St. Mary’s County Public Schools STUDENT DRESS CODE
Standards for appropriate attire and accessories shall include the following:
Clothing and Accessories in General
Students must wear clothing that covers certain body parts. Clothes must be worn in such a way that the chest, midriff, pelvic/groin area, and buttocks are covered with opaque material.
Clothing displaying or suggesting profanity; sexual activity through graphic images, words, or innuendos; weapons; drugs/alcohol or drug paraphernalia; violence; or tobacco products may not be worn, visible, or displayed.
Clothing with identifiable gang/crew representation or paraphernalia may not be worn, visible, or displayed.
Symbols or messages generally accepted to promote intolerance, hate, racial slurs (for example (Confederate flag, swastika, Ku Klux Klan or KKK) may not be worn, visible, or displayed.
Head coverings may only be worn indoors so long as the student’s face is visible and it does not interfere with instruction or student safety.
Shoes must be worn that are safe for all activities.
Official St. Mary's County Public Schools’ athletic uniforms may be allowed at the discretion of the coach and school administrator.
Student dress for school-sponsored activities must be in compliance with the Student Dress Code.
It is recognized that age and maturity may be considered in determining the appropriateness of a student’s attire. Appropriateness will be determined by the school principal/designee.