• Dress Code

    Dress and Grooming (All Grade Levels)
    The district’s dress code teaches grooming and hygiene, prevents disruption, and minimizes
    safety hazards. Students and parents may determine a student’s personal dress and grooming
    standards, provided that they comply with the following:


    ● Tank tops/camis, sleeveless undershirts or muscle shirts are not allowed
    ● Revealing clothing and/or see-through material not allowed
    ● Low cut neckline, strapless, bare midriff/stomach, and/or revealing clothing not allowed, no pajamas


    ● Shorts or skirts should be fingertip length
    ● Hips and buttocks must be covered including when tights or leggings are worn
    ● Pants, jeans, shorts, and/or skirts must be worn above the hip bones (no sagging)
    ● No rip, tears, or holes in pants, shorts, skirts, or jeans above fingertip length
    ● Clothing must be appropriately sized and remain at the waistline


    ● Hoods and bandanas cannot be worn in the classroom or school building.
    ● Pajamas and sleepwear are not allowed.
    ● Blankets worn as clothing or outerwear
    ● Students are prohibited from wearing full or partialcostumes, including animal character outfits,
    regardless of whether they obscure the student's identity. Exceptions for spirit days, costume-related
    events, or cultural observances can be made with prior approval from the school administration.


    ● Appropriate shoes for daily activities as determined by the campus ex: no slides for physical education

    Prohibited clothing includes:

    ● Promotions or advertises violence, illegal drugs, alcohol, gangs, hate speech, profanity or pornography
    ● Images or language that creates a hostile or intimidating environment based
    on any protected class or consistently marginalized group

    Campuses may impose additional limitations on clothing and will communicate those rules to
    parents and students at the beginning of the school year and keep them posted to the campus websites throughout the year.
    If the principal determines that a student’s grooming or clothing violates the school’s dress code,
    the student will be given an opportunity to correct the problem at school and return to the
    classroom. If the problem cannot be corrected at school, the principal will work with the student
    and parent to obtain an acceptable change of clothing for the student in a way that minimizes loss of instructional time.
    Repeated or severe offenses may result in more serious disciplinary action in accordance with the Student Code of Conduct.


    (Source: Midland ISD Student Handbook 23-24)