Student Dress Code
The purpose of Triangle Elementary’s Dress Code is to support the Prince William County Code of Behavior and enhance an environment conducive to learning. The School Board requires that students dress to meet general standards of health, cleanliness, neatness, decency and safety.
Working together home and school can ensure that Triangle Elementary is a place where teachers can teach and children can learn.
• Hats, scarves, visors or sunglasses may not be worn by students in the building. Head coverings based on religious belief are allowed. Bandanas, sweat bands (head and wrist) and rubber bands (arms and legs) may not be worn at any time.
• Sneakers are the ideal footwear for school; flip-flops, open-toed shoes or shoes with no back are too dangerous for school and may not be worn. Neither cleats nor sneakers with roller skates may be worn. Shoe laces must be tied at all times.
• Shorts, skorts and skirts may be worn and must reach mid-thigh.
• Garments which are “see-through”, have low-cut necklines, expose the midriff or reveal undergarments may not be worn. This includes tube tops, tops with spaghetti straps and tank tops with less than 2 inches of fabric on the shoulder. Garments with over-sized armholes (muscle shirts) or oversized shirts which fall below fingertip length may not be worn unless over another shirt.
• Pants with the waistband below the waist area may not be worn. Pants may not extend below the shoe and drag the ground.
• Clothing with inappropriate language or pictures shall not be worn. Alcohol, drugs, tobacco products or references to any gang membership may not appear on clothes worn to school.
• Students may not wear long trench coats or bulky, oversized coats within the building. These coats must remain in the classroom upon entering the building.
Violations may result in students being required to remove the offensive item; change into something appropriate or the Principal may send the student home to change into clothing that meets the guidelines of the dress code.