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Dress Code


SMS School Uniform (2018-2019 School Year) 


This year the sweatshirts cinching at the waist will be an emphasis.  If students wear the approved sweatshirt, it must fit them and not be too big.  Also, belts must be a plain brown, black or gray with no design of any kind on the buckle

Purpose and Vision 

  • Dress for success and be prepared to learn
  • Create a level playing field/Reduces socioeconomic disparities
  • Focus on Studies rather than clothes
  • Promotes School Pride

School Uniform Policy 

  • Collared Polo Style Shirt o Solid Maroon, Solid Gray, or Solid Black with at least 2 buttons

(no emblems) o Shirt must be tucked in pants o Can be a long sleeve style 

  • Dress pants, Uniform style pants or Dress/Uniform shorts and skirts (that reach the knee) o

Solid Khaki or Solid black in color - Must have belt loops   o Pants must have a dress pocket, NOT a patch/sewn on (jean style) pocket  o No holes, tears or frayed material of any kind o No Cargo Style or denim material o Form fitted and stretch material not allowed 

  • Belts must be worn o Belt must be black, brown, tan or gray (no glitter, sparkle, embellishments) o Plain belt buckle – black, brown, tan, gold or silver (no glitter, sparkle, embellishments) 
  • Cool-Weather Items o Standard crew neck sweatshirt that cinches at the waist is the ONLY outerwear allowed o Color must solid gray, solid black, or solid maroon with no emblems or other color o Polo shirt collar shirt must be worn if wearing crewneck sweatshirt, collar of polo shirt must be flipped out and visible  
  • Undershirts o Solid grey, white, black or maroon with no other emblems, designs or color showing
  • Socks & Shoes o Socks must match each other o Shoes must be closed toe and closed heel o No sandals 
  • Additional Information o Jewelry is acceptable (nose rings not allowed) o Scarves or ties are not allowed o Hair must be natural color o Free Dress Days – Former dress code applies (no holes or frays of any kind in pants) o The former dress code still applies in the areas of hair color, facial piercing, extreme tight clothing, etc…..  Administration has the discretion to address any other issue that may arise that would cause a distraction.  


kind on the buckle