Student Dress/Appearance Policy at Twin Peaks
The Board recognizes that each student’s mode of dress and grooming is a manifestation of personal style and individual preference. The Board will not interfere with the right of students and their parents to make decisions regarding their appearance except when their choices affect the educational program of the schools or the health and safety of others.
The Board authorizes the Superintendent to develop and enforce school regulations prohibiting student dress or grooming practices that:
- Present a hazard to the health or safety of the student or to others in the school.
- Materially interfere with school work, create disorder, or disrupt the educational program.
- Cause excessive wear or damage to school property.
- Prevent students from achieving their educational objectives.
- Represent membership in a gang.
Obscene language or symbols, or symbols of sex, drugs, or alcohol on clothing are expressly prohibited.
Expectations for Student Dress at Twin Peaks K-8
At Twin Peaks Elementary School, we have developed specific expectations for student dress to provide additional guidance to families in regards to school appropriate attire:
- Coverage: Shirts should appropriately cover the shoulder and fit under the arm. Shirts should not expose any part of the torso (front or back) at any time. Pants and shorts must adequately cover the body at all times and must not be sagging. Buttons, zippers, and snaps secured appropriately. Sheer, see through garments are prohibited. Undergarments may not be visibly exposed at any time. Tight, revealing clothing are prohibited.
- Length: Shorts, dresses, and skirts must be no shorter than mid-thigh. When your child is standing with arms hanging down, shorts should be approximately fingertip length.
- Footwear: Students must wear shoes at all times. We urge parents to be certain that their children wear footwear that is adequate to protect them from the elements and playground scrapes and bruises. Crocs, high heeled shoes, and sandals that can be easily kicked off do not provide adequate protection. Flip-flops are not appropriate for school. Children with loose sandals or inappropriate shoes will be asked to not participate in
soccer, basketball or running games during recess.
- Footwear for Physical Education (P.E.): Students will not be allowed to participate in physical education if they are not wearing sneakers/tennis shoes, or other rubber soled shoes that tie securely. Cowboy boots are too slippery for running and jumping on cement. Sandals offer no support. Students may bring sneaker/tennis shoes to change into just for P.E. class as an option.
- Hats or Caps: Students are welcome to wear hats and caps to school for outdoor use during P.E. classes and recess. Hats may not be worn indoors.
We will require that all caps/hats be removed when inside any of our buildings. Bills must be worn facing forwards at all times while on campus and at school related activities off campus. Headwear required for religious beliefs will be allowed indoors.
- Make-up: No make-up may be worn at school.
- Belts: Belts must be tucked into pant loops, not hanging, and should not be overly long.
- Prohibited Pictures and Messages: Any article of clothing which refers to alcohol, drugs or any act which is illegal or hazardous to one’s health, or which in any way may be construed to have a double-meaning may not be worn. Anything portraying offensive, suggestive, derogatory, violent, sexual, cult-related pictures or writing may not be worn.