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Dress Code


Appropriate apparel and cleanliness of students is important as a matter of health as well as being conducive to learning. With the rapidly changing styles of clothing, it is impossible to specify everything acceptable for student dress. A good rule to follow is that if there is doubt concerning the appropriateness of clothes for school, DO NOT wear them until you check with your school’s administration.


Dress code violations will be handled through the administrative team in accordance with the discipline policy. Students who come to school dressed inappropriately must change clothes to meet the school dress code before returning to class. This will require the student to call home or select clothing from the clothes closet at PCMS. If there is no resolution, the student will be placed in ISS for the day. Repeated violations of dress code will result in discipline action and ISS will be enforced. In order to preserve discipline and order in the school and create a proper and safe learning environment, the following dress code will be enforced at all times for all students:


  • Shorts, dresses, and/or skirts can be no more than three inches above the knee.

  • Tight pants such as, but not limited to, leggings, jeggings, yoga pants, etc. may only be worn if a shirt completely covers the backside.

  • NO jeans that are ripped, torn, or have holes are allowed. 

  • NO sheer apparel, bare midriffs and/or backs, low necklines, strapless tanks, tank tops or spaghetti straps allowed.

  • NO tinting, streaking, or dying of hair other than natural hair color (blonde, brunette, black, auburn). Unnatural hair colors include the following: blue, green, purple, pink, burgundy, etc.  

  • Hair must be worn appropriately as not to interfere with students’ vision or the teachers’ and/or administrators’ ability to maintain eye contact.

  • Athletic jerseys must have a shirt worn underneath.

  • Belts must be buckled and pants must cover undergarments and be worn securely at the hips or waist. 

  • NO hoods, hats, caps, bandanas, sport headbands, or any head covering can be worn on school campus unless for religious or medical purposes except when approved by admin. 

  • NO gloves or sunglasses can be worn on school campus. 

  • NO chokers or bracelets that could be harmful can be worn on school campus.

  • NO large, long, and/or heavy chains, studded or chained accessories, or sleepwear, including bedroom slippers.

  • Shoes must be worn at all times.

  • NO clothing or other displays of suggestive, sexual or profane wording, symbols or advertising of alcohol, tobacco, or illegal products will be permitted.  This also applies to the advertising of non-sanctioned groups and organizations, death, or violence (blood, weapons, etc.)..

  • NO gang-related markings or tattoos are permitted.Visible drawings/markings are not permitted on student’s skin (markers, makeup, etc.); to include the use of excessive eye makeup.  

  • NO clothing that suggests gang affiliation or racially offensive subject matter.

  • NO visible body piercing (other than the ears) will be allowed. NO nose piercing, tongue piercing, or other facial piercings are allowed. Cosmetic alterations that are detrimental to the educational environment or to the health and safety of the student or other students is prohibited. Bandaids, facemasks, or any type of covering worn to conceal a nose ring or any other facial not allowed.


Administration will handle any other questionable dress code on an individual basis. The school administration may adjust this policy at any time during the school year.