Dress Code and Personal Appearance
It is the philosophy of the Kingman Unified School Board of Education that students will positively reflect the school and the district in their personal appearance and conduct.
Kingman High School, Kingman Middle School and White Cliffs Middle School will continually strive to provide an educational environment that is safe, pleasant and beneficial for an orderly learning environment. We believe that appearance, dress and conduct have a direct effect on academic performance, overall school morale and the health and safety of students, faculty, and staff. Students should dress in a manner that takes into consideration the educational environment, safety, health, and welfare of self and others.
Student dress should be clean, neat and appropriate in material and style for a businesslike educational atmosphere. Attire that is distracting, disruptive, or derogatory interferes with the orderly operation of the school. A spirit of support and cooperation between parents and school personnel is essential in order to insure that students come to school appropriately dressed. Dress code guidelines are outlined below in an effort to help students and parents understand the importance of “Dressing For Success!”
School Approved Shirts and Outerwear: The school board approved standardized shirts and outerwear (coats and jackets) for all students in the high school and middle schools. Standardized shirts and standardized outerwear will be available for purchase at KHS, KMS and WCMS. In addition, please make note of the following;
- Standardized apparel REQUIRED since the 2007/08 school year.
- T-shirts (available in approved school colors)
- Polos (available in school colors).
- Approved club or athletic shirts (may be worn any day of the week).
- Approved letterman’s jackets
- Approved sweatshirts and jackets.
- Students are required to wear school approved shirts and outerwear.
- School approved clothing (t-shirts etc.) must be worn upon entering the school and for the entire time school is in session.
- During cold weather, long-sleeved t-shirts, hooded sweatshirts and jackets with the standardized school logo will be sold. Students who do not wish to purchase the long-sleeved shirt, sweatshirt or jacket may layer inner shirts under the REQUIRED standardized t-shirt in order to keep warm. No other sweatshirts, coats, or jackets etc. will be allowed.
- If a student removes his/her standardized sweatshirt or jacket during the day, the standardized shirt or approved club/athletic shirt must be worn.
- Students must wear the approved school shirts in an unaltered state. Standardized shirts maynot be cut, tied, written on, altered, modified, or adjusted in any way.
- Standardized shirts must be long enough to cover the midriff, navel, stomach, and underwear at all times and may not be excessively over or undersized.
- Altered standardized shirts, sweatshirts and jackets.
- Shorts and skirts that are too short. They must be mid-thigh length or longer (approximately 6 inches above the top of the knee cap; fingertip length is a good way to judge).
- Saggy pants (more than 2 sizes too big) or shorts. Pants must be worn to cover undergarments, as well as buttoned and zipped properly. Visible underwear is not permitted. Pants with attached chains, studs or excessive metal are also not permitted.
- Excessively cut, torn, ripped clothing, or un-hemmed cutoffs or pants are not permitted.
- Hats, caps, visors, bandanas, beanies, and hairnets are not allowed the entire time school is in session. Hoods that are attached to the approved standardized outerwear (sweatshirts and jackets) may be worn.
- Clothing, buttons, or jewelry with slogans advertising illegal substances, obscene or sexually explicit language or graphics are not allowed. Clothing that contains vulgar language, ethnic slurs, or any logos or words other than those approved by school personnel are prohibited.
- Belts, wristbands, or other apparel with studs are not allowed. No chains or wallets/keys on chains are permitted. Studded dog collars are unacceptable.
- Hair spray, perfume, make-up, combs, and brushes are not to be used in classrooms, in the halls, or in the cafeteria.
- Sunglasses are not to be worn in the building.
- Shoes must be worn at all times. Sleepwear and slippers are not permitted.
- Gang related clothing, hairstyles, or accessories are strictly prohibited during school or at any school event.
- Any attire or adornment, including hair styles, cosmetics, and body piercing, which distracts from or disrupts for the learning environment is a dress code violation. On theme days such as in Spirit Week, clothing that exposes the midriff or cleavage, as well as tank tops, strapless tops, backless tops, tube tops, beachwear, muscle shirts, shirts with deep cut-outs under the arms, see-through clothing, pajama bottoms or pajama look-alikes, and any clothing that reveals undergarments (even while wearing over-alls) is not allowed.
- First and Second Offenses: For standardized shirt violations, students will be required to wear a loaner school shirt, receive detention and or Saturday school and parents will be notified. If the student is insubordinate and refuses to change into approved standardized clothing, parents will be asked to bring standardized school shirt and/or approved clothing. If the parents are not able to bring approved clothing the student will spend the remainder of the school day in In-School Suspension working on classroom assignments for insubordination.
- Third and Repeated Offenses: In-School Suspension or Out-of-School Suspension will be assigned depending on the circumstances. Student may also be placed on a behavior contract.
- Standardized shirts will be available in a variety of school approved colors and styles.
- Standardized shirts with school logo must be visible at all times during school hours.
- If a student moves from one middle school to the other, a shirt exchange program will be available. If the used shirt is turned in, the new shirts will be sold at a discount.
- An assistance program will be available for families that qualify and can document financial need.
- Students enrolled in physical education classes must change into approved PE clothing daily.
- Tax credit donations may be designated to support Standardized Shirt Policy.
- Students will be required to wear the Standardized shirt on the first day of school.
- The schools will set up a re-cycling program for shirts in good condition.
Important Note: The Administration has the right to question disruptive or inappropriate attire at any time and may ban and/or confiscate any item of apparel that may be gang-related, criminal or suggestive.
Consequences for Dress Code Violations
Modesty is the Key: All attire should be clean and neat in materials and styles appropriate for an educational environment. Any questions relating to dress standards should be referred to school administrators.
Other Important Dress Code Notes