​​KINDERGARTEN - 6TH GRADE ELEMENTARY DRESS CODE

 SCHOOL UNIFORMS / DRESS CODE BACKPACKS 

(K-12) Students are ONLY allowed the use of clear or mesh backpacks.  


TOPS 

• Dark Blue or White Collared Shirt • Jackets, Sweaters and Sweatshirts worn during class must be appropriate for the learning environment. • T-shirts/Long Sleeves worn under school clothes must be white or black. 


BOTTOMS 

• Approved, Dark Blue, Black or Khaki (Tan) pants, or Blue or Black Jeans. Pants may be worn with black or brown belt. Belt cannot be longer than 3 inches beyond the buckle. No Torn, Ripped or Frayed Jean. • Pants will be worn around the waist, not below the hips (no super baggy pants). • Dark Blue, Black, or Khaki (Tan) shorts, skirts, dresses and jumpers (no shorter than the tips of the fingers when the student’s hand is extended down. • No Sweat Pants are allowed • No Joggers • No Leggings are allowed without being worn under uniform garment 


SHOES 

• Shoes must be appropriate for the learning environment. Black, White or Gray shoes only. • Shoes must be closed toe, no open toe shoes, no flip-flops, or shoes made of mesh materials. • No Red or Blue shoes. 


MISCELLANEOUS 

• Jewelry must be conservative. • Hats/caps, gloves and sunglasses will not be worn indoors. • Hazardous apparel or jewelry, such as spiked belts, spiked wrist bands, spiked rings, spiked coats, chains, laser pens, or ANY other items which could possibly injure the wearer or someone else is not allowed. • Body marks, tattoos, or other body alterations which reflect or represent advocacy of alcohol, tobacco, and/or drug use, violent disruptive behavior, religious, gender, ethnic, or racial intimidation, or other criminal activity is prohibited. This includes temporary drawings and tattoos. • No clothing that represents membership in, or affiliation with any gang, or is representative of any gang will be allowed. • Undergarments may not be visible. 


WHEN A STUDENT IS IN VIOLATION OF THE SCHOOL DRESS CODE, THE FOLLOWING PROCEDURES WILL BE IMPLEMENTED: 1. The parent of the student will be called to bring the student the proper school uniform. 2. Student will remain with Principal and/or In-School Suspension until change of clothes arrive. 3. Students having a second offense of the dress code policy will have Super Study day assigned to them. 4. Students having a third offense of the dress code policy will have further extended days assigned and a parent conference or suspension.

7TH – 8TH JUNIOR HIGH DRESS CODE

TOPS 

• Black or Dark Green Collared Shirt • Jackets, Sweaters and Sweatshirts worn during class must be worn during appropriate times and conducive for the learning environment. • T-shirts/Long Sleeves must be worn under collared shirt and must be white or black only. 


BOTTOMS

 • Southgate Academy approved Dark Blue, Black or Khaki (Tan) pants, or Blue or Black Jeans. Pants may be worn with black or brown belt. Belt cannot be longer than 3 inches beyond the buckle. • Pants will be worn around the waist, not below the hips (no super baggy pants). • Dark Blue, Black or Khaki (Tan) shorts, skirts, dresses and jumpers (no shorter than the tips  of the fingers when the student’s hand is extended down. • No Sweat Pants are allowed • No Joggers • No Leggings are allowed without being worn under uniform garment 


SHOES

 • Shoes must be appropriate for the learning environment. • Shoes must be closed toe, no open toe shoes, no flip-flops, no heels or shoes made of mesh materials. • Black, White or Grey shoes only. • No Red or Blue shoes. 


MISCELLANEOUS 

• Jewelry must be conservative. • Hats/caps, gloves and sunglasses will not be worn indoors. • Hazardous apparel or jewelry, such as spiked belts, spiked wrist bands, spiked rings, spiked coats, chains, laser pens, or ANY other items which could possibly injure the wearer or someone else is not allowed. • Body marks, tattoos, or other body alterations which reflect or represent advocacy of alcohol, tobacco and/or drug use, violent disruptive behavior, religious, gender, ethnic, or racial intimidation, or other criminal activity is prohibited. This includes temporary drawings, tattoos, and self-drawings on skin. • No clothing that represents membership in, affiliation with any gang, or is representative of any gang will be allowed. 


WHEN A STUDENT IS IN VIOLATION OF THE SCHOOL DRESS CODE, THE FOLLOWING PROCEDURES WILL BE IMPLEMENTED: 1. The parent of the student will be called to bring the student the proper school uniform. 2. Student will remain with Principal and/or In-School Suspension until change of clothes arrive. 3. Students having a second offense of the dress code policy, will be assigned to Super Study for a day. 4. Students having a third offense of the dress code policy, will have further extended days assigned in Super Study and a parent conference or suspension.



​​9TH- 12TH HIGH SCHOOL DRESS CODE

STUDENTS WILL BE ALLOWED TO DRESS FREELY AS LONG AS THEIR APPEARANCE FOLLOWS THE SCHOOL DRESS CODE. 


TOPS 

• No low-cut tops, or short tops that show bare midriff, cleavage, or back when arms extended up. • All shirts/blouses/dresses/tops must have a three (3)-finger width on the shoulders; no spaghetti straps or bra straps visible. • Shirts must fit properly with no alterations. 


BOTTOMS

 • No short shorts/skirts/shorts/dresses shorter than mid-thigh (check by placing your hands at your side, your fingertips should touch cloth). • Pants and shorts must stay up without a belt. • No leggings unless under a separate garment. • No slits, holes, rips, tears, or frays. 


SHOES 

• Appropriate footwear is required at all times to prevent accidents or injury. • No heels may exceed 2 inches • No Slippers • No Red or Blue shoes. 


MISCELLANEOUS 

• Clothing that is obscene to other students, parents, or staff will not be allowed. • Clothing that incites students, advocates or expresses racial, ethnic, sexual, or religious prejudice, which can contribute to conflict or unlawful acts on school premises or violates school regulations and the orderly operation of the school is prohibited. • Clothing that depicts violence and/or cruelty is prohibited. • Clothing that advertises sex, drugs, alcohol, or tobacco is prohibited. • Hats/caps or other head wear is not to be worn in the school building during school hours. • Accessories that can be used, as weapons are not permitted, i.e. chains, spiked jewelry; are prohibited. • Undergarments may not be visible. Gang clothing is specifically prohibited. Sagging or excessively baggy clothing are not acceptable. The following items of clothing are regulated as gang related (per administration and are subject to change as deemed necessary). • Clothing all of the same color that is known to be representative of gang membership or affiliation. • Helmets, bandannas, do rags, wave caps, or nylon stocking caps. • No altered or initialized belt buckles, altered webbed belts or colored belts reflecting affiliation.