Metro Business Casual Dress Code
Metro Schools has a business casual dress code requirement for students and staff. Our dress code is intended to help ensure a positive, professional working and learning environment for all members of our school community.
The business casual dress code allows for student individuality by not restricting students to a singular uniform or color of clothing. The most significant restrictions are as follows:
- No shorts, sweats, athletic or workout pants, or jeans are permitted as regular dress code. Jeans are only permitted for "dress down days" as set by administration (will be announced to students in advance). Jeans worn on a dress down a day must be of solid color and be free of rips, holes, tears or patterns. Sweats and shorts are only permitted for our middle school P.E. class (Wellness). See Dress Code document link below for details.
- Belts should be worn with pants that have belt loops.
- Dresses/skirts cannot be shorter than three inches above the knee. Leggings cannot be used as pants; they must be worn with a dress/tunic or skirt that meets the length requirements above.
- No t-shirts, sweatshirts, hoodies, or tanks/sleeveless shirts are permitted as regular dress code. Solid colored t-shirts and sweatshirts are permitted for our middle school P.E. class (Wellness). See the document linked below.
- Shirts that are longer than the back pocket of pants must be tucked in.
- Coats are to be taken off once inside the building. During cold weather, we encourage layering with sweaters or jackets as described in the Dress Code document.
- Casual shoes, dress shoes and tennis shoes are permitted. This is an update to our previous dress code, which did not permit tennis shoes.
- Flip flops, athletic sandals, Crocs, house slippers and sandals with straps between the toes are not permitted. Students in lab classes should not wear any style of open toed shoe for safety reasons!
Please take time to review the full Dress Code Document here.