Giaudrone Middle School Uniform/Dress Code for 2019-2020
We want our students to understand the importance of education, to take it seriously, and to be prepared for their eventual transition to high school and the professional workplace. Students are expected to use good judgment in dressing appropriately while promoting a positive school culture. Our goal is to monitor the dress code fairly and in a way that does not increase negative stereotypes for any gender or group. Dress that creates disruption or tends to create a degrading, harassing, hostile, intimidating, offensive or otherwise discriminatory environment is prohibited.
The following types of clothes may be worn at Giaudrone Middle School:
- Pants that are worn at, or above the hips, and are properly secured.
- Shorts or skirts that come to mid-thigh (past fingertips when arms extended to side).
- Leggings worn under other items of clothing such as skirts, pants, or shorts.
- Shirts that cover the whole torso and cover undergarments.
- Shoes that have hard soles (other requirements may be made for specific classes i.e. science; PE)
No hats or hoods may be worn in the building.
Examples of clothing that should not be worn at school are:
Clothing that does not represent our commitment to respect and inclusion.
Clothing that exposes undergarments.
Clothing that covers the face (hats, hoods).
Clothing that references drugs, alcohol, weapons, sex, or vulgar language.
- Clothing that references gang activity.
- Pajamas, blankets, slippers, or slides (except in the case of school Spirit Days).
- Leggings worn as primary clothing (including spandex & yoga pants)
The dress code will be monitored by all staff. Students dress that may be in violation of the dress code will be given a note by a staff member directing them to the office. Administration or office staff will make decisions about student dress in an appropriate and respectful manner. In every case, we will work to remedy the situation so that the student can return to class as soon as possible. Violations of the dress code may result in a disciplinary response and parental contact. Exceptions to dress code may be made for spirit days or at the administrators’ discretion.