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    Please wear appropriate shoes for playing, participating in P.E. and general safety.

    The official SPS dress code is:
    The Seattle School Board supports student self-expression and the promotion of a safe and respectful learning environment. In relation to student dress, the Board’s primary concern is preserving a positive and welcoming learning environment, while assuring the safety and well-being of students. Regulation of student dress must be free from bias. Every student will be treated with respect and objectivity regardless of their: sex; race; religious beliefs; sexual orientation; gender expression or identity; ethnicity; physical characteristics; or the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability. The student and their parent/guardian hold the main responsibility in determining the student's personal dress standards, provided that the student's dress include both a shirt with pants or skirt, or the equivalent (dresses, leggings, shorts), and shoes, and does not:
    1. Depict pornography, nudity, sexual acts, drug, tobacco, or alcohol-related messages; 
    2. Use profanity or derogatory language; 
    3. Use or depict hate speech targeting groups based on race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, religious affiliation, or other protected groups; 
    4. Intentionally show private parts (nipples, genitals, buttocks); 
    5. Cover the student’s face (except clothing/headgear worn for a religious or medical purpose); or Demonstrate gang or hate group affiliation or membership.
    This policy also applies to specialized courses and activities, such as physical education, science labs, specific assignments, and athletic activities that require students to wear specific attire. Clothing worn in observance of a student’s religion are not subject to this policy. The Superintendent or their designee is authorized to develop procedures in order to implement this policy.