Bryson Middle School Dress Code 2010-2011 Shirts/tops Boys – Untucked shirts may fall no lower than the wrists. Longer shirts must remain tucked in at all times while on campus or field trips Girls must have all of their mid-section covered by their shirt when their hands are above their heads o No low cut shirts allowed o Shirts may not be tied in the front or back Pants/shorts/skirts Overalls, pants with drawstrings, sweatpants, or other athletic pants/shorts may not be worn o Shorts must button or zip Velour pants are not acceptable Pants, shorts, and skirts must be worn with the waistline above the hips (no ultra- low rise styles) o Pants, shorts, slacks may not bag, sag, or drag Shorts and skirts must be knee length o Leggings or tights may only be worn under knee-length shorts, skirts, or dresses Pants, shorts, and skirts may not have holes, frays, or patchwork Clothing and Garments The following are not permitted: Symbols, writing, or pictures (other than Bryson Middle School ) The only logos allowed are small logos which reflect the maker of the clothing. The logo must be no larger than one square inch. An example of this would be a small pocket logo or a logo on the sleeve. Garments with high school logos may be worn on the days when students are participating in extracurricular activities at the high school where they participate. Clothing that inappropriately exposes the body Undergarments exposed Oversize garments Bedroom shoes Clothing deemed distracting, revealing, overly suggestive or otherwise disruptive Attire that is in affiliation or evident membership with a “gang” in any negative sense of the word Accessories The following are not permitted: Large belt buckles Hats, bandanas, skullies, “do-rags,” sweatbands/headbands, or sunglasses o These should not be visible at any time while on campus ( Hairbands worn for the purpose of holding hair away from the eyes are permitted.) Accessories or clothing that could pose a safety threat to oneself or others Facial, nose and/or tongue jewelry Hair or weave of non-human color Jewelry or tattoos that display profanity, suggestive phrases, or advertisements for alcohol, tobacco, drugs, or sex Coats with symbols, writing or pictures may be worn to school as long as the content does not otherwise violate the dress code. Coats must be removed and placed in the locker upon arrival to the hallway. Sweaters and sweatshirts may be worn but must meet the same requirements as all other clothing. Physical Education All students will be scheduled to participate in physical education for one quarter. Students who have physical education will be required to adhere to the following uniform when participating in physical education: Black athletic shorts of at least mid-thigh length Solid red t-shirt Tennis shoes The administration will make the final judgment on the appropriateness of clothing and/or appearance and reserves the right to prohibit students from wearing any articles of clothing or other items which lead to or may foreseeable result in the disruption of or interference with the school environment. In the event the administration determines a student’s dress is inappropriate for school in accordance with this policy, the administration will either require the student to change or will inform the student not to wear the garment to school again. Repeated violations of the dress code will be treated as disruptive behavior in violation of the District's Behavior Code.