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East Hamilton HS/MS DRESS CODE 

 

 East Hamilton MS/HS parents, 

 

This is Mr. Eller, Principal of East Hamilton Middle/High School and I look forward to the start of the school year and working with you and your children.  In my first year at East Hamilton, it is our leadership team’s goal to work with staff, parents and students to deliver the best possible learning environment for the middle and high school students in the community.   

 

The first day of school is fast approaching, and I wanted to take just a moment to clarify questions around the dress code for the year.  Many of you have shared your thoughts about the changes, and I appreciate you and your involvement in your child’s education.  Most of the concerns have focused on the middle school changes as the high school dress code has not changed significantly.  The major changes from last year’s dress code will include no hoodies, no book bags/backpacks or purses in classes, and minimal changes to footwear.  These changes are primarily for school safety.  As for the MS dress code, I understand that time is short between now and the beginning of school and changes this close to the beginning of school can be difficult.  I apologize for the confusion and inconveniences that the timing of the newest dress code created.  Due to circumstances beyond our control, we were not able to communicate and post the newest version of the dress codes in a more timely manner.  With this in mind, the dress code for the middle school will follow the high school dress code guidelines until the second semester to provide more time for adjustment.  Please take a few minutes to look at the revised dress code on the East Hamilton School website.   We feel that the changes to the dress code can help us address attendance, academic and behavioral focus for our middle school students and will be very beneficial towards creating a safe environment where the main focus is on a high level of success. 

 

Working together, we can build upon the tradition of success at East Hamilton. Thank you for your participation in the process and for providing clarifying questions to help us see issues from the parent point of view. It truly shows the passion this community has for education and making sure ALL students are heard and cared for in policies and procedures.  Please contact me if you have additional questions or need further clarifications.  You can find my contact information on the East Hamilton School website.  I truly believe open communication is very important and I look forward to a GREAT school year! Thanks again, and Go Canes! 

 

 

 

Mr. Eller 

Principal 

 

 

 

  • Student dress should exemplify an atmosphere of learning.  Students may not wear any type of dress or look that is distracting or disrespectful to the learning environment.  In terms of decisions regarding school dress, the professional judgment of teachers and administrators will prevail.  If a student is not sure if an article of clothing is dress code appropriate, he/she should bring it to school and ask a teacher or administrator for approval before wearing the item in question.  

 

Administration makes the final decision on dress code questions/issues. 

 

Consequences for violating the dress code: 

 

  • Student will be sent to ISS. 

  • Parent will be notified and clothes should be sent, if possible. 

  • If clothes cannot be sent, the student will remain in ISS. 

 

 

 

 

*East Hamilton MS Dress Down Days 

 

East Hamilton MS students may qualify for a dress down incentive every Friday of every week during the school year.  If a student comes to school/class on time, is in dress code, has completed all assignments and has had no disciplinary infractions Monday through Thursday, they may qualify for a dress down day on Friday.  The below list are dress down day guidelines regarding what students who qualify can/cannot wear: 

 

  • Denim may be worn 

  • T-shirts may be worn 

  • Shirts do not have to be tucked in but should be long enough to be tucked in. 

*All other items listed that are unacceptable during a normal dress code day will be applied 

 

 

 

2018-19 Dress Code  EHHS (EHMS 1st semester) 

Shirts 

  • Shirts, if not “EH spirit wear” must be school appropriate with no obscenities or advertisements of tobacco and/or alcohol 

  • Only top two buttons may be unbuttoned on collared shirts 

  • No low cut tops 

  • No tank tops, backless bra straps showing or bare midriffs 

  • No sheer or see-through material 

  • No cap sleeves / cold shoulders 


Pants/shorts
 

  • Pants/shorts must be solid color and may not have writing, graphics, rips, or holes 

  • Shorts must come 3 inches above the knees 

  • No sagging 

  • No underwear may show 

  • No spandex pants/shorts 

  • No yoga pants / jeggings / leggings 

  • No cargos 

  • No overalls 

  • No athletic shorts 


Skirts/Dresses
 

  • None allowed unless approved by administration for religious practice/beliefs 


Coats (Outerwear)
 

  • Coats / Full zip jackets may not be worn in the building; must remain in lockers 

  • No hoodies 


Sweats
 

  • Sweatshirts may be “EH spirit” clothing or school appropriate (free of obscenities, alcohol, tobacco, etc.) but must NOT have a hood / pockets 

  • May be worn daily, year round with an approved shirt underneath 

  • No sweatpants of any style 


Shoes
 

  • All shoes must be school appropriate and may not interfere with safety (stairwells, evacuations).   

  • Shoes must cover the entire foot.  For this reason, flip-flops, heels and house slippers, sandals, Clogs or Crocs may NOT be worn. 

  • No boots 


Accessories
 

  • No hats, caps, bandanas, full head wraps 

  • No book bags / back packs / purses are allowed in classes 

  • No sunglasses, gloves or blankets 

  • Jewelry must be school appropriate (Administration has final decision) 

 

 

2018-19 Dress Code  EHMS (2nd semester) 

Shirts 

  • Collared golf, polo or oxford style shirts must be solid or striped  

  • Shirts must be school appropriate with no obscenities or advertisements of tobacco and/or alcohol 

  • Only top two buttons may be unbuttoned 

  • Must be long enough to be tucked in *tucked in shirts are recommended 

  • No T-shirts (except on Friday dress down days or other designated days) 


Pants/shorts
 

  • No jeans (except on dress down Fridays or other designated days) 

  • Belt required (except on dress down Fridays or other designated days) 

  • Pants/shorts must be solid color and may not have writing, graphics, rips, or holes 

  • Shorts must come 3 inches above the knees 

  • No sagging 

  • No underwear may show 

  • No spandex pants/shorts 

  • No yoga pants / jeggings / leggings 

  • No cargos 

  • No overalls 

  • No athletic shorts 


Skirts/Dresses
 

  • None allowed unless approved by administration for religious practice/beliefs 


Coats (Outerwear)
 

  • Coats / Full zip jackets may not be worn in the building; must remain in lockers 

  • No hoodies 


Sweats
 

  • Sweatshirts may be “EH spirit” clothing or school appropriate (free of obscenities, alcohol, tobacco, etc.) but must NOT have a hood / pockets 

  • May be worn daily, year round with an approved shirt underneath 

  • No sweatpants of any style 


Shoes
 

  • All shoes must be school appropriate and may not interfere with safety (stairwells, evacuations).   

  • Shoes must cover the entire foot.  For this reason, flip-flops, heels and house slippers, sandals, Clogs or Crocs may NOT be worn. 

  • No boots 


Accessories
 

  • No hats, caps, bandanas, full head wraps 

  • No book bags / back packs / purses allowed in classes 

  • No sunglasses, gloves or blankets 

  • Jewelry must be school appropriate (Administration has final decision) 


 


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