Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a dress code? Yes, check the Shelby County Code of Conduct for the dress code at HMS. Generally make sure your appearance and clothing do not interfere with learning.

Do older kids pick on you? 6th grade students have electives, PE, and lunch with other 6th graders so there is little interaction. 6th, 7th, and 8th graders interact as students normally do.

What if I have a problem? You can always speak with a teacher or ask to speak to the counselor.

Can I stay after school or come early? Doors open at 7 a.m. and 6th graders meet in the cafeteria. You may also eat breakfast at this time. You can only stay after school for a club or team meeting or detention.

What happens if I miss class? You must ask your teachers for your make up work and turn it in in a timely manner. You must also bring an excuse and give it to your first period teacher.

 What if I get sick/need medicine? Ask your teacher to go to the school nurse. Medications from your parents must be dispensed by the nurse. You cannot bring medicine to school and take it on your own.

The most important thing--LUNCH! You will go to lunch with a class. Pay with your personal lunch number. Don't forget to keep money in your account. You cannot charge a lunch. Lunch money is turned in to the 1st period teacher.

What about my locker? You'll get a locker at Camp Husky or the first week of school. You must put your backpack in the locker every day. You may want to get a combination lock to practice this summer but the lockers will have locks built in. Watch a video to see you how to open one.

What supplies do I need? Check the HMS website for supply list. Remember to get extra pens and paper. You may want to keep them in your locker.