Student Dress Code Desert Springs Middle School enforces a learning environment that is positive, healthy, and safe for all students. A key piece to maintaining this environment is a student dress code that promotes age-appropriate clothing for children (ages 11-15) and prevents unnecessary interference with the educational process. Styles of clothing may vary from school to school, and may change from year to year. Final approval of appropriate clothing is left to the discretion of the school administration.
¨ Any clothing, jewelry, accessories, symbols or emblems that are potentially disruptive to the learning environment and refer to drugs, alcohol, tobacco, sex (inc. Playboy Bunnies, naked silhouettes, Boobies), gangs, racial supremacy, violence, weapons, profanity, vulgarity, nudity or other messages that are offensive
¨ Short shorts, short skirts, leggings without cover, pajamas, bathing suits and tops that are revealing – no halter, strapless or spaghetti straps, short tops, sleeveless undershirts or any other clothing that shows undergarments.
¨ Articles of clothing that pose a potential threat or safety hazard (i.e. spiked collars, belts or other accessories, large safety pins, long wallet chains, “Heelies”/ wheeled shoes)
¨ Clothing that is used to identify students as part of a gang or a group of students who intimidate others (i.e. bandanas, gloves, wristbands, shoestrings, hats, jewelry)
¨ Excessively baggy pants or shorts
¨ Cuddly toys
¨ Do-rags, hairnets, bandanas
¨ Flip flop sandals, sandals without an ankle strap, excessively high heels, or bedroom/house slippers. Girls who wear open-toe or “soft” shoes are expected to bring tennis shoes for PE.
Hats must be worn with the bill facing forward and may not be worn indoors.
Only prescription sunglasses may be worn indoors.
The dress code will be enforced using the following consequences:
1st and 2nd offense = “loaner” t-shirt, phone call home, and/or removal from classroom until proper clothing is worn
3rd and 4th offense = In-House School Suspension and/or placement on exclusion list for defiance.
Examples of Restricted Items