Middle School Dress Code & Jean Day 2023-2024
We believe that proper attire is important for establishing a safe environment conducive to learning. The Landmark Academy dress code has been developed with that in mind. If students report to school out of dress code/ the classroom teacher or student will:
• Call home for proper attire.
• Borrow item from school if available.
• Work in the office or designated area until corrected.
Any mode of dress which is conspicuous and brings undue attention is improper — if in doubt, do not wear it.
PERMITTED DRESS CODE ATTIRE
• Students are to be neat and clean to the best of their ability, and modestly dressed.
• Shirts/blouses, polo (oxford style) must have a collar, be any solid color, (no lace or sheer material) and may have short or long sleeves. Turtlenecks are also acceptable. All shirts are to be of an appropriate length and fit (cover belly & no cleavage showing). No printed messages.
• Students must button their collared shirts UP to their collar bone and/or have a solid t-shirt underneath that comes to their collarbone. Small/ name brand logos are acceptable, no larger than one (1) square inch.
• Collars: To count as dress code, the shirt must have a definitive collar much like a polo style shirt. Sweaters that are rolled around the neck do not count as a collar. Administration reserves the right to decide what counts as a collar if there is a discrepancy.
• Vests or sweaters must be solid colors and worn with a collared shirt. Fleeces must be a solid color with a solid-colored collared shirt or solid-colored crewneck shirt underneath. No hoods or tank tops/camis.
• If a student wishes to take his or her top layer of clothing off, the shirt underneath must also adhere to dress code.
• Students are not allowed to be out of dress code and carry a dress code shirt with them.
• Boys will wear pants (or shorts at the knee) that are solid color. Pants must be worn at the waist and with No cargo pockets, no holes, rips, or tears.
• Girls may wear knee length or longer solid color jumpers, skirts, skorts, shorts or dress pants. Dresses, skirts or skorts that are above the knee must have leggings worn underneath and be mid-thigh length or longer.
• Leggings are only acceptable under a dress or skirt.
• Dress shoes, tennis shoes, or shoes with a sole may be worn.
• Girls may wear light make-up in grades 6 and above. No gothic looks or glitter.
• Students may wear Landmark Academy logo attire on FRIDAYS ONLY! — They can wear this on Friday without a collar underneath. This includes Landmark Academy hoodies; the hoods may not be worn up.
• Administration may alter the dress code at their discretion if they believe the learning environment is adversely impacted.
• Anything that is a distraction and/or could prevent learning from taking place.
• No piercings except ears and nose stud.
• No off colored hair (green, orange, purple, blue, bright red, etc.). Highlights, lowlights, or ½” tips can be colored, but NOT the whole head.
• No chains, dog collars, spikes, studs, etc.
• No wearing a hat, visor, sunglasses in the building.
• No cargo pockets or pants/shorts with side pockets/ sagging/bagging of pants/shirts/ or pants/shirts of excessive length and fit.
• No yoga pants, leggings, jeggings, or pajama pants.
• No temporary/permanent tattoos.
• No denim jeans of any color (except on Jean Day) and no pants having jean style appearance.
• No writing on body or clothes.
• No headbands with extreme decorations (animal ears, little hats, etc.)
• No wind pants, athletic pants/ sweatpants, athletic shorts, pants made of nylon/leather/ army-wear/or mesh.
• No ripped or torn clothing-even if it is made this way on any occasion.
• No stripes or patterns on pants/ sleeves, or across shirts.
• No jackets/hoodies, one color fleeces, only.
• No short/ midriff tops that show bellies or cleavage.
• No sleeveless shirts or tank tops.
• No shirts worn wrapped around the waist.
• No slippers, flip flops, open toed shoes or heelies (shoes with wheels)
• No gang and gang related symbols, colors, clothing, emblems, etc.
• No armbands/ gloves, sleeve warmers, or bandanas.
• No sequins, glitter, or fishnet stockings
• No carrying a purse, bag, backpack, or blankets to class
GYM CLOTHING ATTIRE
Students are expected to dress appropriately for physical education classes. No foul or objectionable attire. Studentswill change clothes in the locker room or bathroom. Students will not wear their gym clothes to class.
Girls – tights, shorts, sweatpants/ leggings/ or pants are recommended for girls to change into or wear under their skirts (if appropriate) on gym days. Shorts must be mid-thigh or longer.
Boys —T- shirts, sweat pants, shorts, or a different pair of pants may be worn during gym class.
Shoes – Tennis shoes must be worn for gym.
JEAN DAY POLICY
Students will be allowed to wear denim jeans on Friday. All shirts on “Jean Day” must be Landmark logo attire/or a dress code shirt. Attire must be neat and clean with no holes or rips. Sandals are allowed, however no flip-flops or open toed shoes. Socks are required for safety reasons. If students do not participate in Jean Day, they must follow the daily dress code policy.
The cost to participate will be $1 for every Friday the student participates in “Jean Day!” The student’s homeroom teacher will record which students are participating in Jean Day. Money will be collected on that particular day.
Parents may choose to pay for this in advance to receive a discounted rate
CASUAL DAY POLICY
Periodically students will have a Casual Day for a fundraiser for different organizations. Students may wear modest school appropriate attire, including t-shirts, hoodies, or other non-collared shirts. Jeans, skirts, or shorts must still be in regular dress code. Sweatpants, athletic apparel, and leggings will be allowed on these days, as long as they are school appropriate, and everything is covered, but no ripped jeans. Administration determines if attire is appropriate.