504 - Dress Code Policy


PACT Charter School

Original Creation Date: Unknown
Last Approved By: PACT Charter School Board of Directors
Last Approved Date: July 7, 2022
Year Reviewed: 2022-2023

The intent of the PACT Charter School Student Dress Code is to provide a safe and productive learning environment with limited distractions and contribute to an environment of respect for everyone in the building.

All clothing is subject to the discretion of the staff, Discipline Liaison, ISC Monitor, or Administration.

Apparel distracting the learning environment (or a potential danger to themselves or others) is prohibited. Dress for school should be modest, respectful, clean, and in good condition. It should also allow for safe movements in the hallways, stairwells, and in all classes. Apparel that is a distraction to the learning environment includes but is not limited to:

  • All clothing with messages, double meanings, or innuendos about drugs, images of weapons, alcohol, tobacco, violence, sex, or gangs. No messages that target any groups or individuals in a demeaning manner are allowed.
  • Head coverings (i.e., hats, skullcaps, bandanas, scarves) should not be worn in class. Hats and bandanas will be permitted only on the last day of the week (for Secondary students), on school Fridays (for Elementary students), and during spirit week (excluding field trips, unless the weather dictates otherwise) or for religious or medical needs, and should not be a distraction to the learning environment. Sweatshirt hoods are not allowed to be worn on the head.
  • Pajamas are not to be worn to school except for designated pajama days.
  • Shirts must provide coverage of the upper body, regardless of movement. Shirts must cover all undergarments at all times (including dress for physical education classes.) Sleeveless garments that cover the torso are allowed if straps cover undergarments.
  • See-through clothing is allowed when undergarments are covered by a tank or tee (but not a camisole with spaghetti straps). For example, a tank or tee must be worn to cover the midriff and undergarments under sheer clothing. Camisoles may be worn under non-sheer fabric.
  • Pants must be worn in a manner that undergarments are not visible regardless of movement, including through holes or spots. Pants with exposed holes higher than fingertips must be repaired or covered. 
  • Shorts must be at least fingertip length.
  • Skirts/Dresses must be no shorter than 4 inches above the kneecap (includes the height of a slit in clothing).
  • Shoes are to be worn at all times.
  • Students are encouraged to keep a sweater or sweatshirt in their locker in case they get cold or are asked to modify clothing due to dress code violations.

If clothes are found to be inappropriate, students will be REQUIRED to modify clothing. Any student receiving multiple warnings may be subject to disciplinary action (see 506 - Discipline Policy).

Contact Us

PACT Charter School | District Office
7729 - 161st Avenue Northwest
Ramsey, MN 55303

PACT Charter School | Elementary Campus
7250 East Ramsey Parkway NW
Ramsey, MN 55303 

PACT Charter School | Secondary Campus
7729 - 161st Avenue Northwest
Ramsey, MN 55303 

Main phone line: 763-712-4200
Fax: 763-712-4201
Fax: 763-374-0665 (students records)

Absence: attendance@pactcharter.org


School Hours

Elementary Campus
8:15 a.m. - 3:15 p.m. 

Secondary Campus
8:00 a.m. - 3:05 p.m. 

Office Hours

School Days
7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. 

Non-School Fridays
7:30 a.m. - Noon

School Breaks

Summer Hours
Monday-Thursday: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.

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