Calgary Board of Education

Dress Code

Sansom is a place of business—the business of learning.
Inappropriate clothing distracts us from our learning.
The CBE gives the school the authority to send any student with unsuitable appearance home to change. 

Our attire can demonstrate pride in ourselves and our school and shows respect for the “business of learning”—the reason we are here!

The Clarence Sansom student agenda book states: 
All students of Clarence Sansom are expected to dress appropriately.  The Calgary Board of Education gives the school the authority to send any student with unsuitable appearance home to change.

The following list is an indication of inappropriate school attire:

  • Halter/tank tops
  • Short  tops that expose midriffs or cleavage, or any clothing that leaves undergarments exposed (e.g. underwear or bras)
  • Outer clothing worn to class (coats, lumber jackets, etc.)
  • Ripped, torn or patched jeans
  • Hats, caps or hoods worn in the school
  • Accessory paraphernalia such as chains, sunglasses and bandannasInappropriate tights or leggings
  • Jewellery that causes a safety hazard or is deemed inappropriate
  • Ear buds or headphones unless given permission—these should be removed from the ears even if the device is not on
  • Shirt with inappropriate sayings or pictures
  • Unhemmed shorts
  • Shorts/skirts  shorter than mid-thigh
  • Lack of appropriate footwear
  • Pajama bottoms and slippers