Shelter Dress Code
CODE (HSMS 2016-2017) (NHCS POLICY 8520)
All rules apply unless otherwise specified in an educational plan.
Winter jackets and hats, hoods or other head-wear may be worn to school,
but must be placed in students’ lockers upon entry into the
building. Any outerwear worn in the building must be plain solid colored
sweatshirts/sweaters or official Holly Shelter hoodies/sweatshirts/sweaters.
- All tops
must be any solid color collared shirt or HSMS spirit wear. Tops
may not have striping, graphics, or printed words/logos larger
than 3x3 inches appearing anywhere other than on the chest area.
The same policy applies to hoodies, sweaters, fleece, etc.
Holly Shelter spirit wear may be worn at any time (sleeveless
jerseys must have a uniform top underneath)
- All bottoms
must be plain and solid colored, including: black, khaki or navy
- Bottoms may
style, 4-pocket pants or capris
style, knee length shorts
shorts or sweatpants with the Holly Shelter Logo
skirts, or jumpers no shorter than 4 inches from knee
must be worn at natural waist line and boys must wear a belt
to keep pants at natural waist line - sagging is unacceptable.
may include tennis shoes, boots, or sandals with a back strap.
- The following
are NOT allowed:
flops, Rainbows or other sandals without a back strap
back Crocs sandals
scarves, gloves, and hats may be worn to school, but must be placed
in students' lockers upon entry into the building.
following are NOT allowed and may result in missed classroom instruction
as student will be sent to ISS until a change of clothes can be
provided by parent:
- NO Pants
or shorts with side/thigh pockets (such as cargo or carpenter)
- NO Athletic
pants, track pants, or sweatpants, that do not have the Holly
- NO Leggings,
Jeggings or Yoga pants
- NO Head bands
or scarfs (unless they are one of the Holly Shelter solid colors)
- NO Jeans
(unless a jean designated day) and never with holes or rips in
- NO Sagging
pants-pants must cover undergarments, and ride at your waist at
that any garment type, style, or fad not listed above is not in
accordance with the HSMS dress code.
about compliance will be determined by school staff.
means without graphics, pinstripes, dyed or embroidered designs
- No undergarments
are to be visible at any time.
- All clothing
must be fitted appropriately. It must be worn at natural waist
level and not be "too tight" or "too loose."
may not be tied, knotted, or worn inside out.
Dress Code is
part of Holly Shelter. It is supported by our staff and administration.
Students who are prepared for school each day in dress code, do
not interrupt the learning environment of our school. Instruction
is the main focus of each day. Therefore, dress code will be enforced,
and students out of dress code will face consequences.
For the first
few days of school, students will receive a written warning regarding
dress code violations and be allowed to make the needed changes.
Students who are not in dress code after day 3, will be sent to
ISS (In School Suspension) and required to call home. You will be
allowed to bring in proper clothing for your child so that they
may return to class.
After the first
week of school, dress code violations will result in automatic ISS.
Anytime a student is sent to ISS for a dress code violation, parents
may bring a change of clothes before 9:00AM. If the student is unable
to change their clothing, they will remain in ISS for the day to
complete their school work. Habitual dress code violations may result
in a charge of Unruly youth, and consequences could include change
of school placement.
New Hanover County School System is an equal opportunity employer and
does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin,
gender, orientation, age or disability in any of its programs or activities.
compliance with Federal law, including Section 504 of the 1973 Rehabilitation
Act and the provisions of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972,
New Hanover County Schools administers all state-operated educational
programs, employment activities, and admissions without discrimination
because of disability, race, religion, national, or ethnic origin, color,
age, military service, or gender except where exemption is appropriate
and allowed by law.
file a complaint of discrimination, contact: Dr. Rick Holliday, Deputy
Superintendent, Student Support and Federal Programs, 6410 Carolina Beach
Road, Wilmington, NC 28412, Telephone (910) 254-4206; Fax (910) 254-4226.