• Elementary Dress Code Requirements

    It is our belief that school is a child’s first job and therefore, the student should dress appropriately to “go to work”. Our dress code is not predicated by fashion or fad.

    General Guidelines

    • All clothing is to be neat, clean, without holes, rips, or patches, and appropriately fitted.
    • Undergarments, including camisoles, are NOT to be visible.
    • Clothing displaying skulls & crossbones, weapons, lace, or camouflage may NOT be worn.
    • Appearance, accessories, or attire may not be disruptive to the learning environment.

    Appropriate Footwear

    Please consider safety when selecting school shoes as students will be using stairs and having physical education daily.

    • Flip flops, sandals, open toe shoes, shoes without backs and high heel shoes are not allowed in elementary
    • No Heelys with skate wheels.

    Spirit Day Fridays

    On Fridays, students have the option of wearing jeans or jean shorts and a CK8 spirit t-shirt. When there is no school on Friday, jeans and a CK8 spirit t-shirt may be worn on Thursday of that week.

    Ditch the Duds

    Once a month, students can dress out of CK8 dress code for $1. All money raised goes to a specific program, community outreach project, etc. Stu-dents MUST follow district dress code. For details regarding district dress code, go to the Hernando County Student Code of Conduct on the district’s website.

    Appropriate Tops & Jackets

    • Polo-type shirts are standard for all students and are to be solid color.

    The following styles may be worn:

    • Polo-type shirts with short or long sleeves
    • Cotton uniform blouses with a collar may be worn under a jumper
    • Turtlenecks, mock turtlenecks and sweatshirts in solid color

    The following styles may not be worn:

    • Shirts/blouses with lettering, designs or graphics
    • Dressy or silky blouses
    • Plaid, checkered or striped shirts/blouses
    • Sleeveless shirts/blouses
    • Tank tops
    • T-shirts not from CK8
    • Athletic shirts or jerseys
    • Plain or checkered flannel shirts used as a jacket

    Jumpers, Dresses, Skirts, and Skorts

    • Must be khaki or navy and uniform style with pockets sewn on inside.
    • Jumpers can have either pleated or straight skirts and must be no shorter than 3” above the knee.
    • Polo-type dresses in solid colors (If the dress is too short for the activities of the day, student must wear shorts under the dress.)
    • Solid color leggings may be worn under jumpers, dresses, skirts, or skorts.
    • Regular dresses and long skirts are not acceptable.

    Hats, Scarves, Bandanas

    With teacher approval, hats may be worn outside for recess, special events, or while working on projects. Otherwise, hats, scarves, and bandanas may be worn only as part of a costume or dress for a special project or presentation. Hats are not to be worn inside the building except on special “Hat Days”.

    Pants and Shorts

    • Uniform pants and shorts are to have inside pockets, not “outside pockets”. Outside pocket s are like pockets on denim jeans.
    • Uniform colors for pants and shorts are khaki, black, or navy. Scout uniforms may be worn on the days the student has a scout meeting.
    • Pants are to be the proper length for the height of the child. The pant legs should not be so long that they pile up on top of the child’s shoes or drag on the floor.
    • Pants and shorts should also fit properly around the child’s waist. Pants that hang from the hips are unacceptable. If it is necessary to ensure proper fit, a belt should be worn.

      The following styles may not be worn:

    • Shorts shorter than 3” above the knee
    • Spandex or stretch pants of any kind
    • Cargo pants or shorts
    • Overalls or overall shorts
    • Jeans or jean shorts except on days designated by the school
    • Athletic shorts or sweatpants

    Cold Weather Clothing

    Students are still required to wear uniforms during cold weather months. All shirts, sweaters, etc. are to be a SOLID COLOR without lettering, graphics, or stripes. Cold weather items may include:

    • Long sleeve polo-type shirts
    • Sweatshirts with collared polo-type or turtle neck shirt underneath
    • Pullover or button up sweaters
    • Turtlenecks or mock turtleneck tops/sweaters
    • Long pants are the same as regular uniform pants, but students may also wear corduroy pants.
    • Light winter jackets (sweatshirt jackets/hoodies) are to be solid color.
    • Heavy winter jackets with graphics such as sports teams may be worn as long as the graphics are not aggressive or violent in nature.
    • Please write child’s name in every article of outerwear.

    Make-Up, Hair, & Accessories

    • Mohawks, “faux” hawks, punk style haircuts, highly pointed hair, shaved designs or wording in hair or eyebrows are not acceptable as they can be disruptive to the learning environment.
    • Students’ hair may not be an unnatural color such as blue, green, purple, “fire-engine red”, etc.

    NOTE: Students who come to school with inappropriate and distracting hair styles will need to call their parents to come pick them up and they may not return until it is corrected.

    • Elementary students may not wear make-up to school unless it is for a special program or presentation for the class or school and has been requested by the teacher.
    • Rub on tattoos are not to be worn at school.
    • Students are discouraged from wearing expensive jewelry to school. If the jewelry is lost, broken, or misplaced, neither the school nor the teacher can be responsible for its return or replacement.
    • Jewelry worn at school must not pose a safety or health hazard to the students and it must not cause disruption in the class or on campus. Large hoop earrings are not allowed in elementary.
    • Facial piercings and gauges are NOT allowed. Earrings are acceptable.

    Book Bags

    • Please put your child’s name in or on the book bag. Students may use the backpack or roller type book bag.
    • All book bags are to be free from violent or aggressive designs. Items with skulls and crossbones on them are not allowed.

    Consequences

    • First Offense—Student will call home for parent to bring an appropriate change of clothing. If no one is available to bring clothes to school, the student will be given a school-issued shirt (if available) that must be returned the next day. If no one is available to bring clothes to school and there is not a school spirit shirt available, the student will stay in ISS for the day.
    • Second Offense—Student will call home for parent to bring an appropriate change of clothing. If no one is available to bring clothes to school, the student will stay in ISS for the day.
    • Third Offense—Student will receive a discipline referral and be sent to ISS for the day.
    • Further Offenses-Additional ISS days will be assigned for subsequent offenses.

    **If a student is unsure about whether an item meets the dress code guidelines, the student may bring the item in for review by administration prior to wearing it to school.
    There may be special days throughout the year when students are allowed to dress in the Hernando County Dress Code. These days will be announced. The district dress code can be found in the Student Code of Conduct Appendix A.

    Administration will have final discretion on ALL dress code violations.

    The Dress Code is in effect beginning the first day of school, setting the tone and expectations for the entire school year.

    Revisions to the CK8 Elementary Dress Code may be made during the school year should the need arise. All changes will be posted on the school’s website.

    Elementary Dress Code Requirements

    It is our belief that school is a child’s first job and therefore, the student should dress appropriately to “go to work”. Our dress code is not predicated by fashion or fad.

     should the need arise. All changes will be posted on the school’s website.

  • Middle School Dress Code Requirements

    It is our belief that school is a child’s first job and therefore, the student should dress appropriately to “go to work”. While we appreciate the fact that pre-teens and teens may feel the need to use their attire to express individuality, we do not believe that school is the appropriate place for making this statement. Our dress code is not predicated by fashion or fad.

    General Guidelines

    • All clothing is to be neat, clean, without holes, rips, or patches, and appropriately fitted.
    • Undergarments, including camisoles, are NOT to be visible.
    • Clothing displaying skulls & crossbones, weapons, lace, or camouflage may NOT be worn.
    • PE uniforms are purchased from the PE department and must be worn for PE class ONLY!
    • Appearance, accessories, or attire may not be disruptive to the learning environment.

    Appropriate Footwear

    • Please consider safety when selecting school shoes as students will be using stairs and having physical education daily.

      Examples of Acceptable and Unacceptable shoes

    Appropriate Tops & Jackets

    • MUST be polo-style, button down with a collar, or CK8 Spirit shirt.
    • Must have sleeves.
    • May NOT have more than 2 buttons unbuttoned.
    • May display appropriate graphics.
    • Does NOT have to be tucked in, but must be long enough to remain tucked in when hands are raised above the head or when bending over.
    • V-neck sweaters may be worn with a collared shirt underneath. No other V-neck shirts may be worn.
    • Zip-up jackets, pull-over sweatshirts, and heavy fiber-filled jackets must be worn with a collared shirt with buttons or a CK8 Spirit shirt underneath.
    • Jackets must NOT be longer than mid-thigh

      Examples of Acceptable nad Unacceptable tops

    Appropriate BottomS

    • Must be no shorter than 3” from the top of the knee to bottom of the hem.
    • Must be worn at the waist. Skin or undergarments must NOT be exposed when seated.
    • Jeans and cargo pants/shorts may be worn.
    • Must be the proper length and not so long that they pile up on top of the shoes or drag on the floor.
    • Must fit properly in the legs without having the gang, punk or Goth look.
    • Girls may wear capris.
    • Solid color leggings may be worn under an appropriate length skirt.
    • Must NOT have frayed hems.
    • Basketball shorts, pajama pants, jeggings and spandex must NOT be worn.
    • Sweat pants and yoga pants may be worn ONLY for PE during cold weather.

    Examples of Acceptable and Unacceptable bottoms

    Make-Up, Hair, & Accessories

    • Goth looking or extremely heavy make-up is NOT acceptable.
    • Mohawks, “faux” hawks, punk style haircuts, highly pointed hair, shaved designs or wording in hair or eyebrows are not acceptable as they can be disruptive to the learning environment.
    • Students’ hair may not be an unnatural color in its’ entirety, striped, or tipped such as blue, green, purple, “fire-engine red”, etc. or striped

                 NOTE: Students who come to school with inappropriate and distracting hair styles will need to call their parents to come pick them up and they may not return until it is corrected.

    • Facial piercings and gauges are NOT allowed. Earrings are acceptable.
    • Students must NOT wear anything that references gangs or Goth (gloves, chains, spikes, safety pins, etc.)
    • Hats, bandanas, doo-rags, etc. may NOT be worn.
    • With coach’s permission, hats may be worn during PE when outside.

    Examples of Unacceptable hair and makeup

    Ditch the Duds

    Once a month, students can dress out of CK8 dress code for $1. All money raised goes to a specific program, community outreach project, etc. Stu-dents MUST follow district dress code. For details regarding district dress code, go to the Hernando County Student Code of Conduct on the district’s website.

    Consequences

    • First Offense—Student will call home for parent to bring an appropriate change of clothing. If no one is available to bring clothes to school, the student will be given a school-issued shirt (if available) that must be returned the next day. If no one is available to bring clothes to school and there is not a school spirit shirt available, the student will stay in ISS for the day. NOTE: Girls who wear their tops or blouses in a revealing manner will automatically be required to wear the elementary dress code shirt for the remainder of the school year.

    • Second Offense—Student will call home for parent to bring an appropriate change of cloth-ing. If no one is available to bring clothes to school, the student will stay in ISS for the day.
    • Third Offense—Student will receive a discipline referral and be sent to ISS for the day.
    • Fourth Offense—Student will receive a discipline referral and be sent to ISS for the day, and required to wear the elementary uniform for the remainder of the school year.


    **If a student is unsure about whether an item meets the dress ode guidelines, the student may bring the item in for review y administration prior to wearing it to school.

    There may be special days throughout the year when students re allowed to dress in the Hernando County Dress Code.

    Administration will have final discretion on ALL dress code violations. The Dress Code is in effect beginning the first day of school, setting the tone and expectations for the entire school year.

    Revisions to the CK8 Middle School Dress Code may be made during the school year should the need arise. All changes will be posted on the school’s website.