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Students are expected to dress appropriately for daily attendance at school. Style of clothing can be individual and personal yet NOT be distracting, disruptive or unsafe. Any student participating in any school activity (sports, field trips, dances and on-site as well as off-site events) must follow the dress code.
HATS: Hats, visors, caps, large scarves, or other head coverings and sunglasses may be worn for protection from the sun but must be removed before entering buildings – including the cafeteria and the gym. Bills of hats are to be facing forward. During the school day, all hats should be placed in student lockers.
ACCESSORIES: Clothing, and accessories (i.e., backpacks and binders) must be free of writing, pictures or any insignia which are considered vulgar, profane, or sexually suggestive; which advocate racial, ethnic, or religious prejudice; or which promote drugs, violence, alcohol, insinuate gang affiliation or any illegal activity. Elastic bands added as outerwear or accessories to clothing are not to be worn on clothing at any time. Wallet chains are not permitted.
SHIRTS: Clothing in which the torso, midriff or cleavage is exposed, such as tube tops, tank tops, half shirts, halters, or see-through clothing is not allowed. In addition, off the shoulder and backless clothing is not allowed.
TANK TOPS: All tops for girls must have a strap that is at least TWO INCHES (four fingers) wide and must cover bra straps.
BACKPACKS: Students may print their name neatly on the outside of their backpack. There should be no other writing visible on the backpack. Backpacks should be placed in lockers and are not to be carried to class. Adequate locker breaks will be provided throughout the day.
PANTS: Students should wear pants that are appropriately sized to fit their height and weight. Pants must fit so that they are able to stay up without a belt. Pants must cover undergarments at all times. Pajama tops/bottoms, and/or flannel pants are not to be worn to school. Sagging is not appropriate dress for school. All holes/rips should also be located below fingertip length. Tape and other temporary coverings of holes above the fingertips are not allowed.
SKIRTS/DRESSES/SHORTS: Skirts, dresses, shorts, and skorts must be no shorter than finger tip length and not fit tightly. Tights worn under an item not reaching fingertip length do not fulfill this requirement.
SHOES: Shoes or sandals must be worn at all times. Soft soled slippers/bedroom slippers are not to be worn at school.
SAFETY: Symbols or devices associated with gangs are not allowed at any time. While Aiken Middle students may not be gang affiliated, wearing overtly gang-related apparel or too much of one color can result in a safety issue.
Students who are in violation of the dress code must correct the violation before being allowed in class. Parents will be contacted to bring appropriate clothing or pick up the student who is in violation of the dress code. Students will be placed in ISS until the appropriate clothing is received. Repeated dress code violations will result in disciplinary action. The administration will make final decisions regarding dress code.
Violations of School Dress Code
1st Offense – Warning/Parent Contact/Correction of Inappropriate Dress which may include a change of clothing
2nd Offense – 1 Day In-School Suspension
3rd Offense – 3 Days In-School Suspension