• McNiel Middle School Dress Code


    Style:    Collared, knit, buttoned polo or golf style shirt – long or short sleeved

    Color:    All single colors allowed, solid stripes or plaids. No see through (sheer).

    • Approved McNiel sponsored shirts are allowed; for example, an approved shirt for Girls Basketball
    • Logos must be smaller than a quarter; this includes logos on the sleeves of the shirt
    • All shirts must be buttoned from the first button past the collar
    • Sleeveless shirts and halter/tank tops are not allowed
    • Tucking in shirts is preferred but not required unless the shirt is too long as determined by the administration


    Slacks, Pants, Shorts, Skirts, Skorts, and Dresses:

    Style:    Pleated/flat front docker-style slacks/pants/capris or traditional style blue/black denim jeans/capris

    Color:    Jeans – blue or black.  Pants/Shorts limited to Khaki color (Shades of Brown), Navy Blue, Gray, Black (solid, single colors); no patterns allowed (no tie-dyed jeans/shorts/capris)

    • Slacks/pants must be worn at the waist, and be properly hemmed or cuffed
    • Logos/labels must be no larger than a quarter
    • Sagging pants/jeans or ‘jeggings’ (tight, stretchy material) are not allowed
    • Stretch material, wide-leg, velour material, or jogging/yoga style are not allowed
    • Shorts, skirts, and skorts length must be no more than 3 inches from the top of the knee in the front & back
    • Jumpers must meet the same style, color, and requirements of shorts/pants.
    • Pants/jeans with holes, frayed edges, scratches, or slits of any type will not be allowed
    • No dresses are allowed.


    Shoes, Socks, Hose/Tights, Belts:

    Color (socks):    Matched solid, single colors, or with patterns (school appropriate)

    Color (hose/tights):  White, Navy Blue, Black, or flesh-tone (solid, single colors) – no fishnet or designs

    Color (shoes):    Tennis shoes, Brown or Black leather-like shoes (tie or loafer-type), or brown or black boots (no para-military type boots), or sandals with heel straps; NO athletic slides will be allowed (i.e. soccer slides)

    Belts:    They are preferred but not required unless deemed necessary due to sagging by the administration


    Outerwear: Sweatshirts, Jackets/Coats, Sweaters

    • Students are allowed to wear outerwear in the classroom under these guidelines.
    • Any color or pattern
    • No text
    • No hoods
    • No trench coats
    • No inappropriate logos or symbols
    • Solid color long-sleeved shirts (thermal type) may be worn under an appropriate dress code shirt. 


    • Hair is to be neat, clean, and well-groomed and styled so that vision will not be obstructed.
    • Hair styles and hair color that create a distraction will not be allowed.  
      • Hair must be of a natural color - grow naturally
      • Two-toned hair will not be allowed, for example, the ‘ombre’ coloring technique
      • No carved designs, etchings or cut-ins are allowed
      • No mohawks or faux hawks will be allowed.  
    • Beards and mustaches must be kept clean and neatly trimmed.


    Other Guidelines:

    • Leather, suede, vinyl, and corduroy are not allowed except for coats which must be left in lockers.
    • Spandex, nylon, or stretch-type materials are not allowed.
    • Clothing can be no more than one size larger than the student’s measurements; nor may garment be too tight
    • Clothes designated for athletics/PE may not be worn in the classroom.  (i.e. the gray shirt required for PE)
    • Caps, hats, bandanas, headbands that look like bandanas, or mimic the style are not allowed.
    • Cover-alls are not allowed.
    • Wind shorts/pants, athletic shorts/pants, sweat shorts/pants are not allowed except in PE/Athletics.
    • Student must comply with district standards for grooming and accessories as outlined in the student handbook.
    • Clothing items cannot be worn in any way that reflects gang affiliation, conceals contraband, or creates a distraction.
    • Clothing that is torn, tattered (has frays), or has holes is not permitted.  Clothing should be properly hemmed.
    • No writing or drawing on students, no fake or drawn-on tattoos are allowed at school. No spiked jewelry, large heavy pendants, heavy chains, or large belt buckles may be worn.  Safety pins may not be worn as decoration or piercings.
    • No make up for male students.  Only natural make up for females.
    • Male students may not wear earrings nor ear studs, per district policy. 
    • Purses should be no larger than an evening/clutch purse size.   

    Principal or designee has final say in matters not addressed specifically in the dress code policy.

    See district guidelines for more district standards of dress, grooming, etc.

    Disciplinary consequences for dress code violations:

      • Students will receive 1 demerit point (see discipline policy) for having a dress code violation
      • Students will be given the opportunity to call a parent for a change of clothing (unless the violation is discovered after lunch); if discovery occurs after lunch, the student will receive 1 demerit point and be held in ISS the remainder of the day
      • If a change of clothing is not brought, students will remain in the ISS room (with assignments).
      • The office does not provide clothes for students that are out of dress code.