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Dress Code

CLEVELAND MIDDLE SCHOOL UNIFORM DRESS POLICY 

The dress code is designed to promote a positive, safe, and healthy learning environment. Students may choose from items within the dress code. Clothing that is torn, shredded, excessively tight or revealing, oversized, gang-related, that contains inappropriate messages, or symbols is unacceptable. No styles of hair or clothing that will distract from the educational process are allowed. Hair must not cover the eyes or face and be natural colors.

Please check with a school administrator if you are in doubt about an item not listed here. Students who are out of compliance will have their Colt Card marked and will be allowed to call home for a change of clothes or will be provided a change from our clothing bank. They will wait in the TIPS room until they are provided with the appropriate clothes. Continued violation of dress code will result in consequences. 

Please contact the counseling office if you need assistance with clothing. 

  • ID’s are to be visible at all times worn above waist on school lanyard 
  • No bandanas, sweatbands, hairnets, chains or spiked jewelry 
  • No facial/tongue/nose jewelry, pins or body piercing, or gauged ears 
  • No hats are allowed 
  • Hoods may not be worn in building 
  • No writing on skin, clothing, or backpacks 
  • No exposed tattoos 
  • No unnatural colored contacts 
  • Undergarments shall not show at any time 
  • Belts may not hang down more than 2 inches post the first belt loop 

Pants/Shorts/Shirts (Boys & Girls) 

Solid Colors 

  • Fitted at the waist and crotch 
  • No dropped crotch or saggy pants 
  • No spandex, leggings, or joggers 
  • No wide legs 
  • No sweats or jogging pants 
  • No overalls or jumpsuits 
  • No basketball shorts 
  • No shorts are allowed to hang below the bottom of the knee or shorter than 4” above the top of the knee 
  • No slits or wrap skirts 
  • No skirts shorter than 4” above the top of the knee 
  • No stripes, designs, zippers or decorations 

Skirt/Outwear (Boys & Girls) 

  • Solid Colors 
  • Collared shirt, polo, button down, or T-Shirts 
  • Shirts must be buttoned up 
  • CMS logo “T-shirts” and sweatshirts are allowed everyday 
  • UNM/SHS/DNHS logos are acceptable any day of the week 
  • NO graphics or logos unless specified above 
  • Un-tucked shirts cannot hang below the back pocket 
  • No stripes, designs, zippers, or decorations-Solid colored shirts only 
  • No sleeveless shirts or tank/camisole 
  • Shirts under jackets must be in dress code 
  • All sweatshirts and sweaters must also be of solid colors and be worn over a dress code appropriate shirt 
  • No trench coats or dusters 

PE Uniforms (Boys & Girls) 

  • Plain White t-shirts and black shorts or CMS PE uniform 
  • If warm-ups are necessary, they must be plain black and/or white 
  • CMS PE uniforms are available for $20