Dress Code





Peters Elementary is committed to providing a school where students feel safe and enjoy learning.   Peters Elementary also expects students to come to school ready to study and learn.  In order to do so, student should come to school neat, clean, and well-groomed wearing clothes appropriate for the demands of the activities in which they are participating.


Parents, we are asking for your help in maintaining high, consistent dress standards to support study and learning.  The principal and staff of Peters Elementary will enforce the following dress and grooming standards.



Students may NOT wear any clothing and/or accessories that are considered unsafe, dangerous or a health hazard.


  • No oversized pants, jeans, or shorts.  Waistbands must be worn above the hipbone and pant legs are not to drag on the ground.
  • No pants, jeans, or shorts with large torn holes or frayed pant legs.
  • No open-toed shoes including sandals, no shoes with a heel.
  • No large, long, or dangling earrings.
  • No articles of clothing or ornaments that may be dangerous.
  • Hats may be worn outside only.
  • Sweatshirt hoods are not to be worn unless it is raining and never in the classroom.


Students may NOT wear any clothing and/or accessories that contain offensive or obscene language, symbols, signs, or slogans oriented towards drugs, alcohol, tobacco, sex, violence or criminal activities such as vandalism.  These include symbols or words degrading any gender, cultural, religious, or ethnic group.


Students may NOT wear any clothing and/or accessories that are disruptive to instruction or study.


  • No bare midriff: Tops and bottoms must meet with no bare skin showing.  Jackets, shirts, etc., tied around the waist to cover bare skin are not acceptable.
  • No tops that are halters or underwear-style.  Tops with spaghetti straps or low necklines are not acceptable.  No tank tops with oversized armholes.
  • No short shorts or skirts or clothing that is too tight.  Shorts/skirts must be at fingertip length rule.
  • No clothing that exposes undergarments.
  • No make-up or nylons.
  • No hair styles or hair coloring that is disruptive to learning.


Gang-oriented dress is not allowed at Peters Elementary.  Students may not wear any clothing and/or accessories that are associated with gang affiliation or gang identification by virtue of colors, trademarks, or other design arrangements.  Students may not possess or wear any item identified by the Garden Grove Police Department as being “gang-related.”


This includes but is not limited to:


  • No oversized pants:  Pants must stay above the hipbone without the assistance of a belt.
  • No oversized belts (including web/woven ones).  Belts are to be laced through the loops.  No initialed belt buckles.
  • No shorts extending below the knees when worn with socks pulled up to the knee.
  • No oversized Pendleton-style shirts and jackets.
  • No Raiders, Georgetown Hoyas, or Kings clothing.
  • No oversized sweatshirts usually plain black, navy, or gray.  Often dressing in a single plain color such as a plain white T-shirt shows association or identification with a gang.
  • No chains or jewelry with gang symbols.




By working together, we can promote an orderly school atmosphere and a safe instructional environment for our students.  To do so, if students come to school wearing clothing that does not meet our standards then:


  1. Parents will be contacted to bring a change of clothing.
  2. If parents cannot be reached or are unable to deliver a change of clothing, students will be required to change into school-provided clothes.
  3. If any inappropriate accessory item is worn or brought to school, the item will be taken away and returned at a parent appointment.


Support from our parents is essential.  We will do our part on the campus but, when shopping for school clothes for your child, please be aware of our dress code and buy appropriately.  Thank you for your continued support.