Attendance / Dress Code

Reporting absences: Any student who has been absent from school can bring in a note from a parent or guardian within forty-eight (48) hours of returning to school stating the cause of the absence. Notes can be dropped off in the guidance office on the way to lunch, music or the gym.  Failure to bring in a note will result in an automatic unexcused absence. (Please see the Attendance Policy below.)

You can also email your note to Mary Pitman at: [email protected]

Tardy Form – Click Here
Absentee From – Click Here

Our Attendance Policy as found in the Code of Conduct:


Student Dress Code

The dress and grooming of St. Johns County Public Schools students shall contribute to the
health and safety of the individual, promote a positive educational environment and not
disrupt the educational activities and processes of the school. Because inappropriate clothing
worn by a student is detrimental to the school program, the wearing of garments suitable for
school shall be encouraged. All faculty and administrative staff shall be on the alert to give
positive guidance in these matters, without embarrassment to the student.

These rules on personal appearance of students are intended to enable the students of St.
Johns County Public Schools to dress casually but reasonably. However, the school principal is
the final authority with regard to the appropriateness of student dress. Nothing in these rules
shall be construed to pre‐empt the principal’s authority to act in specific cases when, in the
principal’s judgment and discretion a student’s dress threatens to disrupt the educational
process or the good order and discipline of the school, or is otherwise inappropriate.

  • Personal attire shall not be worn to school if it creates a safety issue within the learning  environment.   Personal attire  may  be  in  the  style  of  the  day,  but  clothing  that  is  immodest,  revealing,  or  distracting in  character is  unacceptable.  Clothing,  piercings  and accessories  shall not  be worn if  they display profanity, violence, discriminatory messages, sexually suggestive phrases, advertisements, phrases or symbols of alcohol,  tobacco or drugs.
  • In accordance with statutory requirements, and as more particularly specified in the  standards for boys and girl below, students are prohibited from wearing clothing that  exposes underwear or that exposes body parts in an indecent or vulgar manner.
  • Head coverings, including but not limited to, caps, hats, bandannas, hair curlers and/or  sunglasses, shall not be worn on campus unless required by a physician or authorized  by school administration.
  • Students must wear shoes that are safe and appropriate for the learning environment.   Middle school and elementary school students must wear shoes that have a back or  strap on the heel.  High school students may wear backless shoes; however, bedroom  slippers  and  footwear  commonly  considered  as  beachwear  is  prohibited(For  example, beach sandals, or other such beach shoes, will not be allowed in school).
  • Hair shall  be  clean  and  well  combed  or  brushed.    Extreme hairstyles  will  not  be  acceptable.
  • Skirts, dresses, shorts, baggies, culottes, no shorter than four inches (4″) above the top  of the knee, are acceptable. Skirts shorter than four inches (4”) above the top of the knee worn with leggings or tights are not acceptable.
  • Gang  graffiti  will  not  be  drawn  or  worn  on  backpacks,  notebooks,  folders,  papers,  clothing  or  any  other  object  or  on  the  body  of  any  student  or  person  on  school  property.
  • Tank  tops  and  shirts  are  not  acceptable  except  in  physical  education  classes.

Standards: Boys

  • Boy’s pants/slacks must be worn at the waist.  No boxer shorts or underwear may be  visible.

Standards: Girls

  • Tops  and  shirts must  cover  the  entire  shoulder  and  they must  be  modest  and  not  revealing or distracting.  Midriff or “cutout” dresses and “cut out” tops may not be  worn.  Extremely  short  skirts are  not allowed.  Skirts must  be no shorter than four inches (4″) above the top of the knee. Revealing clothing, pajamas and lingerie are not acceptable.  Underwear must not be exposed.
  • Hair curlers and excessive make‐up shall not be permitted.
  • Girls’ pants/slacks must be worn at the waist.  No underwear may be exposed.