Uniforms

Purpose

Our dress code demonstrates that Chinook Middle School is a community committed to the academic success and safety of all students. Fostering a learning-focused, professional atmosphere in the school means minimizing distractions and maximizing the opportunities for students to show school pride and dignity.

Students are required to adhere to the dress code policy on school property including the bus load zone and during arrival and dismissal times. 

Interventions and Consequences

Students not following dress code may result in:

  • A call home for a change of clothes immediately during the first 10 minutes of school. If parents are unable to provide a change of clothes for the student, then the student will be required to wear loaner clothes, if available.
  • A parent conference
  • Student receiving an office discipline referral resulting in loss of privileges
  • The school reserves the right to determine if items not mentioned in this document are potentially dangerous, promote or encourage violence or hate, advertise inappropriate messages, are gang-affiliated, or disrupt the educational environment of the school.

Uniform Specifics

Tops

Clothing Item

Tops: Shirts, Sweatshirts & Sweaters

Color

Black, white, spirit wear

Description

  • Solid color (black or white) only
  • No letters, or writing adornments (Chinook spirit wear OK)
  • No sheer or see-through fabrics.
  • Chinook spirit wear includes: Chinook crew neck sweatshirts and t-shirts, Approved Chinook club/sports shirts.

Pants & Shorts

Clothing Item

Pants & Shorts & Skirts

Color

Black, khaki

Description

  • Skirts must be at least knee-length.
  • Solid color only
  • Correctly sized (no sagging).
  • No holes.

Shoes

Clothing Item

Shoes

Color

n/a

Description     

  • Closed toe only
  • No slippers or house shoes

Hats

Clothing Item

Hats and hoodies and Do-rags

Color

n/a

Description   

  • No hats worn inside the building. Do-rags are considered hats. 
  • All clothing articles with hoods must be removed in buildings.

Outerwear

Clothing Item

Outerwear

Color

n/a

Description   

  • All outdoor wear must be removed by 8:05 and kept off for the remainder of the day until 2:35, except on the field during lunch.

Spirit Wear

Chinook spirit wear T-shirts and Chinook crew necks will be available for purchase during the year at the Student Store located in the main office

Free Dress Days

On Free Dress Days, clothing that causes disruption of the educational process will not be allowed.  Some examples are:

  • Clothing with inappropriate language or images is not allowed.
  • Shorts, skirts, and dresses MUST reach mid-thigh.
  • Shirts MUST meet the waistband of skirts or pants.
  • Shoes, accessories, hats and outerwear policies still apply on Free Dress Days. 

Accessories

No scarves-unless worn for religious reasons

No blankets

Accessories that cause distraction, send unspoken or inappropriate messages, or impede learning will be confiscated

Consequences and Procedures

  • Students who come to school out of uniform are required to call home for a change of clothes immediately during the first 10 minutes of school. If parents are unable to provide a change of clothes for the student, then the student will be required to wear loaner clothes, if available.
  • If loaner clothes are unavailable or if the student refuses to wear loaner clothes, then the student will be placed in In-School Suspension until a family member or guardian can come to school with a change of clothes.
  • At the 3rd dress code violation, a parent conference will be required.
  • Students who fail to return loaner clothes will be subject to consequences such as loss of privileges, performing restitution or incurring a fee.
  • The school reserves the right to determine if items not mentioned in this document are potentially dangerous, promote or encourage violence or hate, advertise inappropriate messages, are gang-affiliated, or disrupt the optimal educational atmosphere of the school.