While on campus or at any school sponsored events, students shall not be dressed or groomed in a manner which adversely affects the instructional program or violates reasonably acceptable standards of cleanliness, safety, or decency as determined by the principal or designee. Footwear must be worn at all times. No attire may be worn that signifies membership in a gang, including, but not limited to, plain white t-shirts, long shorts, and high socks above the knee. Students may be sent home to change, asked to change into their PE uniform, or provided with a change of clothes for inappropriate attire. Clothing and jewelry should not promote racism, sexism, ethnic or religious bigotry, drugs, alcohol, tobacco, violence, graffiti, or other illegal activities. Students who repeatedly violate this policy will be given consequences for defiance. The District’s Dress Code will be enforced. LOS COYOTES MIDDLE SCHOOL UNIFORM STATEMENT OF POLICY, RULES, AND REGULATIONS
Dress Code Consequences
- WHITE SHIRTS, BLOUSES, AND TOPS: Shirts or tops must be hemmed and properly buttoned. Specifically not allowed are tank tops worn alone, extra long shirts (untucked not to exceed 2” below bottom), spaghetti straps (straps need to be at least 2 finger widths wide), strapless, backless or halter tops, low necklines, cleavage, bare midriffs when arms are raised, tube tops, fish net or ventilated type fabrics, prison camp shirts, and tattered looking shirts. Please note…undergarments are not to be visible at any time.
- DARK BLUE PANTS, SHORTS, SKIRTS, DRESSES, AND JUMPERS: Shorts are permitted. Shorts must have a 4" inseam. Skirts and dresses are to be no shorter than fingertip length when arms are straight to the side. Pants must not be more than 2” larger in the waist, thigh, and mid-calf. Pants must not sag down past the top of the bottom and undergarments are not to be visible at any time. Pants, shorts, skirts, and dresses are to be of proper length and hemmed (no cut-offs, draggers, flooders, baggy pants, or pants with slits).
- SOCKS, SHOES, AND BOOTS: It is recommended that students wear protective footwear on campus at all times. Open-toed shoes are not recommended. However, students may wear sandals and flip-flops if they wear them responsibly and have a pair of tennis shoes for PE. Specifically not allowed are steel-toed shoes and slippers.
- HATS, BEANIES, AND HOODS: Students, regardless of gender are not permitted to wear hats, hoods, or beanies indoors. Students are required to remove headwear upon entering any room on campus. When wearing a hat, the bill of the hat must face forward. Hoods are only to be worn during inclement weather; otherwise hoods are not to be worn on the head.
- JACKETS AND OUTERWEAR: Jackets are recommended to be of solid color and without graphics. Hoods may not be worn in the classroom. Specifically not allowed are trench coats.
- BELTS: Belts must be properly threaded inside belt loops. Specifically not allowed are motorcycle/bike chains, choke chains, studded belts, and wallet chains.
- MAKEUP: Very light makeup which enhances a positive self-image is permissible. Excessive makeup or extreme lipstick or lip liner colors are not allowed.
- HAIR: Hair should be neat and clean at all times. Excessive hair color and/or hairstyles are not recommended because they tend to disrupt the learning process. Hair color should stay within the natural color shades.
- JEWELRY: Jewelry should complement a student’s appearance and should not be distracting or unsafe. It is recommended that students do not wear expensive jewelry, watches, or gold chains at school. Specifically not allowed are nose or brow earrings, large hoop or extended length earrings, spiked or sharp jewelry, heavy rings, brass knuckles, sunglasses inside the classroom (unless medically prescribed), jewelry that promotes racism, sexism, ethnic or religious bigotry, drugs, alcohol, tobacco, violence, graffiti, or other illegal activities.
1st OFFENSE: Student must change into P.E. clothes, loan clothes, or remove the inappropriate item. Note sent home to parent. Student may pick up clothes when loaners have been returned.
2nd OFFENSE: Student must change into P.E. clothes, loan clothes, or remove the inappropriate item. Parent will be notified and parent must pick up clothing after loaners have been returned. Student contract developed. Daily check-in with homeroom teacher.
3rd OFFENSE: In-house suspension until parent brings in appropriate change of clothes. Student must dress according to their contract. Daily check-in at the office each morning.
4th OFFENSE: Suspension from school. Parent conference. Review student dress contract.
Please Note: The dress code is in effect at all school functions, on the first day of school, and on every day through the last day of school. Students may be required to change their clothes, not be allowed to participate, or their parent called to take them home if they are out of dress code at any school related activity.