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-3:15 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.


    Starting October 24, 2023, 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.

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.