Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda UFSDBenjamin Franklin Middle Student Appearance Code SummaryView the Policy in its entirety on page 31 of the District Calendar
Students and parents have the primary responsibility for compliance with acceptable standards for student dress and appearance, and therefore will give proper attention to personal cleanliness and appropriate dress for school and all school related activities. Teachers, administrators, and other District personnel will exemplify and reinforce acceptable dress standards and assist students in developing an understanding of the standards for appropriate appearance as stated in the Student Appearance Code.
Pants, shorts and skirts worn at the waist as designed. Shorts, and skirts must be at least finger length — hands at sides.See-through and/or strapless garments. Exposure of skin between the bottom of the shirt and the top of pants. Visible undergarments. Modest tank dresses/tops allowed with straps as long as the chest area is covered from the top of the armpit down. Spandex, leotards, or leggings; anything with objectionable writing or pictures. Writing, symbols, and/or emblems on the back-side. Soled footwear that does not pose a safety hazard. Slippers or sleepwear of any kind. Sweaters, fleece tops (sweater-weight), sweatshirts or warm up suits. Jackets, coats, gloves, hats, or any other outdoor attire. Hair bands, religious or medically necessary apparel. Hats or other headwear (bandannas, scarves, du-rags). Backpacks, knapsacks, and book/gym bags remain in the student’s locker. Studded bracelets, necklaces, or wallet chains.
Students in violation of the Student Appearance Code, at the discretion of school officials, will be required to cover, remove, or modify any inappropriate article, and if necessary or practical, replace it with an acceptable article. Refusal to comply with the requests of school officials, and/or repeated Student Appearance Code violations may result in disciplinary action, up to and including out of school suspension.