Uniform Policies

CHS UNIFORM POLICY

UNIFORM POLICY FOR PRE-K THROUGH 8TH GRADE STUDENTS

SCHOOLS:

  • Cook Elementary
  • Fairview Elementary
  • Franklin Academy
  • Sale Elementary
  • Stokes-Beard Elementary
  • Columbus Middle School
  • Union Success Academy

Mandatory School Uniform Policy

The Board of Trustees of the Columbus Municipal School District finds it is appropriate to implement a mandatory school uniform policy for the following reasons:

  1. Promote a more effective climate for learning with fewer discipline referrals
  2. Increase safety and security
  3. Foster school unity and pride
  4. Ensure appropriate attire

UNIFORM DRESS CODE

  • Any deviation, however slight, are disallowed. Items that are offensive because of reference to race, sex, ethnic group, etc. shall be prohibited anywhere on school property.
  • Every component of the student uniform should be appropriate in length and size. Appropriate is defined as that which properly covers the body and which is in good taste.
  • Students must wear clothing that is not too tight or too loose.
  • The principal has the final decision about the appropriateness of the length/size of clothing.
  • All teachers will monitor student dress and send those students who, in their opinion, are dressed inappropriately to the principal.
  • Undergarments should never be visible.

Shirts

  • Must be solid color: purple, gold, or navy (shirts must be tucked into the pants)
  • Must have a collar
  • May not be sleeveless or form fitting
  • May not have visible emblem, trademark, logo, etc.
  • District approved Falcon t-shirt can only be worn on any day
Any visible clothing worn above the waist must be solid color: purple, gold, or navy blue with the exception of district approved Falcon t-shirts.

Sweatshirts

  • Must be solid color: purple, gold, or navy
  • Must be a pullover
  • May have a hood
  • May not be worn/carried around the waist, neck, shoulders, etc.
  • May not have visible emblem, trademark, logo, etc.

Sweaters

  • Must be solid color: purple, gold, or navy
  • May be a cardigan (button-up) or pullover
  • May have a hood
  • May not be worn/carried around the waist, neck, shoulders, etc.
  • May not have visible emblem, trademark, logo, etc.

Vests

  • Must be solid color: purple, gold, or navy
  • May not have visible emblem, trademark, logo, etc.

Pants, Capri Pants, Walking Shorts, Skirts, Skorts, Jumpers

  • Must be solid color: khaki or navy blue
  • Must be properly hemmed, no joggers or sweatpants
  • Must be free of rips, tears, frays, holes, etc.
  • Must be worn at the waist
  • Skirts and shorts should be of a length that when a student’s arms are extended downward by the sides in a natural position and the shorts are at the waist, the length of skirt, shorts, etc. must be as long as the longest fingertip.
  • No halters or halter dresses may be worn.

Belts

  • Belts must be worn for clothing items with belt loops
  • Must be solid color: brown, black, navy blue
  • May not have visible emblem, trademark, logo, etc. (including buckle)

Headwear

  • No caps, hats or headwear shall be worn inside the school building. (Penalty: Confiscation)
  • Sunglasses will not be worn in the building. (Penalty: Confiscation)

Leggings, Socks, Tights

  • Must be solid color: Navy blue, white, purple, or gold

Shoes

  • Must be closed-toe shoes
  • Shoes with over two-inch heels shall not be permitted

Jackets/Coats

  • Must be solid color: purple, gold, or navy
  • May not have visible emblem, trademark, logo, etc.
  • Long trench coats are prohibited
  • May not be worn/carried around the waist, neck, shoulder, etc.
  • CMSD school/team jackets are allowable in the classroom to promote school spirit.

 Picture of Uniform Examples

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