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Dress Code


General Information

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

Repeated violations will result 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). 

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

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

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 space-savers will not be allowed. Any hairstyle
that is deemed a distraction which disrupts the educational learning environment will not be allowed.
Face coverings and masks must follow all other apparel expectations. Cloth masks should be washed between uses. 

Head Wear

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

Top Wear

All shirts and dresses must either have a collar or have a direct relationship to Lake Forest Middle School.

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

Students may wear a T-Shirt, sweatshirt, or hoodie that has a direct relationship to Lake Forest. (For example, LFMS club T-shirts, LFMS athletic T-shirts, LFMS team T-shirts, etc.). Shirts endorsing any other schools are not permitted.

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.