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Dress Code Policy

Students who do not dress appropriately will be subject to disciplinary action.  Students are expected to be in dress code throughout the entire school day. School IDs are issued annually and are used for daily entry and other school functions.


Students are expected to adhere to the following uniform guidelines:


Black Pants or Skirt or Jeans

(Pants must be loose fit; Skirts must be below the knee)

African Print Dashiki (Preferred purchase at Imhotep Charter)


The following clothing items are prohibited: hoodies, t-shirts, skirts with slits, short tops, shorts, night caps, scarves, hats, do-rags, bandanas, faded, ripped or frayed clothing, tight fitting clothing, plunging necklines, and shoes that are not fully enclosed (flip flops, sandals, clogs, etc.)


African print dashikis can to be purchased at Imhotep Charter School. Students can purchase dashikis from other vendors; however, the school administration will determine whether the dashiki is African print.  If the school administration considers the dashiki not African print, the student will be considered out of dress code.  The uniform must be worn appropriately:


  • Pants must be pulled to the waist and belted
  • For warmth, solid colored shirts or turtlenecks may be worn underneath the dashiki
  • Long skirts only
  • Shirts cannot hang longer than the dashiki
  • Hats are not allowed to be worn in the school building


Level II Dress Code Violations:


Level II Dress Code Violations are considered grossly inappropriate.  Some examples of these offenses include the following:

  • Not wearing a dashiki
  • Wearing open-toe footwear or other shoes that are not fully enclosed


Level II Dress Code Violations are a disruption to class or pose a safety risk and will result in Saturday School being assigned.  Imhotep may provide a long dashiki for a day for students that violate the dress code policy.  If a student commits multiple Level II Dress Code Violations, he or she will be further disciplined.


Required Dress Code for Physical Education Classes:

During PE class, students must wear an Imhotep T-shirt and shorts or sweatpants and sneakers.  Students are not allowed to wear this attire all day.  After Physical Education class, students must change into the school uniform.


Student Identification Cards:


Student ID cards are a required piece of the dress code.  Furthermore, it is required to participate in school related activities, receive transpasses, and document attendance, etc.  The original card is free.  If your ID card is lost or stolen, a $5.00 fee will be charged for a replacement.