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Hope Mills Middle School Dress Code
Published by Beth Sizemore on November 4, 2019
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DRESS CODE UPDATE:
Effective September 24, 2019

By Direction of Superintendent Marvin Connelly, Jr.:

1.  All Cumberland County Schools will make any necessary religious accommodations for any type of headgear or head coverings otherwise restricted or prohibited under existing individual school dress codes.  

2.  No student shall receive Out of School Suspension based solely upon violation of an existing individual school dress code.

Student Dress Code as stated in the 2019-2020 Student Handbook:
Dress and Grooming:
Students are expected to use good taste in choosing clothing so as not to present a health hazard, attract attention or interfere with the educational process. Any printed material on a student’s clothing must not be offensive or detract from the ongoing educational process and should be consistent with generally accepted standards of the school community. The administration reserves the right to determine when apparel/appearance is in good taste for school.

The following is a guide for proper attire:

  1. Waist of pants must be worn at your natural waist – NO SAGGING!
  2. No inappropriate signs, emblems, or language on
  3. Inappropriate skin tight clothing will be considered undergarments and must be worn with appropriate dress attire.
  4. Dresses, skirts, or shorts must be fingertip length or longer all the way around. This includes the under lining of clothing such as hi/low or double layer dresses/skirts.
  5. No hats or headgear, such as earmuffs, are allowed during school hours. These ítems include but are not limited to: bandanas, sunglasses, and hoods on
  6. No pajamas, bedroom shoes/slippers or exposed
  7. No sheer or see through fabric in tops or bottoms unless it has solid fabric underneath it; this includes but is not limited to, crochet, lace, sheer or knitted
  8. Spaghetti straps, tank tops, halter tops, tube tops, racer back tops, shirts revealing midriffs or cleavage, and any other revealing items of clothing are
  9. No holes or tears exposing the skin are allowed on clothing above fingertip length.
  10. Chains and spiked apparel are not allowed. Clothing that can be construed as a weapon(s) is not allowed.
  11. Flip-flops and slides are not permitted. Closed toe/closed back shoes are encouraged to maximize student safety.