Maclay Middle School Dress Code Policy

  • Students will choose from khaki, navy, and grey uniform bottoms (or the Middle School's designated plaid for skirts) paired with white, navy, light blue, or grey top with the Maclay School crest/logo.

    There will be considerations given for the 8th graders. They will be allowed to wear blue jeans (with guidelines, such as: no tears, no jeggings, etc.) during the 2018-2019 school year.

    Students may wear heavy winter coats, lightweight jackets, cardigans, and sweaters that are Maclay’s solid colors (white, navy, grey, or light blue). Hoodies and sweatshirts must be with a Maclay logo or authorized by Maclay (i.e. team or club sweater).

    Students may wear any socks, tights, and shoes that are deemed appropriate by the Division Head (refer to Other Dress Code Rules below).

    Students who are part of a Maclay athletic team or club may wear their team/club’s top on the days they have a game, a competition, or performance if abiding by the Maclay School dress code policy (refer to Other Dress Code Rules below). All tank top style jerseys or shirts must be worn over a Maclay uniform shirt. Students will be required to wear school uniform bottoms.

    Fridays are Spirit Day at Maclay. Students are encouraged to demonstrate school spirit by wearing a Maclay shirt, such as a team or club shirt. Students will be required to wear school uniform bottoms.

    Boys

    Bottoms

    • Solid Colors – khaki, navy, and grey.
    • Types – shorts, cargo shorts, pull-on elastic waist shorts, pants, or dress pants. Shorts must be a minimum of fingertip length.
    • 8th graders ONLY may wear blue jeans (no torn edges, holes, or leggings)

    Tops

    • Solid Colors – white, navy, light blue, or grey
    • Types – collared shirt, polos, or T-shirts (long or short sleeve); mock-neck top
    • The Maclay crest must be printed on each top. 

    Outerwear

    • Any heavy winter coat, lightweight jackets, cardigans or sweaters that are solid Maclay colors (without any symbols other than a small print of brand).
    • Hoodies and sweatshirts must have the Maclay logo or authorized Maclay team or club sweater/sweatshirt.

    Girls

    Bottoms

    • Colors – Solid khaki, navy, and grey; and three new designated plaid for skirts and skorts.
    • Shorts, pants, skirts, skorts, jumpers, and dresses that match Lands' End styles. 
    • All shorts, skirts, skorts, jumpers, and dresses must be a minimum of fingertip length, including any slits.
    • Maclay logo/crest expectation for dresses are posted on Lands' End; if the dress is labeled “option,” then no crest is needed.
    • 8th graders ONLY may wear blue jeans (no torn edges, holes, or leggings)

    Tops

    • Solid Colors – white, navy, light blue, or grey
    • Types – Collared shirts, blouses, polos, or T-shirts (long or short sleeve); mock-neck top
    • The Maclay crest must be printed on each top.

    Outerwear

    • Any heavy winter coat, lightweight jackets, cardigans or sweaters that are solid Maclay colors (without any symbols other than a small print of brand).
    • Hoodies and sweatshirts must have the Maclay logo or authorized Maclay team or club sweater/sweatshirt.

    Game Days, competitions, and performances/spirit Fridays

    Students who are part of a Maclay athletic team or club may wear their team/club’s top on the days they have a game, a competition, or performance if abiding by the Maclay School dress code policy (refer to Other Dress Code Rules below). All tank top style jerseys or shirts must be worn over a Maclay uniform shirt. Students will be required to wear school uniform bottoms.

    Off-Campus Travel Attire

    • Solid navy top including the Maclay crest with khaki bottom unless otherwise noted.
    • No jeans are allowed.
    • Students will not be able to attend the off-campus function if the travel dress code rules are not followed.

    Other Dress Code Rules:

    • Athletic bottoms, bike shorts, tank tops, deep V-neck shirts, spaghetti straps, strapless, cropped or bare midriff shirts are NOT permitted, even under a jacket, sweater, or other cover-up. There shall be no cleavage showing. Leggings may be worn only under uniform bottoms or dresses.
    • Shirts and dresses must cover all skin and underwear, even when the student’s arms are fully extended and raised into the air. No cut-outs are allowed.
    • Leggings, socks, and ties of all colors are allowed (inappropriate words or inappropriate images are unacceptable). Leggings may be worn only under uniform bottoms or dresses.
    • No sweatpants, athletic drawstring pants, velour pants, or athletic sweat suits or warm-ups may be worn.
    • No physical education shirts or shorts may be worn to class, except to physical education classes.
    • No duct tape shall be worn on clothing.
    • Clothing should contain no holes, torn or ragged edges, or be oversized so that underwear is visible or the waistband is not secured at the waist.
    • No hats or sunglasses may be worn inside classrooms.
    • No blankets allowed.
    • No headphones on in the hallway unless approved by a teacher or administrator.
    • No SmartWatches to be worn during the school day.
    • No visible body piercing will be permitted, other than girl’s ear piercing.
    • No chains are permitted to be carried or worn on clothing.
    • Hairstyles should not be extreme or distracting deemed by administration (i.e. shaved hair prints) 
    • No visible underwear is permitted, including bra straps. No clothing that is see-through or mesh-type is allowed.
    • Fingernail polish and other grooming aids (e.g., hairspray) should be used at home and should not be brought to school.

    Footwear

    • All students must wear shoes at all times.
    • Shoes should not have heels over 2 inches high.
    • No house shoes, shoes with heels, shoes with wheels, flip-flops, beach shoes, mesh shoes, soccer/sport sandals, shower shoes, flip-flops with heels, or other shoes that are not adequately secured to the foot are allowed.