• Dress Code

    Important for HE students:
    ● Tennis shoes are required on P.E. days
    ● “Celebrate Me Days” are the last Wednesday of each month. Students are encouraged to wear clothing that explores their interests, strengths, and/or culture.
    ● Every Friday is Spirit Day. Wear HE spirit shirts!
    ● A few words about jackets...
    ➔ Keep a jacket/sweater in their backpack. Classrooms can get chilly!
    ➔ LABEL, LABEL, LABEL ALL jackets, lunch kits, water bottles, etc. with CHILD’S NAME. Every year, we donate a large volume of unmarked, unclaimed jackets and sweaters.
    ➔ Teach your child to tie his/her jacket around his/her waist when outside, rather than laying it on the ground.

    The district’s dress code is established to teach grooming and hygiene, prevent disruption, minimize safety hazards, and maintain a positive learning climate. 
    Students and parents may determine a student’s personal dress and grooming standards, provided that they comply with the following during instructional time:

    • Hair
    ➔ Hair must be neat, clean and well groomed. Hair style/color must not create disruptions or distraction.
    ➔ Head sweatbands, hair rollers, or long handled combs may not be worn in the hair.
    ➔ No type of head covering, cap or hat is to be worn or brought to school except as otherwise permitted by district policy (i.e. religious purposes).

    • Dress
    ➔ Any form of dress or grooming that attracts undue attention, disrupts school, is considered gang related, or detracts from the learning process is unacceptable.
    ➔ Dresses, skirts, fashion slits, and holes higher than mid-thigh are not permitted.
    ➔ Spaghetti straps, tube tops, leotards and halter-tops are not to be worn as outer garments.
    ➔ Excessively loose or tight garments are not acceptable; all clothing should be appropriately fit.
    ➔ Shirts must be worn so as not to expose the bare chest. Male students may not wear shirts without sleeves, and tank tops or undershirts are not to be worn as outer garments. The midriff must not be exposed when a student goes through the normal activities of a school day (bending, stretching, reaching, etc.)
    ➔ Garments with inappropriate decorations or advertisements are not acceptable. The American flag is not to be worn as an article of clothing. A depiction of the American flag on clothing, in a respectful manner, is acceptable.
    ➔ Sunglasses are not allowed to be worn in the school building.
    ➔ Shoes are to be worn. House slippers,and roller/wheeled shoes, heels over 1⁄2 inch and flip flops are not permitted.
    ➔ Any garment or accessory that could be used in a threatening or menacing manner is prohibited.

    • Make-up is not permitted at the elementary level.

    • Piercings:
    ➔ Students may wear earrings.
    ➔ No other piercings are allowed.