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Dress Code

North Arvada Middle School Dress Code 

A safe and disciplined learning environment is essential to a quality educational program. District-wide standards on student attire are intended to help students concentrate on schoolwork, reduce discipline problems, and improve school order and safety. The North Arvada Middle School dress code is developed within district guidelines to support a safe, disruption-free, appropriate learning

environment for all. If clothing or accessories are disruptive to learning, then students will be sent to the main office for a change of clothes, the parent/guardian will be contacted and/or other disciplinary consequences may take place.

The following dress is not allowed at North Arvada Middle School:

  • Caps with a bill and hoodies on the head;

  • Chains – including part of clothing and chain wallets;

  • Gang related clothing - including bandanas; and

  • Clothes displaying the following: inappropriate or suggestive messages, illegal or restricted substances including alcohol, tobacco, drugs, and violent themes or weapons with the exception of school mascots.

Here are some, not all, additional guidelines of dress that may disrupt the learning environment:

  • Excessively revealing clothing, i.e., any altered shirts, short shorts and skirts (must be minimum length of the middle finger with arms hanging naturally to the side; leggings may be worn underneath in order to keep compliant); bare midriffs, halter-tops, ripped jeans, see-through shirts/blouses, exposing the chest area or buttocks, backless clothing, pajamas/lounge wear or any clothing deemed distracting.
  • Pajama pants, and/or tops/ slippers;
  • Sagging pants;
  • Safety pins, paper clips or pencil led used as jewelry or for clothing; 
  • Sunglasses in school building (may be worn outside);
  • Trench coats/dusters/heavy coats in the school building (may be worn outside); and
  • Underwear worn as outerwear or the garments seen through clothing.
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