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Dress and Appearance

DRESS AND APPEARANCE

Proper attire is to be worn to school by all students to foster an environment conducive to learning. The K.O. Knudson Middle School dress code is in accordance with CCSD Regulation 5131 and the specific needs of K.O. Knudson Middle School. To ensure that students observe basic rules of personal hygiene and dress in a manner that would not disrupt the educational process, the following dress code shall apply to students:

  • The wearing of shoes with hard soles. House slippers and shoes with wheels are not permitted.

  • All clothing must be sufficient to conceal any and all undergarments. No skin will show between bottom of shirt/blouse and top of pants or skirts at any time. All sleeveless shirts must have straps at least three inches wide. Prohibited tops include, but are not limited to, crop tops, tank tops, strapless, low-cut clothing, clothing with slits, or tops and outfits that provide minimum coverage.

  • Require that all shorts, skorts, skirts, and jumper/dresses must be at fingertip length.

  • All jeans, pants, and trousers must be secured at waist level. Sagging is strictly prohibited. Jeans, pants, and trousers are not to have rips or tears that expose undergarments and/or are located mid-thigh or higher.

  • Headgear (hats, hoods, caps, bandanas, hair grooming aids, etc.) is not permitted on campus except for designated school approved uniforms, special events, authorized athletic practices, documented medical conditions, bona fide religious reasons, or CCSD/school sanctioned activities.

  • Slogans or advertising on clothing, jewelry, buttons, and/or accessories that promote illegal or violent conduct, or affiliation with groups that promote illegal or violent conduct such as, but not limited to, the unlawful use of weapons, drugs, alcohol, tobacco, or drug paraphernalia, or clothing that contains threats are prohibited.

  • No spiked or studded clothing, jewelry, and/or accessories are prohibited.

  • Outerwear such as coats, mittens, and scarves must be removed upon entering the classrooms/buildings. Administrators, teachers, and staff may use their discretion as appropriate based on the temperature in the facility.

Additionally, the following dress code violations will be enforced at K.O. Knudson Middle School:

  • No jewelry that may be used as a weapon (heavy chains, spiked or studded articles, etc.) 

  • No gang related clothing

  • Jerseys, bandanas and sweatbands are not allowed

  • Pajamas are not allowed on campus or at any school function

K.O. Knudson Middle School has established a policy that requires pupils to wear Standard Student Attire for the purpose of increasing student achievement, promoting safety, and enhancing a positive school climate.

2016-2017 Standard Student Attire

Males & Females:

  • Pants/shorts in the following colors: khaki, navy, • white, gray, green, and black. Solid only (no pattern, no words) •

  • Blue jeans (sized to fit; NO SAGGING) •

  • Denim pants in the following colors: khaki, navy, white, gray, green, and black. •

  • Collared Shirts in the following colors: khaki, navy, white, gray, green, and black. Solid only (no pattern, no words) with or without school logo, long or short- •sleeved.

  • Sweaters in the following colors: khaki, navy, white, gray, green, and black. Solid only (no pattern, no • words) with or without school logo, worn over
    approved shirts.

  • Hooded Sweatshirts are outerwear and do not have to be in SSA.  (Must be worn over approved shirts.)

  • Sweatshirts/sweatsuits in the following colors: khaki, • navy, white, gray, green, and black. Solid only (no pattern, no words) with or without school logo.

  • Pants/ shorts in the following colors: khaki, navy, white, gray, green, and black. Solid only (no pattern, no words)

  • Blue jeans (sized to fit; NO SAGGING)Denim pants in the following colors: khaki, navy, white, gray, green, and black.

  • Collared Blouses/shirts in the following colors: khaki, navy, white, gray, green, and black. Solid only (no pattern, no words) with or without school logo, long or short-sleeved. Sweaters in the following colors: khaki, navy, white, gray, green, and black. Solid only (no pattern, no words) with or without school logo, worn over approved shirts. Sweatshirts/sweatsuits in the following colors: khaki, navy, white, gray, green, and black. Solid only (no pattern, no words) with or without school logo.

  • Skirts or skorts in the following colors: khaki, navy, white, gray, green, and black. Solid only (no pattern, no words) 

  • Jumpers/dresses in the following solid colors: khaki, navy,white, gray, green, and black.

 

The school administration shall have the right to designate types of dress, fashion, fads, or appearance, which disrupts or detract from the educational program and may be a potential safety hazard. The principal shall retain the authority to grant exceptions for special occasions and/or special conditions. School personnel are to refer students who are in violation of the dress code to the Dean’s Office for appropriate disciplinary action. Dress code violations will be enforced with progressive disciplinary steps. 

Approved Standard Student Attire 
Unapproved Standard Student Attire