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Dress Code

JMMS UNIFORM POLICY

The students and their parents/guardians are responsible for compliance with the JMMS Uniform Dress Policy. This list is not all-inclusive and administration may determine the appropriateness of clothing articles or accessories if not listed in policy to follow.

The JMMS Dress Code Policy is in effect from the time the student arrives on campus until he/she leaves campus after school. Students are not permitted to change into or out of their uniform clothing at school. Students must remain in dress code while on campus.

General Guidelines

Student photo ID and JMMS lanyard must be worn every day around their neck. No exceptions. Student IDs should be clear of any obstructions. Stickers, pictures, cards or writing on the protective case or actual ID are not allowed. The picture, name, and student ID number must be visible at all times. No objects can be attached to the ID/lanyard while being worn around the neck. This can include, but not limited to: keys, toys, or objects that are distracting. Replacement IDs must be purchased if the ID is damaged or broken in any way.

Most articles of clothing including jackets are to be solid colored. Any color is acceptable. Striped shirts, plaid, checkered designs, polka dots, patterns are allowed. Students may wear either camouflage pants or shirt, but not both. Articles of clothing that have been turned inside out should not show graphics or patterns of any type.

All articles of clothing should fit properly. No tight or baggy clothing is acceptable. This includes items worn under the approved dress code shirt. Undergarments shall not show at any time, this includes leggings and jeggings.

All articles of clothing must be neat and in good condition. No torn, tattered, or excessively long clothing.

Undershirts must be worn tucked into pants, shorts or skirts. If the shirt pulls out of the pants, shorts or skirts when the arms are raised above the head, the shirt is too short.

Materials

Most materials, including denim, are acceptable, with the following exceptions: No transparent or sheer materials, no net or lace, and no spandex, which includes leggings. This guideline applies to those articles of clothing worn under acceptable dress code clothing.

JMMS graphics are acceptable on collared shirts and approved sweatshirts on Monday through Thursday, and on collar-less shirts on Fridays.

Manufacturer logos will be allowed on approved articles of clothing as long as they are no larger than 1 1⁄2 inches in diameter. No graphics or writing on jackets, sleeves, shirt or pants of any kind. Skull graphics are not permitted.

Negative messages

No clothing or accessories that promote negative behaviors (profanity, violence, sex, drugs, alcohol, bigotry, disrespect, gangs), or that are highly distractive, disruptive or immodest.

Jewelry 

No chains, dog collar necklaces, metal ball, studded, or spiked jewelry, no oversized rings, no wallets or pocket chains, or any accessories that can be construed as a weapon (ex: a cluster of objects on a necklace, oversized rings, or a large belt buckle). No more than two necklaces may be worn at one time, and necklaces must be worn underneath the shirt. No facial or tongue piercings or jewelry. Pierced ears only.

Hair Styles

Students hairstyles must not be distracting or disruptive to the educational process. No graphics or lettering is allowed to be shaved or dyed into the hair. NO BANDANAS ALLOWED.

Other Accessories

No sunglasses, baseball caps, hair nets, or bandanas. Absolutely no writing or graphics on wristbands, backpacks, skin or clothing. No stickers, buttons or patches are allowed on clothing or skin. Gloves and knit hats are allowed, (weather permitting and outside only). No fingerless gloves or baseball caps allowed at any time.

Belts 

Belts are encouraged unless the student has been contracted for dress code violation such as sagging of the pants or shorts. If worn, belts must comply with the same rules as "jewelry," and must fit properly with no belt hanging. No large buckles or inappropriate messages on belt or buckle are allowed. No studded belts are permitted.

Shoes and Socks

Shoes must be worn at all times. Bedroom slippers are never allowed. Socks are to be of solid color. For safety reasons flip-flops, backless shoes, platforms, high heels, and sandals are discouraged.

Jackets and Coats 

Jackets are discouraged while in class. If jackets must be worn, clothing under jackets must be in compliance with JMMS dress code policy.

Shirts (Boys and Girls)

  • Observe all guidelines listed in "general guidelines"
  • Collared polo, button down, Oxford or turtlenecks (mock or regular)
  • Short or long sleeves, no sleeveless
  • All shirts must have buttons or snaps, and button/snap to the neck (collar)
  • No more than two buttons/snaps from the top may be undone
  • No zippered shirts

Un-tucked Uniform Shirts

Un-tucked shirts are allowed within the following guidelines:

  • Must not be longer than wrist of a student when his/her arms are held at the side
  • Must not rise above the waistline of the student when arms are raised above his/her head
  • Shirts that are too long need to be tucked in
  • Shirts that are too short need to be changed
  • Only outer uniform shirt may be un-tucked
  • Undershirts or layered shirts which are worn under the dress code shirt must be tucked in and may not be seen

Skirts, Jumpers, and Shorts

  • Observe all guidelines listed in "general guidelines"
  • Must be no shorter than fingertip length with arms fully extended

Sweatshirts, Sweaters, and Vests

  • Observe all guidelines listed in "general guidelines"
  • Must be worn over a legal shirt
  • No logos or writing on front, back or sleeves.
  • Hooded sweatshirts are appropriate when weather indicates. Hoods may be worn outside only.
  • No sweatshirt graphics are allowed including those garments with zippers.

Pants, Shorts

  • Observe all guidelines listed in "general guidelines"
  • Pant legs no wider than 10 inches. Pant legs that drag on the ground or are rolled up are not allowed.
  • 5-pocket jeans, carpenter pants, painter pants, Capri and crop pants are allowed.
  • No sweat pants, sweat shorts, bike shorts, athletic shorts, leggings/jeggings (undergarments), swishy/nylon pants, shorts, leather or pleather, or joggers made out of sweatpant material
  • Shorts must be at least fingertip length, but no longer than the bend of the knee.
  • Only jean and khaki Joggers are allowed

Coats, Jackets

  • Observe all guidelines listed in "general guidelines"
  • Must be worn over approved JMMS clothing
  • No graphics or writing allowed on coats or jackets.
  • Hoods to be worn outdoors only
  • All coats/jackets must be waist length. No short jackets permitted.
  • Spirit Days/Dances
  • Observe all guidelines listed in "general guidelines"
  • On Fridays and other administration approved days students may wear JMMS insignia shirts without collars.
  • Athletic participants may wear dress approved by the administration on designated days
  • No Cibola or Volcano Vista graphics will be allowed

Consequences for Uniform Dress Code Violation

  • 1st & 2nd offense – Written notification
  • 3rd offense – Referral to Administration for consequence.
  • 3 Raptor Reminders results in 1st administrative referral - 3 days of lunch detention
  • 6 Raptor Reminders results in 2nd administrative referral - 5 days of lunch detention. Failure to attend lunch detention or community service will result in additional days or placement in TIPS/In-School Suspension if chronic.
  • 9 Raptor Reminders results in 3rd administrative referral - 3 days of TIPS (in school suspension) & parent notification.

After the third administrative consequence Student will serve a minimum of 1 day home suspension and parent conference will be arranged. Further dress code violations may result in additional disciplinary action that could include a due process hearing and long-term suspension.

Extreme defiance and non-compliance of dress code can result in a disciplinary referral.

Referral sequence process will start over at second semester. In addition to the issuance of a Raptor Reminder, students may be asked to change out of the clothes they are wearing if deemed unacceptable or inappropriate by a staff member. Discretion is left to the individual staff member or administrator. The parent may be contacted to bring the student clothing from home if the school is unable to provide acceptable clothing for the student to wear. The student will be provided an acceptable shirt from the school, if available. The student will be asked to leave the “out of dress code shirt” with the school until the “school-issued temporary shirt” is washed/cleaned and returned to the school.

Consequences for School ID Violations

  • 1st through 4th offense – Written notification to be signed and returned
  • 5th offense – Referral to Administration for consequence (Begin student discipline hierarchy)
  • 3 Raptor Reminders results in 1st administrative referral – 5 days community service at the school
  • 6 Raptor Reminders results in 2nd administrative referral – 5 days lunch detention
  • 9 Raptor Reminders results in 3rd administrative referral – 3 days of TIPS

After the third administrative consequence, the student will serve a minimum of 1 day home suspension and parent conference will be arranged. Further dress code/ID violations may result in additional disciplinary action that could include a due process hearing and long-term suspension.

Referral sequence process will start over at second semester. After each administrative consequence, the cycle of Raptor Reminders begins again, with the 1st through 4th offenses and then the 5th offense will result in another referral to be written. A lanyard must be worn at all times around the neck with ID attached. Lost or damaged IDs can be replaced in the office for a cost of ten dollars. Referral sequence process will start over at second semester.