Letters were sent to current and prospective GMS student families recently to share the changes to the Georgetown Middle School Dress Code Policy.
Here is the content of that letter -
Dear Georgetown Middle School parents/guardians and students,
The purpose of the school dress code is to help create a positive learning environment for all GMS students. There has been a change in the dress code policy for the 2016-2017 school year, concerning outerwear such as coats and jackets. A proposal to not allow hooded sweatshirts was submitted by the Teacher Leadership Committee to our school's site-based council for consideration in the dress code policy. The site-based council approved the banning of “hoodies” or hooded sweatshirts for all students during the instructional day. The decision was made in response to the need for a more positive learning environment and the safety of all students.
The new dress code policy includes the following addition:
COATS AND JACKETS:
All outerwear, such as heavy coats, winter jackets, “hoodies”, oversized shirts, and wind-shirts, anything heavier than a sweater or sweatshirt are to be stored in the locker during the school day
Dress Code Procedures:
During morning announcements, all homeroom teachers will check to ensure that students are in compliance with the dress code. If a student is in violation of the dress code, the student will be allowed to call home during the homeroom period so a change of clothes can be brought to the school. If the student has not received or changed into appropriate clothing by the end of first hour, the student will be directed to the family resource coordinator, Mr. Dawson, for clothing that is in compliance. The family resource coordinator has a supply of clothing for students to wear, if you are unable to provide clothing that day. If the student refuses to take advantage of the opportunity provided by the school to comply with the dress code the following consequences will be administered:
* First offense: Assignment to ISS (in school suspension) until in compliance with the dress code or until the end of the school day
* Second offense: Assignment to ISS for the remainder of the school day
* Third offense: Assignment to ISS for the remainder of the school day and an out of school suspension for the next school day
**Subsequent offenses may increase out of school suspension days at the discretion of administration. **
I thank you for your continued support of the learning environment at GMS. The dress code in its entirety is printed in the student agenda and will be distributed to all students at the start of the school year. If your family needs help acquiring clothing that meets the requirements of our dress code we can provide assistance. Feel free to contact me directly with any issues or concerns you may have as we begin the new school year.
Your partner in education
Cari L. Boyd, EdS
Principal, Georgetown Middle
730 S. Hamilton Street
Georgetown, KY 40324
502-863-3805 Ext. 2877