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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) 

 

2018-2019 CELL PHONE/ELECTRONIC DEVICE POLICY 

Students bringing cellular phones or electronic devices to school, do so at their own risk. Neither the Hamilton County Department of Education, nor East Hamilton Middle/High School will assume any liability for any lost, stolen or damaged cell phones or electronic devices in school, nor any school related activity.

East Hamilton Middle/High School recognizes the usefulness of cellular telephones and other devices as a means of supplementing educational instruction under staff supervision. Only under the consent and the direct supervision of a classroom teacher, for the purposes of enhancing educational instruction, may a cell phone or other electronic device be used in an academic setting during instructional time. Any classroom use of an electronic device is at teacher discretion.

East Hamilton High School students:

East Hamilton High School students may NOT have their cell phones out after entering the building before school begins OR while transitioning in the hallways during passing periods. The only non-instructional time that HS students WILL be allowed to have their cell phones out will be in the cafeteria area during their lunch times. HS students may have their cell phones out after the end of school dismissal bell rings. All cell phones and devices must remain on silent mode at all times.

 

East Hamilton Middle School students:

East Hamilton Middle School Students may NOT have in their possession a cell phone/electronic device during school hours. After entering the building at the start of the school day, all MS students must turn off all cell phones/electronic devices and place them in their back packs/book bags in their lockers where they shall remain until the end of the day. At no time should MS students have a cell phone in their possession during school hours.

 

*All students are restricted at all times within the building and on campus from using their cell phone or electronic device, in the following manner:

* Making or receiving phone calls

* Using any recording feature to include the phone/device cameras, video camera, or voice recorders

* Using real-time audio/video, i.e. Skyping, Face Time, etc.

* Using Bluetooth devices

* Use of the phone/device’s internal speaker or external speakers for music, or any other reason

* No over the ear or on the ear headphones / earbuds are allowed

The consequences for violations of this policy both at the HS and/or MS levels shall result in the followings actions per HCDE:

1st violation – phone is confiscated for 10 calendar days
2nd violation – phone is confiscated for 20 calendar days
3rd violation – phone is confiscated for the remainder of the school year

 

This policy is designed to protect the educational program of all students. The use of student cell phones or other electronic devices on campus is a privilege, not a right. Students found by staff members to be in violation of any of the above stated rules or restrictions are subject to administrative discipline, which may result in confiscation of the cell phone/device. Students using cell phones or electronic devices in any manner that violates our school rules of conduct, or using their device for unlawful purposes will be subject to more severe discipline action, up to and including extended suspension and/or expulsion.

Notice to parents: Please do not contact or communicate with students during instructional time via cell phones. All emergency contact to the student must go through the main office, attendance office, or nurse’s office when necessary. In most cases, a student may be given permission to use a classroom or administrative telephone to contact a parent/guardian.


School Supply Sale
 - Rising 5th, 6th and 7th Grade

www.shopttkits.com

Account #: 28566

Order grade specific kit and requested bulk supplies.

TI-34 calculator All Grades

TI-84  calculator 8th Grade Honor’s Algebra Only

Supplies will be delivered to the homeroom

Questions: Kristi Wick, bkwick@epbfi.com

 

Summer Reading Project:

This year the Fine Arts department has taken the lead with the summer "reading" project and has decided to focus on Music Education. We titled the project "Summer Playlist," as students will be asked to follow music resources, Tennessee university music programs, a TedEd talk on music education and prospective album covers to complete a vision board final product.

Project Link: Summer Playlist Project

 

More Summer Events
School starts August 8th
There is so much going on this summer that we needed another newsletter to keep you up to date! Check out the information below and be actively engaged in our school and our community. Go Hurricanes!
 
TN House of Rep District 30 Debate
Monday, July 9th
Please join us as the East Hamilton community 
invites the Candidates for Tennessee House of Representatives District 30 to a debate aEast Hamilton Middle/High School oMonday July 9th at 6:30 pm.  All candidates have been invited to participate in this non-partisan debate. Questions will be designed to be relevant to the East Hamilton area, which includes East Brainerd/Apison/Collegedale. We hope this will help our community become involved in choosing the best candidate to represent our area in many important upcoming decisions regarding road infrastructure, development, and school funding.  
 
Moderated by Latrice Curry of WRCB Channel 3.
 
View Plans for the New East Hamilton MS
Tuesday, July 10th
There will be a public meeting to view plans for the new East Hamilton Middle School on Tuesday, July 10th at 6:30pm at East Hamilton School.  TWH Architects representatives will be at the meeting to provide an overview of the project and plans for the new middle school for the Missionary Ridge Learning Community of Hamilton County Schools.  The meeting will be in the theater at East Hamilton School with Mayor Jim Coppinger and Superintendent Dr. Bryan Johnson beginning the program.
 
Parents and the community will be able to view plans developed by the architects and talk with district leaders and architects at the meeting.  There will be a question and answer session and the opportunity to provide suggestions for consideration for the new school.
 
The location of the new East Hamilton Middle is near Apison Elementary School.  The school is a project in the $125 million building plan approved by the Hamilton County Board of Education last October.  The Hamilton County Commission approved funding to address school facility needs in September.
 
Online Registration
Begins July 11th
All student registrations for the 18-19 school year will now be completed online.  The online registration window will begin on July 11th for returning students and July 16th for new students. Parents of new and returning students can access the online registration application by visiting the registration links below. 
Returning Students (portal opens July 11th)
New Students (portal opens July 16th)
MS Softball Tryouts
July 30th-31st
East Hamilton Middle School softball tryouts for the 2018-2019 school year will be held July 30th & 31st from 6:00-8:00pm at the East Hamilton Softball Field. Middle School tryouts are for rising 6th thru 8th graders. Students must have a completed physical dated after April 30, 2018 in order to participate in tryouts. Please contact Coach Nelson at nelson_norma@hcde.org if you have any questions.
HCDE Parent University
Saturday, August 4th
Welcome to the new school year in Hamilton County Schools with Parent University.  The event will kickoff the new school year with information for parents to help their children in school, learn about new district programs or find out more about those that have been around for a few years.  Parent University is a great way to kick-off the new school year. Join us at the First Tennessee Pavillion, 1801 Carter Street, from 10am to 2pm on Saturday, August 4th. 
Transportation Information
Bus Riders and Car Riders
If your child will be riding the bus to school, please use the Transportation Services webpage to locate the closest bus stop or to request an additional bus stop. Please note that buses will sometimes run late the first few days of school as the drivers learn new routes and make sure each child gets on and off at the appropriate stop. Your patience is greatly appreciated.

If your child will be a car rider, please review the guidelines below:
  • There will be no staff to supervise and the school will not be open prior to 6:45 AM. 
  • All students who are car riders will be directed to wait outside in the car rider pick-up/drop-off area ONLY. This area is located on the north/right side of the building. All parents are to pick students up in this supervised area.
  • No parents are to park in the front parking lot - it is for faculty only. Only bus riders will be allowed in/out the front doors.
EHS Summer Learning Project
All East Hamilton Students
This year the Fine Arts department has taken the lead with the summer "reading" project and has decided to focus on Music Education. We titled the project "Summer Playlist," as students will be asked to follow music resources, Tennessee university music programs, a TedEd talk on music education and prospective album covers to complete a vision board final product.

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