Cell Phone/Electronic Device Policy

  • * Students may not use cellphones/electric devices between 8:00 am – 2:45 pm

    * Devices are to be turned off or on “silent” and put away.

    * Earbuds/headphones or like devices are not to be worn in/over the ears in the halls after 8:00 am.

    ○ Phones and electronic devices may ONLY be used in class when appropriate for school purposes as directed by the classroom teacher.

    * Speaker devices are not permitted to be used on the bus or at school.

    * Confiscated devices can be picked up in the front office at the end of the school day by a parent/guardian from 7:30 am-3:30 pm Mon-Fri. Devices will not be returned directly to the student. Confiscated devices must be picked up by a parent or guardian. If a device is confiscated for a third time the student will also be referred to administration. (Hanshew Cell Phone Policy)

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 (Tardy Stations)

    • It is each student’s responsibility to arrive to class on time.
      • The first bell rings at 8:00 a.m., and the Tardy bell rings at 8:15 a.m. If a student is going to be Tardy, Parents should report the Tardy no later than 8:10 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 and result in a detention.  
        • “On time” means before the bell rings.
        • Some teachers consider “on time” to mean in your seat before the bell rings
      • If a student is tardy to class, it results in a detention.
        • Tardies are cumulative through an entire quarter, by each class period. 
        • Tardy stations on each level of the building. 1st floor is outside of the library, and 2nd floor tardy station is outside of the security office.
        • 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 disciplinary action.