SFCMS Student Dress Code for 2023-2024



    Teachers and administrators have discretion in making judgments relating to the appropriateness of dress, including jewelry and hair.



    Students are permitted to use backpacks, but these must be stored in a locker throughout the school day. Backpacks must be no larger than 25x13. A laptop sleeve is recommended and acceptable to carry the CCS Chromebook but may not contain any other item.

    Gym Bags

    Gym bags may be used only to transport gym clothes. Gym bags may be carried either before or after the period the student has PE but should be placed in the locker at the student’s earliest opportunity. The only allowable gym bag is the SFCMS gym bag provided to all students.

    Water Bottles

    Water bottles must be plastic or another soft material.

    Personal Bags

    Personal bags may be carried but may not exceed 8 x 8 x 3 inches in size. 

    Physical Education

    ➤  T-shirt - Clean t-shirt white or gray. Tank tops and half shirts will not be permitted.

    ➤  Shorts - Clean pair of athletic shorts, blue or black,  that will stay in place without being held by hand or belt (yoga pants/leggings/spandex can be worn under PE shorts).

    ➤  Pants - Sweatpants or jogging suits may be worn during cold weather.

    ➤  Socks -  Clean athletic socks (white or gray).

    ➤  Shoes - Rubber-soled tennis shoes or athletic sneakers.

    Guidelines for Dress

    ➤  Shirts - Solid navy, red, white, gray, or black polo style (long or short sleeve with collar) or oxford style dress shirt or approved team/club shirt. No sleeveless, cap sleeves, see-through, or low cut shirts are permitted. (Uniform dresses polo style and jumpers with polo shirt underneath no shorter than three inches above the knee)

    ➤  Slacks/shorts/skirts - Solid navy, black, or khaki slacks/shorts (no denim, no athletic pants, no leggings worn as pants), and no shorts/skirts shorter than three inches above the knee.

    ➤  Shoes - Shoes must have a closed-toe/heel shoes and no house shoes/bedroom slippers or crocs. Heels/soles may be no larger than 3 inches tall.

    ➤  Socks - Must wear navy, black, gray, or white socks with shoes. 

    ➤  Sweaters/Blazers/Vests - (Pullover or cardigan) solid navy, red, white, gray, or black (no logos except for 71st Classical spirit wear approved logos)

    ➤  Sweatshirts - Solid navy, red, white, gray, or black. (no logos except for 71st Classical Spirit Middle School approved logos.

    Additional Guidelines

    ➤  Items not permitted are stretch pants or leggings, bell bottoms, denim (jeans cut, logos, skinny pants, cargo pants, joggers pants (elastic cuff), hip huggers, contrasting trim or any other variation to the dress code.

    ➤  Winter coats/jackets may not be worn inside the classroom unless approved by administration.

    ➤  Hats, hoods, hoodies, headgear, or sunglasses will not be worn for any reason during the school day.

    ➤  “Sagging” or “bagging” of clothes is not permitted.

    ➤  No holes in clothing are permitted.

    ➤  No bandannas are allowed.

    Team t-shirts may only be worn on Fridays.

    One-piece, fully-connected headband is permitted (cannot be tied). Solid coloring in black, white, navy, or gray only.

    Boys Dress Code Example

    Girls Dress Code Example


    Dress code violations that cannot be resolved will result in disciplinary action. Repeat offenses will result in an administrative referral. 


    All Cumberland County Schools will make any necessary religious accommodations
    otherwise restricted or prohibited under existing individual school dress