Sleepy Hill Middle School

General Information

Code of Conduct

School Dress Code


  • 6th grade Maroon School Shirt
  • 7th grade Hunter Green School Shirt
  • 8th grade Navy Blue School Shirt
  • SHPA students will wear aerospace shirts
  • STEAM students will wear STEAM shirts
    • Under shirts worn must be white


  • Khaki Pants
  • Pants with belt loops must have belt.
  1. Girls: Shorts or skirts must be mid-thigh. Pants cannot be torn, frayed, or not hemmed and no cut-off shorts will be allowed.
  2. Boys: Khaki Pants must be worn at the appropriate height on the students’ hips. All pants that have belt loops must be worn with a belt. Belts must have the ability to buckle and hold pants at the waistline. No pants can be torn, frayed, or cutoff and belt buckles should be absent of anything which promotes use of tobacco, drugs, alcohol, violence, political or religious ideology.
  • Jewelry is not permitted at Sleepy Hill Middle, except for a wrist watch and earrings (no larger than a quarter).
  • Jackets may be worn on campus when the weather is cool, that includes hoodies; however, hoods should not be worn to cover the head or face.  Please refer the district Winter Wear Policy.

Sleepy Hill Middle School will follow the Polk County School Board Code of Conduct as stated in Section 6.03 A, B, C, and D.

The following stores will have appropriate clothing available to meet dress code rules:

  • Wal-Mart
  • Target,
  • Bealls Outlet
  • J.C. Penney’s
  • Sears
  • Old Navy

Attendance Policy

Any student requesting an excused absence due to family situations must submit a letter to the school principal requesting the days and reasons for absence. The principal will then make a decision to excuse the absence or flag it as unexcused.

Students returning from an absence MUST bring in a note signed by the parent or guardian. The note needs to include the dates of the absence and the reason why the absence occurred. This note MUST be in the office within five (5) days of the absence for the absence to be excused. Students are responsible for requesting and making up missed work. Appropriate reasons for excused absences are: personal illness, death in the family, or doctor’s appointments. Students missing more than three (3) consecutive days are required to have a note from a doctor.

Agenda and Behavioral Tracking Forms

It is Sleepy Hill Middle’s policy that every student has their agenda daily. This is the students’ passport around the school campus, and if caught without their agenda when out of class, student is liable to attain a consequence. Additionally, stapled inside the student’s agenda is their Behavioral Tracking Form (BTF). The BTF allows the student to earn points for positive behaviors; however, students demonstrating negative behaviors are likely to earn a demerit. Parents are encouraged to review their students agendas daily, which can be a great communication tool between the school and the home.


Florida law requires all 7th grade students to show proof of the following immunizations before they may attend 7th grade classes: a second MMR, a tetanus-diphtheria booster, and the hepatitis B series (3 doses). Proof of the above listed immunizations must be provided to the school on a blue immunization card, provided by a physician or the health department.


Safety Advisory

Polk County Public Schools Badge Policy

Badge Policy at Sleepy Hill Middle:  Polk County School Board has a new policy this year in secondary schools to ensure the safety of all students on campuses. All students, grades 6-12 will be required to wear Student ID badges. SHMS will provide a picture ID and lanyard for each student at our school. All students will be required to wear the ID badge every day. No student will be allowed to go to class unless they are wearing their ID badge and lanyard. If a student does not come to school with their ID badge, they can call home for the parent to bring the badge to school. However, if the parent cannot bring the badge or if the student lost the badge the school will print a new badge at a cost of $5.00. If you do not pay the fee of $5.00 for a replacement ID badge the fee will be added to your high school obligation. All high school obligations must be paid before the student graduates. In addition, they will also not be eligible to attend night time events until the fee is paid. ALL STUDENTS MUST WEAR THEIR ID BADGES EVERY PERIOD EVERY DAY without exception. If a student comes to school without their ID badge and lanyard they will be allowed to call home to have someone come to bring the ID and lanyard to the student. If no one can be reached, then the student will be printed a new ID badge at the $5.00 fee and then be allowed to go to class. ALL STUDENTS MUST WEAR THEIR ID BADGE EVERY PERIOD EVERY DAY. No student will be allowed to wait longer than 20 minutes for someone to arrive with their badge. Students will be held in the media center to wait for their badge or have a new badge made.


Image may differ from actual Student ID Card


Cell Phone Policy Memorandum

PCPS Advisory: Please be advised that trench coats are prohibited district-wide this year. Hooded sweatshirts are acceptable, but hoods may not be worn during school hours. Student identification badges will be provided to students in grades 6 – 12 to ensure the safety and security of students and staff. Students must wear these ID badges at all times around the neck when on school grounds.