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At Lewis Middle School, we strive to help students grow as learners and as citizens. The Lewis Dress Code encourages students to keep their focus on learning, maintain school and age-appropriate attire, and to be safe as they express their individuality appropriately. This dress code applies equally to all students. 

1.      All students must be covered completely with clothing no shorter than finger-tip length to no more than 1 inch below where the arm meets the torso in non-see-through materials.

2.      The front and back of a shirt or top must be connected at the shoulder by a sleeve or strap of at least two inches in width.

3.      Clothing must cover all undergarments.

4.      Clothing must be free of gang-related, obscene, or offensive messages. This includes, but is not limited to, depictions or messages suggestive of weapons/violence, drugs, alcohol, or sex.

5.      Shoes must be closed at the toe & heel, have a firm sole, and a heel no higher than two inches.

6.      Head coverings worn for religious purposes are allowed; hoods and beanies may be worn outside in cold weather (cold enough to see your breath). Head coverings are not permitted in any other situations.

7.      In order to maintain security and safety, the following items are not allowed:


            -Dangling belts

            -Wallet chains or insignia belts/buckles

            -Sunglasses and hats (except in PE with a doctor’s note on file)


            -Trench coats

            -Jewelry that may be deemed dangerous or offensive, including, but not limited to,          sharp or pointed earrings, and earrings larger than a quarter.

 8. Writing on the body is not allowed.

When a student’s attire does not meet the dress code, he or she will be asked to remedy the issue in one of the following ways: 

Student will be asked to

·         Change into alternative appropriate clothing from their PE locker

·         Change into clothes provided by the office

·         Call home from office to request a change of clothes

Lewis staff will address non-compliance with the dress code in a respectful and professional manner. Students who repeatedly make clothing choices that do not adhere to the dress code will face consequences for defiance.



Lewis Middle School Dress Code 2015-2016

In order to promote the pursuit of excellence and develop responsible citizens with good behavior, the following codes for dress are required for all students and are not negotiable.
Pants, shorts and skirts
• Worn at the waist, no sagging. Repeat offenders will be directed to use a zip tie and/or directed to wear PE clothing.
• No clothing with holes. Jeggings or stretch pants may be worn if a shirt/top completely covers the bottom of the rear end.
• Dresses and/or skirts must be hemmed no shorter than 4 inches from top of knee.
• Hem of shorts must be at fingertip length when shoulders are resting relaxed at the student’s side.
• Does not contain words or pictures that negatively represent any gender, race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin disability, or sexual orientation.
• No muscle shirts. Sleeveless tops must be three inches wide at the shoulders.
• Spaghetti straps, camisoles and/or tank tops are acceptable ONLY if covered by a solid non-see-through top
• No bare midriff
• A jacket, sweater, sweatshirt, etc. may not be worn to cover up inappropriate/revealing clothing.
• Must be closed toe and closed heel
• No slippers, moccasins, house shoes or sandals
• Heels cannot exceed 2 inches high
Hats, caps, hoods, and gloves etc.
• No gang-affiliated clothing. NO bandanas, dangling belts, wallet chains or insignia belts/buckles
• NO knives of any kind
• NO sport jerseys/jackets
• NO sunglasses, except in PE (need to have a doctor’s note on file)
• NO hats, hoods or gloves (need to have a doctor’s note on file)
• Pajamas are not allowed
• Trench coats are prohibited
• No jewelry or body jewelry that may be deemed dangerous/offensive to others
• Earrings bigger than a quarter are not to be worn
• Writing on the body is not allowed
Consequences for Violation
• Warning/Required to change
• Detention
• After school detention and parent conference