Welcome to Carver-Edisto Middle School!
Revised CARVER-EDISTO MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENT DRESS CODE/ID/Tardy Policy 2015-2016
In order to have a safe school environment where maximum learning takes place, students are expected to dress appropriately and adhere to the school dress code.
All clothing must be clean and in good condition.
Shirts, blouses, skirts, and dresses that have holes, ripped, or torn are not permitted. All tops must fit well enough to cover the chest, the midriff with raised arms, and the shoulder area. Additionally, tops should fit loosely and must not fall below the hip area if tucking in is not an option.
Specifically, there should be no halters, backless, strapless, spaghetti straps or tank tops (unless covered by outer garment), no low-cut blouses, visible cleavage, see-through material, and no clothing designed to be undershirts. No tops designed for and worn in P.E. may be worn throughout the day.
Pants/Shorts – Pants cannot have holes, or be ripped or torn above the knee. Cut-off pants are not permitted regardless if they are manufactured to appear cut-off. Pants must sit on or above the hips. Undergarments/underwear must not be visible when a student is standing or bending. Pants/jeans/”skinny jeans” must not be form/tight fitting. Wearing pants’ leg(s) rolled up or tucked into socks is not permitted. Shorts must follow all guidelines outlined for pants and must be no more than 3 inches above the knee in length. Jeggings, leggings and tights cannot be worn as pants. Additionally, stretch pants, athletic/jogging/sweat, PE shorts and mesh shorts, pajamas, and other sleepwear are not allowed. PE shorts cannot be worn under other pants/jeans.
Students taking P.E. must wear a school P.E. uniform (cost $15.00). School P.E. uniforms must be purchased from the school.
Skirts/Dresses – Both skirts and dresses must comply with all guidelines outlined for tops and pants. Skirts and dresses must be no more than 3 inches above the knee. Jeggings, leggings and tights are permitted only if worn with a skirt or dress that meets the above guidelines.
- Slogans or logos which contain profanity, provocative, or suggestive images or messages, obscenities, or advertisement that depict cigarettes or any other tobacco products, alcohol, drugs, or sexual acts are not permitted.
- No pride slogans, logos, or language demeaning to any person or groups is permitted.
- Dress that promotes gang activity or allegiance as determined by the Administration and the School Resource Officer is not permitted.
Shoes – Shoes must be worn at all times. Tennis shoes, closed toed shoes, and sturdy sandals are the best type of footwear for school. Shoes not allowed include: rubber flip- flops, shower shoes, thong shoes with socks, athletic sandals (slides) with or without socks, bedroom slippers, skate shoes and steel toed shoes/ boots. Any shoes that do not have supportive/sturdy soles and heels or any shoes with heels 3 inches or higher are also not permitted.
Accessories – Head gear cannot be worn in school. This includes hats, caps, bandannas, nets, or hoods. If straps or suspenders are worn with pants, then all ends must be fastened. Also, gloves may not be worn in school. In addition, spiked belts, collars, cuffs, chains, or wallet chains of any length are not permitted. No body piercings are permitted with the exception of pierced ears.
ID Policy – The ID policy is in place to help keep all students safe, for use in the media center, and for use in the café. Students are REQUIRED to wear their ID on a lanyard around their neck while on school property at all times. A MAXIMUM of 2 temporary ID’s will be issued per student. Disciplinary action will be taken on the 3rd offense. Student ID’s must not be defaced or altered. A replacement fee of $5.00 will be charged to replace a lost or damaged ID. A fee of $1.00 will be charged for replacement covers and lanyards.
Hair – Hair color must appear natural.
Consequences will be applied to any student found in violation of the dress code. the attendance clerk and a tardy intervention packet will be completed.
A student who consistently violates the Dress Code will be disciplined for “Open Defiance of Authority”.
Students arriving late to school (after 8:00 am) must be accompanied by a parent to sign the late arrival sheet. On the third consecutive or the fifth accumulative tardy, the student and parent will meet with the attendance clerk and an attendance intervention packet will be completed.
If a student enters the building without a parent after 8:00 am, the student will be given a warning and the parent notified. On the second offense, a phone call will be made to the parent asking them to come back to the school to sign their child in at the office. If the administrator is unable to contact the parent, the student will be assigned over-night suspension with a parent meeting scheduled for the next morning. On the third consecutive or the fifth accumulative tardy, the student and parent will meet with the attendance clerk and an attendance intervention packet will be completed.
Students arriving late to class during the school day: Students need to be on time to every class. On the first offense when a student arrives late to class, the student will be warned by the teacher. On the second offense, the teacher will make contact with the parent. On the third offense, the student will be sent to the office and assigned after school detention. On the third consecutive or the fifth accumulative tardy to class, the student and parent will meet with the attendance clerk and an intervention packet will be completed.
Students leaving school early: Students need to be in each of their classes daily. Classes that are constantly being disrupted due to students leaving early are forfeiting valuable instructional time. Students will not be allowed to sign out after the start of 6th period (1:40) unless it is a documented emergency. On the third consecutive offense of early dismissal or the fifth accumulative early dismissal from school, the student and parent will meet with the attendance clerk and an attendance intervention packet will be completed.
Please understand that all Dress Code/ID/Tardy violations will be determined at the discretion of the Administration. This includes all violations listed above, as well as any other disruptions which may interfere with the learning process.