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Dress Code

Tenaya Middle School DRESS CODE POLICY 2017-2018


Tenaya Middle School has adopted the following Dress Code Policy in accordance with FUSD BP 5132; it will be strictly enforced at school and for all school-related activities, both on and off campus.  Tenaya Middle School students will be required to dress and appear in a manner that does not distract from the school's learning environment and adhere to "good taste".  The below listed clothing items and dress styles are prohibited:


Student Identification

Every Tenaya student must where their valid Tenaya student I.D. on a lanyard which is given to them at the beginning of the entry to Tenaya. The I.D. must be worn during the duration of the school day and at all school related functions other than P.E. (if dressed out) and at dances once checked in.

General Apparel

1.     No hairstyles or facial hair/eyebrows that draw undue attention. This means no Mohawks, tails, unusual razor cuts or unnatural/unusual colors.  Faux-hawks are not to exceed 1-1/4" in height.

2.     No flip-flops or backless shoes of any kind. Sandals must have heel straps. 

3.     No hats, caps, do-rags, head coverings or hoods of any kind are allowed on campus or to be visible. Beanies may be worn to and from school and on designated rainy or cold days as determined by administration. Tenaya Middle School approved hats or caps may be worn as intended outside of the classroom only. Hoods on a hoodie sweatshirt/ jacket are not to be worn at any time while on campus or during a school function.

4.     No sunglasses are to be worn in the classrooms, offices or other school facilities (unless prescribed by a physician).

5.     No clothing with holes, fray marks and no cut-offs are allowed.

6.     No underwear, undergarments, or PE shorts under pants are to be visible (including bandeau and camisole tops)

7.     No slippers, pajamas or other sleepwear.

8.     No piercing other than those on the ear lobes (i.e. no lips, nose or eyebrows, etc). Extended studs may NOT have a pointed-tip due to safety concerns.

9.     No exotic or extreme: clothing, jewelry, make-up, body piercing, etc. that draws undue attention to the wearer.

10. No articles of clothing that depict or display gang symbols or would otherwise be deemed "gang clothing."

11. No clothes that are considered revealing. This means no tops that show any bare midriffs. No halter-tops or off-the-shoulder tops. Leggings may be worn if and only if the top extends to mid-thigh.

12. No clothing that depicts death/skulls, profanity, products or slogans that promote tobacco, alcohol, drugs or sex or are deemed obscene, libelous, slanderous or violate state hate crime laws.

13.  No writing on skin or clothing is allowed and shall not be visible. This includes hands, arms, face, etc.

14.  PE clothes cannot be worn outside of PE classes.


1.    No underwear-type sleeveless shirts, crop or tube tops, off-the-shoulder tops, racer-back tops or halter tops are allowed. Tops must completely cover the midriff area. Tops must have sleeves or straps that are 3" wide.

2.    No shorts, skorts, skirts or dresses higher than mid-thigh. Shorts are to be hemmed. No bike shorts (spandex), or frayed shorts.

Baggy Clothing/Gang Material

1.     In general, no excessively baggy or oversized pants or shorts. Oversized clothing that presents a safety concern or reflects a gang style image is not acceptable. Shirts that hang below outstretched fingers will be considered oversized.

2.     Excess pant material cannot exceed 5 inches when measured at the kneecap of the straightened leg. Pants must fit and be worn at the natural waist. Pants must be hemmed, not stapled, pinned or taped and must not have holes.

3.     No sagging pants, even if covered by a shirt.

4.     No clothing or apparel that a student or group of students wear to identify themselves for the purpose of harassing, threatening or intimidating others. Example: No military, paramilitary, no complete camouflage attire, or trench coats.

5.     No attire that may be used as a weapon, including but not limited to steel toed boots, chains, and items with spikes or studs.


  1. Electronic devices such as cell phones and iPods are allowed on campus, but they must remain off and not visible throughout the school day except for instructional purposes at the discretion and instruction of the teacher.  In case of an emergency, a student may ask to use the office phone.
  2. No earphones or headphones are allowed to be worn and should not be visible.

3.     No skateboards/skates/roller blades/scooters; use is prohibited on the school grounds.


Due to the frequency of changing styles in clothing, Tenaya reserves the right to adjust the dress code as needed. The dress code will be reviewed periodically by staff, parents, students and the School Site Council. Exceptions to the above may be made by the Principal for special days or special events.  Questions regarding the dress code due to medical or religious reasons shold be directed to administration.​

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