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Dress Code

Eagle Dress Code

Students are expected to present themselves in a neat, well-groomed manner during the school day.  This includes all school functions and the bus.  Nothing relative to appearance or behavior that is a distraction to the learning environment will be tolerated.  Violations are reported to the office daily.

 

ELM GROVE MIDDLE SCHOOL

DRESS CODE POLICY

2019-2020

 

Tops:  

  • Black, white, red (not maroon), and navy long or short-sleeved collared polo style shirts.

  • Must be TUCKED IN (not rolled) at all times so that the belt is visible. 

  • Must be long enough to STAY tucked in.

  • Polo shirts must be buttoned.

  • Undershirts, long-sleeved t-shirts, and turtlenecks must be school colors (red, white, gray, or black). Any of these colors may be worn under the polo shirt. 

  • “Spirit Shirts” may be worn on any day of the week. “Spirit shirts” must be red, gray, black, white, or navy. 

  • Any school club shirt is also considered a spirit shirt.

  • Homemade spirit shirts may only be worn on Fridays.

  • Tribe shirts can be worn everyday.

  • Solid white blouse with a straight hem to be worn with plaid skirt.

  • No gym shirt may be worn as uniform shirt.

Bottoms:  

  • Khaki or navy slacks or shorts, skirts, skorts or Capri pants 

  • ALL pants/shorts must have belt loops. 

  • Shorts, skirts, and skorts must not be shorter than 3” above the knee.

  • School approved plaid (red/navy) or navy pleated skirt or jumper.

  • A BELT MUST BE WORN AT ALL TIMES

  • If leggings are worn, they must be black, white, red, or navy, and be long enough to cover the leg all the way to the ankle. All length requirements must be met for skirts and shorts even if leggings are worn.

  • If leggings are worn, they must be worn underneath school approved bottoms

  • Cargo style shorts/pants or painter pants will not be allowed.

 

Outerwear:

  • SOLID white, navy, black, red, or gray waist-length outerwear or sweaters only.

  • Any outerwear purchased through EGMS is acceptable.

  • Logos, labels, and monograms may not exceed 3”x 3”

  • NO HOODIES; NO SHERPAS. 

  • An approved school uniform shirt must be worn under all outerwear.

NOTE: Outerwear-type clothing does NOT take the place of the required uniform top.  

Shoes:  

  • Shoes must be worn at all times, preferably tennis shoes. 

  • No soccer sandals, beach shoes, flip-flops, slides, or house shoes/slippers

  • All sandals must have substantial strap(s) (Minimum of 2”) across the tops and/or a strap on the back.

 

Belts:  

  • Belts must be worn at all times.

  • Belts should be visible with a shirt tucked in.

  • Belt buckles should not be oversized, ornamental, electronic or displaying inappropriate/suggestive symbols or language.


 

Headwear:

  • No hats will be permitted on school campus during school hours.

  • No bandanas will be permitted.

  • Beanies may be worn outside during cold weather days only.

Jewelry:

  • Items that detract from the instructional program or present a health and safety concern will not be permitted.

  • Pierced ears are acceptable as long as dress code guidelines are met. Earrings larger than 2” in diameter or earrings with sharp/pointed ends are not allowed.

  • Other forms of body piercing (i.e. lips, nose, eyelids, tongue, or other body parts) will not be allowed.

Hairstyles:

  • The following will not be permitted: inappropriate designs cut into hair, notched/shaved eyebrows, or any hairstyle or unnatural color that detracts from or disrupts the school environment.

  • Hair must stay out of eyes.

 

CAUTIONS:

  • Clothing must not be ripped or torn, worn backwards, or worn inside out.

  • No shower shoes/house slippers.

  • IDs must be worn on lanyards or clipped to your collar. 

  • No visible tattoos.

  • If a student is out of dress code and the violation is not addressed promptly, this does not mean the violation is met with approval. 

Major Uniform Violations such as unapproved hair color, designs in hair, revealing clothing (too tight, short, etc.), drug/alcohol/gang related clothing or imagery etc. will result in student being placed in GASP until the issue is resolved. In addition to GASP placement, the student is subject to further disciplinary action for violating school rules including, after school detention, Saturday Detention, GASP, and/or suspension.

NOTHING RELATIVE TO APPEARANCE OR BEHAVIOR THAT IS A DISTRACTION TO THE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT WILL BE TOLERATED.  VIOLATIONS WILL BE ADDRESSED BY THE ADMINISTRATION.  AN ATMOSPHERE THAT IS FREE OF DISTRACTIONS AND CONDUCIVE TO LEARNING FOR ALL STUDENTS IS OUR GOAL.