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Dress Code

FAQ’s Dress Code


General
What is the easiest guideline to consider when sending my child to school in appropriate clothes?

Steer clear of clothes that are too tight, loose, revealing or generally inappropriate for middle school. Any clothing with any obscene, suggestive, or alcohol/tobacco related messages are not permitted.

Can my student wear pajamas to school?

NO!  Pajama pants or shirts are not appropriate for the school environment.  *The only exception to this is Student Council sponsored Pajama Spirit Day.

I noticed my child came home with writing on her jeans.  Is writing on clothing permitted at school?

We ask that students not wear clothing to school with writing on it.  This encourages students to continue writing on other clothing at school.


Skirts and Shorts
What is the best way to make sure my child’s shorts or skirt is long enough?

With shoulders relaxed, have your child put his/her arms straight down with hands alongside legs. Shorts or skirt are appropriate if hem is lower than the middle fingertip.

If the shorts/skirt aren’t long enough, can leggings, tights, or shorts under the skirt, remedy the shortness?
No. The shorts or skirt need to be long enough on their own to be appropriate.

Shoes
Can my child wear sandals or flip-flops to school?

Flip-flops are not permitted. Sandals with a back are permitted, but not recommended. We have multiple levels on this school site, and the more sure footed a student can be the better. Full shoes or athletic shoes give the best support and balance.

Are special shoes required for PE?
No. However, students are expected to wear or change into shoes that are conducive for PE warm-ups, stretches, running, and activities.


Pants
Does my child have to wear a belt on pants and jeans?

No. However, student pants must be pulled up high enough to cover underwear and lower back. If pants cannot stay up on their own, we recommend a belt.

Can jeans have rips or tears in them?
Yes, but the rips and tears need to be no higher than the appropriate length of shorts or skirts. See above to determine best way to measure.

 

Can my child wear leggings or yoga pants to school?

Leggings are within dress code as long as shorts or a skirt of appropriate length are worn over them.  Leggings worn alone are not within dress code.  Tying a shirt around the waist cannot be a substitute for skirt or shorts of appropriate length.




Shirts
Are spaghetti strap shirts allowed?

No. Sleeveless shirts are permitted, and straps are appropriate if they are as wide as two adult fingers.

Can my child wear spaghetti strap shirts if another shirt is worn below it?
Yes. Wearing a shirt over or underneath is allowable. However, if it is a shirt over, it must remain on.

Are racer back shirt allowed?
No. Sleeveless shirts should cover the entire back, including covering underwear.

Are there any other restrictions on what kids can wear?
Clothing with any obscene, inappropriate, or alcohol/tobacco related messages are not permitted.



Miscellaneous

What happens if my child comes to school wearing something inappropriate?

It’s always good for students to keep an extra shirt or jeans in their lockers in case something they are wearing may be inappropriate. We will ask he/she to change the clothing item, cover it up, or call a parent to bring another item to wear. We also keep clean t-shirts and sweatshirts available for students to borrow for the day. We only ask that he/she wash it before bringing it back to the office.


Are students required to dress for PE?
No. However, most students keep running shoes in their locker in case they wear shoes that are not conducive for PE warm-ups, stretches, running, and activities.


Are there any days when dress code is not in affect?
Nope.


Are there other consequences associated with dress code violations?
If a student continually seems to violate dress code, Ms. Bosch will want to meet with the student and parent. If there is no improvement, other consequences will be implemented.

Salas, Dawn School Manager

Independent Study

The vacation season is upon us and with students packing up and taking their annual trips Independent Study could come up as an alternative. Here are some of the guidelines for Independent Study. 1) You must be gone for at least 5 days. 2) You need to request the leave at least 2 weeks in advance. 3) Student must finish all assigned work to recieve credit, you will not get all days as absent free if work is not complete. 4) Any missed in class work can be counted against you (no extra time for tests, etc..)

Independent study is a great tool, but it can mislead people. Being in class is always the best way to stay in the loop, but we are aware people go on trips. If done right it can be helpful to keep you on track. Make sure students check in with teachers for what upcoming tests they will be making up or coming back for.

Flu Updates

The flu season has hit us and we are asking parents to please keep your student home if they have a fever above 99 degrees, having them not return until they are fever free for 24 hrs with no medicine. We are doing our part at Twin Hills by wiping down desks, phones, and washing hands religiously. Everyone paying attention to these simple procedures will hopefully keep everyone healthy and happy.

Below is a link to the Sonoma County Health Dept with helpful hints and information on everything flu.

 

Sonoma County Health Dept