Dress Code

  • Lakes Middle School Dress Code 


    3255 Student Dress
    (School District 271)
    All students are required to dress in a manner that promotes a safe and healthy school environment, and is not disruptive or distracting to the educational climate and process. It is the duty of the Board of Trustees to provide an educational atmosphere conducive to learning, minimizing disruptions or distractions, and to protect the health, safety, and morals of students all students will adhere to the following certain minimum standards of dress when the student is on any school premises or at any school sponsored activity, regardless of location.
    In general, students are not to wear or carry items of apparel (clothing, accessories, cosmetics, tattoos, jewelry—including body piercings) which depict or allude to, by picture, symbol, or word, drugs, including alcohol and tobacco; controlled substances; drug paraphernalia; gangs; violence; sexually explicit, lewd, indecent, or offensive material; or illegal acts. The wearing, use, or display of any gang clothing or attire (based upon the principal/designee’s reasonable belief that gangs may be present in a school) jewelry, emblem, badge, symbol, sign, codes, or other things which evidence membership or affiliation in any gang is prohibited.
     Shirts and blouses should be constructed so that the tops of the shoulders are covered with no less than a 2 ½ inch strap. No halter tops, strapless tops, spaghetti straps, or bare shoulder tops of any type will be allowed. Shirts and blouses that expose any portion of the waist, hips, midriff, or breast when worn normally or with arms raised to shoulder level are not allowed. Other shirts or blouses that are not appropriate for school include, but are not limited to, low cut, see through, backless, and tube tops. Undergarments including bras, tank undershirts, etc. may not be visible.
    All shorts and skirts must be no shorter than mid-thigh from the bottom of the knee. Nylon tights, biker pants, or boxer shorts may not be worn as outer garments. Slits in skirts above mid-thigh are not permitted. Waistlines of shorts, skirts, and pants must be on or above the hips with no underwear showing. All belts must be properly fastened around the waist. Belts may not be excessive in length and may not hang from either side of the body.
    The building principal or designee may determine appropriate attire options for special activity days.
        The following items are in addition to Board Policy 3255.
    ·        No torn or ripped jeans that have holes above mid-thigh
    ·        No bandanas or hats
    ·        All tops must have capped sleeves
    ·        Any clothing or personal adornment that Is determined to be disruptive to the learning environment is not allowed
    If a student is dressed inappropriately, he/she will be directed to change into acceptable clothing or face disciplinary action.