Students are required to carry a hall pass issued by their teacher if they are out of class during class time. Students without a pass will be sent back to the classroom. You are strongly encouraged to use the rest room before or after class to avoid interruptions in the learning process.


Students' attention to appearance and a student's attitude toward himself and his school are related; good taste and good grooming promote good behavior and attitudes which promote an effective education. Students are to be clean and dress in a manner that will permit participation in the school activities.

Shoes must be worn at all times. Students are to wear closed-toe shoes for the school's physical education program.

Students wearing halter tops, bare midriffs, see-through outfits, short-shorts, or exhibiting behavior that expose the chest or stomach, or undergarments are dressed inappropriately. Articles of clothing with suggestive or vulgar expressions are not allowed.

Any attire, grooming, or appearance that disrupts, or tends to disrupt, the educational process, or affects the health and safety of individuals shall be prohibited (E.C. 48900, BP 5132, AR 5132). Attire that displays or promotes alcohol, controlled substances, drug use, drug paraphernalia, marijuana use, gang activity, gang affiliation, gang symbols, weapons, sexual content, inappropriate sexual pictures of sexual likeness, or violence is prohibited by the Sylvan Union School District Board of Trustees. Students wearing items such as halter tops, off-the-shoulder or low-cut tops, bare midriffs, see-through or fishnet fabrics, oversize/sagging pants or shorts, short shorts, slit tank tops, shoulder straps less than 2 inches wide, or outfits which expose undergarments; all include inappropriate dress and are not allowed at school. Articles of clothing with suggestive, indecent, offensive, or vulgar expressions or logos are not allowed. The interpretation of the dress code will be at the discretion of the school administration. See SUSD Middle School Code of Conduct for additional information.

The Board of Trustees of the Sylvan Union School District prohibits the presence of any apparel, jewelry, accessory, notebook or manner of grooming, by virtue of its color, arrangement, trademark or other attribute that denotes membership in gangs which advocate drug use, violence, or disruptive behavior. In accordance with Police and Justice Department recommendations, "sagging" is associated with gang behavior, and is not permitted at Savage . This policy shall be applied at the principal's discretion, after consultation with the Superintendent as the need arises.

**Disciplinary actions will occur for repeat offenders of the dress code policy**


Students are encouraged to bring a nutritious snack to be consumed during the break period. Food served during lunch must be eaten in the lunch area. Gum and sunflower seeds are not allowed on campus.


Lost clothing and other items are held in the custodial office. Students may claim their lost articles before or after school. All unclaimed items are donated to charity at the end of each trimester.

Responsibility for personal items cannot be assumed by the school. It is recommended that students only bring the amount of money they need for school purchases and never carry large amounts of cash.