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    Humble ISD Student Dress and Grooming Policy
     
    The purpose of the Humble ISD dress code is to create an atmosphere where maximum teaching and learning can occur. It is the position of the school district that there is a positive correlation between student grooming and the learning climate.
    In addition, the district believes that reasonable dress code regulations prepare children for real world expectations. Once school is completed, most students will be subject to requirements for grooming uniformity in the employment setting.

    It is the responsibility of the parents and students to comply with school rules and regulations concerning dress and grooming standards. Any form of dress or grooming that attracts undue attention, is unsafe, disrupts school, is considered gang related, or detracts from the learning process is not acceptable.

    The administration and faculty shall have the right to appraise any current fashion or fad and determine whether it is appropriate or inappropriate for school wear.

     
     

    HAIR

    The hair must be neat, clean, and well groomed. Hair style/color must not create disruptions or distraction.

    Extreme hairstyles which include hair that is dyed an unnatural color (green, orange etc.) will not be permitted. Head sweat bands, hair rollers, or long handled combs may not be worn in the hair.

     

    HEAD COVERING

    No type of head covering, cap, or hat is to be worn or brought to school.
     

    SIDEBURNS

    Sideburns must be kept neatly trimmed at all times and must not extend below the ear.

     

    MUSTACHES AND BEARDS

    The wearing of a mustache or beard is not acceptable. Students are expected to shave as often as necessary to maintain good grooming habits.

     

    DRESS

    Any form of dress or grooming that attracts undue attention, disrupts school, is considered gang related, or detracts from the learning process is not acceptable.  No sleepwear is to be worn at school. Mini-dresses and mini-skirts shorter than mid-thigh, spaghetti straps, leotards, and halters as an outer garment are not acceptable school dress. Blouses covering tube tops must be buttoned.  The length of shorts must be between the knee and mid-thigh. No "short shorts" are allowed. Fashions with slits above mid-thigh are not acceptable.

    Excessively loose or tight garments are not acceptable. All clothing should be appropriately fitted. All shirts must be worn so as not to expose the bare chest. 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. However, a depiction of the American flag on clothing in a respectful manner is acceptable. Male students are not allowed to wear shirts without sleeves. Sunglasses are not allowed to be worn in the school building. Appropriate foundation garments must be worn at all times.

    Revealing garments are not permitted. Jewelry may not be worn in other pierced areas of the body. Male students may not wear earrings; female students may wear earrings only on the ears. Shoes are to be worn. Steel-toed shoes, house slippers, cleats and roller or wheeled shoes are not permitted. Additionally, at the elementary level, heels above ½ 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. Visible tattoos are not permitted at any level. Exceptions from the Humble Independent School District dress code due to medical reasons must be approved by the grade level principal.

     

    Sterling Middle School would like to clarify some statements written in the Humble ISD Dress Code policy.

    All shirts must be worn so as not to expose the bare chest.” and “Revealing garments are not permitted.” Popular young ladies fashions today, such as scooped-neck and plunging v-neck, expose more bare chest than is appropriate or allowed. Our students need to take a quick check in the mirror to make certain they are covered appropriately. Cleavage should not be visible, nor should the tops of girls’ breasts be exposed.

     

    Excessively loose or tight garments are not acceptable. All clothing should be appropriately fitted.” A fashion that is popular among some young men is sagging/baggy pants. This type of trouser attire must be appropriately fitted at the waist or fitted with a belt so that the pants are secure at the waist. At no time should a young man’s underwear be exposed or visible.

     

    Parents, please assist the school is monitoring your child’s dress each morning. Do not send your child to school if the clothing is questionable. Please contact your child’s administrator with any questions.