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Jarvis Middle School dress code

All members of the school community are expected to give proper attention to personal cleanliness and to dress in a manner that is appropriate and acceptable for the learning and teaching environment.

Student dress, grooming and appearance, including hair, jewelry, make-up and nails, shall be safe, appropriate, and not disrupt or interfere with the educational process.

  • Pajamas, extremely brief garments, revealing and see-through garments are not appropriate.
  • Tube tops, net tops, halter tops, spaghetti straps, plunging necklines (front or back), A shirts, or any tank top whose straps are not at least 1″ wide are unacceptable.
  • Bare midriffs or exposed torso skin will not be allowed. Any shirt will need to meet the waistline when arms are held straight out. Armholes must be fitted enough to cover the torso area.
  • Cleavage must be covered at all times.
  • Ensure that underwear is not visible and is completely covered by the outer clothing. This includes but is not limited to bra straps.
  • Safe footwear should be worn at all times. Students are expected to wear sneakers during physical education classes and closed toe shoes for FCS and Technology classes. Footwear that is a safety hazard will not be allowed.
  • Headwear such as hats, hoods, bandanas, sunglasses, non-prescription eyewear, etc. is prohibited in school except for a medical or religious purpose.
  • Any clothing with words or pictures that are vulgar, obscene, libelous or denigrate others on account of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, or disability will not be allowed.
  • Apparel must not promote and/or endorse the use of alcohol, tobacco or illegal drugs and/or encourage other illegal or violent activities, or depict weapons.
  • Hem lengths must reach at least mid-thigh. Excessively short shorts, skirts or “skorts” are not appropriate. A general gauge of this is that hems meet the fingertips when arms are extended straight down sides.
  • Apparel must not be hazardous, damaging, or present danger to school property or persons including but not limited to choke chains, loose hanging chains, dog collars, wallet chains, or spiked apparel or jewelry.

Students found to be in violation of the dress code shall be required to modify their appearance
by covering or removing the offending item and, if necessary or practical, replacing it with an
acceptable item. Any student who refuses to do so shall be subject to school discipline.