Return to Headlines

Dress Code Reminders

Please note these dress code reminders.


  • Hats, hoods, or bandanas are not allowed
  • Headgear is allowed for religious and medical reasons
  • Sunglasses are not allowed

Top Garments

  • All undergarments, the midriff, cleavage, back and private areas need to be covered
  • See through clothing is not allowed
  • Tops with straps 1 inch or greater in width are allowed
  • Clothing with profane language/images related to drugs, alcohol, and tobacco are not allowed

Bottom Garments

  • Pants must be worn so that the entire waistband is above the top of the hip bone
  • Skirts and shorts must be mid-thigh length or longer
  • Holes and shredding is not allowed above mid-thigh

Frederick County Public Schools Code of Conduct
Standards of Dress:

The standards of dress in the schools are as follows:

  1. Clothing shall cover all undergarments, the midriff, cleavage, back and private areas. Additionally, sheer and/or see through clothing that exposes these areas is prohibited.

  2. Students shall not wear hats, hoods, bandanna-type headbands or sunglasses.

  3. Clothing shall be free from language that is profane or images that depict, advertise, or advocate illegal, violent or lewd conduct. Clothing shall be free from images depicting drugs, drug paraphernalia, alcohol, tobacco, marijuana or other controlled substances. Gang attire is also prohibited.

  4. Clothing, including head coverings and face coverings/masks covering the nose and mouth, worn for religious purposes, as a matter of safety, medical condition, or in connection with a school-sponsored program, activity or event is permitted.

  5. Schools may require specific dress for certain instructional activities including, but not limited to, career and technical education courses, driver training, science laboratories and physical education.

  6. Pants or slacks must be worn so that the entire waistband is above the top of the hip bone.

  7. Skirts and shorts shall be mid-thigh length. Holes and shredding shall be below mid-thigh on skirts, shorts and pants.

  8. Tops shall have straps that are one inch or greater in width.