There continues to be a strong correlation between appropriate school dress of students, good work habits, and appropriate school behaviors. Recognizing the relationship between personal dress and personal attitude, students are encouraged to dress in a manner that demonstrates pride both in themselves and in their school.
The following guidelines shall apply to attendance at school and all school activities and events:
Students are expected to be neat, clean and appropriately attired for school.
Pajamas are not allowed at school, unless an approved spirit day.
Shoes appropriate for school activities must be worn at all times. Closed toe and closed back are to be worn at all times. No slippers, house shoes or shoes with high heels are allowed. Students must have proper shoes for PE (Crocs, Toms, Uggs and ballet flats are not proper shoes) and students will earn a non-dress for the day if proper footwear is not worn. Non-dress days may adversely affect students’ grades.
Undergarments should be concealed at all times. No see through fabrics. Sleeveless tops must have a 2” wide strap over the shoulder.
Students must be covered from the neckline to the knee. No RED clothing or accessories (including shoes, shoelaces, bandanas, backpacks, etc.)
Facial piercings or piercings that pose a safety risk of any kind are NOT recommended.
Dress, accessories and jewelry which contain obscene symbols, signs or slogans, and/or which slur or degrade on the basis of race, religion, ethnicity, sex, disability or sexual orientation, contain language or symbols supporting sex, drugs, alcohol, or tobacco, and impose a threat of imminent violence or disruption to the orderly operation of the school shall not be worn.
Only Piedmont Middle School hats are allowed on campus. No hats, hoods, or beanies may be worn INDOORS for both boys and girls.
Students’ faces must be fully visible at all times. Masks are not allowed. The principal, staff, students and parents/guardian at each school may establish reasonable dress and grooming regulations for times when students are engaged in co-curricular or other special school activities including Spirit Weeks.
Students appearing on school grounds in violation of the dress code will be counseled and given alternative clothes to wear or, as appropriate, sent home to change clothing or parents may deliver a change of clothing to the site.
A student who willfully and continuously violates the dress code may be subject to disciplinary action, including but not limited to detention or suspension from school.