In order to maintain a serious and productive academic environment, it is necessary that students come to school wearing appropriate attire. When clothing becomes too casual, it affects the overall attitude of students and academic concentration declines. Styles or items of clothing which are a potential distraction therefore cannot be permitted in the middle school environment.
Some examples of inappropriate clothing are:
- Short shorts (shorts that do not reach your fingertips when arms are at your side)
- Short skirts (hemlines must be longer than your fingertips when arms are at your side)
- Halter tops
- Tube tops
- Spaghetti strap tank tops
- Shirts that expose midriffs
- Backless shirts
- Shirts that are cut excessively low
- Loose fitting basketball-type jerseys without undershirts.
- Apparel bearing print or pictures relating to alcohol and/or drugs
- Language which may be deemed profane
- References to sexuality is also unacceptable
Procedure for students who are improperly dressed
- The school nurse will speak to students who are deemed wearing inappropriate dress, as well as ask the students to change into appropriate attire to wear for the remainder of the day. If the student doesn’t have anything to change into, the parents will be called to bring proper attire to school for their child.
- On a second occurrence, the school nurse will contact parents whose children dress in a manner that is determined by the administration to be inappropriate.
- On a third occurrence, an administrator will contact parents/guardians of students who have been spoken to more than twice about inappropriate clothing. Detention will be given as well.
- The cooperation of students and parents in ensuing appropriate dress is greatly appreciated. Our goal is to keep academic excellence our top priority.
- The administration reserves the right to send a student home to change clothing which it deems inappropriate.