Dress Code

  • The dress or grooming of a student should be neat and clean and not disruptive to the classroom atmosphere, educational process, or unusually distracting to the opposite sex. Students should wear clothing as designed to be worn; pants and skirts must be worn at waist level. Students violating the dress code will be sent to the office to call their parents and request a change of clothing when necessary. The student may be issued a detention for repeated violation of the dress code policy. Repeated violations are considered defiance and may result in a referral to the school’s Intervention and Appeals Committee.
    The administration shall be the final judge as to the neatness and cleanliness of wearing apparel and whether or not such apparel is appropriate, disruptive, distracting, or in violation of health and safety rules.
    The fundamental middle school has dress requirements that are supplemental to the Code of Student Conduct.

    Acceptable Dress

    • Dresses or skirts no shorter than 3inches above the knees
    • Top of the slit in a skirt may be no more than three inches above the knees
    • Shirts, blouses and/or sweaters for both boys and girls must cover the midriff
    • Shoes with some form of heel strap
    • Pant length 2 inches from the floor, but no more than one inch above the anklebone. (no Capri style pants)
    • Clothing as outlined in announcements for special events
    • Sleeves are required for both girls and boys

    Unacceptable Dress

    • Hats, visors
    • Shorts of any kind: (allowed for 2020-2021)
    • Dresses, shirts, and blouses, which bare the midriff
    • Culottes or skorts worn above the knee
    • Tank tops or sleeveless tops
    • Thong-style shoes (flip flops), sandals, and shoes without back straps
    • See-through shirts or dresses
    • Halter dresses or blouses with plunging necklines
    • Sunglasses (inside the building)
    • Visible body piercings (except ears)
    • Clothing disruptive to the learning environment
    • Exposed tattoos, real or drawn
    • Neck collars such as dog collars or other heavy chains
    • Clothing and/or jewelry depicting profanity, violence, weapons, sexually suggestive signs or symbols, alternative lifestyles, drugs/tobacco/alcohol, or cult/gang groups/clubs and organizations/activities
    • Pajamas, sleepwear, or pajama-type attire
    • Gothic styles (including but not limited to dark eye liner, black nail polish)