Dress Code Guidelines

  • The school council has established standards for the LTMS students' attire that emphasize modesty, cleanliness and good grooming as defined below and by school officials as the need arises. We want to encourage each student to gain recognition through personal poise and conscientious work, not through inappropriate dress. One’s personal appearance is a manifestation of self-evaluation, and we hope that students will think highly enough of themselves to dress for success.

    Objective:

    1. Create a productive and comfortable learning environment.
    2. Celebrate students' individuality and creativity.
    3. Build relationships and encourage engagement in the classroom.

    Guidelines:

    1. Students should come to school with clothing that covers all areas of their body. Any clothing that is too revealing is unacceptable. (For example, too tight, exposed midriff, low neckline, off the shoulder, bare backs, see through garments such as tops that are lace or crochet - these shirts must have shirts underneath that meet the three finger width)
    2. When wearing shorts or a skirt, the length should fall below your fingertips while standing straight (flamingo test).
    3. Your attire should not be disruptive to the school environment and if deemed disruptive you may be asked to change. 

    Acceptable Attire:

    • Pants, jeans, or shorts which fit and are worn at the waist.
    • Jogging suits
    • Hooded sweatshirts but the hood shall not be worn on your head inside the building at any point. 

    Unacceptable attire: 

    • Clothing with obscenities, vulgarities, profane language, double meanings, drug, alcohol or cigarette advertisements or clothing that is disruptive to the school environment.
    • Clothing that displays messages of bias on the grounds of ethnicity, race, color, national origin, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, or disability.
    • Yoga/biker pants or shorts or spandex (leggings or leggings) 
    • Visible undergarments
    • Holes or frayed areas in clothing above the knee 
    • Chains not typically worn as jewelry (for example, bicycle chains or dog collars) 
    • Hats, costume or sunglasses are not to be worn inside the school building 
    • Make-up, hair color and/or styles that are distracting
    • Combs, pics, or rakes worn in the hair 
    • Hate symbols as defined by school officials 
    • Pajamas and/or slippers
    • Open-toed shoes (slides or flip-flops) 

    Students are to store and secure coats and backpacks in their lockers during the school day and not take them to classes.

    Note: For personal appearance issues not addressed above, the principal reserves the final decision.

    Consequences of violating the dress code:

    • First offense: Warning, correct the behavior.
    • Second offense: Family will be contacted.
    • Third offense: Office referral.