Murchison Middle School International Baccalaureate MYP

Dress Code


The purpose of the Dress Code is to maintain a safe and respectful learning environment and to model good citizenship. Students are required to use good judgment, to respect themselves and others, and to demonstrate modesty in selecting attire. Students may wear uniforms associated with approved campus extracurricular activities (such as cheerleader uniforms) with the approval of the adult sponsor and principal. The district prohibits any clothing or grooming that, in the administration’s judgment, may reasonably be expected to cause disruption of or interference with normal school operations. The following is a description of items of clothing and personal appearance that may not be worn, carried or displayed at school: 

  • Slippers/House shoes/Roller shoes
  • Hats, Caps, or Hoods (except for religious headwear or on days necessitated by weather) – includes bandanas, do-rags and head coverings for fashion
  • See-Through Clothing or Visible Undergarments
  • Onesie pajamas or costumes (sharks, kangaroos, chicken, etc.)
  • Backless Tops/Bare Midriff/Muscle Shirts/Un- tucked shirts longer than fingertip length of an extended arm/Halter Tops/Low Cut Necklines/Strapless Tops/Spaghetti Straps
  • Tank Top (straps must be at least 2” in width unless covered by dress code top, sweater or jacket
  • Baggy Pants (waistline below hip)/ Pajamas/Flannel Lounge Pants
  • Dresses and skirts shorter than the length of the longest finger with hands extended to the sides 
  • Gang-Associated clothing or colors or any other outward representation of possible gang affiliation
  • Clothing that advertises, condones, depicts, or promotes the use of alcohol, tobacco, or drugs
  • Clothing with vulgar or obscene language or with images or writings that promote disruption
  • Chains or accessories that would endanger students’ safety or distract from the learning environment

Administration has the final decision as to what is inappropriate. Students who are not in compliance with the dress code will be provided alternate clothes to change into or given the opportunity to have appropriate clothes brought to them. Personal items will be returned upon receipt of the school issued clothing. Persistent non-compliance may result in an administrative consequence.