Dress Code



All Clark-Moores Middle school students are expected to be in compliance with all guidelines of the school dress code. The principal/assistant principal, under special circumstances, may grant temporary waivers of the dress code.  If any clothing is worn in the building that is not specifically addressed by the code, the principal/assistant principal will make the final decision as to the appropriateness of the clothing. In order for clothing items to be appropriate to wear to Clark-Moores, they must EXACTLY fit all the criteria listed below. If your apparel has something not approved in the list, you may not wear it to school.


Students will be in full dress by 8:00 am in the mornings and will remain in dress code until they board the bus or enter a car in the afternoons.


Solid color long or short-sleeved plain polo with two to four buttons (may contain a CMMS logo only).  All buttons must be fastened except the top button.
Solid color plain crew neck sweatshirt.  (NO HOODIES)
Any Clark-Moores crewneck t-shirt, crewneck sweatshirt, pullover, or long-sleeved shirt purchased through the school.  (Solid color long-sleeved may be worn underneath).
CMMS team/club issued or purchased sweatshirts and t-shirts.  (NO HOODIES)
Coats, jackets, non-CMMS pullovers, sweaters, cardigans, and hoodies must remain in the lockers and not be worn/brought to class at any time.  No high school attire allowed.

Pants/Skirts may be any blue jeans or tan khaki without any holes, rips, or tears in the fabric (including rips or holes with fabric patches).
All pants must fit appropriately and be worn at the waistline.  
Must be free of extra pockets, zippers, patterns, writing, or design.
All pants must be full length and skirts must be below the knee.
No shorts, leggings, sweatpants, athletic, or sleepwear permitted.


Students are prohibited from writing on self/others.
No hats, bandanas, or sunglasses are allowed to be worn in the building.
Blankets are not permitted.
Accessories should not be distracting or a hazard.
Only closed-toe shoes with 1 inch or less heel permitted.
No smart devices (watches) or wireless headphones/earbuds.

All final dress code decisions are determined by staff members and administration.  Consequences for being out of dress code at the start of the day or at any point in the day would possibly result in changing into clothing from the clothing bank when possible (having a guardian bring clothing when not).  Continued violations of the dress code will result in other disciplinary action and /or loss of privilege.


Exceptions to the dress code

If a staff member is conducting a special class/activity or game day attire for an athletic event that requires attire different from the above-mentioned regulations or seeks recognition of a school-sponsored activity, the staff member will seek prior approval from the administration.  Students will be given advance notice about the activity and the permissible clothing type.

Attire for physical education will be determined by the physical education teacher.

Students will change back into dress code guidelines after gym class.