September 17, 2018
Dear Parents and Guardians-
We have updated the HMS Dress Code (below) to include gender neutral language, which outlines our wardrobe expectations for all HMS students.
We have not made any substantial changes to the specific content of the dress code. We have made some changes to the language we use to ensure that students, parents, and our community understand that the dress code applies to all students in grades five through eight.
Please take some time to review the dress code with your child(ren). We will share the updated dress code with students and staff this week.
Thanks very much-
Joan Adler and Tom McDowell
HMS Administrative Team
HMS Dress Code:
Our student dress code reflects the importance of keeping the focus on teaching and learning during the school day. In order to achieve this goal:
-All students will wear clothing that covers the chest, midriff, and behind.
-Clothing will not promote/contain controversial slogans or advertising. For example, clothing with ads for alcohol, tobacco, drugs, sexual connotations, and weapons may not be worn in school.
-Student dress will not include hats, hoods, bandanas, or sunglasses.
-Students will wear shoes in school; closed-toed shoes are required for STEAM class for safety reasons.