Dress code

Liberty Common School School-Wide Dress Code

Dress Code


Tops may be only one of the following solid colors: Red, white, navy, burgundy, or hunter green. Liberty logo patches, Liberty polo shirts, and Liberty non-hooded sweatshirts in good condition (available for purchase only through the school) are allowed.

Tops may not have stripes, prints, designs of any sort or size, or logos. No writing, drawing, or depiction is allowed on any top.

Dress-Code-compliant tops include: A shirt or blouse with a button up or snap up collar; a polo shirt; a turtleneck; or a mock turtleneck. Except for the top button or snap, all shirt and blouse buttons or snaps must be fastened. Sweaters, sweatshirts, vests, and dress jackets must be worn over a Dress-Code-complaint top and must be dress code colors. Shirts must be tucked in at all times in the building except in Physical Education classes.

Sleeveless tops are not allowed for an outer layer. Tops may not reveal shoulders, straps, or undergarments. Tops may not be excessively tight (may not show any descriptive lines of the body). Front-opening tops with zippers, laces, or without buttons or snaps are not allowed. No clothing may be tied around the waist.

No hooded jackets or hooded sweatshirts may be worn in classrooms or hallways beyond a student’s locker.


Bottoms may be navy, black, or tan. Jumpers must be full bodice and may not have bib-type overalls. Black and blue colors should not be faded to gray. Regular fabrics which are woven, twill, and corduroy are allowed.

Denim fabric is not allowed regardless of color except for approved jeans days. (Denim and twill are very similar, but when denim wears the worn part shows white, whereas twill does not.)

Dress-Code-complaint bottoms include: trousers, slacks, skorts, shorts, skirts, capris, and jumpers. Trousers must touch the top of the shoe in front and may not drag on the ground when standing straight. The most number of pockets for trousers is five. Discreet logos on waistbands are acceptable.

Dress-Code- compliant bottoms do not include: nylon flight pants, gauchos, cargo pants, cargo shorts, sweats, stretch pants, overalls, spandex, lace, sheet clothing or pants with zippers down the side. Bottoms may not be excessively tight (may not show any descriptive lines of the body). There should be no pockets below the usual pocket level and all pockets should be attached to, or just below, the waistband (two in the front, two in the back, and one small coin pocket.) Trousers must fit properly and may not be baggy have a sagging crotch. Low-rise pants are not allowed.

The bottom hem of shorts must fall between the kneecap and 3 inches above the top of the kneecap in front and back when standing straight. The bottom hem of skirts and jumpers must fall between the ankle and 3 inches above the top of the kneecap in front and back when standing straight.

Solid colored leggings and tights can be worn in any of the approved colors, but must be worn under a skirt or jumper. Patterned hosiery is not allowed.

Jewelry and Accessories

Jewelry and accessories must be modest and in good taste. Neckties and/or bowties are allowed when in good taste and must be worn snug at the collar. Neckties and/or bowties are allowed with white, full-front buttoning or snapping shirts (both young men and women).

No more than two earrings per ear are permitted for females, males may not wear earrings. No visible piercings other than the ear will be allowed. Covering piercings with band-aids will not be acceptable nor will “clear” piercings be allowed. Necklaces must be of normal size and no more than two necklaces may be worn. Only one wristband or bracelet may be worn at a time on each arm. Only one belt may be worn at a time. No spikes or studs on bracelets, belts, or necklaces are allowed. No jewelry that depicts violence or glorifies death or violence. This includes, but is not limited to, objects or images that are materially, or depictions of, weapons, parts of weapons, ammunition, knives, blades, chains, handcuffs, bones or skulls.


Undershirts, including mock turtlenecks and turtlenecks may be worn under a Dress-Code-compliant shirt, sweater or sweatshirt. Undergarments or straps of any kind may not be exposed or visible at any time. No symbols, writing, or designs are allowed on undershirts. All undershirts must be tucked in.


Shoes need to be appropriate for daily activity and not be distracting. Sandals with back straps (heel straps) are permissible. For female students, dress pumps are permissible – with or without heel straps. Tennis shoes with non-marking soles must be worn in gym class. No flip-flops.


Clothing worn in school should be clean, neat, and in good repair. Students may not wear badly wrinkled, tattered, torn, threadbare, or frayed clothing. Clothing may not be worn inside out or backward. Clothing may be fitted but not excessively tight or immodest. No exposed undergarments of any kind. Clothes may not be see-through and fabrics must be thick enough to conceal skin and undergarments. Hair color must be natural and limited to two natural colors. No radical (distracting) hairstyles. Corrective lenses must be a natural color and both eyes must match. No visible tattoos or drawings on oneself.

No hats, gloves or cold-weather outerwear (parkas, jackets, coats, and hooded sweatshirts) may be worn in the building beyond a student’s locker. Students on a field trip will be in Dress Code or a modified version of the Junior High Dress Code at the discretion of the teacher. Students may not change out of Dress Code after school without prior permission.

On Free Dress Days, clothing shall be modest with no sleeveless tops, tops that expose the midriff or back, short shorts, or low-rise pants or shorts. Clothing may not be excessively tight (may not show any descriptive lines of the body). Jeans must be in good condition.

2018-2019 Notes:

- Knit leggings are not in dress code, even on free-dress days.

 -Knit fabric pants, including leggings and jeggings, are not a dress-code compliant bottom.  Knit is not an approved dress-code pant fabric, and will no longer be allowed beginning the 2019-2020 school year.

Dress Code Guidelines

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