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Dress Code

HPHS Dress Code Policy


In accordance with NYC Department of Education policy, students have the right to determine their own attire, except where the dress is dangerous, interfering with the teaching and learning process, or violates the DOE’s

anti-discrimination policy.


At Health Professions our goal in establishing dress expectations are:

  • to balance self-expression with working comfortably and appropriately in school.


  • to communicate school and DOE guidelines around unacceptable attire.


All students must wear the equivalent of a top garment, a bottom garment, and shoes. Students’ clothing should provide full coverage of private body parts.


In order to maintain a positive, safe, and inclusive learning environment, the following guidelines shall apply to all regular school activities:


  • Students CANNOT wear clothing, jewelry and personal items (backpack, fanny packs, gym bags, water bottles,

etc.) which contains language (including slurs), images, or references:

              ⮚ Which discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, religious practices, ethnicity, national

                     origin, citizenship/immigration status, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation,

                     disability, or weight;

              ⮚ To profanity, obscenity, nudity, or sexual acts;

              ⮚ To threats of violence, injury or harm, or gang affiliation

  • Clothes shall be sufficient to conceal undergarments.
  • Hats, caps and other head coverings shall not cover the face unless for religious purposes. Hoodies must allow

the student’s face and ears to be visible to staff and must not interfere with student engagement in the

classroom. Hoods are not to be worn during the class time.

  • Masks are not allowed (unless used for health reasons).
  • Earbuds (including AirPods) and headphones cannot be worn while at school due to safety concerns and

educational reasons.



Students who do not adhere to the dress code will be provided with appropriate supports, interventions and possible disciplinary responses, as set forth in the DOE Discipline Code, and any appropriate adjustments to their clothing.