Santa Fe Indian School


Middle School Dress Code

Middle School Dress Code

It is a student’s choice to be a part of SFIS and following the school’s policies and procedures is part of that choice. Each student has a responsibility to promote the SFIS community values of respect, compassion, understanding, civility, and caring. From the moment a student steps on campus, he or she should reflect the morals and values of his/her respective family and All SFIS staff have the right to intervene if any student is in violation of the school’s dress code.

  • All items of clothing must be clean and appropriate for school and school related activities. They cannot be improperly revealing or allow undergarments to be seen.
  • Shorts, skirts, and slits in skirts cannot show excessive skin. Shorts and skirts cannot be shorter than the length of a student’s finger tips when arms are in resting position against their legs.
  • Ripped, torn or shredded jeans cannot show excessive skin.
  • Spandex shorts, pajamas, spaghetti strap shirts, and cut-off t-shirts are not to be worn during the academic day unless they are required for a specific activity.
  • Shirts and blouses must fully cover the torso. Midriffs must be covered at all times. No crop tops are allowed.
  • Students must wear clothing of appropriate size. Shirts, jackets and pants shall be appropriate to the student’s body size and shall not be unduly oversized or undersized. Sagging, extremely baggy, wide-legged pants are not allowed.
  • Black on black Gothic style clothing, all types of dog collars, gang-related attire, and clothing with metal spikes or metal accessories are not allowed.
  • Clothing, garments, jewelry, hats, caps, backpacks, and tattoos must not display emblems or logos relating to alcohol, illegal or abused substances, gangs, violence, sex obscenities, satanic symbols, various bands and/or the occult (i.e. skulls). Clothing must be free of words or symbols that are offensive to the SFIS community and inconsistent with the SFIS core values.
  • Sweatbands, bandannas, and hairnets are not allowed. High School students are allowed to wear hairnets in the dormitory on their floor but not outside of their living area. Appropriate traditional wearing of bandannas is permitted, but only after the academic day.
  • Facial, tongue and body piercing are not allowed except for the ear lobes and one small stud nose piercing.
  • Hair that is spiked higher than two inches and wearing of hair in front of the face covering the eyes is not allowed.
  • Hair in unnatural, extreme colors is not allowed. Purple, orange, pink, and blue are some examples.
  • Sunglasses, caps, hats, hoods and beanies must be removed upon entering all buildings and at other formal gatherings on school grounds. Sports events or recreational areas are excluded. Examples are the dorm and EAC.

If a student is in violation of the dress code, the student will be asked to correct the dress code violation. Continued violation of these expectations can result in disciplinary action. See SR&R Violation Matrix.