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Change to LFMS Dress Code
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Friday, July 22, 2011

Lake Forest Middle School Standard of Dress

General Information

All students are expected to abide by the standardized student dress. Violations that are fixable will be corrected at the time the violation occurs.

Repeated violations will results in disciplinary consequences. If a student arrives at school and refuses to comply with standardized dress, he/she will not be allowed to attend classes. The student will be isolated until the parent is called to bring appropriate clothing for the student.

 If a parent or guardian has a question regarding a particular item, please seek clarification from the school administration before wearing item.

All Apparel

  • All apparel must be appropriately sized. Sagging, bagging, flagging, or any type of gang identification clothing or paraphernalia is a dress violation (This includes gothic dress). Male students will not be allowed to wear finger nail polish or eye make-up.

·         Any clothing that advertises, depicts, or displays alcoholic beverages, tobacco products, illegal substances, profanity, sexual innuendoes, racially/religiously inflammatory language or pictures of any kind are strictly prohibited.

  • Long, large and/or heavy chains, studded or chained accessories are prohibited, including belt and wallet chains.

·         No unnaturally colored hair or visible body piercing with the exception of the ear will be allowed. No piercing jewelry of any kind that is a safety hazard may be worn. Students will be asked to remove jewelry not in compliance with this rule. Band-aid cover-ups and clear spaces-savers will not be allowed. Any hair style that is deemed a distraction which disrupts the educational learning environment will not be allowed.

Head Wear

·         Head wear worn by both male and female students must be removed and put away once the student arrives at school. Students wearing head wear during the school day will have head wear item(s) confiscated.

Top Wear

  • All shirts must have a minimum of a three inch sleeve.

·         All collared shirts may be solid, striped, or plaid.

  • Students may wear a T-Shirt that has a direct relationship to Lake Forest. (For example, LFMS club T-shirts, LFMS athletic T-shirts, LFMS team T-shirts, etc.)
  • Tops, shirts, blouses, and dresses must completely cover the abdomen, back, shoulders, and cleavage. Unacceptable items include (but are not limited to) items with a low neckline and see through material.

Pullovers, Vests, and Sweaters

·         Hoods MAY NOT be worn over the head.


·         Sweaters, vests, and sweatshirts worn as outer garments in the classroom must comply with appropriate sizing and other applicable provisions previously addressed in this standardized dress. All shirts worn under sweaters, vests, and sweatshirts must comply with the Top Wear guidelines.

Bottom Wear

  • Shorts, skirts, skorts, and dresses must approach the knees.

·         If jeans and other acceptable pants are distressed (holes), distressed areas in pants are not to show skin.

  • Skin-tight items such as leggings or tights are to be covered by bottom wear of appropriate length that should approach the knees.

·         Items which are deemed unacceptable include (but are not limited to) stretch pants, nylon, spandex, leather, fleece, suede, velour, sweat pants, gym shorts, jogging pants, and sleepwear.



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