• Kernersville Middle School Standard Mode of Dress (SMOD) 2023-2024

    Students must ALWAYS adhere to the WS/FCS dress code Policy



    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 official KMS spirit-wear (sold through PTA or KMS clubs/athletics).  
    • 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 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.  All shorts MUST have at minimum a 3” inseam.  The side of athletic shorts must NOT rise above a 3” inseam.  Athletic shorts cannot have side splits.
    • 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)
    • Pajama pants
    • Low cut blouses (NO CLEAVAGE)
    • Tops with cut-outs where undergarments can be seen
    • Bedroom slippers
    • 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 are not permitted to wear a hat or hoodie on their head in the building
    • PE uniforms (including PE sweatpants) can ONLY be worn during PE class
    • Students are required to have a SMOD shirt under their jacket/coat/hoodie at all times.  


    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.
    • The first Friday of every month students are permitted to wear a college shirt or jersey.  



    • Students with SMOD infractions may either call home for a change of clothes or opt to wear the KMS SMOD shirt provided by the school for the day.
Last Modified on March 20, 2024