John Quincy Adams Middle School Dress Policy for 2012
(* Indicates changes for 2012-13)
It is the obligation of the Jefferson Parish School
Board to provide an educational atmosphere which shall be conducive to the
learning process. Students, teachers, staff,
and administrators have the right to be free from distracting influences which
hinder the learning process.
It is the policy of the Jefferson Parish Public School
System to have a dress policy which is impartial, nondiscriminatory, and mandatory
for its students. In keeping with this
policy, uniforms are mandatory. They may be purchased from area uniform shops.
In addition to the school uniform, the Jefferson Parish dress code remains in
The following is the official uniform/dress code for John Quincy
*1. ID's must be
worn on a lanyard and be clearly visible
on the chest area at all times.
2. A student may not write on or deface any part
of the school uniform, shoes, bodies, IDs, or book bags (name may be written
inside the strap).. Any decoration or
accessory must be in good taste and NOT be offensive, insulting, promote hatred,
or incite inappropriate behaviors.
3. Hats and/or sunglasses shall not be worn in the building.
4. Jewelry is discouraged. Only pierced earrings may be worn. Only stud
earrings no larger than a dime are allowed.
No hoop or dangling earrings are allowed. This is a safety issue.
5. The official school shirt is the gray pique
Adams shirt available at area uniform shops. Students may wear plain white or light gray shirts under their
uniform shirts. Adams club/spirit shirts
may be worn on Fridays. The shirt must
be tucked neatly inside pants/skirt.
6. Khaki uniform style pants for
boys and girls. Pants cannot be jean, cargo,
carpenter, or extremely low hip hugger style and can’t have cell phone pockets. Pants cannot be rolled up. Pants must not touch the ground. No shorts, capris, or cropped pants are
*7. Girls may wear
khaki uniform style skirts that are no shorter than just below the knee. Skorts
are not allowed. Skirts must be
worn at the waist and not rolled. No
pants of any kind may be worn under skirts.
A plain webbed khaki or gray military style belt with military buckle is
the only acceptable belt style.
9. Plain white or black tennis shoes only. A quarter-sized white or black logo is
permitted. Laces and shoe soles must be
the same color as the shoes. Shoes must
be properly secured.
10. Socks/footies are required and must
cover the entire foot. Tights (not
leggings), knee high or crew socks must be solid white, solid black, or
11.Winter attire: Only Adams sweatshirt, wind
breaker, or team jacket is allowed. The
gray pique collared shirt is required even
if a sweatshirt or other outer wear is worn.
Pullover shirts, sweatshirts, and sweater tops are NOT allowed to be worn
over the uniform shirt. In very cold
weather students should layer their clothing—undershirt, Adams uniform shirt, Adams sweatshirt, and Adams gray
windbreaker. When layering clothing,
please keep in mind the outer most layer of clothing MUST be a gray pique Adams shirt, an Adams sweatshirt, an Adams
windbreaker, or an Adams jacket. A heavy
winter coat (no jackets) may be worn to school but must be removed upon entering the building.
12. Pants, skirts, shirts and shoes
must be zipped, buttoned and/or fastened at all times.
Adams P.E. shorts and shirts are allowed.
of Additional Jefferson Parish Dress Code Policy
Please refer to the 2012-2013 Procedures and Policies
for Parents and Students for the complete two page list of additional Jefferson
Parish Dress Code Policy. The following
six rules answer commonly asked questions regarding district policy.
1. All students
must have see-through book bags (i.e. clear plastic, or mesh).
2. Students’ hair
must be clean and combed. Hairstyles
must not impair vision or cause disruption.
3. Except for
pierced earrings worn on the ear lobe, no other pierced body jewelry is
must be hemmed (not frayed). Uniforms cannot have cuts, holes, or slits. All pants must be the correct waist size and
worn at the waist. BIG, BAGGY PANTS
or skin tight pants ARE NOT
ALLOWED. Pants must not
be worn around or below the buttocks/hip area.
Pants made of any kind of stretch fabric, spandex, or Lycra are NOT
5. Shoes without
backs, shoes with rollers, shoes with excessively high heels or platform soles,
or shoes that by their construction or condition may pose a safety risk are not
6. A student will
wear appropriate undergarments.
It is also the obligation of the school
to enforce the attributes of personal hygiene, neatness, and safety. Therefore, all students must maintain a
physical appearance in keeping with stated policy. Students violating stated
dress code policy will be subject to disciplinary action.
Consequences for being out of uniform/dress code are
During the first week of
school several warnings will be announced regarding dress code and other school
policies. Beginning the second week of school, failure to comply with dress code
will result in a school detention. Habitual violations will result in
additional consequences such as parent conferences and suspensions from school. Students who register after the first week of
school will be warned about dress code then.