Dress Code

  • The school’s administration reserves the right to make the final determination on what is and is not appropriate.
    District Dress Code Policy 5.182 (Student and Families Handbook) District-Wide Student Dress Code To help create the best learning environment for District students, the District-wide Dress Code must be observed in all District schools. This Code provides a minimal District-wide dress code, which should apply even if a school implements a School Specific (Standard) Dress Code or Higher Standard (Uniform) Dress Code as provided in this Policy. Specifically, the following attire is unacceptable in virtual classrooms or District schools:

    1. Attire with language or images that are crude, vulgar, profane, lewd/obscene, sexually explicit, or sexually suggestive.
    2. Attire with symbols, mottoes, words, or acronyms that promote illegal or violent conduct, such asgang symbols, the unlawful use of weapons, drugs, alcohol, tobacco, or drug paraphernalia, or clothing that contains threats.
    3. Attire associated with discrimination based on age, color, handicap, national origin, sexual orientation, marital status, race, religion, or sex.
    4. Clothing traditionally designed, as undergarments, such as boxer shorts or sleepwear, may not be worn as outer garments.
    5. Clothing that is sexually suggestive or revealing (examples include, but is not limited to, clothing which exposes the midriff, exposes one’s undergarments, have plunging necklines, muscle tops, backless clothing, and are constructed of see-through materials).
    6. Attire that may be used as a weapon, including but not limited to, steel toed shoes; large, long, or heavy waist or other chains; studded or chained accessories; items with spikes; and other items deemed inappropriate by an individual school site.
    7. Articles of clothing that cause excessive maintenance problems for school property, such as, shoe cleats that scratch floors or tear rugs, trousers with metal rivets that scratch furniture, etc.
    8. Clothing which, because of fit, design, color, texture, inadequate coverage, or some other factor, creates classroom or school disorder or distract the attention of another student or students in any class in session from the lesson being presented or from any other assigned school activity, or which creates a safety or health hazard for any student in the school.
    9. Jewelry worn in a manner that presents a safety health hazard or causes a major disruption to the educational process. Examples may be chains hanging from the belt pocket or attached to the wallet.

    Non-Negotiables at Woodlands Middle School (Zero Tolerance)

    1. Clothing may NOT be sexually suggestive or revealing.
    2. Leg coverings (e.g., shorts, skirts, dresses) must be at arm’s length or longer.
    3. Pants need to be worn at the natural waistline.
    4. No sunglasses indoors.
    5. No hats, bandannas, picks, combs, wave caps, or any type of head coverings. (non-religious)
    6. No slides, slippers, crocs, flip flops, high heels, or open-toed shoes. No cleats or steel- toed boots
    7. IDs must be worn at all times while on school campus and school sponsored events.
    8. IDs may not be altered, broken, or defaced.