HARRISON COUNTY MIDDLE SCHOOL
2017 - 2018
Adopted May 2004
Revised May 2011, December 2014, 4/19/2017
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 modifications for the 2017-18 school
FLEECE pullovers will NOT need to be solid color.
2. A collared shirt does NOT
need to be under a fleece pullover; ONLY A CREWNECK T-shirt.
3. Friday “Jeans Day” Dress code change: *currently,
students who qualified for Friday Jeans Day had to wear “Harrison County
attire” with their jeans. Starting 2017-18, ANY sweatshirt or CREW-neck
T-shirt may be worn (still no inappropriate messaging- alcohol, drugs,
gang, etc.). * T-shirts and dress code compliant tops MUST still remain
tucked on the Friday Jeans Day.
4. ONLY CREW-neck T-shirts are acceptable. No
“scoop-neck/low-cut” T-shirts allowed.
HCMS Dress Code guidelines
a. Must be solid
b. Must be collared – turtleneck or mock turtleneck is considered
a collared shirt
c. Must have long or short sleeves (no sleeveless)
d. If a logo is present it can be no larger than a credit card
be knit, cotton, or oxford cloth style
f. 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
g. Must be tucked inside pants,
shorts, or skirts and top of pockets should remain visible. (Students
should not wear clothing, which cannot under regular use be kept tucked
into the pants). Shirts must be tucked in at all times.
pullovers (including zipped) may be worn over dress code compliant shirt
or a crew neck t-shirt. No “hooded” fleece except on administrator
announced “dress down” days.
i. Only a crew neck, solid color t-shirt
may be worn under the polo (no tank tops or camisoles). If no t-shirt is
worn, no more than 2 buttons may be unbuttoned.
Pants, Shorts, Skirts, Dresses or Jumpers
a. Must be navy blue, khaki, or black
b. If the pants, shorts, or
skirts have belt loops, a belt must be worn. A belt is not necessary if
there are not belt loops. *Removal of belt loops to avoid wearing a belt
c. No jeans of any color. (Except on Jeans/Rewards Days)
Corduroy is acceptable as long as they do not violate the pocket rule (see
d. 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 be permitted
e. No bibbed pants,
shorts, or jumpers.
f. Pants may not cover the shoe or drag the floor.
g. No fad fabrics such as spandex, Lycra, leather, wet-look, mesh, sheer,
metallic, fishnet, knit, or any fabric, which stretches. This includes any
kind of sweat pant or jogging pant.
h. There will be no decoration on
any pants (stitching, jewels, etc).
i. 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
j. No splits above the knee.
k. Pants must be appropriately
l. No sagging.
Cardigan, Crewneck, V-neck Sweaters and
a. May be worn over the collared or
turtleneck shirt. If it is worn over the shirt it does not have to be
tucked into the pants but it may not cover pant pockets.
b. Must be a
solid color (may have a contrasting color on the collar and sleeve band).
c. No vest of any kind.
d. No t-shirts, ribbed shirts, or thermal
shirts over polo.
a. Shoelaces must be
tied tight at all times.
b. Clogs will be allowed. Closed toe, open
backed shoes are acceptable.
undergarments can be visible. Stomach cannot be exposed. Students should
not wear clothing, which cannot under regular use, be kept tucked into the
b. All hats are to be removed upon entering the building.
Other items such as sun glasses, bandannas, scarves, sweatbands, combs,
rakes, picks, or rollers are not to be worn at school.
oversized shirts, hats, etc., are to be stored in the locker during the
e. Book bags, backpacks, pouches, fanny packs, laptop cases,
messenger bags, etc., are to be stored in the locker during the school
day. Oversize purses may be required to be stored in the locker.
Non-jewelry chains, including chains attached to wallets or purses may not
be worn. Questionable jewelry shall be referred to the office.
students may wear any Harrison County Schools. (high school, middle
school, elementary school) article of clothing AS LONG AS it is HCMS dress
code compliant. Harrison County logos or designs are exempted as long as
the article of clothing is otherwise dress code compliant.
HCMS extracurricular activities that are sanctioned through the HCMS SBDMC
may wear their team or club shirts that may not be compliant with the HCMS
regular dress code. This may only be done on game or meeting days. If an
event is scheduled for the weekend, shirts may be worn on Friday. HCMS
SBDMC sanctioned extracurricular activities include boys and girls
basketball, soccer, track, football, volleyball, cheerleading, archery,
band, art club, STLP, academic team, speech team, FFA, FCA, KUNA, etc., h.
Students must remain in compliance with dress code until they leave the
school premises unless otherwise approved by school personnel.
i. 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.
Friday Dress Code:
Jeans can be worn by those
that qualify PLUS they can wear any sweatshirt, t-shirt (regular collar;
not low cut) or dress code compliant shirt. T-shirts and dress code
compliant shirts must remain tucked with a belt. “Hoodies” can be worn but
the hood must be down during the school day for identification purposes.
Remember, students can lose jeans for misbehavior, lack of work turned in,
etc. If an adult in the building has taken their jeans day, the student
must remain in full dress code that particular Friday. Again, please note
that Friday Dress Code is earned; not guaranteed.
· Properly fitting
· Solid color jeans.
· No holes in jeans.
If wearing a
· Only “traditional” crew-neck t-shirts (no scoop neck).
No offensive/drug/alcohol messaging
Administration reserves the
right to restrict any clothing that, in their professional opinion,
interrupts the educational process beyond the aforementioned rules.
teacher is conducting a special class activity that requires 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 tolerated.
We have made clear what our goals are and
what we expect. Teenagers by nature like to push issues to the edge, we
understand. However, to save you money and aggravation, we encourage
parents to make sure that what you buy is totally compliant.