The Weekly Buzz Update
A Weekly Newsletter from Corner Middle School
VOLUME 4, NUMBER 6: July 26, 2022
Message from the Principal . . . UPDATE #2
Today is the second installment in a series of updates containing information you will need in preparation for the opening of the new school year. Yesterday, I shared copies of the Jefferson County Schools Student and Parent Handbook, as well as the key changes and additions in the document. A couple of those came in the section of "Dress and Grooming Guidelines."
This update looks at the areas of concern when it comes to dress code at CMS. Families, please listen to the video we have posted below and take a moment to look at the sections below.
Please remember, the Board’s dress and grooming guidelines are intended to promote and foster an appropriate educational environment by minimizing unnecessary distractions and permitting students to focus on academic progress. We are also working to help prepare your student for his or her transition into a world after they complete their secondary education.
Looking ahead . . .
- Wednesday, July 27th Cell Phone and Digital Media Policy
- Thursday, July 28th Chromebook Information
- Friday, July 29th Schedules
- Saturday, July 30th FAQs and Grab Bag Topics
- Sunday, July 31st Regular Weekly Buzz
- Monday, August 1st Morning Drop Off / Afternoon Pick-Up
- Tuesday, August 2nd Registration Follow-Up / Updates
- Wednesday, August 3rd Health and Medical Updates
- Thursday, August 4th Bus Information
- Friday, August 5th Attendance Information
- Saturday, August 6th Child Nutrition / Cafeteria Information
- Sunday, August 7th Regular Weekly Buzz
- Monday, August 8th Last Minute Reminders
Due to our receipt of regularly changing information and district updates, this information release schedule is subject to change. Thank you for your continued support of your student, our faculty and staff, and the administration of Corner Middle School! Enjoy your week!
Corner Middle School
The Dress Code at CMS . . . Thoughts From the Administration
Breaking Down Key Sections of the Dress Code
New Rule on Wearing Hoods in the Building
The key change to a rule that has been in place for a very long time is the last sentence of the rule. Students, HOODS MAY NOT BE WORN DURING THE SCHOOL DAY. This specifically applies to when you are in the buildings. If it is six degrees outside or raining, we will never prevent you from wearing a hood. You, however are responsible for removing the hood upon entering the school buildings. You are responsible. Repeated instructions from teachers will result in a dress code violation and eventually a write-up for defiance.
Piercings Can Be an Issue Coming Out of Long Breaks
Please remember that earrings are permitted to be worn by both female and male students. Earrings. Other visible piercings that were obtained on vacation over the summer are not allowed by district policy. This also applies to imitation piercings.
Wear your clothes how they were designed to be worn
Students tend to cause a disruption in class in violating this part of the Code by doing one of several things:
- Pulling shirts, pullovers, jackets, or other items over their heads.
- Wearing clothes backwards
- "Busting a sag"
Avoid receiving a dress code violation by simply wearing clothes as they are designed to be worn.
Add a Layer to avoid a Dress Code Violation
An issue of clothes worn in a manner in which undergarments are exposed or are perhaps too revealing can be solved by simply wearing a jacket, sweater, button-up shirt, or other clothing item on top.
And these . . .
8. Insignias, buttons, clothing, backpacks, or other articles of personal property, which are suggestive of alcohol, tobacco, vulgarities and violence, are drug-related, or are demeaning to other persons are not allowed at school or during school-sponsored events.
While it may be stylish, studded belts or bracelets in the wrong hands with wrong intentions could injure someone. And #8 . . . we are better than this.
Holey Moley . . . The Headache of Holey and Shredded Jeans/Shorts
Ahhhh. Our daily headache. Back in the day, you were made fun of for being poor for having holes in your pants. Mom or Grandma worked furiously to patch up those britches. Now we pay good money for them. This is not a judgment in your style selection for your students, families. It is the rule.
Help us avoid inconveniencing you by removing your student from class by just adhering to the policy. Below are pictures of what is not permissible. We will not provide tape to cover pants in violation of the code this year. Thanks for your assistance.
An even bigger headache than torn or shredded jeans? Short/Skirt length!
Families, this rule is broken by both girls and guys. When a question about short, skirt, or dress length arises, the school measures from the "hollow" of the knee in the back. Four inches. I understand it may be a challenge for tall kids. I have tall kids. The rule doesn't make an exception for tall people.
This rule applies to co-curricular events (awards ceremonies, dances, Homecoming, etc.). Please help us avoid an awkward situation by enforcing this policy at an event like those listed above. Thank you!
Bags Must Be in Lockers or Designated Areas
Corner Middle School
Corner Middle School is committed to empowering our students as they build a foundation for college, career, and community success in a nurturing environment.
Our vision at Corner Middle School is to ensure our students are academically, emotionally, and socially prepared for challenges they may encounter in the next phases of their lives.
Corner Middle School believes we will accomplish our Mission and Vision in serving our community of learners by:
- Loving, encouraging, and inspiring our students and each other in our daily interactions.
- Utilizing highly-effective instruction and a challenging curriculum.
- Meeting the needs of diverse learners in order to prepare them for college and entry into a career pathway.
- Partnering with the community.
- Cultivating student leaders.
- Integrating technology into all areas of learning.