school uniform policy 2018-2019.pdf
Lawrence 3-8 Uniform Policy: Included TUSD Dress Code
Based on grade level, every student is required to be in school uniform unless parent(s)/guardian(s) have received written notification from the school of a scheduled Free Dress Day. Every student is eligible for Free Dress Day Incentives but may not have the opportunity to participate if they do not meet the incentive expectations. Teachers are expected to check for uniform compliance at the beginning of the day. Every effort will be made by the morning support staff to identify students out of uniform so class time is not disrupted. Students who wear sweatshirt tops will be expected to show the collar of their top if requested by a staff member. Send any student out of uniform compliance with a pass to the Dean of Student’s office for consequence process. Depending of availability, the student may receive a school uniform for the school day.
Tops: Maroon or white collared shirts
Bottoms: Navy blue pants*, short, skorts, jumpers or skirts. Shorts, skorts, jumpers and skirts must be longer than the length of the longest finger when arms are straight at the student’s sides.
Tops: Maroon, white or black collared shirts
Bottoms: Navy blue or Khaki pants*, shorts, skorts, skirts, or jumpers. Shorts, skorts, jumpers and skirts must be longer than the length of the longest finger when arms are straight at the student’s sides.
*Navy blue pants do not include jeans in any form. Jeans are not allowed.
Incident is logged into Synergy by Dean of Students
Student must turn in student and parent/guardian signed uniform policy to Dean of Students
Student may change into a school lent uniform or parent may be contacted for clothing dependent on severity of incompliance
Parent is contacted for clothing
3rd and Recurring Offenses
Student will attend the next available Friday detention.
School Wide Free Dress Day Incentive
Students who meet the two school wide expectations for time frame identified will be allowed to participate in a free dress day at the end of that timeframe. The two school wide expectations are: come to school everyday/on time and in school uniform. Teachers will be notified by support staff of which students will not be allowed to participate in free dress days they day before via email.
Days in Attendance/on Time
and in School Uniform
Free Dress Day
and in School Uniform
May 22 and 23
Free Dress Days:
Students must abide by the TUSD Dress Code.
SCHOOL DRESS CODE (REQUIRED AT EVERY SCHOOL) (POLICY JICA)
Acceptable school dress is neat, clean and appropriate. While the school cannot and does not dictate styles, it is expected that students will abide by the following rules demonstrating appropriateness in dress as though this were their daily place of business.
Shoes must be worn in school.
Hats and sunglasses may be worn outside in the sun for an extended period of time for protection from the sun. A principal in collaboration with School Safety may institute stricter requirements at a high school experiencing safety-related issues.
Dark glasses may not be worn inside buildings unless a documented health problem exists.
No gang related apparel or items are allowed (e.g., “wearing colors known to be affiliated with a particular gang, or wearing clothing with illustrations of known gang signs or symbols”).
Students may not wear clothing or accessories in school buildings or on school grounds that are:
o Hazardous, damaging, or presenting danger to school property or persons including but not limited to: extended belts (belts should fit proper length), choke chains, dog collars, wallet chains or any type of spiked apparel or jewelry;
o Depicting and/or promoting and/or endorsing illegal or violent activities, illegal drugs, tobacco, or alcohol;
o Vulgar, obscene, indecent, libelous, or degrading of others on the basis of race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation or disability; and/or
o Distracting so as to interfere with the teaching or learning process such as extremely revealing garments including but not limited to short shorts, short skirts, short dresses (must cover buttocks while standing and sitting), tube tops, net tops, swimsuits, strapless tops, spaghetti strap tops, halter tops, muscle shirts, basketball shirts without an accompanying T-shirt, no tights to be worn as pants, garments with plunging necklines, transparent and see through garments, (midsections must be covered and undergarments shall be completely covered with outer clothing).
Students who violate standards may be asked to do any of the following depending on circumstances:
Turn inappropriate clothing inside out.
Change into clothing that may be provided by the school.
Change into other clothing which has been brought to school.
Remove the jewelry or other accessory.
*NOTE ON SCHOOL DRESS CODES: The above-stated guidelines represent minimum standards. Individual schools may adopt additional guidelines, but may not apply exclusionary discipline without first giving the student an opportunity to address the alleged violation. Students wearing inappropriate clothing are given an opportunity to change clothing or they will be released from school in the company of the parent/guardian. Students who are unable to comply with the dress code may access TUSD’s clothing bank (520) 232-7058.
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