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Student Dress Code

The final school-level decisions as to the suitability of dress and grooming shall rest with the administration.
Dress Code Policy
Appropriate dress and grooming contribute to a positive atmosphere and promote student safety.
Thunderbirds are expected to dress for success each day. Mitchell Senior staff, in accordance
with California Education Code, Section 48907, and with the best interest of our students,
school, school-sponsored activities, and community in mind, adopts the following middle school
dress code. We appreciate your support and adherence to these guidelines.

Clothing, jewelry, and accessories:
     ● Pants/shorts will be worn at the waist level without the need to use a belt. All belts must
be worn through the loops.
     ● All clothing must be worn so as to not expose undergarments or midriffs standing or
     ● Shorts, skirts and dresses must be at least “finger-tip length” to be worn at school.
     ● Holes/rips in pants may be no higher than ‘fingertip length”. Shorts and shirts with holes
in them will not be allowed. Leggings are ok to be worn under shorts or jeans with
holes/rips higher than fingertip length.
     ● Backless, strapless, low-cut necklines or armholes, bare midriff tops, spaghetti straps,
crop tops, and tube tops are considered inappropriate for school and shall not be worn.
Straps must be at least one inch wide.
     ● Appropriate footwear must be worn at all times. Steel-toed shoes, cleats, or shoes with
wheels shall not be worn at school. Students must have appropriate footwear for PE.
     ● Pajama tops, bottoms, and/or slippers will not be allowed.
     ● Clothing, accessories, or jewelry with inappropriate language, pictures, inferences, or
symbols which tend to mock, ridicules, provoke, demean, or display words or pictures
associated with alcoholic beverages, tobacco products, gangs, sex, drugs, or items
associated with alcohol, tobacco, sex or drugs shall not be worn or carried at school.
     ● Sunglasses may be worn on campus; however, they must be removed when indoors.
     ● Accessories that may cause injury such as, but not limited to, spiked jewelry, studded
collars, safety pins, chains or long belts will not be allowed.
     ● Headphones and/or earbuds may not be worn unless using for academic purposes in class,
with the teacher's approval.
     ● Hairspray/gel, make-up, and cologne/perfume may not be brought to school. Only
non-aerosol deodorant may be kept in the PE lockers.
     ● No face paint may be worn unless allowed during dress up days.

     ● Hats are permitted, but must be appropriate – no offensive or questionable materials or
images. Hats may not be altered in any way. Hats must be worn in a forward position and
taken off when indoors. Hoods of sweatshirts may not be worn indoors. No stocking-type
caps are allowed.
     ● Bandanas may be worn on school dress up days; however, students wearing solid red or blue
bandanas during dress up days may be asked to remove the item by any staff member.
     ● No garments or headwear that conceals identity are permitted. (Masks covering nose and
mouth for health related reasons are fine).
     ● School officials may approve the wearing of headwear for special reasons such as
athletics, religious practices, theatrical performances, student rallies and activity
weeks or health needs.

NOTE: The final determination of what constitutes appropriate dress shall be made by the school
administration. All borderline cases will be considered a violation.

Gang-Related Guidelines
*New trends in gang attire are subject to administrative review with law enforcement

PE Dress Code*
*Please note: Students will not be dressing out for the 22/23 school year. Please come
to school dressed appropriately to participate in physical activity, including
appropriate footwear. Failure to dress appropriately for physical activity will be
considered a lack of participation and grades will be affected, parent will be notified
and a parent conference will be requested.