School Dress Code
HHS Dress Code Rules in addition to School Board Policy 6.310
- For health and safety purposes, shoes must always be worn. This excludes shoes with spikes, cleats, or shoes to be worn as house slippers.
- Hats and or head coverings ( hoods, kerchiefs, bandanas, scarves), shall not be worn inside school buildings during the school day unless approved by administration.
- For security purposes, sunglasses are not permitted to be worn in the building, unless prescribed by a doctor.
- Undergarments are required and should not be visible. Sleeveless shirts and tank tops may be worn if they cover the area in the diagram above.
- Pants must fit around the waist and shall not be excessively baggy or allow undergarments to be exposed.
- Leggings, yoga pants, and tight-fitting spandex pants should not be transparent or semi-transparent.
- Blankets, pajama bottoms, and house slippers are not permitted.
- Shorts, skirts, and dresses or holes in pants must be no higher than mid-thigh/fingertip length. This is the length from the front, side, and back.
- Clothing should have no inappropriate messages or graphics. (Included but not limited to: Hooters, Playboy, Confederate flag, sexual graphics or innuendo, images or references to drugs, drug paraphernalia, alcohol, etc.)
- Students are not allowed to wear gang, or racially/ethnically inflammatory style, or sexually explicit clothing, colors, symbols, jewelry, chains, etc.
- Costumes or face paintings will not be permitted unless Principal-approved and then must conform to the dress code.
It is understood that the final decision will be at the discretion of the administrator or designee.
Students whose appearance is not in line with the dress code will be addressed separately - generally away from other students - to respect the individual's dignity. At this point, the student will be asked to remedy the situation. Usually, there are three options that can easily address the concern:
- Students will be asked to put on their own alternative clothing, if already available at school, to be dressed more to standard for the remainder of the day.
- Students will be given temporary school clothing to be dressed more to standard for the rest of the day.
- If necessary, the student’s parent(s) may be called during the school day to bring alternative clothing for the student to wear for the remainder of the day.
Students will be asked to fix the dress code infraction. Refusal to do so or subsequent infractions will result in disciplinary action.