It is expected that all students at Los Alisos Middle School maintain a neat, clean and orderly appearance. A student’s dress and general appearance should not draw undue attention, nor should appearance detract from or interfere with learning in the classroom or the discipline in the school. Clothing and accessories should emphasize modesty. Clothes that glorify drugs, alcohol, profanity, violence, tagging, criminal or immoral conduct, or any gang affiliation are not permitted.
To eliminate misunderstandings in the dress code regulations, the following dress standard will be enforced:
BOYS AND GIRLS’ SHIRTS MUST BE TUCKED IN EXCEPT OPENED BUTTON SHIRTS.
1. Clothing/Apparel that causes undue attention or distraction from the educational process:
2. Clothing/Apparel which is considered dangerous or a health hazard.
3. Clothing/Apparel that is associated with gangs or illegal activities
4. Clothing/Apparel containing symbols and/or slogans oriented toward degrading cultures, ethnicity, gender, religion, and ethnic values
5. Clothing/Apparel containing symbols or slogans glorifying sex, drugs, alcohol, tobacco, and violence.
As fashion trends change, there may be a need to modify dress standards if any other clothing or item is deemed inappropriate or unsafe by the Norwalk Sheriffs Department or the district. When this occurs, students and parents will be notified. Students will be notified through the daily bulletin, discussions with teachers, and principal announcements. Please call the school at any time for clarification prior to purchase of school
Students who violate the dress standards will be subject to disciplinary consequences. Students will either be asked to wear their PE clothes or other school-issued garments or parents will be asked to bring an appropriate change of clothes. Continued violations could result in further disciplinary action, including administrative detention and/or suspension.
Parents support is critical. Garments that are confiscated will be labeled with the student’s name. The student must have his/her ID in order to claim the confiscated item(s) every Friday after 3:15p.m. Confiscated items will be kept in a designated safe place. Any unclaimed item(s) will be donated to charity at the end of the year. The school is not responsible for unclaimed items. We will do our best to ensure that all items are returned to the students.
If the child repeatedly violates the dress code, the clothing may be retained until the end of the school year at which time the parent/guardian will receive the confiscated item(s).