Student Handbook

UHMS Behavior Expectations


Students will: 

  • Respect each other, and all property to ensure a positive and safe learning environment. 
  • Display appropriate behavior according to the UHMS Expectations and PAWS Chart at all times. 
  • Cooperate with all school personnel. 
  • Use respectful, appropriate language. Avoid using sarcasm, gossip, belittling, or putting down of others. 
  • Consume food and drink in the Lunch Area only. 
  • Place all trash and discarded materials in trash cans throughout the day. 
  • Move quietly through the building to avoid being a distraction to classrooms along the route. 
  • Display appropriate behaviors that allow all students an opportunity to learn 


Students will: 

  • Wear proper and acceptable attire to school (see the chart below). 
  • Arrive to school and to every class on time and be ready to work.
  • Move straight to class when the bell rings to signal passing period beginning.
  • Take proper care of ChromeBooks, materials, and equipment.
  • Remain on school property during school hours.
  • Present a note signed by a parent/guardian to explain any absences.
  • Advise the school office, guidance, and nurse regarding changes of address, phone number, and emergency information on a consistent basis.
  • Keep all electronic devices (Cellular phones, MP3 players, headphones, CD players, Ipods, games, etc.) turned off and put away unless explicitly directed by a teacher to use them.
  • Exit the building promptly at the ringing of the dismissal bell. Students involved in after school activities must report to that activity by 2:45 p.m., and remain under direct supervision of the staff while in the building.
  • Carry school I.D. card at all times. 


Students will: 

  • Conduct themselves in a manner that allows the teachers to teach, and all students to learn. 
  • Strive for success and believe it is possible. 
  • Carry materials needed for each class according to teacher expectations. 
  • Utilize a planner or electronic calendar for organizing assignments and due dates. 
  • Complete and turn in assignments on the due date. 
  • Return as quickly as possible whenever out of class in order to maximize learning. 

Dress Code Information 

  • Dress appropriately for learning. 
  • Abbreviated or scanty clothing is not acceptable, which shall include, but not limited to: excess cleavage, see-through shirts, exposed midriffs or buttocks, and spaghetti strap shirts. 
  • Pajamas and other bedroom attire are not acceptable. 
  • Clothing or accessories, including bandannas, belts, belt buckles, jewelry, or chain wallets with inappropriate slogans or pictures are not acceptable. 
  • Items with references or likenesses to drugs, alcohol, weapons, sex or race are not acceptable. 
  • Headgear of any kind is not acceptable inside any building. Headwear worn outside must be worn straight and facing forward.
  • Hats and other headwear must be appropriate for school. 
  • Bandanas anywhere on your person will not be acceptable at any time. 
    Administration reserves the right to make the final decision on student dress code violations. 
  • Students in violation of dress code standards will be asked to change and parents will be contacted. 
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