Mr. Russell, Head of School for Snyder Junior High, introduced you to the Team of Deans and explains three of the changes at Snyder Junior High for the 2020-2021 school year, including the standardized dress policy.  

The standardized dress policy is established to promote an academic environment that best prepares students for professional life and contributes towards their personal development and social well-being. The policy was also developed in an effort to prevent disruption and minimize safety hazards.

Studies have shown a number of positive benefits of standardized dress, including improved campus morale and reduced discipline violations, increased school pride, and improved collaboration and teamwork among students. In order to maintain an orderly, positive, and safe environment, all students shall be required to meet the minimum expectations of the standardized dress policy. Dress and clothing that unduly attracts the attention of other students often precipitate comments and/or other reactions that are disruptive.

Safety, general health, and hygiene are factors that are also considered in the establishment of this policy. The provisions of the standardized dress policy shall be enforced equally with regard to all students to whom the provisions apply.

The following criteria for a student’s personal dress are the minimum requirements.

If you have further questions, please contact us at 325-574-8700. You may also email to get clarification from the Head of School or Team of Deans at Snyder Jr. High.


Jerry Russell

Snyder Jr. High, Head of School

Team of Deans: Rebecca Mebane, Britanny Arellano, Josh Parker, Dr. Keith Parker,

Seth Summers, Garrett Tiner, Sherry Faulkenbery


We have had developments since we last released the standardized dress policy and the state of Texas is now requiring students to wear masks to school. This decision has led us to revise our dress policy in regards to student masks. In the event you do not have a solid colored mask that matches the preferred colors, we will allow students to wear other solid colors or designs provided that they are not offensive.

Student Masks

  • We would prefer that students wear masks that are of a solid black, gold, gray, or white.

  • Masks should not have obscene or vulgar graphics or wording.

  • Masks that have skulls or clown faces are also not acceptable.

  • Bandanas will not be allowed to be used as masks.

  • The Head of School will make the final decision on all masks that are questionable.

  • Gaiter masks are acceptable provided they do not have obscene or vulgar graphics or wording.

  • Medical masks are acceptable.


 Shirts must be polo style, short sleeve or long sleeve, or oxford style.

  • Collars MUST be worn and visible at all times.

  • The outside shirt color must be solid (no graphics) black, gold, gray, or white.

  • Brand logos larger than a 2" x 2" square area are not acceptable.

  • No more than two buttons on a shirt may be left unbuttoned. Tshirt/undershirt/camisole may be worn under the standardized dress shirt. Only a solid black, gold, gray, or white are acceptable. See-through shirts are not acceptable.

  • The length of shirts must be within the boundaries between wrist and fingertips, shirts hanging below fingertips will be required to be tucked in. 

Examples of Shirts


  • Should be solid tan, khaki, or black and fitted at the waist and stride (not baggy).

  • No stretch material, leggings, sweatpants or "stretch" pants.

  • Pants/Shorts/Skirts must be worn at the waist level. Sagging will not be tolerated.

  • Dresses, skirts, and shorts must be 2 inches above the knee or longer.

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  • Belts - Students may wear belts with their pants. No oversized belt buckles will be allowed. Belts should be solid black, brown, or khaki.

  • Shoes - Shoes must have closed toes and a back or back strap across the heel. Flip-flops, crocs, slides, house shoes, slippers, and shower shoes are not allowed. Shoes with heels higher than 2 inches are not allowed.


Jackets, crew neck, and regular sweatshirts (no hoods) solid color black, gold, gray, white, or Snyder ISD logo may be worn over collared shirts (for students who get cold easily).


  • Spirit days are a reward, will be determined by the Head of School, and will usually be on Fridays. 

  • There will be no more than one spirit day in a school week.

Students will be permitted to wear the following additional items on designated spirit days.

  • SISD School Spirit Shirts (with sleeves) - College T-Shirts (with sleeves)

  • Dark denim blue jeans with no holes, rips, or tears.

  • Students may continue to wear the standardized dress on spirit days.

  • Sagging will not be tolerated. 

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