• Hays CISD Dress Code Policy

    Dress and Grooming (All Grade Levels)


    The district’s dress code teaches grooming and hygiene, prevents disruption, and minimizes safety hazards. Students and parents may determine a student’s personal dress and grooming standards, provided that they comply with district and campus expectations. The district’s dress code is established to teach grooming and hygiene, prevent disruption and minimize safety-hazards. Students should be dressed and groomed in a manner that is clean and neat and that will not be a health or safety-hazard to themselves or others. The district prohibits any clothing, grooming, or display of images that cause, or in the principal or designee’s judgment may reasonably be predicted to cause, disruption of or interference with school activities. For dress code interpretation and enforcement, the campus Principal, or designee, shall be responsible.  

    General Guidelines

    The district prohibits the wearing or display of pictures, writings, images, or symbols that: 1) are lewd, vulgar, sexually-explicit, or obscene; 2) seek to demonstrate or recruit gang membership; 3) are discriminatory, harassing, or threatening towards others on the basis of their race, sex, disability, ethnicity, religion, or gender (including, but not limited to, display of the confederate flag); or 4) advertise or promote tobacco products, alcoholic beverages, drugs, or any other substance prohibited by policy. 

    Student ID’s 

    The district's dress code includes proper display of the student’s campus identification card (ID). All students are expected to wear the campus-issued SmartTag ID while on campus. More information on SmartTag here https://www.hayscisd.net/smarttag 


    Shirts must be worn at an appropriate length. Tank tops, muscle shirts, spaghetti straps, exposed back or midriffs or see through garments are not permitted. Belly buttons/mid-section/cleavage should not be visible on any student, male or female.


    All pants/shorts/skirts/skorts should be worn at the waist and fit appropriately. “Sagging” or “bagging” is not permitted. Tight fitting pants (such as tights, Spandex, bicycle pants or leggings) should be worn with a shirt that covers the areas below the waist. Pants should be in good condition and there should be no excessive holes or fraying. Shorts, skirts and skorts may be worn no shorter than the tips of the middle fingers when the arms are naturally beside the body.


    Hats or any other head coverings are not allowed to be worn inside the school buildings during school hours. This includes baseball caps, cowboy hats, bandannas, do rags, skull caps or any other type of headwear or head coverings. Hats / head coverings will be confiscated and returned to the student at the end of school day. Students are not permitted to cover the head/face with  “hoodies” while on campus. Exceptions may be made for school-sponsored spirit days with approval of the principal, in advance.

    Individual campuses may involve their Campus Leadership Team (CLT) in developing the dress code. The principal or administrative designee in cooperation with sponsors, coaches, or other persons in charge of any extracurricular activities, shall regulate the dress and grooming of students who participate in these activities, as per Hays CISD policy FNCA (LOCAL)  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. If not corrected, the student may be assigned to in-school suspension, or another location, for the remainder of the day or until the problem is corrected, or a parent or designee brings an acceptable change of clothing to the school. 

    Repeated offenses may result in more serious disciplinary action in accordance with the Student Code of Conduct. Repeated or severe offenses may result in more serious disciplinary action in accordance with the Student Code of Conduct. Hays Consolidated Independent School District Student Handbook.