Dress Code

Fort Myers High School Dress Code 2020-2021

The purpose of the Dress Code is to encourage students to focus on the learning process without the distractions of unsuitable dress and grooming. Students shall maintain a clean, orderly appearance at all times.  The responsibility for the personal appearance of the student and the adherence to the dress code policy rests with the parent/guardian and the student.  Personal appearance shall not distract from the educational process.  According to the School Board of Lee County, each school has the authority to establish additional standards.

The following guidelines establish the minimum acceptable standards for student dress to be interpreted and enforced by the administration and staff at Fort Myers High School.  Students are required to comply with this dress code while on school grounds.


  • Facial masks covering the nose and mouth are required on the bus and on our school campus at all times. All facial coverings including shields must comply with the School District and FMHS school dress code guidelines.
  • Shorts must be worn at or below the knee for both males and females.
  • Leggings must not be made from a transparent material (see-through) and a top must be worn with the leggings that cover the buttocks.
  • Shoes shall be worn at all times.
  • Apparel shall be adequate in both length and coverage to be considered appropriate for school.  Skirts must reach the end of fingertips with arms extended downward
  • Pants shall be fastened and at the waist.  It is unacceptable for undergarments to be exposed. Sagging pants are not permitted.
  • Shirts or blouses shall be appropriately fastened in accordance with the design of that shirt or blouse.  The length shall extend beyond the waist level. Midriff shirts are not allowed.
  • Pajama attire of any kind, including pajama slippers, pajama pants, or house shoes, is not permitted.  Pillows and blankets are not allowed.
  • Transparent or see-through tops, bare midriff, strapless, low-cut clothing, or tops and outfits that provide minimum coverage or are of a suggestive nature are prohibited: halters, spaghetti straps, backless dresses or tops, tube tops, tank tops, muscle shirts, or any clothing which may be distracting are prohibited. No off the shoulder tops or dresses.
  • Any articles of clothing or jewelry that could likely cause injury-such as chains, grills, bracelets, rings, chokers with or without spikes, or studs are prohibited.  Wallet chains of any length are prohibited.
  • Exposed body piercing such as eyebrows, tongue, and belly button are prohibited. Visible body piercing is limited to the ears and studs in the nose.
  • Apparel, emblems, insignias, badges, or symbols that promote the use of alcohol, drugs, tobacco, violence, sex, or any other illegal activity are prohibited.
  • Apparel or symbols which may be gang-related may not be displayed on a student’s person, in the student’s locker, vehicles or other locations on campus.
  • The wearing of hats, caps, hoods, headscarves, bandannas, and headgear or head coverings of any kind, combs, picks, and sunglasses inside the building is prohibited. (This includes hats attached to belt loops)
  • Clothing with slogans or advertising which is controversial or obscene in nature that disrupts the educational setting is prohibited.
  • Long, oversized, and/or sleeveless jerseys are prohibited.
  • No holes, tears or slits in jeans, skirts, or pants where the skin is exposed are prohibited.
  • Long coats, including trench coats, are not allowed.

Note: The school administration reserves the right to appraise any current fashion or fad and determine whether it is appropriate for school wear. Students must be in dress code compliance upon entering school grounds, during all after school events, and at all times while students are on campus.  Lee County District Dress Code Policy is still the standard and will be enforced.

The dress code will be checked daily and strongly enforced.  Any student in violation of the dress code will receive disciplinary actions according to the student code of conduct.

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