Meadowbrook Dress Policy

Dressing for Success

At MBMS, students must dress in a manner that is safe, does not interfere with or distract from the learning process, and is appropriate for school, this includes, but is not limited to:
  • Clothing, jewelry, book covers, backpacks, or binders that contain sexual connotations, or mention tobacco, alcohol, drugs, profanity, obscenity, weapons, violence, or gangs are not permitted.
  • Clothing that is revealing, including tops that are strapless, see-through, low-cut, or expose the midriff, is not permitted. Tops must cover undergarments and must have straps of at least 2 inches in width.
  • Shirts and pants must meet when sitting or standing.
  • Shorts, skirts, and dresses must be an appropriate length for school. They must meet the tips of the fingers when fingers are extended.
  • Pants and shorts must fit at the waist and not require a belt to be held up. SAGGING IS NOT PERMITTED. Long dangling belts are not allowed.
  • Shoes must be worn at all times No platform shoes over three inches or bedroom slippers are allowed. Closed toed shoes are recommended.
  • Hats, sunglasses, and hoods on sweatshirts are permitted but must be taken off indoors.
    Trench coats, knit caps, and heavy overcoats are allowed only during appropriate weather conditions.
  • Clothing and other items which may be intimidating to others, are altered (e.g., metal studs, spikes, patches, safety pins), are attributed to gang affiliation or puts the wearer in danger are not allowed.
  • Bandanas, hair nets, and do rags are not permitted.

Dress Code Enforcement

In an effort to maintain the belief that education is our primary purpose, the staff will address new fads that occur during the school year. All school personnel shall be responsible for reporting dress code violations.

Consequences for dress code violations

Office will issue an loaner article of clothing and hold the non-compliant article until a parent retrieves it from the Assistant Principal’s office.
If a student receives three infractions for violating the dress code, they will serve after-school detention for every subsequent violation.  
The administration retains the sole discretion to make the final determination whether clothing, jewelry and accessories and/or appearance meet acceptable standards
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