Dress Code

Caloosa Middle Dress Code 2023-2024

The purpose of the dress code is to encourage students to focus on the learning process without the distractions of unsuitable dress and grooming. Students shall maintain a clean and orderly appearance at all times.

The responsibility for the personal appearance of the student rests with the parent/guardian and the student. Personal appearance shall not detract from the educational process. The following establishes the minimum acceptable standards for student dress to be interpreted and enforced by the principal or designee. The principal has the authority with his or her staff and community, as permitted by School Board policy to establish additional standards at individual schools.

  1. Apparel shall be adequate in both length and coverage to be considered appropriate for school. Midriffs must be covered and shorts/skirts must be fingertip length.
  2. Pants shall be worn fastened and at the waist with no undergarments showing.
  3. Holes in pants/bottoms must be fingertip length or lower.
  4. Shirts or blouses shall be appropriately fastened in accord with the design of that shirt or blouse.
  5. Clothing that exposes undergarments/underwear is prohibited.
  6. Transparent/see-through tops, bare midriff, strapless, low-cut clothing, or tops and outfits that provide minimum coverage or are of a suggestive nature are prohibited; halters, backless dresses/tops, tube tops, spaghetti strap tank tops, muscle shirts, or any clothing which may be distracting is prohibited.
  7. Any articles of clothing or jewelry that could likely cause injury–such as chains, bracelets, rings, chokers with or without spikes, or studs–are prohibited. Wallet chains of any length are prohibited.
  8. Shoes shall be worn at all times. No slides or flip flops. Sandals must have a back strap. No wheelies (shoes with wheels).
  9. Apparel, emblems, insignias, badges, or symbols that promote the use of alcohol, drugs, tobacco, or any other illegal activity are prohibited.
  10. Apparel or symbols which may be gang-related may not be displayed on a student’s person or in the student’s possession, which include bandanas.
  11. Gang-related tattoos, or other tattoos that may cause a substantial disruption to the educational environment as determined by the principal, are prohibited.
  12. The wearing of hats, caps, headgear (including hoodies) or sunglasses except in conjunction with designated school-approved uniforms or at authorized athletic practices or activities is prohibited. There may be certain exceptions for medical conditions and physical education classes held outside. The principal will determine these exceptions.
  13. Clothing with slogans or advertising which by its controversial or obscene nature disrupts the educational setting is prohibited.
  14. Hair coloring or style that may cause a substantial disruption to the educational environment, as determined by the principal, is prohibited.
  15. Oversized jerseys, trench coats, and pajama “onesies” are prohibited.

For students who do not meet the above rules, there will be clean clothes available in limited sizes in which the student will change, or he/she will wait in PROACTIVE room until the parent brings a change of clothing. The student will remain in PROACTIVE room if appropriate clothing is not available. Repeated dress code violations will result in disciplinary action.


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