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Dress Code

The dress code policy at Hoover Middle School complies with the APS Student Behavior Handbook and District Dress Code Policy.

 

Students’ dress and grooming shall be neat, clean, and appropriate for school. At Hoover, we recognize that students are unique and as a result, each has their own style of dress. We also realize that it is important to have a dress code that promotes an environment that is conducive to learning.

 

Students are expected to abide by the following requirements for dress:

· For health and safety reasons, shoes must be worn at all times.

· Hats may be worn for specific instructional, safety, religious or medical reasons. Otherwise, hats, sunglasses, and hoods on hoodies/jackets should be worn outside only. Bills on caps must face forward. Other headgear such as bandanas, sweatbands, and hairnets are prohibited.

· Shirts should be made of material that is not see-through. Shirts do not have to have sleeves, but should have straps that measure at least 2” wide. Spaghetti straps, see-through shirts, halter tops, off the shoulder shirts, and shirts that show midriffs are prohibited.

· All shirts, pants, shorts, and skirts should be worn in a manner in which they were intended to be worn, and should cover all undergarments. Modest necklines are required. Shorts, skirts, and dresses should be no less than fingertip length.

· Tights, yoga pants, and leggings are permitted. They should be worn with a long shirt that is no less than fingertip length. · Pajamas, pajama look-alikes, and slippers are prohibited.

· Clothing or accessories which promote the following are prohibited:

• negative behavior

• drugs or alcohol

• profanity, vulgarity, controversial or sexually suggestive/abusive behavior  

• weapons or violence

• disrespect

• gang related items/colors including picture slogans and text as defined by APD Gang Unit.

· Spike jewelry/belts/accessories and chains are prohibited.

· Any other clothing, hairstyles, or excessive body piercings that are disruptive to the learning environment. All body piercings must be covered in PE classes.

 

*Hoover Middle School administrators have discretion to determine whether attire is appropriate or inappropriate. Administrators may also remove from school those students whose personal appearance is disruptive to the education process and the orderly operation of the school. Administrators may also have a student call home for a change of clothing if a student is dressed inappropriately.