West Hall Middle School will follow the same dress code as all Hall County Middle Schools:
Students who reflect neatness, cleanliness and good taste are dressing for success. Student dress should not violate common safety, be a distraction, or cause a disruption of the educational process or the orderly operation of the school. In general, clothing should be clean, neat, and not frayed. Shirt sleeves may not be rolled up. Clothing should fit properly, neither too loosely nor too tightly. All students should be dressed in a manner that reflects, rather than distracts from, the learning process.
The following are not allowed at WHMS:
• Trench coats
• Excessively baggy pants (must fit at waist)
• Gang related attire
• Sunglasses in the building
• Tube tops
• Strapless dresses
• See through clothing
• Mesh jersey without another shirt underneath
• Items with suggestive lettering, pictures, symbols, alcohol or drug depictions
• Mini skirts or mini dresses
• Shirts without side seams
• Blouses, dresses or shirts that expose the stomach, sides or back; all shirts must reach the waist and cover the shoulders
• Sleeveless shirts
• Muscle shirts
• Hats, bandannas
• Spandex or Lycra clothing
• Clothes with holes or slits
Students are required to wear appropriate undergarments and shoes. Outerwear is at the discretion of each school principal. *Other general guidelines for what may or may not be allowed at school (including hair styles and coloring, jackets, jewelry, sun glasses, caps, hats, bandanas, etc.) will be given to students by the individual schools.
When in the judgment of the administration the dress requirements have not been met, students will not be permitted in classes or halls until the situation is corrected. Students wearing inappropriate clothing may be sent to in-school suspension for the remainder of the day, or parents may be called to bring a change of clothing. Second dress code violations may result in additional disciplinary action.
*Specific to West Hall Middle School, the following guidelines should be followed:
1. Straps on shirts and dresses must be at least 3 fingers’ width.
2. The hem of shorts and skirts must meet the top of a one-dollar bill placed at the bend of the back of the knee.
3. Hair color may only include a natural hair color for people.
4. No piercings on the face or body that can cause class or school disruption.
5. Tattoos must be covered so that they are not visible to others.
6. No flip-flops or bedroom “house” shoes as they pose a safety hazard.
7. No sweatpants or pajama pants.
8. Leggings are NOT pants. If leggings are worn, the top worn with them must follow the rule in #2 (the hem must meet the top of a one-dollar bill placed at the bend of the back of the knee).
If you have additional questions, please contact the school at (770) 967-4871.