William P. Hobby Middle School Dress Code
The district’s dress code is implemented (Section D page 7); therefore, students will be expected to follow the guidelines set forth by the district. Dress code standards are extended to extra-curricular activities held on the campus. In an effort to promote a safe and positive school environment conducive for learning the following will be enforced:
● Trench-style coats are not permitted.
● Undergarments are not to be worn as outer garments, including pajama tops or bottoms. All undershirts must be tucked inside trousers.
● Pants and skirts must be worn at the waist - no loose waistbands or oversized pants are permitted.
● No clothing with inappropriate holes, rips, tears or frayed will be allowed. Tears, rips or frays in jeans must be at the knee level or below. No oversized clothing, sagging, baggy, and/or dragging pants.
● Capri/ Cargo pants should be no less than one inch below the kneecap for both boys and girls.
● No sunglasses, or non-prescription glasses, will be allowed while in school building. No colored contacts other than normal eye color.
● No Yoga pants or Leggings
● Skirts cannot be shorter than 4 inches above the knee (the slit must meet the same requirement)
● Wallet chains, dog chains, dog collars, spike and leash type jewelry is prohibited.
● Inappropriate, indecent, suggestive, low cut, excessively tight, or distracting clothing (some examples: sexual slogans, gangs, tobacco, alcohol products drugs or violence) will not be allowed. This includes patches, drawings, or writing on clothing.
● All Shirts/Tops must be worn appropriately-baggy & long shirts below the buttock are not acceptable. The top of the shirt (shoulder) must be no less than 2 ½” wide and must come to the edge of the shoulder.
● No exposed midriffs, backs, or underpants. No tank tops, halter tops, spaghetti straps, strapless, tube top, camisole type, see through are not allowed. Jackets are not allowed to cover dress code violations.
● House shoes/slippers/shower shoes/and athletic sides are not permitted.
● Body piercing other than ears is not permitted. Earrings, like all jewelry must be school appropriate, and earlobe spikes and/or spacers are prohibited. No other body piercing jewelry is allowed. ● Tattoos should be covered at all times.
● Body art in any form to include writing on skin, distracting or inappropriate stickers, and glitter is prohibited.
● Hair must be neat and clean. Unconventional colored, multi-colored or spiked, Mohawk or Fohawk hairstyles are not permitted. Hair must not cover the eyes.
● Insignias or initials, lines, designs etched in the eyebrows, hair or any part of the scalp are not permitted.
● No hats or distracting headgear.
Because fads in dress and grooming are subject to sudden and sometimes radical change, a basic rule to remember is that student dress and grooming should not be suggestive, indecent or unusual as to detract from the classroom environment. Changes in dress code, deemed appropriate and necessary by the school principal, may be announced, implemented and enforced during the course of the academic school year. Students not complying with the dress code may be removed from the regular school setting until the parent is able to provide appropriate attire. We acknowledge that students form close association/friendships. When those associations/friendships are expressed outwardly by the wearing of specific colors or displaying of jewelry items that stand out from the general student body disciplinary action may ensue. Final determination of acceptable dress code and grooming rests with the principal or his/her designee.