents, referrals to social work and other supports as deemed appropriate, loss of privileges at school and possible suspension, for more information Student Suspension Policy.

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