UNIFORM SPECIFICATIONS (BOLD)
DRESS CODE (Regular Type or Italics)
All clothing must be a solid color with no insignias, logos, slogans, stripes, writing, trim color, printing, or embroidering. Shirts sold with East Middle logos will be permitted. This uniform policy is in effect on every school day. When students stay after school for any school activity, school uniforms must be worn. Students may wear any type of coat or jacket they wish to school, but those items will be placed in the student’s locker once they arrive on campus.
Shirts will be solid navy blue, white, and dark green. Students must wear Polo shirts, button up shirts with collars, or turtlenecks. Shirts are to be properly tucked in at all times with no exposed stomachs, backs, or underwear. Logos that are visible underneath uniform shirts are not allowed. These changes will be enforced beginning October 1, 2011.
Solid navy blue, white, or dark green sweatshirts, or fleece pullovers are permitted. Hooded sweatshirts may be worn to class; however, hoods may not be worn on the head. Garments in this category that have zippers and pockets are permitted. Clothing may not be tied around the waist. The bottom garment hem may not exceed 6 inches below the top of the belt. Beginning with the 2012-2013 school year, hoodies will not be permitted.
Students may wear khaki, black, or navy blue pants or shorts. All bottom wear should be hemmed or cuffed. Overalls, skirts, skorts, dresses, or jumpers in khaki, black, or navy blue may also be worn. Carpenter style bottom wear and clothing with flat decorative pockets that extend down the legs are acceptable. All bottom wear must be worn at the waist. Shorts, skirts, and skorts must extend to mid thigh length, no more than 3” above the knee. Rolling up one pant leg will not be permitted Jeans, any color denim, leggings, tight fitting stretch pants, and cargo type bottom wear that features expandable (cargo) pockets down the leg, jogging suits, sweat pants, windsuit, warm-up pants, baggy, wide leg pants, oversized pants, or pants with elastic cuffs are not permitted. Frayed, cutoffs, or torn apparels should not be worn. Belts are strongly recommended to avoid low worn pants/sag and drag. Belts should be worn in the belt loops and not be left hanging in the front.
Students are required to wear shoes at all times. Shoes must have backs and a closed toe. Shoes designed to be buckled, tied, or otherwise fastened should be buckled, tied, or otherwise fastened. Shower shoes, flip flops, and shoes with heels higher than 2” will not be permitted. These changes will be enforced beginning October 1, 2011.
Any heavy or bulky coat, jacket, or windsuit must be left in lockers. Since outerwear will be placed in student lockers as students arrive at school, the logo policy in this category is not applicable.
Hats and Head Dressings:
Hats, caps, hoods, toboggans, wave caps, scarves, visors, bandannas, sweatbands, combs, brushes, or any other headwear are not to be worn on the head. Bandanna print on any type of headband is not permitted. Ornamental headbands or headwear taller than l/4 inch will not be permitted. Sweatbands worn around the head, neck, arms, and legs are not permitted. The participants are permitted appropriate use of sweatbands during athletic events. Students should not bring sunglasses to school. At no time may sunglasses be worn in the classroom unless a doctor has prescribed them for an injury or special eye condition. Hair should be of a natural hair color. Students that display unnatural hair color may be asked to remove or correct it.
New students who enroll during the school year will have a 10 school day/14 calendar day grace period to comply with the uniform policy. These students will be expected to be in compliance on the 11th school day/15th calendar day.. All rising and returning students should be in compliance with the uniform and dress code policy the opening day of school. There is not a grace period for new students to comply with the dress code.
Students will be expected to dress according to the school uniform policy (i.e., solid colors, no trim or logos, no cargo pockets, and appropriate appearance). Failure to comply with the uniform policy will be handled by the following procedure: First Offense - the student will be given the opportunity to correct his/her dress. Failure to correct will be handled by an administrator on an individual basis. No other warning conference will be allowed during the year. All other infractions (i.e., solid colors, no trim or logos, cargo pockets, appropriate appearance) will be handled with an ISS assignment. Repeated uniform violations may result in suspension from school. Dress code violations will be handled with a variety of teacher interventions. For chronic dress code violations in which sufficient interventions have been tried but the behavior still continues, a conference will be held with the student, teacher, and administrator to create a plan for compliance. Chronic failure to comply could lead to
EAST IREDELL MIDDLE SCHOOL UNIFORMS ARE NOT REQUIRED FOR EVENING EVENTS SUCH AS AUTOBIOGRAPHY NIGHT, BAND CONCERTS, KPTO MEETINGS, MATH NIGHT, SCIENCE FAIR, AND OPEN HOUSE. STUDENTS WILL BE ALLOWED TO DRESS UP FOR SPRING
Special non-uniform days will be planned and announced in the school calendar in advance. Athletic uniforms may be worn during the instructional day for home game events only. Cross County and Cheerleaders are required to wear a white t-shirt underneath their athletic uniform top.