Dressed To Learn (Dress Code) Policy
All decisions made at Standley Middle School are centered on academic rigor to support student achievement. Students are required to wear clothes appropriate for school that do not distract other students. School attire* should protect the health and safety of the students and should not interfere with the educational process. Please be advised that the Dressed to Learn Policy will be strictly enforced. Please follow these guidelines when choosing your school clothes:
• Wearing gang-related signs and/or insignia, distinctive modes of dress denoting gang affiliation and gang-related behavior is prohibited.
• Your attire should not advertise or advocate the use of alcohol, drugs, or tobacco. This also applies to garments with writing or pictures that are obscene, suggestive, sexual or violent.
• Shoes must be worn at all times. For safety purposes, leather or athletic shoes are recommended. Heels and soles cannot be more than 2” high. No sandals, flip flops, or slippers are allowed. All shoes must cover the student’s toes and heels.
• Half-shirts, crop tops, low necklines, spaghetti straps, tank/tube tops, or short shorts are inappropriate and should not be worn to school. Short and long sleeved shirts, blouses and tops are acceptable. Clothes must cover the midriff area of the body. Shorts, skirts, walking shorts, skorts and/or capri pants must be no shorter than 4” above the knees with or without leggings underneath. Pajamas are not appropriate for school. P.E. clothing is for P.E.only and may not be worn throughout the school day. Leggings are not considered ‘pants’ and may not be worn alone.
• Clothing must fit neatly at the waist without sagging or having an excessively tight fit (this includes leggings worn alone as “pants”). Pants may be loose fitting but not extremely baggy.
• Hoop earrings may be no larger than a quarter.
• Hairstyles, body piercing and tattoos should not be distracting to the learning environment for anyone.
• Wallet chains and long belts are not permitted at school.
• Hats, sunglasses, or gloves are not to be worn inside buildings.
• Anything distracting such as extreme attire or accessories is not allowed.
CONSEQUENCES FOR NOT FOLLOWING THE POLICY MAY INCLUDE:
• Immediate change into loaner clothing and student warning (1st offense)
• Loaner Clothes and parents notified (2nd offense)
• Loaner Clothes, Referral/Detention and parent conference scheduled (3rd offense)
• Loaner Clothes, Referral/Detention and loss of school privileges (4th offense)
*Attire includes clothes, hairstyles, cosmetics, and accessories. Students arriving at school improperly dressed may be asked to return home or change into loaner clothes before being admitted to class.