Clearwater Middle School

Dress Code - Expectations

Dress Code

Clearwater Middle School (CMS) recognizes and respects individuality which can be demonstrated in several positive ways in the school environment; however, we reserve the right to bar from school, those students whose personal appearance is disruptive to the educational process and the orderly operation of the school. CMS has a specific, UNIFORM dress code.


*Uniform items can be purchased from English Sports Shop

*P.E. uniform can be purchased from Sidekicks

*School crests, ties and track suits (when available) can be purchased at the School

GIRLS: Summer Uniform from start of school and from start of Easter Term

  1. Blue Clearwater Polo shirt; buttoned top two buttons; covers waistline, incl. while sitting. Shirt should be tucked into their skirt or shorts.
  2. Navy blue A-line skirt or knee-length shorts (Max. 2" above knee in standing position).
  3. White knee-length socks worn up to knee throughout the school day.

GIRLS: Winter Uniform from December 1st each year

  1. White collared button-up shirt; covers waistline, incl. while sitting. Shirt should be tucked into their skirt or pants.
  2. Undershirts, if worn, must be a SOLID white colour, no words or graphics.
  3. Navy blue long pants or A-line skirt (Max. 2' above knee in standing position).
  4. Long pants must fit appropriately at the waist and may not be tight or of the "skinny" and or "legging" - style.
  5. Nave blue knee-length socks worn up to knee throughout the school day.
  6. School tie worn with 4 yellow stripes visible (obtained from school office)
  7. Navy blue blazer with school crest affixed.

BOYS: Summer Uniform from start of school and from start of Easter Term

  1. Blue Clearwater Polo shirt; buttoned top two buttons; covers waistline, incl. while sitting. Shirt should be tucked into their shorts/pants.
  2. Khaki pants (long or short). Workman's/cargo pants with external pockets are not allowed.
  3. Nave blue knee-length socks worn up to knee throughout the school day.

BOYS: Winter Uniform from December 1st each year

  1. White collared button-up shirt; covers waistline, incl. while sitting. Shirt should be tucked into their pants.
  2. Undershirts, if worn, must be a SOLID white colour, free of words or graphics.
  3. Navy blue dress trousers. Workman's/cargo pants with external pockets are not allowed.
  4. Navy blue knee-length socks worn up to the knee throughout the school day.
  5. School tie worn with 4 yellow stripes visible.
  6. Navy blue blazer with the school crest affixed.


PANTS must not sag, be oversized, be baggy in the seat, worn below the waist, or cover the entire shoe.

SHOES:

  1. Solid brown or black smooth leather dress shoes (below ankle) that can be polished.
  2. Shoe heels and soles must not exceed 2" in height.
  3. Suede, patent leather, boots (above ankle), ballet-type slippers or sneaker type shoes are not acceptable.
  4. Shoes with strings must be tied, and buckles, straps, or Velcro fastened at all times.

BOYS SHOES

Boy's School Shoes (Black or Dark Brown)

No patent leather, suede or two tone shoes.

GIRLS SHOES

Girls' School shoes (Black or Dark Brown)

No patent leather, suede or two tone shoes.

OUTERWEAR: Sweaters, Blazers, CMS Jacket

  1. Blazers are a mandatory part of the winter uniform.
  2. Navy blue sweater can be worn on cold days (this is not a substitute for the blazer).
  3. Sweater must be either; crew neck, V-neck, cardigan, or vests (no zip-front or hoods allowed).
  4. Sweater must be to-the-waist in length from all angles/sides.
  5. All outerwear must be worn over approved uniform shirts.
  6. Hats, gloves, scarves, and light jackets are NOT permissible in the classroom; they must be removed up entering the building and remain off until dismissal at 3:30 pm. Jackets will be confiscated if the student does not comply with the school policy.

BELTS & ACCESSORIES:

  1. Belts must be worn by young men. It is optional for the young ladies.
  2. Belts must either be BLACK or BROWN leather for all students (studs, spikes, or designs are not allowed).
  3. Belts must be buckled and the tail of the belt must be tucked in to the belt loops.
  4. A watch may be worn on the wrist.
  5. Visible hair accessories (hair ribbons, ponytail holders, etc.) must be one of the following solid colours: WHITE, YELLOW, BLUE, or BLACK.
  6. HAIR: coloured/highlighted, distracting hair styles or cut patterns, designs (head and eyebrows) are NOT acceptable for all students.
  7. NAILS should be natural and colour-free; cosmetic attachments require medical certificate.
  8. A pair of single gold, silver or peral small studs in the lower ear lobe are allowed for females.
  9. ONE single gold or silver stud in the lower ear lobe is allowed for males.
  10. NO OTHER JEWELRY OR BODY PIERCINGS ARE ALLOWED.
  11. All accessories (example: jewelry or hair items) other than stated above will be CONFISCATED for a term!


Clearwater Middle School will not be responsible if these items are lost, damaged, or stolen.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION CLASS DRESS CODE:

  1. Official CMS gym uniform or track suit.
  2. Plain (no text/graphics) solid blue or yellow or white t-shirt.
  3. Plain (no text/graphics) solid blue, yellow, or black basketball shorts to the knee.
  4. Fastened athletic shoes that cover the entire foot.
  5. In cold weather, appropriate, school approved outerwear only will be allowed.
  6. Official CMS P.E. uniform can be purchased from the recommended P.E. Uniform Vendor.

GRUB DAY ATTIRE - EXPECTATIONS

GRUB DAYS - STUDENTS MAY NOT WEAR OR CARRY:

  1. Bandana; hats; headscarves; sunglasses; toy or 3-D glasses; do rags; stocking caps; sweat bands; cropped outerwear; or any non-approved CMS-affiliated spirit wear.
  2. Bedroom shoes, slippers, crocs, or cleats.
  3. The following tops are not permitted under any circumstances: sleeveless undershirts (white tees worn as a shirt), spaghetti strap, tight, see-through, off the shoulder/exposed shoulder, large neck-hole, bare midriff, or revealing undergarments.
  4. Skirts and shorts must not be shorter than the fingertip when the student's arm is extended along their side.
  5. Leggings/tights may not be worn as bottom garments.
  6. Clothing with holes, rips, tears, are not permitted under any circumstances.
  7. Shirts with inappropriate graphics, play-on-words, innuendos, drugs, alcohol, or gang affiliation, etc. are not permitted under any circumstances.
  8. Make-up, nail polish and coloured hair or highlights is not permitted.
  9. Cell phones, cameras, electronic devices, IPADs, game systems, and any other similar electronics are not allowed to be accessed, seen, heard, or used once on the school premises. Items will be confiscated for a term! CMS will not be responsible if these items are lost, damaged, or stolen.


Clearwater Middle School administration may use their discretion in determining whether or not dress, style, or accessories are inappropriate or distracting to the educational environment. The administration also has discretion to amend the dress code if circumstances deem it necessary.

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