TK Stone Middle School Dress Code 2010-2011 The following are the guidelines for TK Stone school attire: No headwear (hats, bandanas, etc) No sleeveless, tank, spaghetti strap, or halter tops No tight or revealing tops No clothing that promotes drugs, cigarettes, alcohol, violence, gangs or vulgarity No torn clothing, see-through clothing, or clothing with holes No heavy chains, dog collars or other jewelry that can be deemed dangerous or Inappropriate No tattoos, facial piercings, or ear gauging allowed (traditional ear piercing is permitted) No items of underwear may be worn as outerwear at any time. No shorts/miniskirts can be shorter than the top of a student’s knees No cutoff, side slits, tight biker shorts, baggy clothing that can result in indecent exposure (Slacks and shorts should be worn at the waistline.) No sweat pants, wind suit, nylon, velour or knit athletic pants or shorts No coats may be worn inside the classroom. Individual expression by hairstyle and color should not be disruptive to the educational process. Hair should be a normal color (blonde, brunette, red or black). Hairstyles should be maintained by what the staff feels is clean and a non-disruptive style. If a teacher feels that a clothing style is in violation of the dress code or substantially disruptive to the education process, the teacher will follow the policies outlined under T.K. Stone’s discipline policies. This will involve having the student alter the style or call the parents for a change of clothing. The right to wear particular types of clothing may be taken away from students who violate the dress policy. Our dress code is based upon common sense and reason. If you are in doubt concerning what may or may not be worn to school, ask your teacher, your counselor, or a principal. They will be glad to help. DRESS POLICY A dress policy cannot be written to address every situation presented. This policy is not intended to be an exclusive list of permitted or prohibited items of dress. If a student's dress and appearance is, in the opinion of school authorities, inappropriate for our school environment, the student will be instructed to correct the problem before attending class. If a question arises about an item of dress, or if a student or parent wants to question whether or not an item is appropriate, the Dress Code Committee may meet to decide whether the item is appropriate.