Emily Dickinson PTSA 2.8.13





Students are expected to dress neatly and appropriately at all times.  Wearing obscene apparel is never acceptable.  Students may not wear clothing referencing or depicting drugs, alcohol, or gangs.  Shoes must be worn at all times for safety and health reasons.

  • Inappropriate clothing includes:  attire that promotes alcohol, drugs, tobacco, racism, sexism, profanity, offensive logos, sexual connotations, weapons, and anything gang-related.  Bare midriff or spaghetti strap t-shirts, pants that are too baggy or too low, wallet chains, revealing or too tight clothing are not appropriate.  Students wearing inappropriate clothing will be asked to change into appropriate attire.
  • The fingertip rule will apply to the wearing of shorts and skirts:  The length cannot be above the fingertips when the hands are held at sides.
  • Sleeveless shirts must have straps at least two (adult) fingers wide.  Shirts must touch pants/skirts at all times, including when students are seated.
  • Hats may be worn to and from school and at recess; however, they are not permitted in the building.  Exceptions are made for cultural headwear.
  • Proper coats, hats, and shoes are necessary for cold and wet weather.  Knowing that we live in the rainy Northwest, and that children will be playing outside throughout the year, please help students be prepared.  "Indoor recess" is only called in the case of extreme rain or lightning.  Umbrellas may be used to and from school but not at recess.
  • Students must be prepared with proper tennis shoes/sneakers on days when they have PE.
  • All coats, sweaters, and sweatshirts should be labeled with your child's name.



As we enter warmer weather it is very important that parents and students review the school's dress code.  Parents should ensure that their children come to school dressed appropriately for the day's activities and weather.  The following clothing is NOT acceptable.

  • Short-shorts and short skirts (if the student's short/skirt length is above the index finder when hands are held at sides)
  • Exposed midriffs
  • Tube tops or halter tops
  • Underwear that is visible
  • Clothing that contains suggestive language regarding tobacco, drugs, alcohol, sexuality or violence

If the student's clothing does not reflect the above guidelines, s/he will speak with the counselor and/or a building administrator.  The parents will be notified and arrangements will be made to change the inappropriate clothing. 

Dressing appropriately keeps our students healthy and develops habits and skills necessary for success in school and in the workplace.

Emily Dickinson PTSA    7040  208th Ave NE    Redmond WA 98053    425 936 2530    LWSD

Emily Dickinson PTSA 2.8.13 is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.  We serve Emily Dickinson Elementary and Explorer Community School on Union Hill in Redmond, WA.  Tax ID # 91-1212455.