UNIFORM / DRESS-CODE POLICY
In order to help maintain the proper learning environment at Van Nuys Middle School, all students are expected to dress for success. Workplaces have dress codes and Van Nuys Middle School is your workplace. Your job is to get the best education you can. In addition, to provide for the safety of our students, the Shared Decision Making Council has adopted a uniform dress code.
THE ADMINISTRATION RESERVES THE RIGHT, IF NECESSARY, TO MODIFY THE UNIFORM AND NON-UNIFORM DRESS CODE WITH REGARD TO ANY ITEMS WHICH BECOME ASSOCIATED WITH GANG MEMBERSHIP, AFFECT THE SAFETY AND/OR SECURITY OF THE CAMPUS, OR DISRUPT THE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT.
DRESS CODE, UNIFORM
IN ORDER TO DRESS FOR SUCCESS, ALL STUDENTS ARE REQUIRED TO WEAR THE APPROVED SCHOOL UNIFORM. STUDENTS ARE EXPECTED TO REMAIN IN UNIFORM FOR THE ENTIRE DAY.
Pants CANNOT be oversized or have wide legs. They MUST be fitted at the waist and not sag when the belt is removed. Pant legs may be cuffed or uncuffed but must be hemmed. Pant bottoms cannot be frayed, split or "bag" around the ankle. Also, no holes in pants. Both pant legs must be worn down. NO SWEATS, OVERALLS, STRETCH, OR WARM-UP SUITS.
Shorts need to be fitted at the waist and hemmed at the bottom. They must be mid-thigh length or longer and appropriate for school. NO RUNNING SHORTS, NO NYLON, MESH, OR STRETCH SHORTS.
SKIRTS, SKORTS & JUMPERS
Color: Solid navy blue
Style: Navy blue denim jeans or uniform-style
Material: Same as pants - Should be mid-thigh in length or longer and appropriate for school.
POLO SHIRTS / BLOUSES
Color: Any color is okay. Sweatshirts may have writing or logos on them. Sweatshirts must be fitted and not oversized.
Style: Any “closed-toe” shoe . NO slippers or any type of backless shoes. NO shoes that may be a safety hazard.
HAT, CAPS, BANDANAS, & NETS
May not be worn on campus or displayed at any time.
[Exception: a Van Nuys Middle School cap may be worn outside for protection from the sun, at parent/guardian request.]
Throughout the school year, students will earn "Free-Dress" days as rewards for excellent attendance, outstanding grades, etc. On these days, students may wear non-uniform clothing, but must follow the guidelines set out in the uniform guide, for example, no baggy pants, no white t-shirts, no bare midriffs, no tank tops, etc.
Wallet chains are not permitted. Belts CANNOT extend more than 3” past the appropriate belt loop and CANNOT contain any initials or insignias. No gloves. Combs or picks can not be worn in the hair.
In addition, our general Dress Code standards include:
STUDENTS OUT OF UNIFORM, OR IN VIOLATION OF THE DRESS CODE, WILL BE CHANGED INTO LOANER UNIFORMS, OR A PARENT WILL BE CALLED TO BRING THE APPROPRIATE CLOTHING.