Salem Middle School follows the Dekalb County School Dress Code (refer to pages 49 and 80 of the Student Code of Conduct):
STUDENT DRESS CODE
The atmosphere of a school must be conducive to learning. A student’s appearance can positively or negatively impact the climate of a school. Students must adhere to the School District’s dress code requirements. Students who fail to comply with the dress code requirements, as enumerated below, maybe charged with Offense #25 –Student Dress Code Violation (see pages 49):
• Students are expected to follow ALL school rules governing safety in specialized programs that may require the wearing of protective clothing, safety glasses, or other similar requirements.
• Clothing, jewelry, tattoos, piercings or other body ornaments that disrupt the educational process or endanger the health or safety of other students, staff or visitors are prohibited.
• Clothing, insignia, symbols, tattoos, piercings, jewelry, or adornments worn or carried on or about a student which promote gangs or the use of controlled substances, drugs, alcohol, or tobacco are prohibited.
• The wearing of clothing, tattoos or other adornments which show offensive and/or vulgar words, pictures, diagrams, drawings, or includes words or phrases of a violent nature, a disruptive nature, a sexual nature, politically/socially controversial words or graphics or words or phrases that are derogatory regarding a person’s ethnic background, color, race, national origin, religious belief, sexual orientation, or disability is prohibited.
of pants below the waistline, bare midriffs, halter tops/tank tops,
tops/blouses revealing cleavage, knee-length shorts, net/see through garments,
flip-flops, slides, between-the-toe shoes without heels, bedroom shoes, or
other footwear that interferes with freedom of movement and dresses, pants, or skirts
with high splits is prohibited.
NOTE: Students/Parents are urged to review individual local school handbooks for any additional requirements related to student dress.
Salem does not allow the wearing of clothing that is torn, ripped, shredded, distressed, or tattered.
STUDENT DRESS CODE VIOLATION
will not dress inappropriately on school grounds or at school events. ALL
students are expected to dress appropriately and to adhere to the student dress
code found on page 80 of the student handbook and any additional requirements
listed in local school regulations.
The following penalties apply to ALL
student dress code violations:
First Offense: Verbal reprimand, contact the parent and In-School Suspension (ISS) until the end of the day or corrective action.
Second Offense: Required parent conference and two (2) days ISS
Third Offense: Contact parent, up to ten (10) days ISS, local probation and/or parent attends classes with student in lieu of ISS.
Chronic violation of this expectation will result in the charge of:
#19a – Repeated Violation of School Rules -and a possible referral to an alternative setting upon being found in violation by a preponderance of evidence at the District due process hearing.
Necessary School Supplies: