Student dress in middle school is part of the educational process meant to prepare young people for their advancement into adult responsibilities. Our dress code emphasizes neatness and respectful good taste, but is not intended to cause a financial hardship upon any student or family. Decency and good taste are required, and clothing should meet accepted standards of modesty.
1. Appearance must be neat and clean.
2. Clothing with profane, obscene, or suggestive writing/markings or pictures will not be tolerated.
3. Clothing with tobacco, alcohol or drug-related writing/markings or pictures will not be tolerated.
4. Students must be clothed at all times from the shoulders to mid-thigh. (No bare midriffs.) Teachers will have the discretion within their own classrooms to set more stringent guidelines as long as they are within the general parameters of the district dress code.
5. Underwear may not be worn as outerwear.
6. No hats or caps are to be worn in the building during the school day. (Headgear shall not be worn except in instances for school spirit with administrative approval.)
7. Feet must be covered by wearing shoes or sandals.
8. Any style of clothing that causes disruptions or distractions will not be allowed. Specific examples, but not limited to these, are halter tops, spaghetti straps, trench coats, chains, see-through clothing, wearing the hood of a jacket over your head and loose fitting/revealing tank tops.
9. Any accessories to clothing that cause disruptions or distractions will not be allowed.
10. Any clothing or accessories that appear to be gang related will not be allowed.
11. Any student wearing clothing that presents a safety hazard around machinery or in extracurricular activities needs to dress according to the instructor/sponsor requirements.
If a student’s appearance does not meet the above guidelines or attracts undue attention to the extent that it becomes a disruptive factor in the educational environment, the principal or his designee will make the determination to correct the infraction which may include not to wear the garment/items again, send the student home to change, provide appropriate clothing or take other appropriate disciplinary action such as suspension or expulsion.