Student Dress Code

dress codeThe district’s dress code has been established to teach grooming and hygiene, prevent disruption, and minimize safety hazards. Students and parents may determine a student’s personal dress and grooming standards, provided that they comply with the following:

Uniform dress is required in prekindergarten–grade 8. Choices of attire shall be limited to:

Tops: Solid navy, red, or white short- or long-sleeve shirts/blouses in these styles: collared polo, Oxford button-down, or turtleneck. Tops must be tucked in and may have a pocket on the front, but no commercial designs, logos, or color combinations. School administrators may approve a top color and/or logo specific to their campus and may select certain days/events (e.g., picture day) for exceptions to the required dress code.

Bottoms: Standard-fit, classic-style pants, walking shorts, overalls, skorts or jumpers with belt (in garments with loops) in solid navy, khaki, or black. Belts are not required in prekindergarten–grade 2. Girls in elementary grades shall wear shorts under skirts or jumpers for P.E. Girls in elementary may also wear leggings under skirts and jumpers. Students are not permitted to wear spandex pants, sweat pants, wind pants, cargo pants, or bike shorts.

Winter Clothing: Turtlenecks or polos in solid navy, red, or white worn under plain sweaters, sweatshirts, or vests that are the same color as the shirt and are short enough to allow easy view of the student’s pants pockets

Special Circumstances: Consideration with regard to style shall be made for students who have special needs (e.g., wheelchair or walker students), but color and other guidelines still apply.

Extracurricular Activities: The principal, in cooperation with the sponsor, coach, or other person in charge of an extracurricular activity, may regulate the dress and grooming of students who participate in the activity. Students who violate dress and grooming standards established for such an activity may be removed or excluded from the activity for a period determined by the principal or sponsor and may be subject to other disciplinary action, as specified in the Student Code of Conduct.

In addition:
  • Students may wear earrings (studs) only in their ears.
  • NO hats, caps or sunglasses are to be worn inside a building at Marshall I.S.D.
  • Students’ hair should be kept neat and well groomed. Boys’ hair should not extend beyond the shirt collar in back. Spiked hair, Mohawks, designs cut in hair, or hair that disrupts the educational process will not be allowed. Students violating this policy will be requested to correctly cut or trim hair to meet district code. Hair that is not a natural shade of hair color is unacceptable, i.e. pink, blue, green, purple, etc. Non-compliance may result in ISS (In School Suspension) placement.
  • Shoes should be appropriate for school activities.

Dress code will be checked at the start of each day. Students not meeting dress code will be sent to the office to call and have a change of clothes brought to school. If no one can be reached, the student could be sent to I.S.S. (In School Suspension) for the day.

If the principal determines that a student’s grooming or clothing violates the school’s dress code, the student will be given an opportunity to correct the problem at school. If not corrected, the student may be assigned to in-school suspension for the remainder of the day, until the problem is corrected, or until a parent or designee brings an acceptable change of clothing to the school. Repeated offenses may result in more serious disciplinary action in accordance with the Student Code of Conduct.

Additional dress guidelines for students at Marshall Junior High School and Marshall High School are addressed in those respective campus Student Handbooks. Click below to access these handbooks and review the dress code requirements at these campuses.

Marshall Junior High School Student Handbook (see "DRESS CODE," pages 33-34)
Marshall High School Student Handbook (see "DRESS & GROOMING, pages 26-27)