Dress Code

  • To help keep our students focused on learning without distractions, we expect each one to dress appropriately. Our code of student conduct prohibits disruptive, provocative, revealing, profane, vulgar, offensive, obscene or unsafe clothing or bodily appearances.

    Do not wear:

    • exposed undergarments
    • sagging pants
    • see-through or excessively short, tight or revealing clothes
    • bare midriff or strapless shirts
    • clothing with lewd, indecent or vulgar messages or illustrations
    • clothing that advertises products or services illegal to minors
    • head coverings of any kind unless for religious purposes (this includes caps, scarves, and hoodies)
    • chains, spikes or other accessories that could be perceived as or used as a weapon
    • clothing that violates the school system's policies against gang and gang-related activities

    The principal may use discretion in implementing the dress code, including making reasonable accommodations on the basis of your child's religious beliefs or medical conditions.

    For more information, see Board Policy 6410: Code of Student Conduct and R&P 6410: Code of Student Conduct.

GMHS Rules & Procedures

  • As a general rule, if in doubt, do not wear it. Students who are in violation of the dress code will be provided an opportunity to change. If the student is unable or refuses to change into appropriate clothing, teachers should contact room 101 (main) and 112 (9th Grade Campus) for assistance. Parents must bring appropriate clothing before the student will be allowed to return to regular classes. A student who repeatedly violates this policy may be suspended due to non-compliance with WCPSS policy.

    Upper Garments

    Bare midriff shirts; strapless shirts, racer back or open back tank tops, and spaghetti strap tops or any other attire that exposes the undergarments and does not properly cover he chest and/or torso are not permitted.

    Lower Garments

    Undergarments MUST remain entirely covered even while seated. Dresses, skirts and shorts must be at fingertips length. Length must be appropriate around the entire body. If tight garments are worn, an appropriate length garment must be worn over the tights.

    Students are expected to adhere to standards of dress and appearance that are compatible with an effective learning environment. Presenting a bodily appearance or wearing clothing which is disruptive, provocative, revealing, profane, vulgar, offensive or obscene, or which endangers the health or safety of the student or others is prohibited. Examples of prohibited dress or appearance include, but are not limited to exposed undergarments; sagging pants; excessively short (length must be appropriate around the entire body) or tight garments (if tights are worn, an appropriate length garment must be worn over the tights); bare midriff shirts; strapless shirts, racerback or open back tank tops, and spaghetti strap tops or any other attire that exposes the undergarments and does not properly cover the chest and/or torso; attire with messages or illustrations that are lewd, indecent or vulgar or that advertise any product or service not permitted by law to minors; head covering of any kind; see-through clothing; attire that exposes cleavage; any adornment such as chains or spikes that reasonably could be perceived as or used as a weapon; and any symbols, styles or attire frequently associated with intimidation, violence or violent groups about which students at a particular school have been notified. Footwear must be worn at all times for safety and health reasons. Individual schools are free to specify additional examples of dress or appearance that are prohibited at that school under the terms of this policy. (Students who violate the head covering policy may have this item taken and held until a parent or guardian can claim it. While the school will make a reasonable effort to secure all confiscated items, the school is not responsible for any hat that is subsequently lost, misplaced or stolen.)

    If a student’s dress or appearance is such that it constitutes a threat to the health or safety of others, distracts the attention of other students or staff from their work, or otherwise violates this dress code, the principal or principal’s designee may require the student to change his or her dress or appearance. A second or repeated violation of this policy may result in disciplinary action.