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Dress Code

All students are expected to wear to school each day the approved school uniform which meets the Dress Code Standards Bottomwear (slacks, shorts, skirts, skorts)

Must be Khaki in color
Must be uniform-style (cotton/cotton blend) or corduroy
No jeans, sweatpants, or nylon pants 4.Must fit properly and be size appropriate: NO OVERSIZED PANTS OR SHORTS

Topwear (shirts)

Must be hunter green or white with a collar
Must have long or short sleeves
Cannot be oversized
MUST BE TUCKED IN
Must be plain or have Burroughs logo only

Outerwear (jackets, coats, sweaters, sweatshirts)

Must be White or dark colored only (Black, Navy Blue, Hunter Green, Gray, Dark Brown, Khaki).
Must be plain or have Burroughs logo only
Cannot be oversized.

Shoes

Must have closed toes.
.No slippers, sandals, open toes, backless

GENERAL DRESS CODE

In order to provide a positive learning environment at Burroughs Middle School, all students are expected to dress for success. Our standard is that students are to dress as if they are going to work: the students job is to learn. In addition, we want to provide for students safety. The following standards are designed to promote learning and safety.

Pants

Pants must be worn at the waist and must remain at the waist when the belt is removed.
Pants must be hemmed one inch above the ground and cannot be split at the seams or cut anywhere on the garment.
Both pant legs must be down and cannot be extra wide or extra long.
Pants cannot be oversized.

Shorts, Skorts, and Skirts

Shorts, skorts and skirts may not be shorter than mid-thigh and must be a reasonable length.
Shorts must be worn at the waist and must remain at the waist when the belt is removed and may not reach below the bottom of the knee. (Shorts cannot be oversized.)

Belts

Belts are not acceptable if they hang more than three inches from the appropriate loop.
Belt buckles cannot contain any insignias or initials.

Shirts

Shirts cannot contain any advertisements, caricatures, cartoons, images, and team or school logos (other than the Burroughs logo or other logo sanctioned by the school).
Shirts cannot be oversized.
Tank tops, sports jerseys, see-through tops, halter tops, or tops which expose the bare midriff or are low-cut are not permitted.
ALL SHIRTS MUST BE TUCKED IN.

Hats, Caps, and Hair

Hats and caps are not to be worn by either boys or girls.
No gang-associated hair styles, extreme in hair style color or make-up.
No hair rollers, scarves, hairnets, or bandanas.

Jewelry/Accessories/Personal Belongings

The following are not allowed:

Jewelry/accessories that constitute a safety hazard (i.e., heavy chains, studded apparel, large hoop earrings, etc.).
Any apparel, jewelry, accessory or inscription on personal belongings which could be construed as depicting or promoting violence, the illegal, the immoral, or the obscene, specifically those which depict or promote alcohol, drugs, tobacco, or obscenities.
Any apparel, jewelry, accessory, manner of grooming, or inscription on personal belongings which, by virtue of color, arrangement, trademark, universal meaning or any other attribute, expresses or advocates racial, ethnic, or religious prejudice, or might tend to motivate students to commit acts that disrupt the orderly operation of the school.
Monikers, graffiti, patches or inscriptions on clothing, body parts, accessories, including backpacks.
Sunglasses or heavily tinted glasses.
For health and safety of students, body piercing is not allowed (with exception of ears).

Please Note

All clothing must be clean and in good repair.
A student coming to school with inappropriate dress will be required to change into school loan clothing or the parent will be called to take the student home to change. REPEATED VIOLATIONS OF DRESS STANDARDS WILL RESULT IN DISCIPLINARY ACTION (INCLUDING WARNINGS, CITATIONS, DETENTION).
THE ADMINISTRATION RESERVES THE RIGHT, IF NECESSARY, TO ADD OTHER ITEMS TO THIS LIST OR PROHIBITED ITEMS, ESPECIALLY ANY AND ALL ITEMS WHICH BECOME ASSOCIATED WITH GANG MEMBERSHIP AND/OR AFFECT THE SAFETY AND/OR SECURITY OF OTHERS. PARENTS MAY CHOOSE TO OPT OUT OF THE UNIFORM POLICY BUT MUST FOLLOW THE APPROPRIATE DRESS STANDARD ONCE APPROVED BY THE SCHOOL ADMINISTRATION.

Parents will be contacted if there is a violation of Dress Code.