Twelve Bridges Middle School Dress Code

2018-2019

The purpose of the Twelve Bridges Middle School Dress Code is to set a tone of academic and behavioral excellence for our students.  Adhering to the TBMS Dress Code helps promote the safety of our students and fosters a positive learning environment on our campus.  The expectation of the administration and staff is that each student will follow the dress code during school hours, athletic events, field trips, activity days, dances, assemblies, and performances.  The responsibility for the dress and grooming of a student rests primarily with the student and his or her parents or guardians.   Students in violation of the TBMS dress code will be required to change into their PE clothes.  Students will not be allowed to attend class until the dress code violation has been corrected.  Students will only be allowed to call home for a change of clothes as a last resort.  In addition, a violation of the dress code may result in a school detention and repeat violations of the dress code may result in an Administrative Referral and or suspension.

  

1. Shoes must be worn at all times.

2. Clothing must be free of references to alcohol, drugs, gangs, violence, bigotry or

sexual connotation. No gang-associated colors or symbols are allowed on the TBMS campus.

3. Clothing must not expose the midsection or underclothing. Tops may not be

low-cut in the front or back.  Length of untucked shirts must cover the waistband of shorts, skirts, pants, or dresses. 

4. Body piercings, deemed a distraction by the administration, are not allowed.

5. Students shall NOT wear articles of clothing, jewelry or accessories that promote or represent references to alcohol, drugs, gangs, violence, bigotry or sexual connotation. Clothing, jewelry, or accessories that might disrupt school activities or could pose a threat to the physical well-being or safety of students or others is strictly prohibited on the TBMS campus. 

6. No bra or Bralette straps may be exposed or visible.

 
The following examples DO NOT follow dress code. 
  
  
 
The following examples follow dress code.
  
 
 

7.  Off the shoulder shirts are not allowed.


8.  Cut out shoulders and/or shoulder straps on all shirts or dresses must have a minimum width of two fingers.


9.  Tank tops are allowed, but shoulder straps must have a minimum width of two fingers.  


10. Students may wear pants only one size larger than their waist size – no sagging.

11. Students may wear shirts only one size larger than their regular shirt size.

12.  Shorts and skirts shall be no shorter than a 4” inseam.  Any shorts or skirts deemed inappropriate by the administration will not be allowed on campus regardless of the length.
 
The following example DOES NOT follow dress code. 
 
The following example follows dress code. 

13.  Holes in pants or any “skin exposing” fraying of the jeans or shorts shall be below the 4” inseam requirement for shorts/skirts.  

14. Tights, leggings, yoga pants, and other sheer varieties of clothing must be covered by length appropriate shorts. 

 
15. Belts must fit students and be contained in belt loops. No hanging belts or wallet chains. 

16. Hats may be worn at school, but must be worn facing front. Hats may not be worn to the side,

sideways or backwards at any time. Teacher discretion will be used for wearing hats inside the

classroom.

 
The following example DOES NOT follow dress code. (hat worn backward)
 
The following example follows dress code. 


17. Pajamas are not to be worn to school unless it is designated spirit day.

18. Blankets and pillows are not allowed at school.

19.  Any hair colors that are deemed a distraction by administration are not allowed.

20.  Clothing deemed inappropriate by administration will not be allowed.