Dress Code

DRESS CODE

In order to promote a safe and positive school environment, Northside ISD has approved a mandatory uniform policy for ALL students at Anson Jones Middle School. The student’s uniform must fit properly and should not display any profanity, obscenity, gang graffiti, or labels of any kind. A student will not be permitted to attend class if his/her uniform is out of compliance with the Anson Jones uniform policy. If you have any questions regarding the uniform, please contact a campus administrator. The campus administrator will make the final decision any dress code issue.

Uniform Colors Per Grade Level

6th Graders-White shirt or a white approved Anson Jones spirit shirt

7th Graders-Gold shirt or a gold approved Anson Jones spirit shirt

8th Graders-Black shirt or a black approved Anson Jones spirit shirt

SHIRTS:

  • Cotton collared short or long-sleeved golf/polo-style.
  • No shirt may be unbottoned more than two (2) buttons from the top.
  • Oversized or undersized uniform shirts are not acceptable.
  • No writing, or designs on the exterior of the shirt.
  • The fabric may be textured (pique) or smooth.
  • Shirts should be clean, neat and orderly in appearance.
  • Extra shirts may not be draped over the shoulder or neck.
  • The campus administrator will make the final decision on any questionable garment.

SLACKS OR PANTS:

  • Pants must be full length.
  • Capri pants should be no less than four inches below the bottom of the kneecaps.
  • Tight fitting pants are not allowed (e.g. tights, leggings, lycra, or Spandex)
  • Not acceptable fabric: lycra/spandex, fleece, stretch materials, convetible/rip-away or athletic type sweats.
  • Not acceptable: shorts, bicycle shorts, bell-bottoms, extra wide legs, "baggies", or hip huggers.
  • No sagging in seat, dragging at hem or bagging in legs or waist (excess should not exceed 3 inches in leg/pant width or 1 inch in waist). Pants that do not fit at the waist will be considered in violation of the dress code. The student will be given a "zip tie" in lieu of a belt, in order to hold the pants up the rest of the day.
  •  No torn seam/frayed hems.
  • Thick metal studs, chains or other decorative accessories are not acceptable. 
  • The campus administrator will make the final decision on any questionable garment.

SKIRTS OR JUMPERS:

  • No skirt or jumper should be any higher than three (3) inches above the middle of the kneecap (measured with the student standing). There should be no slit, cut, or other opening in the skirt that extends beyond the four inch limit. 
  • Skirts may be of any lenth below the knee, provided they do not have inappropriate slits or openings, which would create a distraction. (Ex: Splits upward to the thigh or buttocks)
  • SKORTS and SHORTS are not allowed.
  • Wrap-around skirts are not permitted.
  • Skirts may be pleated, full or long: however, tight-fitting skirts are not permitted.
  • No velvet, fleece, or stretch materials.
  • Leggings (no design or logo may be worn if they are of the appropriate solid school color (black or white) under an appropriate skirt.

BELTS:

  • Belt buckles must be 3 inches or smaller.
  • Any belt overlap must be contained in the belt loops, with no loose ends hanging down.
  • Belts deemed to be a safety hazard or inappropriate for school will not be allowed.

SHOES:

  • Shoes must not have steel toes or cleats.
  • No strapless sandals, flip flops, , house shoes, or other types of slip-ons.
  • Other shoes deemed a safety hazard by administration will not be allowed.

JACKETS and COLD WEATHER ATTIRE:

Students may wear any coat or jacket to and from school.

Students must keep hoodies and jackets unzipped (unbuttoned) while inside the building. If a student wears a hoodie that does not have a zipper, it must be removed, unless it matches their grade level color.

JEWELRY:

  • Body piercing jewelry is prohibited except for rings, studs, or other traditional jewelry worn on the ear. Tongue rings and tongue studs are not permitted..
  • Wallet chains, spiked dog collars and large neck-chains are prohibited due to safety concerns.
  • Jewelry that is asked to be removed may be collected by faculty and administration.

HAIR:

  • Hair must be neat and clean. Unconventional colored, multi-colored or spiked or Mohawk hair styles are not permitted.
  • No designs are allowed to be shaved or cut into hair or eyebrows.

OTHER dress code guidelines include the following:

  • Any clothes that are suggestive or indecent or which cause a distraction are not acceptable. Specifically, oversized clothing, tank tops, muscle shirts, halter tops, spaghetti straps, exposed backs or midriffs, and see-through garments are not permitted.
  • Indecent/inappropriate patches, writing, images or drawings on clothing are prohibited.
  • Hats, headgear, and bandannas are not to be worn on campus. • Sunglasses are not to be worn inside the building.
  • Clothing with holes, rips, and tears will not be permitted.
  • Upper and lower body garments are not to expose undergarments.
  • Makeup bags are allowed to be carried in backpacks.
  • Clothing, jewelry, medallions, patches, or designs on clothing should not reflect or suggest gangs, drugs, alcohol, tobacco, profanity, sex, antisocial, or unhealthy messages.
  • Gang related colors and ornaments are prohibited. No gang related graffiti is allowed on school property, personal items, clothing or skin.
  • Inappropriate garments/items deemed unsafe or gang-related will not be permitted.

DRESS CODE EXPECTATIONS:

Students will be expected to dress appropriately (i.e. NISD dress code) at all school functions and on non-uniform days. Any violation of the uniform policy or dress code will result in administrative action. The principal may review requests for exceptions.

SPIRIT DAY:

Each Friday is Spirit Day and students may wear a school approved spirit shirt (i.e. athletics, NJHS, Student council, a John Jay Spirit, or a college/Pro team shirt).

DRESS CODE VIOLATIONS:

Parents will be contacted to provide proper attire should their child arrive at school and not be in compliance with the school’s standardized dress policy. If a parent is unavailable, the student will be placed in the In-School Suspension classroom for the remainder of the day and not permitted to attend his/her classes. Persistent non-compliance with the standardized dress policy will be considered insubordination. Please refer to the Category IV offenses in Section C of the Anson Jones Handbook for consequences. The school administrator(s) may alter the dress code at any time based on any inappropriate or disruptive trends. Any student dress that indicates an affiliation with a gang, group, or organization that is not school approved is forbidden. This may include colored articles of clothing, professional team sports wear, or distinctive lettering or script that signifies an unapproved group association as identified by the school administrator.

All other Northside Independent School District Dress Code policies will be enforced in addition to the above campus standards.

DRESS DOWN DAYS:

Throughout the year dress down days, non-uniform days, may be given to students as incentives. Students are to follow school procedures to redeem a dress down day. Any student who participates in a dress down day fraudulently, may lose their dress down privileges for the rest of the year. The school administrator(s) may alter the dress code at any time based on any inappropriate or disruptive trends. Any student dress that indicates an affiliation with a gang, group, or organization that is not school approved is forbidden. This may include colored articles of clothing, professional team sports wear, or distinctive lettering or script that signifies an unapproved group association as identified by the school administrator.

All other Northside Independent School District Dress Code policies will be enforced in addition to the above campus standards.