Dress Code

School Uniform

Dress Code: Do's and Dont's~ Uniform Enforcement plan~ Scheduled Theme Dress Days

Students are expected to wear the Sheppard school uniform daily : Any pupil whose personal actions, hygiene, or dress is offensive, distracting, or dangerous to others or to the student himself/herself, will be sent home until such conditions are corrected.

SHIRTS Collared polo or dress shirts only!

ON FRIDAYS, STUDENT MAY WEAR THE SHEPPARD ALL STARS T-SHIRT.

(White or black. No other colors. Plain. No Logos, emblems, or printing. No oversized shirts are allowed.)

BOTTOMS Khaki Only! No other colors.

(Pants, shorts, and skirts must fit at the waist and hips. Saggy, baggy pants, shorts, and skirts are not permitted. Straight leg, full length pants will be worn. Skirts and shorts may be worn no shorter than 2 beyond the student finger tips when arms are rested at side)

FOOTWEAR Shoes must be closed toe and closed heel in design .

(No "flip-flop" styles. Girls dress shoes may have no heel or platform that exceeds 1-1/2". Color must be black, white, brown, khaki or grey. No RED OR BLUE of any sort on shoes. Shoes which have any form of wheels attached are strictly forbidden.)

ACCESSORIES Black,white, grey or khaki only .

Other clothing including belts, shoelaces, hair bands/”scrunchies”, bandanas, and all other apparel or accessories must be black, white, brown, grey, or khaki. No other colors .

Hats during PE ONLY (Hats or baseball caps, no visors, in compliance with State Law, may be worn during PE classes only. Hats or caps must be white, black, grey, or khaki. No logos or printing of any kind are allowed. No hoods are allowed.)

OUTERWEAR Plain black or white sweatshirts may be worn. NO Large logos or images of any sort! (Logos that are smaller than a fist are ok.)

(Heavy, thick outerwear may not be worn inside the classroom or at assemblies. It must be plain. No logos, emblems or printing. sweatshirts should be crewneck style.) HOODS MAY NOT BE WORN .

BACKPACKS ABSOLUTELY NO BLUE, RED OR BURGUNDY

(Any red or blue backpacks will be confiscated and a loaner backpack will be issued for that day’s use.)

ABSOLUTELY ANY AND ALL RED AND BLUE ARTICLES OF ANY KIND WILL BE CONFISCATED, DOCUMENTED, AND TURNED OVER TO THE SAN JOSE POLICE DEPARTMENT. THEY WILL NOT BE RETURNED.

Headgear

Yes, DO!

No, DON'T!

PE ONLY

No Logos or Teams

Solid black, white, khaki or gray

No Hats outside of PE

 

Shirts

Yes, DO!

No, DON'T!

Must be Collared

No T-Shirts

Black & White Only

No long shirts that extend beyond finger tips

Under shirts may be worn (black, white, khaki, grey)

 

No other colored undershirts

No low necklines

 

Accessories

Yes, DO!

No, DON'T!

Accessories may be only black, white, khaki or gray

 

 

NO RED or BLUE accessories of any kind (including backpacks)

Inappropriate belt buckles will be confiscated

No Chained wallets or spiked accessories

 

Bottoms

Yes, DO!

No, DON'T!

KHAKI ONLY

No other colored bottoms

Skirts must hang 2" below fingertips

 

NO sagging

NO Short skirts

 

Footwear

Yes, DO!

No, DON'T!

Closed toed shoes only

Absolutely NO RED OR BLUE on any part of the shoes!

 

SCHOOL WIDE UNIFORM ENFORCEMENT PLAN

Any student in violation of the required school uniform will be immediately be sent to our school liaison and subject to disciplinary action including, but not limited to, the following:

On a monthly* basis:

1st violation Student loses the theme dress day privilege for that month. (See scheduled theme dress days)

2nd violation School Beautification + Parent notification

3rd violation Parent must bring uniform to the student and student will be assigned Saturday school.

* Every month students will start with a clean slate however, each time a student reaches his/her 3 rd violation for the month, it will be noted in his/her school record thus, may contribute to excessive violations, which warrant loss of end of the year extracurricular privileges.

Our liaison will make every effort to correct the uniform with loaned articles. In the event that a student is loaned articles of clothing, the following expectations must be met:

  • The student will complete a dated “Borrower Contract” which states that the student will return the article(s) at day’s end or within five school days thereafter and in clean condition.
  • Guardians will be billed for borrowed articles of clothing that have not been returned. Until the bill is paid students will not be loaned additional articles for any reason. Instead parent/guardian will be required to bring the student’s appropriate uniform to the school. Replacement costs will be determined as follows:

Cost Replacement Chart

Collared Shirt

$6

Khaki Pants

$8

Backpacks

$10

In the event that, for whatever the reason, the student’s uniform is not able to be corrected with loaned articles, the student will be issued a teacher notification of such, and will not be permitted to socialize at brunch or lunch on that day (In addition to other consequences as stated above).

 

Scheduled Theme Dress Days: Rules and Restrictions

On the indicated date or holiday listed for the month, there will be a themed dress day for those students whom have earned the privilege 

Scheduled Theme Dress Days*  

Month & Date

Theme Additional Restrictions & Exceptions to any Restrictions

September

 

October Halloween

Halloween -- No masks, or replica weapons. Costumes may be any color as appropriate to the obvious costume.

November

 

December

 

January

 

February

 

March St. Patrick’s Day

 

April

 

May

 

June

 

  *All theme days have the following restrictions/exceptions:

(Additional exceptions & rules may be listed above for that particular day)

Theme/Free Dress Days are scheduled monthly, based on uniform compliance.  Uniform Violation Exclusion Lists will be posted for reference before each Theme/Free Dress Day, and will be available through your teachers.

·       No red or blue of any kind, unless otherwise listed in student handbook and listed on website

  

THEME DRESS GUIDELINES

  • No red or blue of any kind, unless otherwise listed in student handbook and listed on website 
  • No hats, unless otherwise listed in student handbook and listed on website
  • All bottoms must be no shorter than 3” above the knee
  • No tank tops (sleeveless nor spaghetti-strapped), halter tops, or tube tops
  • No images that may be perceived as guns, nudity, vulgarity, drug references, smoking, etc.
  • No apparel that represents any area code, city, state, region, side of town, etc.
  • No team apparel, unless for Sheppard Bay Area sports celebration

PROFESSIONAL DRESS GUIDELINES

Professional Dress Days are scheduled in correspondence with presentation days: Expos, Showcases, After-School Sports, Community Events, etc. These are optional. We hope you enjoy dressing for the business world on these occasions!

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  • ALL FREE DRESS GUIDELINES APPLY

  • Button-up shirts 

  • Ties

  • Skirts

  • Dress slacks

  • Suits

  • NOT too tightly fitted


Families should be mindful that blue and red apparel regardless of college affiliation may pose safety risk for students in greater San Jose community and therefore should choose college clothing accordingly.

If at any time an article of clothing is perceived to pose any safety risk on campus, administration reserves the right to immediately eliminate college apparel accordingly. 

We hope you enjoy promoting your favorite colleges on these days!

Wednesdays are Honor Roll days. Students who have earned an Honor Roll T-Shirt, may wear them with uniform bottoms or jeans. 
Fridays are Sheppard Spirit days. Students who have participated in any event/club at Sheppard, or affiliated with Sheppard, may wear the associated t-shirt with uniform bottoms or jeans.

 

Variations are as earned, as scheduled!

Plan ahead! Get it right! Know your Theme Dress Guidelines!