Dress Code

MCHS dress code will be in compliance with the MMS Board Policy #6.310:
Administration and members of the Student Government met and modified the dress code for the 2016 - 2017 school year.

The following expectations for student dress have been established to promote a safe and optimum learning environment:

Apparel items or appearances, which tend to draw attention to an individual rather than the learning environment or its surroundings, must be avoided. In matters of opinion, the judgment of the principal or principal's designee shall prevail.

The school administration reserves the right to determine whether the student's attire is within the limits of decency, modesty, and safety. Examples of clothing considered outside the limits of decency, modesty, and safety are leggings, tight-fitting clothes, and low-cut tops.

The principal may allow exceptions in special circumstances or occasions such as holidays or special performances and may further prescribe dress in certain classes such as physical education, vocational classes, and science labs.

MCHS Dress Code Violations do not start over at the end of the semester.

The following dress code standards will be observed at Millington High School:

1. Pants must be worn at the waist and must be an appropriate size. All pants must be worn at a safe length.

2. Clothing with holes below the knee are allowed.
No holes above the knee.
Built-in patches are allowed.

3. Tight-fitting clothing or leggings worn as pants (i.e. "jeggings," yoga pants") cannot be worn. Skin-tight outer materials such as spandex are prohibited.

4. Shirts, blouses, and dresses must completely cover the abdomen, back, and shoulders and must also have sleeves covering the shoulders and properly fit to the arm. Shirts or tops must cover the waistband of pants, shirts, or skirts with no midriff visible. Low-cut blouses, shirts, extremely tight tops, tube tops, or any top that exposes cleavage are prohibited.

5. Except for religious or medical purposes, head apparel (such as hoods, hats, bandanas, etc.) may not be worn inside the school building.

6. Footwear is required and must be safe and appropriate for indoor and outdoor activity. House slippers are not allowed. Any student working in the MCHS shop class (automotive, small engine, etc.) are not allowed to wear sandals/flip-flops for safety reasons.

7. Clothing and accessories such as backpacks, patches, jewelry, and notebooks must not display (1) racial or ethnic slurs/symbols, (2) gang affiliations, (3) vulgar, subversive, or sexually suggestive images (4) promotion of products which students may not legally buy; such as alcohol, tobacco, and illegal drugs.

8. Skirts, dresses, and shorts must be no shorter than 4 inches above the knee.

9. Sleepwear, pajamas, and/or blankets cannot be worn or be carried in school.

10. Waist-length sweaters, sweatshirts, and lightweight jackets (appropriately-sized) can be worn inside school for warmth.

11. Prohibited items include:
a. large, long and/or heavy chains
b. studded or chained accessories
c. sunglasses (except for health purposes)
d. headphones/ear buds cannot be worn as part of dress during school hours


Any student not attired in accordance with the MCHS Dress Code Policy shall be subject to the following consequences:

1) First Violation: Student may do one of three things:
A. Student will correct the dress code violation
B. Student will call home for a change of clothes
C. If the student cannot correct the dress code violation or call home for a
    change of clothes, the student will finish the remainder of the day in in-school
    suspension (ISS).

Student will receive warning from MCHS administration and warning will be logged.

1) Second Violation: Student may do one of three things:
A. Student will correct the dress code violation
B. Student will call home for a change of clothes
C. If the student cannot correct the dress code violation or call home for a
    change of clothes, the student will finish the remainder of the day in in-school
    suspension (ISS).

Student will receive 1 Day of ISS from MCHS administration and the 2nd Dress code violation will be logged.

1) Third Violation: Student may do one of three things:
A. Student will correct the dress code violation
B. Student will call home for a change of clothes
C. If the student cannot correct the dress code violation or call home for a
    change of clothes, the student will finish the remainder of the day in in-school
    suspension (ISS).

Student will receive 3 Days of ISS from MCHS administration and the 3rd Dress code violation will be logged.

1) Fourth Violation: Student may do one of three things:
A. Student will correct the dress code violation
B. Student will call home for a change of clothes
C. If the student cannot correct the dress code violation or call home for a
    change of clothes, the student will finish the remainder of the day in in-school
    suspension (ISS).

Student will receive 5 Days of ISS from MCHS administration and the 4th Dress code violation will be logged.

After the fourth violation, all dress code violations will be labeled as willful disobedience, and the student will receive progressive measures of OSS (ex. 5th offense = 1 Day OSS, 6th offense = 3 days OSS, etc.).

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