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Dress Code
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Monday, July 23, 2018
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2018-2019 Dress Code

Deshler Middle School

Dress Code 2018-2019


The policy of the Tuscumbia Board of Education, as well as the faculty and staff at Deshler Middle School, is that good grooming and personal appearance are essential elements in the teaching and learning process. Therefore, it is expected that students dress in such a manner that will insure their health and safety and not create a disturbance to the learning process. Furthermore, individual student dress and/or personal appearance will not create a distraction or interference to the legitimate interest and welfare of the student body.

Wearing apparel, jewelry, make-up, or any mannerisms related to style which are determined by the principal or his/her designee to be a disturbance to the educational process of the school or harmful to the safety of any student shall be prohibited.

Clothing, paraphernalia (including drawings) or devices which are judged to be related to or associated with gang affiliation or gang activity are prohibited. Chains and clothing with sharp objects or pins will not be allowed. No earrings will be permitted except in the ears. Any body piercing which is deemed a distraction to the learning process will not be allowed.

Clothing with pictures, writing, and/or symbols promoting Satanism, death, the occult, the use of drugs, tobacco, or alcohol, of a sexual nature, intolerance, or of an obscene suggestion shall be considered a distraction to the educational process and prohibited.

·         No muscle shirts, midriff tops, halter tops, crop tops, tube tops, mesh tops or see-through tops are permitted.

·         All tank tops must have straps wider than 2 inches at the shoulder.

·         Shorts and dresses are to be no shorter than 5 inches above the middle of the kneecap.

·         Shirts, tunics, and dresses worn with leggings are to be no shorter than 5 inches above the middle of the kneecap.

·         Biker shorts, Umbros, Soffee shorts, gym shorts (with or without pockets), and plain, no pocket (drawstring or elastic waistband) sweat pants are not permitted.

·         Pants, shorts, or jeans with holes, tears, rips, etc. exposing skin or underwear above the knee are not permitted.

·         Pajama pants are not permitted.

·         Sagging pants, low cut jeans, and midriff exposure is not permitted.

·         Students are required to wear shoes or sandals at all times. Shower shoes, house shoes, water shoes, or shoes with wheels are not permitted.

·         Hats, caps, bandannas, any other head coverings, or sunglasses are not to be worn in the building.

·         Hooded jackets, fleece pullovers, coats, or gloves are not to be worn in the building. These items must be stored in lockers during the school day.

·         We recommend that shirts remain tucked in. If the choice is made not to tuck, the shirt must extend no more than 3 inches below the normal and usual belt position on the hipbones.


All dress codes offenders will be subject to disciplinary action. This may involve notifying parents for a change of clothing, detention, or any other action the principal deems necessary.

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