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Dress Code

Education Law does allow public schools to establish a dress code.

Student Dress Codes are established to:

● Promote a climate and culture where scholar focus is on learning

● Promote a productive safe instructional environment

While society reflects a wide range of personal expression in clothing, grooming, and accessories, the quality of scholar work and behavior is affected by personal appearance. Scholars are expected to wear clothing that is clean, neat, appropriate, and safe.

TUSD Dress Code:

To eliminate misinterpretations of the dress code, the following dress standards shall be enforced:

Shirts/Tops

·         No tight/revealing shirts (workout tops, undergarments showing, see-through, low-cut, etc.)

·         Undergarments must not be visible (including sports bras)

·         No bare midriff/crop tops (If skin shows when arms are raised the top is too short.)

·         No spaghetti straps, bare shoulders, or shirts with less than one-inch straps

·         No halter or swimwear tops

·         No tube tops

·         No “underwear” style tank tops

·         No shirts with oversize armholes showing torso area

·         Pants/Shorts/Skirts

·         No short-shorts or micro-mini skirts (minimum 5” inseam)

·         No excessively loose or baggy pants/shorts

·         Pants/shorts must be worn at the waistline

·         Hems must be sewn; no frayed, split, or pinned legs

·         Pants may not drag on the ground, or have rips or holes.

·         Pants/shorts may not allow undergarments to be exposed

·         No excessively long, untied, or dangling belts

·         Overall straps must be worn over the shoulders and buttoned

Footwear

·         Footwear which is safe for school activities must be worn at all times

·         Footwear must be closed toe and closed back

Dangerous Jewelry/Objects

·         No chains, or sharp dangly earrings

·         No dagger style ear plugs

·         No riveted dog collars or raised rings

·         No chains for wallets

·         No laser light pens (Scholars shall be cited as per Penal Code Sections 417.25 and 417.27.)

Other Inappropriate Attire

Clothing, apparel, and jewelry shall be free of writing, pictures, or any other insignia that is crude, vulgar, profane, demeaning, sexually suggestive, or which advocates or promotes racial, ethnic, religious, sexual prejudice or strife, or which relates to the use of tobacco, drugs, or alcohol.

·         No sex/sexual comments/innuendoes

·         No drugs or references to drugs (blunt, 13, hemp, marijuana leaf, 4:20, etc.)

·         No tobacco product names or trademarks

·         No liquor products or bar names or trademarks/logos

·         No depicting a person engaged in illegal activities (tagging, weapons, etc.)

·         No hats/caps indoors, and must follow the guidelines above.

·         No visible tattoos

*No hats worn in the classroom

*Teachers and staff may have students remove or put away non- essentials items (ie: hats, jewelry, personal items, accessories, etc.) either in or out of the classroom if they are causing a disruption or are distracting other students.

*Please label all water bottles, lunch boxes, jackets, and removable clothing items with your child’s name. These items are commonly left on the playground, and as we do our best to return labeled items to the proper owner, unlabeled items will be placed in the Lost & Found located outside the Multi-Purpose Room.