Student Dress Code


The dress code at Martin Luther King, Jr. K-8 School has been developed to set a standard that is considered appropriate for a K-8 learning environment.  All students are expected to be neat and clean and to wear apparel that is appropriate in a K-8 setting.

The following are not considered appropriate at Martin Luther King, Jr. K-8 School.

  • No bare feet, open toed, open heeled, strapless shoes.

Students should dress to allow for participation in ALL activities, including physical education and recess.

  • Leggings may only be worn under shorts or dresses. They may not be worn as pants.
  • Hats are to be worn with the brim or bill facing toward the front. Hats are to be removed while indoors. Hoods must also be off the head when indoors.
  • Tops/shirts must cover the upper body including the belly button and back.
  • Spaghetti straps, mesh shirts, half shirts, open back dresses/shirts will not be allowed.
  • T-shirts must be worn under sport tanks, such as basketball jerseys. No undershirts should be worn as outer wear.
  • No pajamas
  • No excessive baggy, sagging, torn or tattered pants or shorts are allowed at school. School personnel will determine what is considered inappropriately sized clothing.
  • Shorts must be hemmed and below the child’s fingertips with hands extended at the sides (the same is true for skirts and /or dresses; girls wearing relatively short skirts and dresses should wear shorts as well.
  • Clothing advertising violence, drugs, alcohol, racial remarks, profanity, gangs (gang colors) will NOT be allowed.
  • Any staff member may hold a student accountable for adherence to the dress code.

Students dressed inappropriately will be sent to the office to change or the student’s parent/guardian will be called and asked to bring a more appropriate set of clothing. Should a parent/guardian not be accessible, the office staff has a limited supply of clothing that the student can wear.  Please keep in mind that we are trying to create an environment that promotes learning and need your support.