MCHS 2012-2013 Dress Code
A. A student’s conduct is related to his/her clothing. Therefore, the school is directly concerned with the student’s clothing. The appropriateness of a student’s clothing for the school environment should dictate the choice of clothing and grooming practices on each given day.
B. All MCHS Students will wear their MCHS Lanyard and ID while at school or when attending any school function.
C. All students are expected to adhere to common practices of modesty, cleanliness and neatness; to dress in a respectful manner within the acceptable standards of the community and in such a manner as to contribute to the academic atmosphere, not detract from it. Students who fail to comply with this dress code may be sent home and be subject to disciplinary actions.
D. Students are prohibited from wearing attire that carries connotations of immorality, vulgarity, obscenity, nudity, sexual suggestiveness, gang, secret societies or fraternities either at school or at school functions. In addition, student attire shall not display or promote alcohol, tobacco, or drugs. Remembrance T-Shirts are also not allowed.
E. ANY OTHER CONSIDERATIONS WILL BE DETERMINED BY THE INDIVIDUAL SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS. THE SCHOOL ADMINISTRATION SHALL HAVE THE RIGHT TO CONSIDER ANY CURRENT FASHION TO DETERMINE ITS ACCEPTABILITY FOR SCHOOL WEAR.
F. Clarification regarding apparel should be obtained PRIOR TO WEARING IT TO SCHOOL; this can be obtained from the school administration. Students in violation of this policy will be subject to disciplinary action as determined by the school’s administration.
G. Teachers are charged with the responsibility of enforcing student dress code in their classes as well as on campus. Administrators and other school personnel share the same responsibility. Teachers shall follow building procedure for discipline referral regarding dress code violations.
H. Shoes must be worn. House slippers are prohibited.
I. Caps, hats, scarves, or other head coverings may not be worn or carried into the building.
J. Headphones and Earbuds are not to be worn at school.
K. The hemlines of shorts and skirts must reach the tips of the fingers when arms are held at sides. Intentionally torn or cut/slashed pants are considered inappropriate.
L. Shirts/tops must touch the waist of pants/skirts at all times (i.e. when in movement, when arms are extended or raised, and when in seated position, etc.) Low-cut tops or blouses are inappropriate. Transparent and/or see through material is considered unacceptable.
M. Crop tops, tube tops, halter tops, mesh clothing, tank tops, spandex pants, sunglasses (worn inside), pajamas (of any kind), and spaghetti straps are unacceptable. Sleeveless garments must have a strap at least three inches wide. Strapless dresses without jackets are also prohibited.
N. Pants are to be worn at the natural waist line (no sagging) and with both pant legs rolled down. Pants, sweats, skirts, or shorts are not to be rolled at the waist. A boy’s shirt should cover the entire crown of the shoulder.
O. Please note: If you arrive at school dressed inappropriately, you will be kept out of classes until you are dressed appropriately.