SCHOOL DRESS CODE
Local schools are granted the authority to establish school-based dress and grooming standards consistent with District policy. Principals work with teachers, students, and parents to establish any such local standards. Students are not allowed to wear any items to school that may be deemed inappropriate, unsafe, or disruptive to the educational process.
APPROPRIATE DRESS AND GROOMING: Students must be dressed and groomed appropriately for school. In general, student grooming, clothing, or apparel must not compromise safety, modesty, good taste, or disrupt the educational environment at Sierra Vista Middle School.
- Pants or shorts must be the proper size, (not too small or too large), fitting securely at the waist above the hip bone without a belt. NO SAGGING!
- Belts must be the proper size and must be worn through all belt loops and not allowed to hang below the waist.
- Shoes must be worn at all times. Thongs and high platforms or heels considered unsafe are notallowed.
PANTS OR SLACKS: Must be cotton, polyester or denim. Leather is not acceptable. Must have the waist fitted and worn to prevent slipping to hip level and must be worn so that the entire waist band is above the top of the hip bone. If the item has an attached belt or belt loops, a belt must be worn snugly, with a belt buckle no more than 1 ½" high and no more than 2" wide. The buckle may not have a monogram. Otherwise, belts are optional but must, if worn, comply with the buckle limitations in the preceding sentence.
Students are PROHIBITED FROM WEARING:
ANY CLOTHING/APPAREL which:
- is considered unsafe or could be a health hazard; examples include dangling earrings
- contains offensive symbols, signs, slogans, or words degrading any gender, cultural, religious, or ethical values.
- contains language or symbols promoting violence, vandalism, sex, or the use of drugs, alcohol, or tobacco.
ANY ATTIRE OR GROOMING DISRUPTIVE TO THE INSTRUCTIONAL PROCESS which may include, but is not limited to:
- any top that is revealing or shows a bare midriff or completely bare shoulders. Examples include halter tops, bathing suits, sports bras, tube tops, spaghetti or tank tops (unless worn with another less revealing top.) Non- revealing, sleeveless blouses or dresses are acceptable.
- tight or revealing clothing, including short shorts
- excessive make-up.
- any unnatural hair color or extreme hair style.
- clothing in disrepair with holes, cuts, or tears (including "designer holes") or clothing with fringed hems.
- any visible body piercings except earrings.
GANG-LOOK-ALIKE or GANG-RELATED APPAREL which may include, but is not limited to:
- hats or headgear. SVMS students are not allowed to bring HATS to school. (Students participating in school sponsored activities requiring a hat may wear one as part of their activity, i.e. Advisement Hat Days, etc.).
- Gothic dress and all black or pale make-up.
- wallet chains or other chain accessories.
- hair nets.
- clothing which allows underwear to be exposed.
- spiked accessories.
- monikers or other gang markings.
- dangling belts.
- metal belt buckles with monograms.
- jewelry with gang symbols.
- baggy-saggy or over-sized pants.
- any combination of clothing which law enforcement currently considers gang-related (subject to change).
- any dress or clothing that designates a gang or group identity that may become disruptive.
- any hair style or coloring that designates a gang or group identity that may become disruptive.