• DRESS CODE

             T.R. Miller High School recognizes that good grooming helps to make good students. Radical styles and attire are detriments to good discipline and distracting in the classroom. The school believes that if students and parents are informed about what is expected, they will cooperate and help maintain schools of which we can be proud. Students are expected to be clean, well-groomed and appropriately dressed for school at all times. Pride in one's personal appearance is the first step toward success and T.R. Miller students are expected to have this pride.

             Dress and appearance must not present health, or safety problems or cause disruption of the educational process. Often times, the use of certain jewelry, body markings, and/or colors is an indicator of group membership, which may support violent behaviors and control of others. The school dress guidelines strive to make the school climate safe and secure for all students. Any dress deemed inappropriate and/or immodest by school authorities will be subjected to correction and/or disciplinary action, which may include, but not be limited to, change of dress, home referral, in-school and/or out of school suspension. Any class time missed due to inappropriate attire will be considered UNEXCUSED.

                   

    STUDENT GROOMING and DRESS CODE

              T.R. Miller High School recognizes that good grooming helps to make good students and that radical styles and attire are detriments to good discipline and are distracting in the classroom.  The school believes that if students and parents are informed about what is expected, they will cooperate and help maintain schools of which we can be proud.
             Students are expected to be clean, well groomed, and appropriately dressed for school at all times.  Pride in one’s personal appearance is the first step toward success, and T. R. Miller students are expected to have this pride.  Dress and appearance must not present health or safety problems or cause disruption of the educational process. Often times, the use of certain jewelry, body markings, and/or colors is an indicator of group membership, which may support violent behaviors and control of others.
             The school dress guidelines strive to make the school climate safe and secure for all students. Any dress deemed inappropriate and/or immodest by school authorities will be subjected to correction and/or disciplinary action, which may include, but not be limited to, change of dress, home referral, in-school and/or out of school suspension.  Any class time missed due to inappropriate attire will be considered as unexcused.

     

     SPECIFIC DRESS GUIDELINES

    1.       All clothing must be size appropriate. No exposed undergarments. No sagging pants. Oversized shirts used to conceal exposed undergarments are not acceptable. All jeans and pants must be worn at the hip line, regardless of the shirt length. All belts, fasteners, snaps, straps, etc. must be properly fastened and worn as intended. Belts should be clearly visible with no excessive length.

    2.       Headgear is not allowed on school campus or school buses. This includes hats, caps, sunglasses, bandanas, scarves, towels, wraps, stocking caps, hoods,large headbands, headphones, ear buds, or other forms of headgear.

    3.       Unnatural hair colors (purple, pink, green, blue, fluorescent, etc.), visible body piercing (with the exception of earrings), and/or facial ornaments are not permitted. Any body piercing jewelry or marking must be worn underneath outer clothing.

    4.       Trench coats, slickers, chains, or gang-related clothing or paraphernalia will not be permitted.

    5.       No clothing, jewelry, tattoos, body markings, and/or personal items with obscene or controversial wording or pictures will be allowed. This includes items or clothing depicting alcohol, drugs, bars and lounges, tobacco, sexually suggestive and/or offensive remarks. Items and clothing with pictures of blood, skulls, violence, death, and weapons are not permitted.

    6.       No see-through tops, bottoms, sports bras, halter tops, off the shoulder tops or tie-up blouses are permitted. Students must be fully clothed at all times. Bare midriffs, bare shoulders, bare sides and /or extremely tight clothing are not allowed.

    7.       Blouses and dresses with straps less than the width of a driver license or approximately 2 inches are not acceptable without a shirt underneath. A camisole or tank top is not considered a shirt.

    8.       Backless or deep-cut dresses and shirts are not acceptable. Any tops or dresses that are too revealing in the front or back will not be allowed

    9.       The display of cleavage is unacceptable. Low cut blouses, tops, sweaters, etc. with plunging necklines are not acceptable.

    10.    Young men are strongly encouraged to wear shirttails tucked inside pants.

    11.    Jeans must be neat and clean. They must be in good condition and have no holes or rips. Patches or other items must not be obscene or offensive in any manner. Cut-offs, etc. and/or ragged hems are unacceptable.

    12.    No underwear clothing should be worn as outerwear or exposed from underneath dresses, pants, shorts, or tops.

    13.    All shorts, dresses and skirts shall not be shorter than the bottom of the middle finger when the student is standing normally with both arms extended along side of the body or not shorter than approximately 4 inches above the top of the knee whichever is longer.

    14.    Swimsuits, gym shorts, tights, spandex shorts, yoga pants, biker pants, cotton sweat pants, see-through wind pants, nylon sports shorts and pants and physical education uniforms are not appropriate. Athletic warm-ups can only be worn with prior approval of the administration.

    15.    Footwear shall be worn at all times. Beach shoes, house shoes, and slippers are not acceptable for school wear.

    16.    If a student wears leggins, jeggings, or tights (for clarification, the difference between these items and pants is that pants contain a zipper and pockets) the top/skirt/dress shall not be shorter than the bottom of the middle finger when the student is standing normally with both arms extended along the side of the body or not shorter than approximately 4 inches above the top of the knee, whichever is longer.  The top/skirt/dress must make a complete circle around the individual and meet the length requirement.

    17.    With the approval of the Principal, the extra-curricular activity sponsor may establish additional rules for grooming and dress as a prerequisite for membership. The school administration shall have the right to consider any current fashion to determine its acceptability for school year.

     Note: This dress code is a guideline to acceptable attire and cannot be considered completely exclusive.  Therefore, when other forms of dress are deemed inappropriate for reasons not listed, the administration will address the violation.  In matters of opinion, the judgment of the administration will prevail.