Middle School Uniform Policy

Uniform Shirts

  • Miner T-shirts – newly designed grey or black only – available in the front office or at orientation
  • polo shirts – plain white, grey, or black only, no more than three buttons

Uniform pants

  • pants, shorts, or skirts in khaki, navy blue, or black
  • jean pants, shorts or skirts – no large designs, tears, or holes
  • shorts or skirts must meet dress code lengths
  • if bottoms have belt loops, then belt must be worn

Shoes

  • closed toe or open shoes must have heel strap; no flip-flops, crocs, slippers, or slides

High School Dress Policy

Fort Meade High School students are required to wear appropriate clothing to ensure an academic focus and to provide a safe and orderly learning environment. Inappropriate clothing and appearance that does not contribute to the success of the school program will not be allowed. School administrators have final authority to decide if clothing complies with outlined rules.

General Dress Code Requirements:

  1. Shirts: All shirts must have sleeves. No sleeveless shirts will be permitted.
  2. Pants: Pants with belt loops shall be worn with a belt that is properly fastened. Pants shall be worn so that the waistband is worn at the waist and not below the waist.
  3. Skirts and Dresses: The hem of girls’ skirts or dresses shall be no shorter than midthigh as determined by the principal or designee in the exercise of his or her judgment. Sleeveless dresses are not permitted.
  4. Appropriate Sizes: Students shall wear clothing of appropriate size as determined by the principal or designee exercising his or her judgment.

Unacceptable Attire: Students are not allowed to wear clothing, jewelry (including body piercing jewelry, and grills), buttons, haircuts, tattoos, or other attire or markings which are offensive, suggestive, disruptive, or indecent such as:

  1. Clothing associated with gangs.
  2. Clothing encouraging the use of tobacco, drugs, alcohol, or violence.
  3. Clothing associated with discrimination on the basis of age, color, handicap, national origin, marital status, race, religion, or sex.
  4. Clothing exposing the torso or upper thighs such as see-through garments, mini-skirts or mini-dresses, halters, backless dresses, tube tops or tank tops without over blouses or shirts, spaghetti strap garments without over blouses or shirts, bare midriff outfits, or shirts or blouses tied at the midriff.
  5. Clothing not properly fastened or with tears.
  6. Clothing or outer garments traditionally designed as undergarments such as boxer shorts, bloomers, tights, hosiery, and sleepwear.
  7. Clothing or footwear that is construed by the principal or designee as hazardous or dangerous to the health of the student or others.
  8. Overalls any bibbed pants or shorts (with an inseam).

Shorts: All students may wear hemmed walking shorts or Bermuda shorts and female students may wear skorts, provided that such shorts or skorts are no shorter than mid-thigh as determined by the principal or designee exercising his or her judgment

  1. Unacceptable Shorts: Athletic shorts including spandex-style “bicycle” shorts, cut-off jeans, frayed jeans or pants, cut-off sweat pants, short shorts, running shorts, and see-through boxer-type shorts are not allowed.

PE Dress Policy

Students taking PE will not be allowed to dress out during the school day and we will allow them to wear athletic activewear during the school day so they can be academically successful.

  • Students need to wear closed toe athletic shoes or sneakers.
  • Student should wear attire appropriate to the activity in which they are participating and for the weather.
  • Middle school students will still wear their required school dress code tops for PE.

Allowed:

  • Students are expected to wear tops that cover their stomachs and chest at all the times.
  • Sleeveless tops (straps about 3 fingers wide)
  • Students are expected to wear bottoms that are mid-thigh or longer.

Not Allowed:

Tops or bottoms that have see-through material

Spandex shorts, Soffies or other short shorts, or mesh shorts that show undergarments or skin

Tops that show undergarments, strappy tank tops

Sandals, boots & shoes with a hell.