Kiser Dress Code
Kiser Middle School is a school that focuses on making sure our students are academically, socially, and emotionally successful each day. It is evident that students who “Dress for Success” accomplish that goal over the course of the school year. We employ a dress code that we feel lets student’s express individuality, but also establishes a guide to help student’s make appropriate decisions about their daily appearance as they transition from grade to grade and from school to school. The goal of our dress code, along with all our routines and procedures, is to allow students to make positive decisions and promote an atmosphere that is conducive to learning. You have a right to determine your own style of dress and grooming provided that your appearance does not interfere with your own health and safety or that of others or interfere with the educational process of the school. The following guidelines have been established to aid parents and students in selecting the proper attire for the school year.
- Do not wear halter tops, fishnet tops, mesh, sleeveless shirts, or midriff tops.
- Shirts or blouses must always cover the entire torso (including shoulders and armpits), even in movement. Sheer or see through tops or pants must not expose undergarments or other inappropriate clothing.
- Shirts, tops, and dresses must be buttoned high enough to cover the chest and the back of the body cannot be exposed.
- For security reasons, coats may not be worn inside the school building during the school day.
- Pants are to be pulled up to the waist and fastened so they remain in that position.
- No leggings or yoga pants unless the shirt/top length is to mid-thigh.
- No pajama pants/shorts.
- Short skirts, boxer shorts, spandex, and bike pants are not allowed.
- Shorts, skirts, dresses, and other bottoms if worn above the knee, must be worn with leggings underneath or cover at least 60% of a student’s exposed leg from their hip to their knee or bottoms/pants must extend below the longest fingertip when arms are relaxed at the side.
- Jeans with holes or rips are allowed but holes, rips above the knee cannot show skin at any time which means when the student is standing, sitting or walking. The rips, holes, etc…need to have some type of cloth behind to cover the skin other than an undergarment. Nor should undergarments be visible at any time with the holes, rips, or tears.
- Undergarments should not be visible at any time.
- Closed toe and heel shoes must be worn (flats only).
- Shoes with laces must be laced up, with tongue inside, and tied securely.
- No crocs, slippers, sandals, or slides allowed.
- Bandanas, spiked collars, or chains, and long thick neck chains are not permitted.
- Hats, coats, and jackets must be kept in the student’s bookbag or locker and are not to be worn during the day.
- No headwear (hats, caps, hoods, kerchiefs, curlers, sweatbands, scarves, bonnets, durags, etc.) or sunglasses can be worn inside school buildings.
- Headphones should only be used for educational purposes. They should not be “worn” if not in use.
- No hoops can be worn as face piercings.
- Chains attached to wallets, worn as necklaces or belts, or attached to key chains are not permitted.
- No face painting of any kind.
- There is no signing on shirts or bodies with magic markers at any time.
- Masks are required and must be school appropriate.
- GCS OneCard must always be worn while students are on campus.
Any clothing that is considered unsafe, dangerous, a health hazard, containing offensive or obscene language or symbols, slogans, or words degrading any gender, culture, religion, ethnic value, sexual content, alcohol, drugs, or tobacco reference, or symbols that represent gangs is not allowed.
Any student who is in violation of the dress code will be prompted to change, or call home for appropriate clothing. Students who are continuously in violation of dress code will be subject to disciplinary action based on the GCS Student Handbook Code of Conduct.