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CMS Dress Code


DRESS CODE - How students dress affects their behavior.  Appropriate school dress is the responsibility of every student and parent.  A school is a place for learning. Clothing standards for all students are:

  1. The clothing promotes cleanliness.

  2. The clothing promotes modesty, modesty will be defined at Clinton Middle School as the following dress requirements:  

  1. Shorts, skirts may be no shorter than the length of a dollar bill from the knee.

  2. Running shorts are not allowed at school.

  3. Tops shoulder width must be as wide as the width of a dollar bill (no off the shoulder shirts, tank tops, spaghetti straps, or shirts which do not cover the shoulder blade on the back will be allowed).

  4. Cleavage is never appropriate at school and will not be tolerated.

  5. Shirts must meet the waist of pants.

  6. Pants must be worn at the waist of pants (i.e., sagging is not permitted).

  7. No house shoes or pajama pants allowed unless it is a designated spirit day. Spirit day clothing must meet all other dress requirements.

  1. The clothing is not disruptive to the learning process at Clinton Middle School.

  2. Clothing may not promote illegal substances, vulgarity, cults, Satanism, or other inappropriate imprints including the Confederate flag.

  3. “Gang” related clothing is not permitted at Clinton Middle School or school events. This includes but is not limited to bandanas, bands, colors, or gang paraphernalia.

  4. All caps, hats, beanies, and gloves are not allowed to be worn in the building.  These items may be confiscated and held until the end of the school year.

*Students in violation of any of the above dress code guidelines may be sent home to change and charged with an unexcused absence.


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