Dress Code

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Students in grades 5-8 (Poplar Grove Middle, Freedom Intermediate and Freedom Middle) adhere to a common dress code across schools.

FSSD Middle Grades Dress Code

To maintain a safe learning environment that minimizes distraction, the minimum standards for acceptable clothing during the school day are as follows:

  1. Tops of shoulders must have a minimum of a 3-inch strap unless otherwise covered by an opaque top garment.
  2. Skin and undergarments must be covered with opaque clothing from the underarm to the mid-thigh even while seated. Mid-thigh is defined as the midpoint between the waist and mid-knee.
  3. All pants, trousers, shorts and skirts must be held at the waist.
  4. Leggings and other compression-style garments may be worn so long as another opaque garment provides coverage to the mid-thigh.
  5. Hats or hoods may not be worn in the building.
  6. Pajamas are not permitted.
  7. Costumes or dress-up days are only allowed with prior administration approval.
  8. Appropriate shoes are required - no slippers or house shoes are allowed.
  9. Any type of clothing, apparel, or accessory, including that which denotes membership in or affiliation with any gang associated with criminal activities, is not permitted.
  10. Any apparel or dress that is potentially disruptive to the learning environment or educational process is not permitted.
  11. Any apparel or dress that is dangerous to the health or safety of students or the lawful, peaceful operation of the school is not permitted.
  12. Any apparel or dress that advertises or promotes products or activity prohibited by law is prohibited (e.g., profanity, illustrations, or suggestive language, etc.)
  13. Student uniforms related to extracurricular activities (band, cheerleading, dance, sports team, etc.) must meet daily dress code expectations during the academic day.

Administrators shall be the final decision-makers as to compliance with the dress code.