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Toombs County Middle School 2023-2024 Dress Code (Grades 6-8)

The Toombs County School System requires students to dress in a manner conducive to maintaining an academic focus. Therefore, student dress should reflect acceptable standards of neatness and modesty and should not distract from the education of students. The administration reserves the right to determine if a student’s dress, hairstyle, etc. are too casual, too revealing, or too distracting to be considered appropriate for school.


• Long or short sleeved shirts, dress shirts, t-shirts, polo type shirts, sweaters, and sweatshirts which are size appropriate are allowed.

• ShirGails must be below the waist line even with arms raised above the head or when the student is seated.

• Sheer fabric outer wear will not be allowed.

• Shirts with deep scooped necklines will not be allowed.

• Sleeveless shirts, halter tops, tank tops, and spagheGi straps will not be allowed.

• Jackets are permiGed. Trench coats are not per- miGed.


• Pants, khakis, jeans, capris, and athletic pants (e.g. warm-ups) that are size appropriate and worn at the waist are allowed.

• Pajama pants, yoga pants, or tights are not allowed.

• Shorts that are size appropriate and worn at the waist are allowed. Shorts must be no shorter than five inches from the top of the knee.

• All students must wear pants/shorts snugly enough to keep them well above the hips.

• Jumpers and overalls will be allowed.

• All pants, overalls, and jumpers must have all buGons buGoned and all fasteners fastened.

• Dresses and skirts must be no shorter than 5 inches above the knee. Slits in skirts must not extend beyond 5 inches above the knee.


• Headgear of any type is unacceptable. No hats, bandanas, hoods, knit caps or stocking caps may be worn anywhere on school grounds or buses. No hats are to be worn at recess.

• Students who wear headgear during inclement weather (outside the building or school bus) must remove it before entering the school. These items must be stored in a backpack.

• Sunglasses are not al –



• Shoes that are size appropriate and worn as intended are allowed.

• Bedroom shoes of any kind are not acceptable.


• Chains hanging from pockets, dog collar-like necklaces, spiked collars, bracelets, studded anklets or belts are not permiGed.

• Belts must be 9at with no symbolic message on the buckle or belt.

• Gloves are not per –


• Only studs or conven tional ear rings may be worn in the ear.

• Only small, stud-type nose rings will be allowed.

• No other piercings will be allowed.


• Wigs may be worn if the student is medically fragile as noted by a physician’s statement, and the wig is necessary because of loss of hair.

• Hair should be kept neat and combed and should not draw excessive aGention to individuals.

General Guidelines for Students:

• All clothing must have no inappropriate holes, frays, rips, or tears. If pants or shorts have holes that are more than 5 inches above the knee, shorts, tights, or pants must be worn underneath so that no skin is showing.

• All clothing must be appropriately sized. No oversized or baggy garments will be allowed (for example: pants must be worn at the natural waistline and not drag the floor).

Clothing should not be excessively tight or form- Ging. Bike shorts, spandex apparel, yoga pants, etc. will not be allowed. As with all clothing decisions, administrators will have the final say as to whether a garment is too loose or too tight.

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