Students and Parents please make sure you are familiar with the school dress code that was adopted by CCPS last year. This can also be found under the Parents tab on the Caroline Middle School website. If you have any questions, please contact, Ms. Angela Wright, anwright@ccps.us

Student Dress Code

We expect students to maintain an appearance that is not distracting to teachers or students, or in any way disrupts the instructional program of the school.  Clothing that may be hazardous to the health and safety of other students and teachers and staff must not be worn at school.  Maintaining appropriate appearance during school hours and at official school functions is the responsibility of the parents and the students.

Pants must be worn appropriately (waistband at the waist) and pants worn below the waist are not permitted.  No sagging. 

Clothing or tattoos that distract others from the learning process are prohibited.  This includes clothing or tattoos that displays or advertises alcoholic beverages, tobacco products, drugs, gangs or other items prohibited on school property, sexually explicit references, or which convey derogatory messages regarding race, sex, color, national origin, religion, disability, or sexual orientation.

Inappropriate clothing for school or clothing that is disruptive to the educational environment includes, but is not limited to:

i. Halter tops, tube tops, tanks tops, see-through tops, tops with spaghetti straps, and muscle shirts.  Tops must not expose cleavage, the chest, back, or abdomen. Sleeveless tops must be 3 inches or more across the shoulder.

ii. Excessively tight or baggy clothing

iii. Bicycle/spandex shorts

iv. Leggings with short tops (leggings must be covered by a top that is no more than 3 inches above the knee)

v. Shorts/skirts/dresses/“skorts” must be no more than 3 inches above the knee

vi. Skirts or dresses with slits must be no more than 3 inches above the knee

vii. Undergarments exposed

viii. Holes in clothing (No holes in jeans more than 3 inches above the knee)

ix. Pajamas

x. Flip flops, Heelys (shoes with wheels), bedroom slippers, untied shoes, slides, heels above 2 inches

xi. Head cover of any type (except for religious or medical purposes, with prior approval from the building principal), Hoods

xii. Sunglasses, chokers,  or chains worn on clothing

xiii. Nonprescription and/or color contact lenses

xiv. Rolling backpacks are not permitted in any of the schools, unless there is a legitimate medical need or another legitimate purpose, with prior approval of the principal.

The school principal or designee may allow for special exemptions on school spirit days or hat days.

Consequences

Students wearing inappropriate clothing or clothing that disrupts the educational environment will be required to contact a parent, so that the parent may bring proper attire to school.   Multiple offenses may lead to more severe consequences.

FIRST AND SECOND OCCURRENCE - The parent or guardian will be notified about the violation of this policy and will be required to bring a change of clothes for the student, or  student will be assigned to in-school suspension.

THIRD OCCURRENCE – The parent or guardian will be required to bring in appropriate clothing to school.  Student will be given in-school suspension immediately.

FOURTH OCCURRENCE - This is considered defiance and the Code of Conduct will be applied.