Dress Code







Dress code:

Students are encouraged to use sound judgment and reflect respect for themselves and others in dress and grooming. In keeping with the goals of M.S.A.D. #17 to provide a safe, healthy and non-discriminatory environment for educating students for maximum academic and social development, the following restrictions on dress shall be enforced on school grounds when school is in session or at school functions:

A. Articles of clothing which promote the use of tobacco, alcohol or other drugs may not be worn.

B. Clothing, footwear, insignia or accessories that are intended to identify the wearer as a member of a particular gang may not be worn.

C. Articles of clothing that are sexual, vulgar, lewd or indecent or include insulting words (e.g., racial/ethnic slurs) may not be worn.

D. Clothing that is destructive of school property (e.g., cleats, pants with metal inserts that scratch furniture) may not be worn.

E. Hats, hoods and other similar types of head or face coverings may not be worn in any school building when school is in session, except as follows:

  1. for legitimate medical or safety reasons as determined by the principal and school nurse;
  2. for religious reasons as approved by the principal;
  3. in elementary schools while students are preparing for recess or dismissal; and
  4. for special events or activities as approved by the principal.

F.  We allow students to wear flip flops and  sandals, BUT we ask them bring sneakers for recess.

School administrators or teachers may require special clothing for health and safety reasons for students participating in physical education, certain extracurricular activities, work with or around machines or other activities. However, no particular brand may be required.