Here at Southside, we are committed to providing a safe and structured learning environment. We want to thank you for your continued support in the implementation of our school’s uniform policy. Southside Middle School will require students to wear school uniforms during the 2020-2021 school year. It is expected and imperative that your child attends school every day in complete uniform.
The uniform policy in effect consists of the following:
- IDs MUST be worn
- Black or khaki pants, shorts, skirts
- All pants, shorts and skirts are to be plain in design. Shorts and skirts must adhere to the Duval County Code of Appearance and must be acceptable as deemed by school administration. Pants and shorts with belt loops must have a belt worn at the appropriate waist location.
- No leggings or jeggings are permitted.
- Black or goldenrod polo-style (collared) shirts
- Long sleeve shirts (black, yellow, or white) may be worn underneath polo shirts in cold weather.
- Spirit wear may be worn on Fridays.
- Outerwear must be majority black in color
- Exception: Southside issued apparel
- Hoods cannot be worn on campus
- No hats/baseball caps on campus
- Footwear: no open-toe or backless shoes, no slippers
- DCPS face mask or other face covering
With a uniform policy, several Duval County Public Schools have seen a noticeable decrease in the number of referrals, as well as bullying/harassment of students. In an effort to continue this trend, we are asking for your assistance in ensuring that all students are in “full compliance” of the uniform policy. This upcoming year, STRICT attention and monitoring will be paid to the policy areas specifically outlined above.
We have contracted with a local vendor to order uniform shirts with our school’s logo nicely embroidered on them. Also, the following area retail stores usually have uniforms in stock in colors specifically for Southside Middle School: Walmart, Target, Old Navy at Town Center, K-Mart, and JC Penney at Regency.
We look forward to a great 2020-2021 school year as we continue on our quest as an International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program. Thank you for your assistance and support in our initiative at Southside Middle School, Home of the Mighty Knights!If you have any questions or concerns regarding this process, please feel free to contact the school at 904-739-5238.