• This year Hanshew is introducing PBIS (Positive 
      Behavioral Interventions and Support). PBIS is a research
      based framework for teaching and supporting positive
      behavior for ALL students. This school-wide approach
      focuses on building a safe and positive environment in
      which all students can learn. In support of this Hanshew
      has adopted these 4 simple principles for staff and 
      students to follow.
    • S - Safe
    • O - On Task
    • A - Accountable
    • R - Respectful

New Cell Phone/Electronic Device Policy 24/25

  • Cell Phone/Electronic Device Policy 2024-2025 

    Hanshew will be implementing a new policy for cell phones and electronic devices for the 2024-2025 school year. We ask that you also discuss this change with your student(s) to ensure a successful transition to the new policy. Please review the following information for consequences if students violate the policy. We depend on your support for the successful implementation of this new policy: 

    • Students must turn off and lock their cell phones in their locker upon arrival at school. Students should also lock their headphones, Air Pods, and/or earbuds in their locker. 

    • Students must put their cell phones in their lockers for the whole school day, 9:25-4:00. No student may have a cell phone on their person, unless cleared through the Principal or Assistant Principal. 

    • Students are not to share lockers, nor locker combinations. 

    • Students may not use their phone during Passing Times, nor at any time they are at their lockers. 

    • Phones are not to be brought into restrooms. 

    NO cell phone/electronic devices between 9:15-4:00. 

Dress Code

  • Hanshew Middle School dress code will be enforced at all times. Dress at school needs to be appropriate; it cannot be disruptive to learning, unsafe or gang-related. Dress that has writing or images related to alcohol, tobacco, other drugs, sex, or gangs is inappropriate. The following are examples of inappropriate clothing:


    ○ Clothing that is too revealing:  too small, see-through or sagging, exposed midriffs, low-cut tops or sides, strapless, spaghetti straps, no tank-tops, short-shorts, short skirts (more than 2 inches above the top of a knee cap), or any combination of shorts and leggings, short skirt and leggings, short dress and leggings.


    ○ Clothing that is too large, baggy, or bulky. Examples include: oversize jeans, oversize shirts. Pants that are too big to stay up above the hipbones without a belt are too baggy.


    During the winter months (2nd and 3rd quarter), no flip flops, sandals, open-toed shoes or slippers. This is a safety hazard that could cause frostbite during safety drills and evacuations.


    ○ Outerwear (coats, heavy jackets, heavy vests, hats, sunglasses) must be stored in the lockers.


    ○ Undergarments and the students' rear MUST remain entirely covered even while seated.


    ○ NO dresses, skirts and shorts or pants that are too short and revealing are allowed. No exposed skin shown on the upper thigh area.

    HMS Dress Code Visual

Start on Time

    • Hanshew Start on time  

    • It is each student’s responsibility to arrive to class on time. 

    • The first bell rings at 9:15 a.m., and the Tardy bell rings at 9:30 a.m. If a student is going to be Tardy, Parents should report the Tardy no later than 9:20 a.m.  

    • Parents must report through ParentConnect, provide a signed note, phone call, or accompany your student to the Front Office, or your child's Tardy will be Unexcused.   

    • “On time” means before the bell rings. 

    • Three tardies will result in a lunch detention.  

    • Tardies are cumulative through an entire quarter. 

    • Detentions will be issued by the assistant principal. 

    • Detentions are generally served at lunch the same day (if assigned before lunch) or the next day (if assigned after lunch). Students have 2 days to serve the detention. 

    • Students with excessive tardies or refusal to serve lunch detention will have a referral to the office for additional disciplinary action.