East Memorial School Student Dress Code Expectations 2012-2013
· East Memorial Students are expected to wear white short or long sleeved polo or button down shirts with a collar. In the 2011-2012 school year, the only shirts accepted at East Memorial will be white and have a collar.
· Shirts that do not have sleeves or bear the midriff may not be worn.
· East Memorial Students are expected to wear pants (slacks), skorts, jumpers, skirts and/or shorts in dark blue, black, khaki (tan), or white. Jeans or denim material should not be worn.
· Shorts, skirts, jumpers, and skorts should be within 1” of the knee.
· Baggy/saggy pants will not be allowed.
· Clothing with slogans or pictures advertising drugs, alcohol, sexually inappropriate statements or gang symbols will not be allowed in the school or on the school campus.
· Stripes, logos, words, pictures, designs and/or brand names on shirts or pants are not permitted.
· Students will be asked to remove their coats, jackets, sweatshirts, hoodies, etc., while in the building.
· Hats, caps, and handkerchiefs should be removed upon entry of school by male and female students.
· Shoes must be close toed (no sandals) and should be white, brown or black only.
· Shoelaces must be tied at all times (laces should not be tucked in the shoe) and match the color of the shoes.
· Belts should be worn in appropriate sizes and lengths.
· Shirts should be tucked in at all times.
· Clothing should completely cover any and all undergarments. Undergarments should not be a color that can be seen through the uniform shirts.
· Parents may purchase clothing wherever they wish (i.e. uniform store, local businesses, etc.). Clothes purchased must follow the uniform dress code requirements.
Non-Compliance with the East Memorial Dress Code
· It is an expectation at East Memorial Elementary School that every student will be dressed within compliance of the dress code guidelines every day of school to curb any or all behavioral issues related to a student’s appearance.
· If a student is sent to school out of uniform:
o Parents are expected to call the office to notify the school of the reason. if parents do not call the office, the parent will be called by the office.
o Parents will be expected to bring appropriate uniform clothing to the student.
o If the parent cannot bring appropriate uniform clothing to the school in a timely manner, the school staff will make an attempt to clothe the student appropriately in a uniform from the bank of clothing supplied to the school.
o The borrowed clothing will be returned to the health clinic by the end of the school day.
· Frequent offenders:
o A list will be maintained in the health clinic of the students that have been loaned clothing from the school.
o If a child uses the loaned clothing more than three (3) times a semester the student, parent, homeroom teacher and assistant principal will discuss other ways to clothe the student appropriately.
o If parents are unable to meet or refuse to meet with the assistant principal the child will spend two (2) hours in detention during the next available Monday early release school day.
Non-Negotiable Universal Student Dress Code Expectations
· Any clothing item or accessory that causes a disruption to school safety, personal safety and/or the learning environment may result in discretionary intervention by school administrators.
· Tattoos, clothing or accessories that display drugs, sexual innuendos, inappropriate language, alcohol, tobacco products or gang connotations are not permitted. Tattoos displaying any of these must be covered at all times.
· No hats permitted inside of the school building during the school day. If “hoodies” are worn, the hood may not be worn inside of the school (religious headwear exceptions).
· Sunglasses or dark glasses, absent a verified medical condition, are not to be worn or displayed inside of the school building.
· Trench coats are not permitted anywhere on school property.
· Soled shoes or sandals must be worn at all times (for example, no “bedroom” slippers or similar footwear).
· No exposed undergarments.
· Inappropriately sheer, tight or low cut clothing that bare or expose traditionally private parts of the body including, but not limited to, the stomach, buttocks, back, breasts or cleavage is not permitted.
· No shaved or notched eyebrows (absent a verified medical condition).
· No red or blue belts or shoelaces or bandanas draped from clothing.
· No team jerseys or belt buckles that display the numbers 13, 14, 18, 31, 41 or 81.
· No solid red or solid blue shirts (other than designated school uniforms).
· No red or blue “Dickies” or “Southpole” brand pants, shorts or shirts.