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HPMS Dress Code


Appropriateness of dress and the avoidance of distractions to the learning process are the guiding principles of the dress code. All students are expected to be neat, well groomed and appropriately dressed for school. If a student’s attire or hairstyle distracts others from learning, he/she will be asked to change clothes or call home for a change of clothing. If this is not possible, then the student may be asked to change into clothing from the school lost and found.

Students should adhere to the following guidelines:
  1. Skirts must be mid-thigh length; no cut-off skirts are to be worn.
  2. Shorts must be mid-thigh length; no athletic shorts or cut-offs are to be worn.
  3. Shirts and blouses should cover a student’s undergarments. Tank tops, halter tops, spaghetti straps, see through garments, bare midriffs, and excessively tight clothing are not permitted.
  4. Excessively tattered jeans, shorts, or skirts are not to be worn. Pajamas or similar clothing are prohibited. Underwear must not be visible.
  5. T-shirts and all clothing should not have inappropriate words or slogans, and should not make references to alcohol, drugs, tobacco or sex.
  6. Shoes must be worn at all times; house shoes, slippers, etc., are prohibited.
  7. Hats are not permitted.
Situations not covered by the above guidelines will be evaluated on how they affect the learning environment. The final decision on the appropriateness of school dress rests with the school administration.

Students may be asked to change into clothing provided by the school if dress is deemed inappropriate by the school administration.