Mabry Dress Code, 2006 - 2007
Plans for a wonderful 2005-2006 school year are already in the works. As you and your students relax over the summer and then begin back-to-school shopping, the following information should assist you in our efforts to promote the most effective learning environment for our middle school students.
In middle school, students are making the transition from childhood to young adulthood. Hair styles and clothing should not draw undue attention so as to distract from learning. We want to have a dress code that is conducive to the formality of the school learning environment. Our primary focus is maximizing student academic achievement.
- Sheer or see-through garments
- Clothing or ornamentation displaying or advertising substances illegal for minors
- Clothing or ornamentation displaying suggestive phrases, designs, markings or profanities
- Mini-skirts or short-shorts
- Midriff shirts or any blouses or tops that expose the stomach or waistline
- Any clothing that exposes cleavage
- Halter tops or spaghetti-strap tops
- Loose-fitting pants or shorts that ride low showing underwear
- Chains. They may not be worn as ornamentation or used to secure wallets, etc. Studded bracelets are not to be worn in school or on school grounds (JCDAC). Jewelry that is distracting, unsafe, or symbolic of inappropriate school behavior.
- Caps and hats. They are not to be worn during the school day unless there is a special activity during which they are deemed appropriate by the administration. This applies to both boys and girls.
- Flip flops are not to be worn. Shoes must be worn at all times. We encourage closed toe and heeled shoes.
- While we will allow sleeveless tops for girls only, the sleeve must cover the entire shoulder and not be loose so as to be revealing.
I appreciate your cooperation and support of the Mabry Middle School dress code. Again, middle school students can so easily be distracted from learning. Our focus in every regard must be academic performance.
Posted by Dr. Tyson