Admin

Dress Code

The dress and grooming of Freedom Middle students contributes to the health and safety of the individual, promotes a positive educational environment, and does not disrupt educational activities and processes.

  • Clothing shall be worn as designed - suspenders over the shoulders, pants secured at the waist, belts buckled, etc.
    Bare midriffs and bare sides should not show, even when arms are extended above the head.
  • Clothing normally worn when participating in a school sponsored extracurricular or sports activity may be worn to school ONLY when approved by the sponsor, coach, or principal.
  • Clothing that is too tight or revealing is unacceptable.
  • Clothing with holes, tears, or inappropriate patches will not be allowed if considered obscene.
  • Garments and/or jewelry which display or suggest sexual, vulgar, drug, alcohol or tobacco related wording/graphics, or may tend to provoke violence or disruption in school shall not be worn.
  • Gang paraphernalia, jewelry, tattoos or other insignias/items which display, suggest, provoke or may tend to provoke violence or disruptions are not allowed.

Shoes shall be worn. The following are not acceptable

  • Thong sandals
  • Cleated shoes
  • Backless shoes
  • Heelys (shoes with wheels)

The following items are prohibited:

  • Hats, caps, visors, sunglasses or bandanas.
  • Chains hanging from the neck, belt, pocket or attached to a wallet.
  • Jewelry that has any sharp or pointed areas.
  • Hemlines of shorts, dresses and skirts shall be no shorter than mid-thigh.
  • Spaghetti strapped and tank top type blouses/dresses/ shirts.
  • Night clothes such as pajamas, slippers, or boxers

The principal and/or his designee(s) have the responsibility and authority to make the final determination as to the appropriate dress of any student.

Dress Code Violations

Teachers / staff in any area of the campus or in the classroom will send the student with a pass or radio call directly to the discipline office (8th grade).

1. Warning: Dress Code Violation Notice with email or phone call to parent.

2. FMS Dress Code Violation Notice, Lunch Detention (30 minute), and email or phone call home.

3. FMS Dress Code Violation Notice, Administrative Detention (30 minute), and email or phone call home.

4. FMS Dress Code Violation Notice, Administrative Detention (60 minute), and email or phone call home.

5. FMS Gum/Candy Violation Notice, Administrative Detention (90 minute), and email or phone call home.

6. FMS Dress Code Violation Notice, Saturday School (2 hours), and email or phone call home.

7. Referral for Gross Insubordination (infractions on discipline Matrix), and place the student on a Behavior contract (Parent conference must be conducted at this point).

Click the images below to view the Dress Code from Freedom Middle School, and OCPS.

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