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Student Dress Code


All students at East Jessamine Middle School will follow a dress code. Attire that is deemed potentially disruptive to the educational process will not be permitted. The details of this code may be found in the Student/Parent and Teachers’ Handbooks. 


Dress Code needs to be monitored during Home Room

1. Basic Principle: Certain body parts must be covered for all students at all times. 

  • Clothes must be worn in a way such that specific body parts (abdomen, genitals, buttocks, breasts, and nipples) and undergarments are fully covered with opaque fabric. 

  • All items listed in the “must wear” and “may wear” categories below must meet this basic principle.

2. Students Must Wear, while following the basic principle of Section 1 above:

  • A shirt with sleeves that cover all undergarments (with fabric that touches the waistband in the front, back, and on the sides under the arms), AND

  • Pants/jeans or the equivalent (for example, a skirt, sweatpants, leggings, a dress or shorts), AND

  • Shoes with solid soles. 

3. Students May Wear, as long as these items do not violate Section 1 above:

  • Religious headwear

  • Hoodie sweatshirts (but the hood may NOT be on the student’s head)

  • Fitted pants, including opaque leggings, yoga pants and “skinny jeans”

  • Ripped jeans, as long as underwear and buttocks are not exposed

  • Athletic attire 

4. Students Cannot Wear:

  • Hoods on head or hats

  • Violent language or images

  • Images or language depicting drugs or alcohol (or any illegal item or activity) or any other substance prohibited under FNCF(LEGAL)

  • Hate speech, profanity, pornography

  • Images or language that creates a hostile or intimidating environment based on any protected class or consistently marginalized groups

  • Any clothing that reveals visible undergarments (waistbands and straps included)

  • Accessories that could be considered dangerous or could be used as a weapon

  • Any item that obscures the face or ears (except as a religious observance)

  • Blankets, capes, flags 


If any approved item becomes a distraction, it may be asked to be removed. 


Exceptions to these dress requirements are to be made as necessary to allow students to observe religious customs or beliefs and as necessary to accommodate medical or health needs.


Dress Code Enforcement


1st Offense- Parent call, change of clothes, must meet dress code to attend class

2nd Offense- 2 days of Lunch Detention

3rd Offense- One day of ISS

Repeated Offenses- Administrator Discretion