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Dress Code

 

Standard Mode of Dress District Plan

 

What is Standard Mode of Dress?:

 

Standard Mode of Dress, or SMOD, is a district-wide expectation of appropriate dress for the learning environment. It is an extension of the district’s dress code that requires all students in elementary and middle schools to wear designated color polo shirts and pants.

 

Why have SMOD?:

 

Standard Mode of Dress is a a way for Manor ISD to bring a sense of unity and community to each Manor student while helping to alleviate bullying and create a safe learning environment.  The implementation of SMOD will promote respect for oneself and others, build school spirit, decrease unhealthy competition involving fashion trends, reduce the strain on parental clothing budgets, and allow for easy identification of intruders on campus.

 

Exceptions and exemptions to SMOD:

 

Reasonable consideration will be given for students who request a waiver of a particular guideline for dress or appearance because of a sincerely held religious belief or medical issue. All cases require a note from a religious affiliation or doctor, or must be written into ARD paperwork in order for the exemption to take effect.

 

Principal Discretion:

 

The principal or the principal's designee will make reasonable accommodation for students involved in special duties, activities, or projects approved by the school. This could include but not be limited to athletics, career and technical education, physical education, special events, and other activities that require non-conforming dress on a school campus during a school-sponsored event. Students may be excused from wearing SMOD during special school events such as Homecoming, Spirit Day, Picture Day, or others as named by the principal or designee. Any questions regarding specifics should be addressed by the campus principal.

 

Allowable expressions with SMOD:

 

Students are able to continue to express themselves daily through accessories, shoes, acceptable jewelry, headbands, etc. as long as these items meet the district dress code guidelines in the student code of conduct.

 

SMOD Requirements:

 

Elementary schools:

 

School

Colors

BME

Black, white, gray, navy, burnt orange, pink, red

Bluebonnet Trail

Black, white, gray, red, blue, pink, royal blue

Decker Elementary

Black, white, gray, ocean blue, seafoam green, carolina blue, pink

Lagos Elementary

Black, white, gray, light blue, navy blue, royal blue, pink

Manor Elementary

Black, white, gray, red, pink, navy blue, purple

Oak Meadows

Black, white, gray, blue, pink, navy blue, ocean blue

Pioneer Crossing

Black, white, gray, light blue, pink, navy blue, yellow

Presidential Meadows

Black, white, gray, red, navy blue, pink, royal blue

ShadowGlen

Black, white, gray, light blue, navy blue, pink, lime green

OME Pre-K Center

Black, white, gray, yellow, green, pink, navy blue, gold, red

 

  • Pants, shorts, and skorts may be khaki, black or navy and must be worn on the student’s natural waist at all times. Shorts and skorts must be an approved length, which is no shorter than the tips of the fingers when the arms are extended by the sides of the body.
  • Girls may wear skirts or dresses with tights underneath
  • All clothing must be free of holes.
  • Students must wear solid black or brown belts if pants have belt loops. Students in Pre-k through 1st grade are NOT required to wear belts.
  • Elementary students may wear their shirt untucked.
  • Elementary students may wear cargo pants
  • Jeans and spirit shirts may be worn on Fridays
  • Closed toe shoes appropriate for gym and recess must be worn everyday. No flip flops, or house shoes

 

Decker Middle School:

  • Shirts – Short or long sleeved polo-style shirts. Shirts must be tucked in at all times.
    • 6th Graders will wear Gray
    • 7th Graders will wear Maroon
    • 8th Graders will wear Black
  • Pants – Plain khaki, navy or black pants, shorts, and skorts must be worn on the student’s natural waist at all times. Shorts and skorts must be an approved length, which is no shorter than the tips of the fingers when the arms are extended by the sides of the body. Pants, shorts, and skorts must be free of holes. Neither jeans or sweatpants are allowed. Joggers and cargo pants are not allowed.
  • Belts – Solid black or brown must be worn if pants have belt loops.
  • Hoodies are allowed in the grade level colors. However, we will not allow hoods to be worn inside the building.

Manor Middle School:

6th Grade: Green, Yellow, or Orange Polo (Collared) Shirts

7th Grade: Navy, Sky, or Royal Blue, White, or Purple Polo (Collared) Shirts

8th Grade: Red, Grey, or Black Polo (Collared) Shirts

 

ALL GRADE LEVELS

Pants: Black or Beige

Shorts: Black or Beige

Belts: Brown or Black

No hoodies will be allowed.

 

Manor New Tech Middle School

  • Shirts – Short or long sleeved polo style (collared) shirts. Shirts must be tucked in at all times.
    • 6th Graders will wear Red or White or Yellow
    • 7th Graders will wear Sky Blue or Grey or Green
    • 8th Graders will wear Royal Blue or Black or Purple
  • Fridays will be our spirit day, Scholars will be allowed to wear spirit shirts with jeans.
  • Pants – Plain khaki or black pants, shorts, and skorts (no bling) must be worn on the scholar's natural waist at all times. Shorts and skorts must be an approved length (no shorter than the tips of the fingers when the arms are extended by the sides of the body). Pants, shorts, and skorts must be free of holes. Neither jeans or sweatpants are allowed. Joggers and cargo pants are not allowed, pants may not be bound at the ankles.
  • Belts – Solid black or brown must be worn if pants have belt loops.
  • Hoodies are allowed in the grade level colors. However hoods are NOT allowed to be worn inside the building at anytime.

Scholars attending Manor New Tech Middle School will be required to wear business attire on days they are presenting their projects.

Standard Mode of Dress Discipline Plan

 

* Failure to comply with dress code/ SMOD rules will result in referrals which can be coded in Skyward under the following: DCV- Dress Code Violation, DTS- Disrespect to Staff, INS- Insubordination, RTC- Refusal to Comply

Elementary:

1st offense:

  • Phone call home
  • Parents bring SMOD clothes or student borrows SMOD clothes for the day
  • Conference with admin.

2nd offense:

  • Phone call home
  • Parents bring SMOD clothes or student borrows SMOD clothes for the day
  • Student receives lunch detention on admin. consequence

3rd offense:

  • Phone call home
  • Parents bring SMOD clothes or student borrows SMOD clothes for the day
  • Parent conference
  • After school detention with parent contact and pickup/or first step in school’s discipline plan

More than 3 violations:

  • Depending on length of time between offenses, refer to Parent Liaison or SFSS and/ or next step on school wide discipline plan



* Failure to comply with dress code/ SMOD rules will result in referrals which can be coded in Skyward under the following: DCV- Dress Code Violation, DTS- Disrespect to Staff, INS- Insubordination, RTC- Refusal to Comply

 

Middle School:

1st offense:

  • Phone call home
  • Parents bring clothes or student borrows clothes for the day. Once in dresscode, scholar goes back to class.
  • Conference with admin.

2nd offense:

  • Phone call home
  • Parents bring clothes or student borrows clothes for the day or spend the remainder of the day in ISS or once in dresscode scholars goes back to class.
  • Parent Conference with admin.

3rd offense:

  • Phone call home
  • Parents bring clothes or student borrows clothes for the day or spend the remainder of the day in ISS or once in dresscode scholars goes back to class.
  • Parent Conference with admin.

More than 3 violations:

  • Phone call home
  • Parents bring clothes or student borrows clothes for the day or spend the remainder of the day in ISS or once in dresscode scholars goes back to class.
  • Parent Conference with admin.

Students with SMOD in their backpack but out of dress code

Students will change into correct clothes, parents will be contacted to pick up clothes.

 

* Failure to comply with dress code/ SMOD rules will result in referrals which can be coded in Skyward under the following: DCV- Dress Code Violation, DTS- Disrespect to Staff, INS- Insubordination, RTC- Refusal to Comply

 

High School (Dress Code Violations):

1st offense:

  • Scholars will be given the opportunity to correct the issue.
  • Phone call home & document in Skyward.
  • If unable to correct the issue, scholar will receive a referral and consequence for the day. Once in dresscode scholar goes back to class.
  • Conference with admin.

2nd offense:

  • Scholars will be given the opportunity to correct the issue.
  • Phone call home & document in Skyward.
  • If unable to correct the issue, scholar will receive a referral and spend the remainder of the day in ISS or once in dresscode scholar goes back to class.
  • Conference with admin.

3rd offense:

  • Scholars will be given the opportunity to correct the issue.
  • Phone call home
  • If unable to correct the issue, scholar will receive a referral and spend the remainder of the day in ISS or once in dresscode scholar goes back to class.
  • Conference with admin.

More than 3 violations:

  • Referral for Persistent Misbehavior or Failure to Follow Administrative Directive & placement in ISS for the remainder of the day.