SAISD Middle School Dress Code Policy
The district’s dress code teaches grooming and hygiene, prevents disruption, minimizes safety hazards, and maintains a positive learning climate. Students and parents may determine a student’s personal dress and grooming standards, provided that they comply with the following:
- All clothing should be worn for the purpose for which it was designed.
- No undergarments should be visible or worn as outerwear.
- Shirts/Blouses must overlap pants and not show bare midriffs. Shirts/Blouses may also be tucked in.
- Holes and shredding in pants, jeans, and other wear shall not reveal undergarments.
- Students’ hair will not distract from the learning atmosphere.
- Students must wear shoes at all times except as may be required in certain physical education activities.
- Sunglasses may not be worn in the building.
- No headgear shall be worn on campus, inside or outside. This includes but is not limited to hats, caps, and bandanas. Headbands are permissible. Students may keep a cap in their athletic/band/PE locker for sun protection during approved outside activities.
- Headgear worn for religious purposes is acceptable and must be communicated with the campus principal in advance.
- Tattoos that are considered to be gang related, vulgar or offensive will not be permitted to be visible.
- Students may not wear unusual costumes that attract attention and detract from the learning atmosphere. Costumes may be worn on designated “spirit” days following the guidelines communicated by the child’s campus. Faces may not be completely covered.
- Any attire related to negative group behavior (gangs, etc.) will not be permitted.
- Students may not wear slogan buttons or clothing with inappropriate or violent slogans or advertising. An example would be an alcoholic beverage or tobacco advertisement.
- Chains are not allowed.
- Student dress for social functions will be determined by the sponsors of these functions and announced prior to the occasion.
- Any other attire or grooming that is perceived by the campus administration, as being detrimental to the education process will not be allowed.
If the principal determines that a student’s grooming or clothing violates the school’s dress code, the student will be given an opportunity to correct the problem at school. If not corrected, the student may be assigned to in-school suspension for the remainder of the day, until the problem is corrected, or until a parent or designee brings an acceptable change of clothing to the school. Repeated offenses may result in more serious disciplinary action in accordance with the Student Code of Conduct.