Glen Ridge High School Dress Code Reminder

Tuesday, May 11, 2010 12:00pm  |  COMMENTS (3)

Spring is here and gone are the layers of bulky clothing. (Except for this week–it’s cold!) Glen Ridge High School found it necessary to send out an email reminder to parents and students about its dress code.

The following types of dress are INAPPROPRIATE:
A. Clothing which is torn or dirty.
B. Clothing which draws attention to physical characteristics.
C. Clothing with anything deemed offensive by any member of the school community.
D. The following types of dress are prohibited: Spaghetti strap tank-tops, halter tops, tube tops, bare midriffs, short-shorts or short skirts (short shorts and short skirts must be one hand-length above knee), spandex shorts, pajama bottoms form-fitting sweat pants, underwear as an outer garment or exposed, and pants/ skirts/ shorts with writing or symbols across the backside or anything else deemed provocative. Note: Appropriate shirts/tops with straps will minimally have straps that cover the shoulders. Undergarments should NOT be exposed.
E. Inappropriate body adornments, including but not limited to, body piercing jewelry that may jeopardize the safety and well being of the students and others. (Ex: weapons)
At no time will any form of jewelry be worn in Physical Education Classes. (This includes, but is not limited to: watches, earrings, rings, bracelets, necklaces, etc.)
F. Appropriate footwear must be worn (slippers are not proper footwear).
G. Headwear (i.e. hats, caps, bandanas) may not be worn inside classrooms or any other academic settings.

My high school had a really tough dress code. We weren’t even allowed to wear shorts and the school didn’t have air conditioners. The principal would stand at the front door pulling kids out who didn’t comply with the dress code and sending them home to change. And that was back in 1987. Kids didn’t have thongs sticking out of their jeans or wear their pants buckled below their behinds. Man, I feel old.


  1. POSTED BY BaristaPet  |  May 11, 2010 @ 4:03 pm

    Then give them a uniform?!!
    “Clothing which draws attention to physical characteristics” could mean anything! And someone is paid to write these lists???!!!!

  2. POSTED BY Generically named Mike  |  May 11, 2010 @ 4:37 pm

    Clothing with anything deemed offensive by any member of the school community.
    I really hated day-glow bright colors in high school. It was offensive to my sense of taste.
    Does that mean if I went to GR I could have had any girl wearing bright pink removed from school for dress code violations (the 1990s were almost as bad as the 1980s in that regard).
    Clothing which draws attention to physical characteristics.
    So, if I’ve got killer biceps, I’ve got to wear long sleeves all year round? Must suck to be on the swim team in this school.
    But, yeah… some of these rules seem to have been left purposely open-ended to suit a teacher/administrator’s personal prejudices.

  3. POSTED BY blue marble  |  May 13, 2010 @ 1:21 pm

    the “anything deemed offensive” language is ridiculous and could definitely invite a lawsuit if they try to block a political t-shirt

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