Summer Sun And School Dress Code

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Jenna Fay, Editor-in-Cheif

The 2020-2021 school year at Fremont Middle School is coming to an end. That also means… Summer time! The sun is high in the sky and the degrees are rising. The summer wardrobe is coming out, but what exactly can students wear that follows school guidelines and also keeps them chill? Mr.Bentea says, “At Fremont we don’t go by length anymore. What really matters is that everything is covered.” For females bra straps must be covered enough so there are no distractions in the learning environment. In the past, the suggested length for shorts was to the fingertips and tank top straps had to be 2 fingers thick.

There has been a lot of talk and opinions about whether the school’s dress code is sexist toward the female gender. Emma Gurule, an 8th grade student, states, “I feel like most dress coding is directed towards girls. Boys can wear shorts whenever and girls are sexualized when they do.” Emma also believes that getting dress coded for bra straps or showing your shoulders can be discouraging and hard on students. Philipe Dehart, an 8th grader, believes that boys can get away more with wearing more revealing clothing items. ̈I don’t have much of an opinion on the topic but I can definitely see how dress codes are directed towards women.” he said.

All in all, summer is a time for fun and sun and what better way to enjoy it than wearing the perfect outfit to match your mood that also matches the school’s guideline.