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Updated 7/15/2014. The dress code is designed to allow for student comfort while maintaining an environment conducive to learning and appropriate for the educational setting. The administration and staff at SMMHS recognize that a correlation exists between good grooming, personal attire, and achievement. Apparel and/or appearance should promote student learning and should not be disruptive to the learning environment. An important goal of a dress code is to teach young people that in the larger arena of life, different types of dress are appropriate for different settings. Apparel that is appropriate for social settings may not be appropriate for school. We ask that parents guide students in the selection of school clothing, keeping in mind that all school clothing should be selected to adhere to the following dress code and should not be disruptive to the learning environment. IN TERMS OF DECISIONS REGARDING SCHOOL DRESS, THE PROFESSIONAL JUDGEMENT OF TEACHERS AND ADMINISTRATORS WILL PREVAIL. 1. Clothing that reveals the navel is unacceptable. This includes tops that are short and pants/skirts that are low cut. Shirts should extend below the top of the pants when standing or seated. 2. Strapless shirts, backless tops, halters, tank tops, see thru material and low-cut shirts are not appropriate for school. Top apparel must be modest and no cleavage or bare midriff should be revealed. All tops must have shoulders and sleeves. 3. No underwear is to be visible. No jeans, pants, shorts, or tops are to be worn that reveal undergarments while standing or sitting. No holes may be present in any garment worn. 4. Skirts, shorts, and dresses must be at no shorter than three inches above the knee (index card). Students should be able to sit, stand, and walk without revealing underwear above or below the garment. Dress tops must comply with the requirements of appropriate shirt and tops guidelines. 5. T-shirts must be in good taste. Shirts may not depict suggestive wording, pictures, graphics, or advertisements for alcoholic beverages, tobacco, drugs, sex, or gangs. Students will not be allowed to turn shirts inside out. 6. Shoes or other appropriate footwear are to be worn at all times. No house shoes or slippers. 7. Pants must have a zipper, must fit appropriately (no sagging or extremely tight pants) and may not be ripped or have holes, or patches. Pajama pants, tights or yoga pants are not permitted. Sweatpants are allowed BUT must have an official SMMHS logo or must be part of official SMMHS school team attire. No basketball or knit shorts may be worn of any kind even if they have the SMMHS logo present. 8. Clothing that is intended for use in PE classes or for athletic practices are not to be worn as school attire, this includes basketball or soccer type shorts, tank tops, and spandex items. 9. Coats are not to be worn during school, and must be placed in a locker upon entering the school building. Fleece, sweatshirts, and pullovers may be worn during school. 10. Hats, “do-rags”, and sunglasses are not to be worn in the building from the time the building opens until dismissal. These items must be kept in lockers during the school day, and if seen with student during the day they are subject to confiscation. 11. Any inappropriate piercing will be dealt with at the discretion of the administration.