Pearl Zanker Elementary School

MUSD Appearance Code

Milpitas Unified School District Student Appearance Code

All students must adhere to the Student Appearance Code. Students may not opt out of this Appearance Code. Students must exercise appropriate discretion in their choice of clothing and personal grooming so as not to cause a disturbance or interruption for themselves or to others.

Examples of unacceptable clothing are tube tops, tank tops, sport bras, halter tops, and short shorts.The torso must be covered at all times, even when arms are lifted or when bending over. Undergarments must not be visible.

Clothing must be size appropriate for school activities.

Shoes must be worn at all times and be safe and appropriate for all school activities. Due to daily recess activities, closed-toed shoes are required at all elementary schools.

Hats and other non-religious head coverings may not be worn indoors.

Belts must be of appropriate length and contained within belt loops.

Students may not wear objects or any other items of apparel that present a health or safety hazard to themselves or to others.

Graffiti or 'tags' will not be allowed on any items brought to school, i.e. backpacks, personal belongings, books, folders, notebooks, etc.

The following is not acceptable: any clothing or personal belongings that may be deemed as gang related, that depicts the use of drugs, alcohol or tobacco, that contains offensive language, graphics or symbols, or are deemed as inappropriate by the site administrator.

The school may require additional dress standards because of special health and safety circumstances.

The school may adopt uniforms as deemed appropriate by the school community as outlined in Board Policy 5132.1. (This policy applies to all Zanker students with a uniform exemption and to all free dress activities.)


All students may now wear tan colored bottoms!