• dress Code             






    COMMON DRESS CODE QUESTIONS

    1. Can students wear jeans to school?   No, students should wear Khaki or Black Pants
     
    2. Can students wear slides to school?  No, for the safety of students shoes should have a back on them.
     
    3. Can girls wear skirts? Yes,  but only permitted with a documented religious purpose. 
     
    4. Will there be a time when students can come to school without uniform? Yes, dress down days will be allowed at administration discretion. Students will be given advanced notice in the form of a wristband. 
     
    5. Why do students have to wear uniforms? Uniforms are our way of identifying what grade and location that students should be in for safety.
     
     
    SHIRT COLOR BY GRADE
     

    6th Grade - Royal Blue Polo
    7th Grade - Navy Blue Polo
    8th Grade - Red Polo

     

    2018-2019 ARLINGTON MIDDLE SCHOOL BACKPACK POLICY

    This policy will be in full effect from August 14, 2018 through May 31, 2019

     

    Students may carry a backpack while on campus providing that the following requriemtns are met:

    • All backpacks MUST BE SEE THROUGH (plastic or mesh material)
    • All items in the backpack must be visible at all times
    • Purses must be no larger than a sheet of paper (8.5" x 11")

     

     

     
     
    2018-2019 ARLINGTON MIDDLE SCHOOL UNIFORM POLICY
     
    THIS UNIFORM POLICY WILL BE IN FULL EFFEFCT FROM AUGUST 14, 2018 THROUGH MAY 31, 2019
     Reminders about the policy and/or warnings will only be provided during the first week of school. 
     
    Uniform Shirts: (All uniform shirts must be tucked in all the way around while on campus)
    • UNIFORM SHIRTS ARE NO LONGER SOLD AT THE SCHOOL
    • PLAIN and SOLID colored polo style shirts with a collar (6th Grade - ROYAL BLUE, 7th Grade - NAVY BLUE, 8th Grade - RED)
     
    Uniform Bottoms: (All uniform pants and shorts must be worn secured at the waistline)
    • PLAIN and SOLID Khaki or BLACK pants, shorts, or capris (NO JEANS, DENIM, JEGGINGS, LEGGINGS, ETC.)
    • Shorts must not be more than 2-inches above the back of the knee. 
    • Skirts only permitted to be worn for documented religious purposes. 
    • No rips, holes, or frayed edges/hems in clothing. 
     
    Shoes and Socks: 
    • Casual or gym shoes are permitted. Sandals with a back strap are permitted. 
      • Heels must be lower than 1 inch
      • Backless shoes, flip flops, slippers, slides or bedroom shoes are not permitted
      • Socks are to be worn under the pant leg.
     
    Additional Layer of Clothing to Keep Warm: Jackets may be worn over the uniform shirts and must remain fully unzipped wihile on campus. 
     
    Prohibited Items: 
    • Clothing with hoods, hats, bandanas and sweatbands are not permitted on campus. *Refer to DCPS Code of Conduct
    • Purses that are larger than a sheet of paper (8.5" x 11").
    • Non-mesh or non-clear backpacks/bags are not allowed on campus. (See Backpack Policy)
     
    Dress Down Days: Dress Down Days are designated by the school; comply with the DCPS Dress Code Policy.
     
    Student I.D. Badges: ID badges on lanyards (ID set) are a part of the uniform and must be worn around the neck to enter the building and while on campus. IDs are checked upon entering campus. Every student will receive one complimentary ID set for the school year. 
     
    The Benefit of Having Student IDs:
    • Promotes a safe school environment.
    • Allows for quick accesst o obtain services in the cafeteria.
     
    Students without IDs: 
    • will be directed to report to the Main Office upon arrival to campus. 
    • will be provided with a new ID set, parent will be contacted and a $5.00 fee will be added to the student's debt list for each occurrence. (All debts must be paid in full in order for students to be eligible to participate in school sponsored activites such as 8th Grade Week/Moving Up Ceremony, school dance, field day, college tours, etc.). 
     
    Non-compliance will result in one of the following outcomes for each occurrence: 
    • Discipline referral for a Dress Code Violation with an assigned consequence. 
    • Repeat violations will result in progressive consequences being administered (i.e. detention, ISSP, etc.)
     

    ** The policies are reviewed and revised on an annual basis. Input can be provided during monthly SAC and Shared Decision Meetings.**