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Dress Code/Uniform

Varsity Lakes Middle School Uniform Dress Code
2018-2019

Shirts: Solid color, single brand logo, polo style collared shirts or Varsity Lakes t-shirts –
- Polo shirts can have no more than 2 buttons open.
- All shirts must be TUCKED IN AT ALL TIMES.
- Students are only allowed to wear a plain colored t-shirt/long sleeve shirt underneath
          the polo shirt.
- ALL-ONE-COLOR ATTIRE IS NOT ALLOWED. PANTS MUST BE A DIFFERENT              COLOR FROM SHIRTS.
Pants/Shorts/Capri’s/Skirts: Acceptable colors –Navy, Khaki, Black, Grey & Brown
- Uniform bottoms must be worn at the waist, above the hip/pelvic bone and fit                    appropriately
- All pants, skirts and shorts must have belt loops
- Length of skirts and shorts must be at or below the knee in the standing position.
- ALL-ONE-COLOR ATTIRE IS NOT ALLOWED. SHIRTS MUST BE A                               DIFFERENT COLOR FROM PANTS.
Belts: Belts must worn at all times
- Belt buckles should not display names, flags, have over-sized buckles or studs.
Jackets/Sweaters:
- Jackets/sweaters must unbuttoned or unzipped
Footwear: Closed toe shoes, no higher than the ankle
-No sandal, slipper-type shoes or beach-type shoes, including shoes made out of                  mesh or plastic, and no “Croc” style shoes, high heels, or wedges are allowed.
Backpacks: Students are encouraged to rent a locker to store their backpacks/backpack purses.
- Backpacks/Backpack purses will not be allowed in the classrooms.
- No purses or handbags larger than 8X8 in.
- Drawstring bags are allowed and encouraged for dress out clothes as students may            ONLY go to lockers before and after school, not between classes.
Misc.:
-Adornments that, in the principal’s judgement, could cause injury, be a safety risk,               or cause a disruption to the school environment may not be worn. Examples of                   prohibited adornments include, but are not limited to, hops or rings attached to
         the nose, eyebrows, cheeks or lips.
- Any method of public display (including clothing, nail polish, and other items that                may be worn or carried) of an organization affiliated with controversial, obscene or              illegal activities on a person, may not be worn, if in the principal’s judgement, they              may cause a substantial disruption to the school environment.
- Apparel, emblems, insignias, badges, or symbols that promote the use of alcohol,                drugs tobacco, or any other illegal activity are prohibited.
- Apparel or symbols which may be gang-related may not be displayed on a student’s            person or in a student’s possession.
- Hair coloring or style that may cause a substantial disruption to the educational                  environment, as determined by the principal, is prohibited.
- Jeans, Denim of any Color, Carpenter pants, Low rise bottoms, Hip hugger bottoms,            Clothing that drags on the ground (ex. pant legs), Torn clothing, , Lycra, Spandex,              Stretch fabrics, Corduroy, Ribbons, Ruffles, Bows, Slits on the pants legs and Tied                waist bands is prohibited.
- The wearing of hats, caps, headgear (including hoodies) or sunglasses, except in                 conjunction with designated school approved uniforms or authorized athletic                       practices or activities, is prohibited. There may be certain exceptions for medical
           conditions and physical education classes held outside. The principal will determine             these exceptions.

* ALL OTHER DRESS CODE REQUIREMENTS ALREADY IN THE STUDENT HANDBOOK AND ALIGNED WITH THE LEE COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT.

*The principal and staff will designate special event days and provide the students with information on how the dress code may be altered for those days.

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