Academics

Dean of Students

Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year! It is with great pleasure that we welcome you to Mullen High School. 
The policies, procedures and guidelines at Mullen are designed to educate, promote, and contribute to the Five Core Lasallian Principles of our community. As a current, incoming or prospective family, we encourage you to explore and become familiar with our Student Handbook, attendance policy, dress standard, code of conduct and other policies. We encourage you to contact us should you have any questions.

List of 10 frequently asked questions.

  • What is the Mullen Dress Code?

    • Mullen is a Catholic school and students are required to dress in the modest and appropriate manner befitting a Catholic institution. 
    • Modesty, cleanliness, and neatness are the Mullen standards for personal appearance. 
    • The standard of dress is in effect throughout the entire school day, regardless of the student’s schedule, including lunch and free periods. 
    • Mullen High School Administration will be the final judge of the appropriateness of clothing and personal appearance.
    • Students will not be permitted to stay in classrooms until they are in full dress standard compliance.
    • Mullen has two uniform vendors, Lands’ End and Educational Outfitters, for all uniform purchases.  Links to their websites can be found on the Mullen website (www.mullenhigh.com).
    • All Mullen students are required to wear a Mullen branded polo shirt or Mullen branded collared button down shirt as the uniform standard which can be purchased through the uniform vendors or in Mullen Outfitters school store.
    • A student's clothing and style of appearance may not:
      • Expose cleavage, midriff, buttocks, or back; undergarments, tattoos, body piercing in any area. Display anything deemed inappropriate or non­‐compliant with the dress code.
    Other dress standard clarifications
      • All clothing must be appropriately sized. No undersized or oversized clothing will be allowed.
      • All pants and shorts must have belt loops.
      • Footwear must either have closed toe or heel strap.
        • Prohibited footwear includes
          • Flip flops
          • House shoes/slippers
      • All visible outerwear garments must be Mullen branded and be worn appropriately as outerwear. 
      • The polo or oxford shirt is the required top for the uniform standard and needs to remain the primary layer.
      • Skirts, skorts and shorts (for boys and girls) can be no shorter than 3 inches above the knee. This will be strictly enforced. 

    NOTE: Lands’ End and Educational Outfitters are Mullen’s official clothing vendors, and all Mullen uniform shirts must be purchased through Lands’ End or Educational Outfitters. Students may also wear official Mullen team or club collared shirts as their uniform shirt. 

    Polo and Oxford shirts (Men and Women): 
    • The polo or oxford shirt is the required top for the uniform standard and needs to remain the primary layer.  
      • This means:  collared shirts, or Mullen team or club polos, must always be worn, regardless of the presence of approved outerwear and no visible clothing underneath the polo or collared shirt.
    • Polo Requirements:
      • Mullen embroidered logo 
      • The following colors are allowed:
        • White 
        • Navy 
        • Grey 
        • Pale Yellow 
        • Pale Blue 
      • Polos that are Mullen branded through Athletics, Clubs or School Store. 
    • Oxfords/Button Down Requirements:
      • Oxford shirts need to have official Mullen logo 
      • Be buttoned appropriately as the primary shirt.
      • The following colors are allowed:
        • White
        • Pale Blue
    Pants and Shorts (Men):
    • Solid navy or khaki pants with either a flat or pleated front and belt loops
    • Solid navy or khaki walking shorts with either a flat or pleated front and belt loops
    • Shorts must be no shorter than 3 inches above the knee
    • Prohibited Items
      • Sweatpants of any kind or knitted pant material
      • Athletic shorts
      • Cargo pants/shorts
      • Pants or shorts with rips, tears, or holes
      • Jeans of any color or fabric
    Pants, Shorts, Skirts, and Skorts (Women)
    • Solid navy or khaki pants with either a flat or pleated front and belt loops
    • Solid navy or khaki walking shorts with either a flat or pleated front and belt loops
    • Shorts, skorts, and skirts must be no shorter than 3 inches above the knee
    • Prohibited Items
      • Sweatpants of any kind or knitted pant material
      • Athletic shorts
      • Cargo pants/shorts
      • Pants or shorts with rips, tears, or holes
      • No leggings or jeggings
      • Jeans of any color or fabric
    JEWELRY
    • No body­‐piercing jewelry may be visible.
    • Earrings may be worn in the ear by boys and girls.

    HAIR STYLES
    • Hair must be of natural human color.
    • For men: Hair must be above the shoulders.  Hair must be well groomed, neat, clean, professional
    • Religious or cultural accommodations may be made on a case by case basis at the discretion of the Dean’s office.
    FACIAL HAIR
    • Male students must be clean­‐shaven in terms of beards. 
    • A well­‐groomed mustache may be worn. 
  • What is Spirit Dress?

    • All dress code rules for appropriate length and fit apply for spirit dress days.
    • Tops:  All spirit dress tops must be Mullen branded shirts.  Shirts can be t-shirts, collared shirts, hoodies, long sleeve t-shirts, sweaters, or a shirt appropriate to the theme of the spirit dress day.
      • Not allowed for spirit dress tops:  sleeveless shirts, shirts with cuts, rips, or tears, tank tops, camo print shirts, non-Mullen branded shirts of any kind unless it is appropriate for the theme dress of the day.
    • Bottoms:
      • Spirit dress bottoms will be blue, grey, white, or black jeans or khaki material pants.
        • Not allowed for spirit dress bottoms:  pants/jeans of colors not listed above, pants/jeans with rips, tears, or holes, joggers, leggings, jeggings, cargo pants, or camo print pants/jeans.
  • What is Special Event Dress?

    Female Students: Dresses of modest length, appropriate for mass, with high neckline and sleeves. Skirt of modest length, appropriate for mass, with collared top (short or long sleeves); and dress shoes.  Sleeveless dresses, tops, and rompers are not allowed at any time. Dress shoes should be closed at the toe or have a heel strap. 

    Male Students: Collared dress shirts, dress pants (including approved navy or khaki Lands’ End pants), dress shoes with socks, and necktie.
     
  • What is acceptable outerwear?

    OUTERWEAR

    Mullen High School requires all students to wear “Mullen Only” outerwear. This policy applies to All jackets, hoodies, and sweaters. These items may be purchased through Lands’ End, Sport Line, the on­line store, or students may wear any outerwear item received through their Mullen sports teams.  Outerwear must be the outermost layer of clothing. Mullen reserves the right to make appropriate accommodations for extreme weather. This policy has been implemented as part of our continuing effort to provide a safe and secure learning environment at Mullen High School.  
    • Outerwear can only be worn in the following colors:
      • White 
      • Navy 
      • Grey 
      • Pale Yellow 
      • Pale Blue 
      • White
      • Black

    • Coats and Jackets must be removed while students are in class
  • Where can we purchase uniforms?

    Lands' End & Educational Outfitter are our uniform providers.

    To shop and purchase Lands' End online, click here and create or sign in to your account. Include your student and school information in My Account.

    To shop and purchase Educational Outfitters items click here
  • What is the dress code for Physical Education?

    T-Shirt with Sleeves, or long sleeve shirt 
    • No cut offs or tank tops 
    •  
      No inappropriate logos or advertisements 
    Athletic Shorts or Sweats
    • No Yoga pants or tights
    • Appropriate length shorts to mid-leg or knee 
    Athletic Shoes 
    • No boots, sandals, boat shoes, moccasins, etc 
    Either they are 100% adherent to the dress code or they are not.  If they are NOT wearing for example the correct tennis shoes, i.e. sandals - students do not receive credit.  
    • bowling classes may wear their uniform - when at school, the above attire
    • health classes - regular dress code
     
  • What is Mullen's attendance policy?

    Regular attendance and punctuality are critical to a student’s academic success and are indicative of personal reliability and responsibility.  All students are to be on time and present for school each day and are to be on time for classes and in­‐school events. Heavy traffic and inclement weather are not necessarily legitimate excuses for being tardy. Students are expected to plan so that these conditions will not cause them to be late.  Unexcused tardies will result in a detention to be served during lunch. Mullen High School reserves the right to make the final determination as to whether or not an absence/tardy will be considered excused or unexcused.  

    Excessive Absences / Tardiness:  As attendance has a distinct relationship with academic performance, absences (excused or unexcused) beyond five (5) days in any one trimester (for any one class or an entire day) may result in referral to the Dean of Students for review. Similarly, absences of fifteen (15) days over the entire school year (for any one class or an entire day) may result in referral to the Dean of Students for review. Finally, six (6) excused/unexcused tardies in any one trimester may result in referral to the Dean of Students for review. The Dean may recommend appropriate corrective action up to and including loss of credit for the class(es), failure of the class(es), or referral to the discipline committee.
  • How do I call in my student for an absence or tardy?

    • When a student will be absent or tardy 1st period, the parent(s) must call the attendance office (303-761‐1266) between 7:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. that same day.  The following information should be addressed during the parent phone call:
      • Current date
      • Date(s) of absence
      • Reason for absence/tardy
      • Parent/Guardian contact number
    • Failure to clear an absence (or 1st period tardy) as outlined above may result in the absence/tardy being designated as unexcused. 
    NOTE: In the event that a student is at any time not residing at home, parents are required to notify the Attendance Office of the name and phone number of the adult responsible for the student.

    TARDINESS

    A student is considered tardy when the student has not reported to class by the bell marking the beginning of school or of a class period. For the beginning of the school day...any tardy not accompanied by an excuse from a parent or guardian will be designated as unexcused.  The student will be assigned a detention for unexcused tardies at the beginning of the school day.


    DETENTION

    Detention is a period of time to be served for disciplinary infractions, particularly for tardiness to the beginning of the school day.  A single detention is 50 minutes in length. Detention may vary in duration from one to several days depending on the seriousness of the offense.  While in detention, the student may be required to be present at specified periods after school, before school, during school, and/or on weekends to do work assigned by the Dean of Students.  The student assigned to the detention must report at the designated time and place. Failure to report for detention will result in an additional detention to be served. Failure to report to additional detentions will result in suspension and possible disciplinary hearings.
     
"At Mullen, we pride ourselves on the cohesiveness of our community to which the Dean’s Office endeavors to create and uphold."
-Duan Ruff '97

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