lWaynesboro Area Middle School Dress Code

Although students exhibit different styles of clothing, it is important our dress reflects good taste and is appropriate for school. The clothing of the student shall not be disruptive, cause unnecessary comments, or bring undue attention to the wearer. If a teacher feels a student’s apparel is distracting to the educational process, the student will be sent to an administrator who will make the final judgment. Should you dress in an unacceptable manner, as determined by the administration, you will be asked to go home to change or call home for appropriate attire. If appropriate attire cannot be obtained, the student will spend the day in the office/ISS.

The following are prohibited:

  • Wearing of bandannas and headbands, kerchiefs around the neck, sunglasses or hair combs in the hair

  • Hats must be removed upon entering the building.

  • Tops which expose cleavage, the midriff, or waist/belly button/stomach area

  • Tank tops, spaghetti straps (tops and dresses), see-through clothing, tube tops, halter tops and undergarments must not be visible

  • Wearing of outerwear/outdoor clothing during the school day (Note: Outerwear or jackets are defined by a zipper. If a student’s outwear/jacket has a full length zipper they will be asked to remove the clothing and place it within their locker)

  • Clothing of any kind with a suggestive connotation, message or design, which may include obscenities, profanity, tobacco, drugs and alcohol (bar or restaurant), weapons, sexual innuendos, racial messages, symbols associated with hate groups or a message which intends to harass, threaten or intimidate another student

  • Attention-getting clothes or jewelry including but not limited to decorative chains, wallet or pocket chains, spike collars or bracelets, jewelry with spiked, sharp, or protruding parts, which can inflict damage

  • Cut-offs, holes, or tears of any kind (covered or not) in pants, jeans, skirts, or shorts

  • Bottoms which expose skin or undergarments or wearing oversize/draping baggy style pants to create a “sag” look (All bottoms must be worn at the waist. The waist is defined as the area between the bottom of the rib cage and top of the hip bone)

  • Yoga pants, tights, or clothing that is tight fitting (such as leggings) unless covered by an appropriate skirt or dress, which cannot be higher than four inches from the top of the knee.

  • Shorts, skirts, skorts, dresses, and jumpers which are higher than four inches from the top of the knee

  • Pajama pants, biker, and boxer shorts

  • Shoes and/or clothes which may be damaging to school property or hazardous to other people

  • Flip Flops anywhere in the building

  • Bare feet (except in school locker room)

  • Sandals in gym classes and technology education or in other classes on specific days designated by the teacher.

  • Shoes with wheels (“Heely’s”) and shoes with lights must be turned off at all times during the school day.

  • Sleeveless tops and dresses are acceptable. A sleeveless top is defined as a shirt that covers the entire shoulder.

  • For safety reasons, open back or open toe shoes are strongly discouraged.