• 1.      Any clothing item or accessory that causes a disruption to school safety, personal safety and/or learning environment may result in discretionary intervention by school administrators. Tattoos, clothing or accessories that display drugs, sexual innuendos, inappropriate language, alcohol, tobacco products or gang connotations are not permitted. Tattoos displaying any of these must be covered at all times.

    2.      No hats permitted inside of the school building during the school day. If “hoodies” are worn, the hood may not be worn inside of the school. (Religious headwear exceptions)

    3.      Sunglasses or dark glasses, absent a verified medical condition, are not to be worn or displayed inside of the school building.

    4.      Trench coats are not permitted anywhere on school property.

    5.      Soled shoes or sandals must be worn at all times. (For example, no “bedroom” slippers, Heelys or similar footwear)

    6.      No exposed undergarments.

    7.      Inappropriately sheer, tight or low cut clothing that bare or expose traditionally private parts of the body including, but not limited to, the stomach, buttocks, back, breasts or cleavage is not permitted.

    8.      No shaved or notched eyebrows. (Absent a verified medical condition)

    9.      No red or blue belts or shoelaces or belt buckles.

    10.  No team jerseys or belt buckles that display the numbers 13, 14, 18, 31, 41 or 81.

    11.  No solid red or solid blue shirts, hoodies, jackets, etc. (Other than designated school uniforms)

    12.  No red or blue “Dickies” or “Southpole” brand pants, shorts or shirts.

    13.  No red or blue bandana or any color bandana that is draped on clothing or hanging out of a pocket.

     

    Heath Middle School

    Additional Dress Code Expectations

     

    Cleanliness and proper dress are required to provide the best educational climate.  Student dress should always be safe; appropriate for school; in good repair and not such that it disrupts class.  Specific dress guidelines are:

    Any clothing item or accessory that causes a disruption to school safety, personal safety and/or the learning environment may result in discretionary intervention by school administrators.

    • Overly revealing clothing is not permitted. This includes tank tops or shirts that do not cover the entire torso.  No spaghetti straps are allowed. All straps must be at least three fingers in width.
    • Shorts or skirts will be no shorter than your fingertips down by your side. Undergarments worn under short shorts or skirts such as spandex does not change length requirement. Holes in jeans are not permitted when they violate any of the above.
    • Holes in jeans are not permitted when they violate any of the above.
    • Overly skin tight garments such as tights and spandex must be worn with shorts, pants, skirt, or a shirt that reach your fingertips down by your side.
    • Shorts and pants are to be worn on the hips, no pajamas tops or bottoms may be worn at any time. No sagging allowed.
    • No clothing by color, brand, or special attribute—including gloves of any color and rolling or using anything to roll pant legs (i.e. rubber bands)—can signify gang membership or affiliation. This list may expand if gangs adopt other looks and styles.

     Consequences for infractions of the dress code: 

    1st Offense – Student will be immediately referred to the office where he/she will be required to surrender the inappropriate dress in exchange for a temporary replacement. A parent or guardian may be contacted to bring replacement clothes. Refusal to change will result in in school suspension. Inappropriate dress can also be considered gang-related activity, and such offenses are subject to further disciplinary action.

     

    2nd Offense – Student will be immediately referred to the office where he/she will be required to surrender the inappropriate dress in exchange for a temporary replacement. A parent or guardian may be contacted to bring replacement clothes. Refusal to change will result in in school suspension. Inappropriate dress can also be considered gang-related activity, and such offenses are subject to further disciplinary action.

     

    Offenses thereafter – Subsequent offenses will result in suspension and a step on the habitually disruptive pyramid.