The way we dress can communicate the respect we show to others and to the school as a place for working and learning. The purpose of the GMS dress code is to clarify what clothing is reasonable for learners and staff to provide a positive school climate. Learners are asked to avoid dress styles which promote, imitate or celebrate violence, intimidation, racism, sexism, hatred towards others, gang association, sex or alcohol/drug use. Hats can be worn in the school, and by teacher discretion, may or may not be worn during class time. If clothing is determined by staff to be inappropriate, learners may be asked to change. This expectation applies to all learners. Footwear must be worn at all times for health and safety reasons.