Student Conduct


Merrill rules include the following:

Weapons, fighting, tobacco, alcohol and drugs are prohibited. Respect and cooperation with others must be demonstrated. Swearing and disruptive behaviors will be dealt with in a timely manner. Measures will be taken to ensure the safety and well being of students and faculty. If a student fails to demonstrate responsible, respectful and safe behaviors, further steps will be taken. Severe or continual breaches of discipline can result in a student’s removal from Merrill. Parents will be informed of severe or continual breaches of discipline.

Middle School Discipline Code of Conduct will be posted when available.

Merrill Student Identification & Dress Code

All Merrill students will be expected to wear their school-issued ID cards during school hours. ID cards will have the previous year’s school picture. Every student will have his/her picture taken at the beginning of the school year and will receive a Merrill Middle School Student Identification Card. If your student is absent picture day, he or she can have it taken on picture retake day. If your student transfers to Merrill from another DMPS school during the current school year, the office manager will make him/her a new one for Merrill.  Lost or damaged ID cards can be replaced for a fee of $5.00. Mustang Lanyards can be purchased in the main office or pay online in your IC Parent Portal. The cost is $5.00. Please inquire in the main office about a replacement ID card or Merrill Lanyard.

The recommended attire for Merrill Middle School will include clothing that is clean and modestly covers the body. Students are expected to wear clothing that is appropriate for their age level. Students are specifically not allowed to wear bedroom slippers, roller blades, or shoes with rollers in them, pajamas, midriff shirts, tube tops, spaghetti strap or strapless tops, or low-cut shirts. Pants are to be worn at waistline (no sagging) and student’s undergarments are not to be seen. Students are prohibited from wearing clothing that promotes illegal drug, tobacco, or alcohol use. No gang affiliation. Clothing that displays sexual content or innuendo is prohibited. Students are not to wear hats, bandannas, scarves, headbands around the head or neck, or their hoodie up while in the building. Scarves for religious or medical reasons may be worn.

Building Administrators will make the final determination of the appropriateness of student attire and will work closely with the parent to educate the student of appropriate dress.