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Dear Neal Dow Students, Families and Friends:
With the warmer weather I have noticed the student's wardrobes have changed to shorts and t-shirts. I would like to ask everyone to re-read Neal Dow's dress code.
The Board of Education has adopted a policy that states that students should attend school dressed and groomed in good taste. It is the parent's responsibility to see that their children are dressed appropriately for the elementary school activities. We believe that a student's appearance reflects a personal sense of identity and affects daily behavior, purpose for being in school and productivity.
Please refer to Neal Dow's school dress code.
  •  There should be adequate coverage of the body. Short-shorts (fingertip length or shorter) bathing suits halter tops undershirts, bare midriffs, and sheer garments are not considered adequate. Tank top straps must be at least one inch wide. Undergarments must be covered.
  • Closed-toe shoes or sandals with socks are required. Tennis shoes are suggested for P.E.
  • Sagging pants and hanging belts and/or chains are not allowed.
  • Caps and hats must be removed indoors.
  • Clothing and accessories containing logos or pictures promoting drugs or alcohol, or containing inappropriate language and/or topics, may not be worn at school.
  • Make-up is not to be worn.
  • Gang colors or apparel are not allowed.

Our policy will be enforced as follows:

· Students not dressed appropriately will call home for a change of clothes.

· If no change of clothes can be provided from home, clothing will be loaned to the student

Thank you for you help with this.


Mr. D. Murgia

California Distinguished Shool


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