Do You Know the Dress Code for School Dances?
The code reportedly calls for no jeans or T-shirts.
It's assumed that most students will be dressed to the nines at prom, but did you know that Portsmouth High School also has a dress code for all semi-formal dances?
The student handbook states that students are forbidden to wear jeans, T-shirts and beach wear to all semi-formal dances.
"Jeans, sweatshirts, t-shirts, gym or beachwear are not suitable for semi-formal dances," reads the dress code in the student handbook. "Gentlemen must wear a shirt and tie. The junior and senior proms are considered formal events requiring formal attire. Financial assistance for students facing economic hardship is available."
But according to a recent report, approximately a dozen Portsmouth High students either didn't know the rules, or chose not to abide. They were reportedly asked to leave the froshmore dance on Friday night for wearing "short skirts and jeans," according to WPRI.com.
The student handbook also states that students will be removed from any dance for "inappropriate behavior." Also, "sexually explicit dancing will not be tolerated," according to the rules.
To read the full student handbook or the rules for school dances, click here. The Portsmouth High School student handbook is also attached above.