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Dress Code

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CLARK-MOORES MIDDLE SCHOOL STANDARDIZED DRESS CODE
All Clark-Moores Middle school students are
expected to be in compliance with all guidelines of
the school dress code. The principal/assistant
principal, under special circumstances, may grant
temporary waivers of the dress code. If any clothing
is worn in the building that is not specifically
addressed by the code, the principal/assistant
principal will make the final decision as to the
appropriateness of the clothing. in order for clothing
items to be appropriate to wear to Clark-Moores, they
must exactly fit all the criteria listed below. If
your apparel has something not approved
in the list, you may not wear it to school. Students
will be in full dress when entering the school
building in the mornings and will remain in dress
code until they board the bus or enter a car in the
afternoons (including tucked shirts).

Shirts:
1. Must fit one of the following criteria:
a. Solid color long or short sleeved plain polo with two to four buttons (may contain a CMMS logo). All buttons must be fastened except the top button.
b. Solid color plain crew neck sweatshirt.
(No hoodie)
c. Any Clark-Moores crewneck t-shirt, crewneck sweatshirt, polo, or pullover purchased through the school (No hoodies).
d. CM Team/Club issued or purchased sweatshirts, t-shirts, and pullovers. (No hoodies)

2. All shirts/sweatshirts must be completely plain (no writing, words, pockets, logos, snaps, buttons, etc., may be on the garment). The only exception is Clark-Moores logos. (No Hoodies)

3. Shirts, including school team athletic jerseys, may be layered but tucked in at all times. Sweatshirts must have a band at the bottom in order to leave untucked. (No hoodies)

4. Upon approval by principal and announced, a t-shirt, sweatshirt, or pullover won at a conference, tourney, etc. for one day. (No hoodies)

Pants/skirts:
1. Must be made of cotton/twill material in a khaki (tan) color (no corduroy material).
2. Must be completely plain and free of extra pockets, extra zippers, and slits with the exception of a quarter-sized logo.
3. Must be appropriately sized and worn at the natural waistline.
4. Must have belt loops or an elastic waist.
5. Pants must be full length (cannot cover the entire shoe), and skirts must come below the knee.
Belts:
Belts must be a completely plain and solid brown or black with a buckle no wider than the belt and no decoration.
Shoes:
Shoes must be tennis shoes, dress shoes or work boots with a 1in. heel or less. Flip-flops, sandals, or any shoe with an open toe or back are not permitted. Rolling devices in the shoe are also not permitted.
ACCESSORIES:
1. Only accessories necessary for basic hair restraint should be worn on the head or in hair. Bandanas are not permitted.
2. All purses should fit on an 8x11 sheet of paper.
3. All jewelry must be appropriate, unobtrusive and not be distracting, as determined by staff. No more than two of any type of jewelry shall be worn, and only items manufactured as jewelry should be worn as such. The only exception is accessories that are awarded by the Renaissance Committee.
4. Gauging is prohibited.
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5. Students are also permitted from writing on self/others with permanent/sharpie markers.
OUTWEAR:
1. All outerwear, except pullovers purchased through Renaissance, a CM sports team/club, or MCHS sport participant during current year, must remain in the lockers and not be worn to class at any time.
2. No hats, bandanas, or sunglasses are allowed to be worn in the building.
3. Blankets are not permitted.
ALL CLOTHING:
1. Must be in good condition with no tears, cuts, holes, or stains.
2. Must be gender appropriate.
3. All garments must be appropriately sized and worn in a way they were intended, i.e, no tucking of pants in socks or rolling up of shirt sleeves.
**Definition of Plain – This means no decoration whatsoever including stitching, graphics, extra slits, pockets, rivets, metal embellishments, etc.
**Determinations on appropriate clothing - will be decided by staff and administration. if a student comes to school out of dress code, he/she will be assigned an infraction and 1) asked to correct it immediately if possible, 2) required to change into clothing from the clothing bank, and/or 3) if clothing is not available, a parent must bring appropriate clothing before the student may attend classes.
Students and parents please be aware of the following:
1. Unacceptable clothing and accessories that students continue to wear or bring to school will be confiscated until the end of the year.
2. Untucked shirts and other fixable offenses also count as dress code violations and will receive the same consequences. For example, if three teachers tell a student to tuck his/her shirt in three times during the day, this will result in the same consequence as wearing the wrong attire three different days.
STUDENTS WILL BE EXPECTED TO BE DRESSED ACCORDING TO THE DRESS CODE ON THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL. NEW STUDENTS WILL BE EXPECTED TO BE IN COMPLIANCE ON THEIR SECOND DAY OF SCHOOL