School is back and the warm weather is still here at Chief Middle School.

A concern with warmer weather is that all of our students are following the dress code correctly. It is important that all students follow the dress code to allow a safe and productive learning environment. For the colder months, our biggest challenges are hats and hoods in the building. With warmer weather we need to make sure that skirts and shorts are of appropriate length, the holes in jeans and shorts are no higher than mid-thigh and that all shirts and tops cover the stomach and belly button with no exposed skin and provide coverage on the shoulders and chest that are appropriate for Middle School. We appreciate your support as we head into the warmer months for the remainder of the school year.


  • We work our hardest to be consistent with the dress code for every one of our students.
  • We understand that expectations for students may be different at home, but during school all students will be required to wear appropriate clothing that meets dress code guidelines.
  • If a student is found to be wearing clothing that is not appropriate for school, students may be allowed to call parents to bring clothing or the school may provide an alternative(s).
  • If a student intentionally and frequently violates our dress code policy, discipline can be given.
  • Our ultimate goal is to provide a safe and productive learning environment for all of our students at Chief Middle School.

Preserving a beneficial learning environment and safety of students is the primary concern of the Battleground School District. Student choice in matters of dress should be made in consultation with their parents/legal guardians. However, student dress shall be regulated when, in the judgment of school administrators/designee, there is a reasonable expectation that:

  • A health or safety hazard shall be presented by the student’s dress or appearance, including possible membership in a gang or hate group;
  • A material or substantial disruption of the educational process will result from the student’s dress or appearance.
Guidelines for Student Attire – Appropriate Wear Zone

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  • This figure represents front and back views of the appropriate wear zone.
  • Footwear appropriate for the activity must be worn all times.
  • Clothing is to be properly fitted.
  • Holes in clothing in the appropriate wear zones are not permitted.
  • Pants, skirts and shorts are to be worn at the waistline and not sagging.
  • Shorts and skirts should not be shorter than approximately 4 inches from the knee.
  • Hats, hoods and sunglasses may be worn outside. They are to be removed when entering the building. Hats which become a disruption (such as being used in a game of “keep away”) will be confiscated. The school is not responsible for lost or stolen hats or sunglasses.
Policy 3224-Student Dress


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