Holly Shelter Middle


Home of the Hurricanes


Dress Code


All rules apply unless otherwise specified in an educational plan. Winter jackets and hats, hoods, or other headwear may be worn to school, but must be placed in students’ lockers upon entry into the building. Any outerwear worn in the building must be plain solid colored sweatshirts/sweaters or official Holly Shelter hoodies/sweatshirts/sweaters.



All tops must be plain and solid color

Tops include:

  • Collared shirts
  • Sweaters, sweatshirts, or fleece
  • Tops may not have striping, piping, graphics, or printed material on them
  • Official Holly Shelter spirit t-shirts and jerseys may be worn at any time (sleeveless jerseys must have a uniform top underneath)
  • Hoodies may be worn to school, but need to be placed in student lockers.  Students will not be permitted to wear hoodies or hoods in the building to help support the safety of all students. 



All bottoms must be plain and solid colored, including: black, khaki, navy blue, or gray

Bottoms may include:

  • Cargo/carpenter or uniform style pants, shorts, or capris
  • Knee length shorts
  •  Athletic shorts or sweatpants with the Holly Shelter Logo
  • Dresses, skirts, or jumpers must fall at knee level
  • Pants must be worn at natural waist line and boys must wear a belt to keep pants at natural waistline – sagging is unacceptable



  • Footwear may include tennis shoes, boots, or sandals with a back strap.
  • The following are NOT allowed:
  • Flip flops, Rainbows, Slides or other sandals without a back strap
  • TEVAS/water shoes
  • Open back Crocs sandals



Jackets, scarves, and hats may be worn to school, but must be placed in students' lockers upon entry into the building.


The following are NOT allowed and will result in missed classroom instruction as student will be sent to ISS until a change of clothes can be provided by parent.

  • NO Athletic pants, track pants, or sweatpants, that do not have the Holly Shelter Logo
  • NO Leggings, Jeggings or Yoga pant
  • NO Headbands or scarves (unless they are one of the Holly Shelter solid colors)
  • NO Jeans (unless a jean designated day) and never with holes or rips in them
  • NO Sagging pants. Pants must cover undergarments, and ride at your waist at all times



  • Assume that any garment type, style, or fad not listed above is out of compliance with the HSMS dress code.
  • Decisions about compliance will be determined by school staff.
  • “Plain” means without graphics, pinstripes, dyed, or embroidered designs.
  • No undergarments are to be visible at any time.
  • All clothing must be fitted appropriately. It must be worn at natural waist level and not be "too tight" or "too loose."
  • Clothing may not be tied, knotted, or worn inside out. 


Dress Code is part of Holly Shelter.  It is supported by our staff and administration.  Students who are prepared for school each day in dress code, do not interrupt the learning environment of our school.  Instruction is the main focus of each day.  Therefore, dress code will be enforced, and students out of dress code will face consequences.


For the first few days of school, students will receive a written warning regarding dress code violations and be allowed to make the needed changes.  Students who are not in dress code after day 3, will be sent to ISS (In School Suspension) and required to call home. You will be allowed to bring in proper clothing for your child so that they may return to class.


After the first week of school, dress code violations will result in automatic ISS. Anytime a student is sent to ISS for a dress code violation, parents may bring a change of clothes. If the student is unable to change their clothing, they will remain in ISS for the day to complete their school work.  Habitual dress code violations may result in a charge of unruly youth, and consequences could include a change of school placement.