Dress Code for Hawkins County Middle Schools
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Monday, August 07, 2017
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Hawkins County Board of Education


Student dress must be such that it ensures a safe learning environment and minimized distractions. With these principals in mind, the dress code is in effect from arrival on campus until school is dismissed. School issued uniforms may be worn during school approved events during the school day.

The minimum standards for acceptable clothing are as follows:

 Any apparel or dress that causes a substantial disruption to the learning environment or educational process is not permitted.

 Any apparel or dress that advertises or promotes products or activity prohibited by law or by the Board of Education is prohibited.

 Clothing that exposes underwear or body parts in an indecent manner that disrupts the learning environment are not permitted.

 Visible lack of undergarments is not permitted.

 Skin is to be completely covered from midriff to mid-thigh.

 Pants, shorts, etc must be worn at the waist.

 Leggings, jeggings, and other compression-style garments may be worn so long as they are covered by a nontransparent top garment that reaches midpoint of the thigh or below.

 Tank tops, spaghetti straps are not permitted unless otherwise covered by a non-transparent top garment. Sleeve openings on shirts must not reveal any portion of the breast or side below the arm.

 A student’s hair must not cause a disruption to educational environment.

 Any apparel or dress that is dangerous to the health or safety of students or the lawful, peaceful operation of the school is not permitted.

 Trench coats are not allowed.

 Non-religious head gear is not to be worn in the building.

 Students are not allowed to wear industrial or pet chains/collars. 

 Any type of clothing, apparel or accessory, including that which denotes such students’ membership in or affiliation with any gang associated with criminal activities is not permitted.

 Shoes are required.

 Sunglasses cannot be worn in the building.

 Body jewelry worn shall not create a distraction to the educational environment nor pose a health or safety risk to any student.

It is the discretion of the administration as to what is appropriate for the learning environment. Any student wearing attire that creates a substantial disruption to the learning environment will be reported to the administrator and may be sent home to change. Repeated offenses will result in disciplinary action.

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