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Student Attire

DRESS CODE AND APPEARANCE

The Clark County School District and Cram Middle School reserve the right to insist that the dress and grooming of students are within the limits of generally accepted community standards and students shall be required to show proper attention to personal cleanliness.

Cram Middle School students’ dress, personal appearance, and conduct are required to be of such character as not to disrupt or detract from the educational environment of the school. Any style which tends to diminish instructional effectiveness or discipline control by teachers is not acceptable.

The school administration shall have the right to designate which types of dress, fashion, fads, or appearance disrupt or detract from the educational program and may be a potential safety hazard.

Specific requirements and prohibitions are addressed in the Cram Middle School Student Handbook. Additionally, an orientation to acquaint students with the enforcement procedures of these requirements will be held at the beginning of the school year. Notifications of dress code changes occurring during the school year will be sent promptly to parents.

BASIC DRESS CODE PROVISIONS:
 
1. Require the wearing of shoes with hard soles (Ex. Flip flop sandals, slippers, etc.)

2. Prohibit wearing crop tops (no skin showing between bottom of shirt/blouse and top of pants or skirts), strapless, low-cut clothing, clothing with slits, or tops and outfits that provide minimal coverage.

3. Prohibit wearing clothing with spaghetti straps. All sleeveless shirts must have straps at least three inches wide and have a hemmed sleeve that covers the shoulder.

4. Require that all shorts, skirts, and dresses must be at least fingertip length.

5. Require that all hems must be sewn without fraying.

6. Prohibit the wearing of torn clothing or items with holes.

7. Prohibit the wearing of headgear on campus except for designated school approved uniforms or at authorized athletic practices or activities.

8. Prohibit sayings, slogans or advertising on clothing which by their controversial or obscene nature disrupt the educational setting. This includes any clothing that advertises tobacco, alcoholic beverages, drugs, or behavior not conducive to the school setting.

9. Prohibit the wearing of spiked or studded clothing.

10. Prohibit the wearing of outerwear such as coats, mittens, and scarves upon entering the classrooms.

11. Prohibit the wearing of oversized clothing including “sagging” pants/shorts.

12. Prohibit the wearing of lingerie and lounging attire including pajama pants and slippers.

13. Require that all hair styles must be of such character as not to disrupt or detract from the educational environment.

14. Prohibit the wearing of facial jewelry that is disruptive or distracts from the educational environment.

15. Prohibits the wearing of name plate necklaces and/or accessories
 
Any student violating the dress code will not be allowed to attend class. Consequences will be issued for all dress code violations and may include detentions, deans referrals, and required parent conference. The principal shall retain the authority to grant exceptions for school-wide free days. On those days, the Basic Dress Code provisions will apply to all students.