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Dress Code Policy

This policy may also be found on pages 24 & 25 of the student handbook.

JCMS/JCHS Dress code policy

It is our intent to provide an environment that is safe, orderly, and without distractions and disruptions that interfere with or undermine the
learning process. In keeping with this intent, all students are expected to dress appropriately and exhibit good grooming habits. Students who fail
to comply with the dress guidelines given below will be referred to an administrator and will be expected to change into acceptable garments.
School attire which is not specifically covered in this section and which the administration believes is disruptive or distracting to the learning
environment also may be prohibited with the final decision made by the school administrator. A copy of the school dress coded power point is
located on the JCMS Web page.

The following attire is INAPPROPRIATE for school and must NOT BE WORN:
● NO pants with holes.
● Leggings MAY NOT be worn with items that do not meet the required length.
Leggings must be worn with shorts, dresses, skirts, and/or tunics that are 3inches above the knee.
● Sunglasses, caps, hats, and other non-religious head coverings such as bandanas and hoods can not be worn inside the school building.
● Clothing which advertises, suggests or displays any insignia of alcohol, illegal drugs or tobacco.
● Clothing with obscene, vulgar, or suggestive language or design.athletic
● Clothing with words or symbols, such as pictures and emblems, which advocate violence and/or terrorism.
● Clothing with signs, symbols, drawings or writing which show allegiance, affiliation or reference to any non-sanction group or political
● Colors, bandannas, articles of clothing or paraphernalia which promote or identify with a non-sanctioned group or political ideology.
● Clothing that exposes or accentuates the torso while standing or sitting, such as spandex pants, see-through garments, uncovered
leggings, yoga pants, halter tops, spaghetti straps, backless dresses, tube tops, tank tops, muscle shirts, bare midriff outfits, or shirts or
blouses that are tied at, or may rise above the waist, off the shoulder tops.
● Shorts, dresses and skirts must be no more than (3 inches above knee) when worn properly around the waist and when standing upright
with shoulders in a relaxed position.
● Sleepwear cannot be worn including, but not limited to, pajamas, gowns, bathrobes, slippers, blankets, etc.

In addition, the following rules apply:
● Clothing such as belts, flaps, etc. must be buttoned or buckled. Overalls should be worn with tabs in place and all hardware fastened. No
chained wallets may be worn.
● Trench coats are unacceptable. Hooded coats are acceptable, but hoods are not to be worn while in the buildings.
● Shorts/pants must be worn with the waistband at the waist; “sagging” is unacceptable.
● Chains and chain link or studded belts that could be used as a weapon (as determined by an administrator) will not be permitted.
● Slides and/or flip flops should not be worn.

Students in violation of the dress code may be asked to:
● turn clothing inside-out to hide inappropriate images/text;
● tie a belt of some type around pants if they fit inappropriately;
● change into alternate clothing provided by the school; or
● contact parents for a change of clothes.

Non-compliance with dress code will result in assignment to an alternative learning environment. Chronic violators of the dress code will be
handled as indicated in the Code of Conduct. Administrators shall have the authority to interpret dress code and make case-by-case
determinations for appropriateness of dress that is not covered elsewhere in this policy.