Kernersville Middle School Standard Mode of Dress (SMOD)
Students must ALWAYS adhere to the WS/FCS dress code Policy (explained below)
SHIRTS and DRESSES
- Must be solid colors or heathered: White, Black, Khaki/Tan (not dark brown), Gray, and Blue
- The colors apply to shirts, blouses, turtlenecks, sweatshirts, crewneck sweaters, vests, and hoodies worn inside the building. Students can wear KMS spirit-wear. We do not permit local community league shirts, hoodies or college shirts/hoodies to be worn during the school day unless otherwise notified. Tops must cover midriff, even with arms raised.
- Dresses must be a solid color just like a shirt.
PANTS, SKIRTS, SHORTS
Pants, skirts, shorts should sit at the waist. Not permitted are pants, skirts, shorts that sag, are skin tight, or short to where the student's bottom is exposed.
Jeans that are frayed, ripped or have holes, the distressed areas must be at least 12” below the waistline of the pants.
The following clothing items are not allowed:
Any logo on a shirt, sweater, light jacket or hoodie that is larger than a standard business card
Bandanas (even when worn as a headband or scarf)
Low cut blouses (NO CLEAVAGE)
Tops with cut-outs where undergarments can be seen
Shear, macramé, or knitted clothing that allows undergarments to be seen
Tops that do not cover undergarment straps. All straps MUST be 3 finger width
Crop, halter, tube tops, or any other top that exposes the midriff
Students may use any color with accessories such as belts, socks, shoes, jewelry, scarves, hair bows, ties, etc.
KMS will occasionally announce SMOD-Free days. Even on a SMOD free day, students must adhere to the WS/FCS dress code.
WSFCS Dress Code Guidelines
Students with SMOD infractions will receive a ticket showing the exact violation during homeroom. Students may call home for a change of clothes, get appropriate clothing from the SMOD closet, or spend the day in ISS.
If a student accumulates three tickets, the administration will handle it as a Level I violation of the Code of Conduct (policy 5131).
a. Clothing that contains advertisements for tobacco, alcohol or drugs; pictures or graphics of nudity; words that are profane, lewd, vulgar, or indecent;
b. Halter or bare midriff tops, or bare midriffs;
c. Spaghetti straps or tank tops;
d. Strapless shirts or tube tops;
e. Bare feet;
f. Short shorts or skirts;
g. Pants, slacks or jeans that sag below waist; and
h. Hats, caps, bandanas, or garments which cover the student’s face or conceal the student’s identity3.
i. Underpants or bras showing or worn as outerwear;
j. Provocative, revealing attire that exposes cleavage; and
k. Any symbols, styles or attire frequently associated with gangs, intimidation, violence or violent groups about which students at a particular school have been notified as described in AR 5131.