HARRISON COUNTY MIDDLE SCHOOL
DRESS CODE 2016 - 2017
Adopted by the Site-Based
Council at the May 2004 meeting, updated March 2005 and May 2007.
All Harrison County Middle School students are expected
to be in compliance with the guidelines of the school dress code. The
Principal, under certain circumstances, may grant temporary waivers.
New additions as of
Also included as “acceptable” dress code are
the current collared ¼ zip pullovers by Under Armour (and similar brands)
that are SOLID
our shirts regulation, if a logo is present it can be no larger than a
collar or zipper may have a contrasting design.
Must be solid color
Must be collared –
turtleneck or mock turtleneck is considered a collared shirt
Must have long or
short sleeves (no sleeveless)
Must be either logo
free, or can have a logo no larger than a credit card
Must be knit, cotton,
or oxford cloth style
Solid color shirts
may have a contrasting color on the collar and the sleeve band (ex. White
shirt with navy collar and sleeve band, or the collar may have a
contrasting design such as a stripe or geometric design.
Must be tucked inside
pants, shorts, or skirts and top of pockets should remain visible.
(Students should not wear clothing which cannon, under regular use, be
kept tucked into the pants. Shirts must be tucked in at all times
fleece pullovers or jackets.
Only a crew
neck, solid color t-shirt may be worn under the polo. (No tank tops or
both boys and girls can only have the top 2 buttons unbuttoned.
Pants, Shorts, Skirts, Dresses, or Jumpers
Must be navy blue,
khaki, or black
If the pants, shorts,
or skirts have belt loops, a belt must be worn. A belt is not necessary
if there are no belt loops.
No jeans of any color.
Corduroy is acceptable as long as they do not violate the pocket rule.
(See next rule about pockets.)
Pants, shorts, skirts
or jumpers may only have 5 standard pockets at the waist and hip area.
(2 front, 2 back, 1 coin/watch pocket). No cargo pockets of any kind will
No bibbed pants,
bibbed shorts, or bibbed jumpers.
Pants may not cover
the shoe or drag the floor.
No fad fabrics such
as spandex, lycra, leather, wetlook, mesh, sheer, metallic, fish net,
knit, or any fabric which stretches. There will be no rivets,
decorations on clothing.
Pants must be loose
fitting, not skin tight. (Relaxed fit is best.)
No hip hugger pants.
Pants and dresses
must pass the flamingo test. (Leg bent with lower leg parallel to the
floor, with knees touching, skirt or shorts must touch the back of the
calf of the bent leg.)
No splits above the
be appropriately sized.
of belt loops to avoid wearing a belt is prohibited.**
Cardigan, Crewneck Sweaters and Sweatshirts
May be worn over the
collared or turtleneck shirt. If the sweater is worn in place of the
collared shirt, it must have a collar and be tucked into the pants. If it
is worn over the shirt it does not have to be tucked into the pants, but
it may not cover pant pockets.
Must be a solid
color. (May have a contrasting color on the collar and sleeve band.)
No vest of any kind.
No T-shirts over
shirts. If a T-shirt is worn under a shirt, it must be solid color with
no logos or designs and have a crew neck.
shirts or thermal shirts can be worn over polos.
Shoelaces must be
tied tightly at all times.
Clogs will be
allowed. Closed toe, open backed shoes are acceptable.
All clothing must be
Pants and shorts must
be worn with the waistline at the waist level. NO SAGGING!
No undergarments can
be visible. Stomach cannot be exposed. Students should not wear clothing
which cannot, under regular use, be kept tucked into the pants.
All hats are to be
removed upon entering the building.
Other items such as
bandanas, scarves, sweatbands, combs, rakes, picks, or rollers are not to
be worn at school.
All outerwear such as
coats, jackets, oversized shirts, wind shirts, fleece tops, hats, etc.,
are to be stored in the locker during the school day.
Book bags, backpacks,
pouches, fanny packs, etc., are to be stored in the locker during the
school day. Oversize purses may be required to be stored in the locker.
including chains attached to wallets or purses may not be worn. Only ears
may be pierced with jewelry. Necklaces and bracelets must be limited to
one each, and necklaces should not be longer than 21 inches in total
length. Questionable jewelry shall be referred to the office.
County logos on any clothing item will not be allowed except on days
approved by the administration. Shirts are only to be worn on game or
meeting days. If an event is scheduled for the weekend, shirts may be worn
on Friday. Any HC shirts worn at other times must follow all other dress
code rules regarding color, collar, logo size, etc.
Students must remain
in compliance with dress code until they leave the school premises unless
otherwise approved by school personnel.
If any article of
clothing or accessory worn in the building leads to confusion or
misunderstanding, school administration can/will make the final decision
as to its appropriateness.
If a teacher is
conducting a special class activity that required special attire, the
staff member will seek prior approval from the administration and contact
the parents in writing in advance about the event and type of clothing.
New students will
have a grace period to comply with the dress code. The allotted time will
be determined by the administration.
The wearing of any
attire, cosmetics, presentation of extraordinary personal appearance, or
any unsanitary body conditions, which in the judgment of the school
administration significantly disrupts school work, interrupts scholastic
endeavors, or threatens the health/welfare of the students, will not be
On designated Jeans
Days, the following rules apply:
HCMS attempts to schedule a
Jeans Day in accordance with school dances and as a reward day approximately
4 times a month. Attendance
at such school sponsored events is a privilege. Students are expected to
follow school disciplinary rules throughout the school year in order to
participate in the jeans day. If a student receives In-School Suspension (ISS)
Out-Of-School Suspension (OSS), or Saturday School prior to a Jeans Day, the
student may not participate in Jeans Day. After the Jeans day, the
suspension is lifted and the student is once again eligible for the
following Jeans Day, unless another ISS, OSS, or Saturday School is
Students must also follow classroom policy such as turning in work and
homework, on time, and behaving properly when class is being conducted. It
is up to the teacher's discretion to take away jeans day for that week from
a student if classroom policy is not followed.
If a student defies this
policy and participates in the Jeans Day when prior discipline, (ISS, OSS,
or Saturday School) precludes their participation, he or she will not
participate in the next two scheduled Jeans Days and parents will be called
to bring appropriate dress code related wear. Further defiance of Jeans Day
policy will result in he or she being excluded from participation in Jeans
days for the remainder of the school year and possible discipline
consequences for defiance of school rules.
jeans – must be able to wear around the waist
No extra pockets (two
in front, two in back – where pockets normally are expected to be found).
Solid color jeans
with no extra decorations.
No holes or cut-offs.
requirements will be enforced unless we have a special team day of some
type. If that happens, we will allow shirts that show school spirit or
team spirit. No other shirts with slogans or other types of symbols will