The following guidelines are set to allow fashionable and acceptable dress. Any student violating the dress code will be required to change clothing. A parent will be notified to bring appropriate clothing. If a parent cannot be reached, the school will try to provide a change of clothing. If a student must leave school to change, the student will receive an unexcused tardy or absence for the time away from school.
Students are encouraged to observe a standard of grooming and dress consistent with the level of formality of the school situation. The following dress code is in effect for students at Turner County Elementary:
· All school attire should be neat, clean, and modest. Clothing should NOT be excessively short or tight.
· All jeans/slacks/shorts must fit snugly at the waist or small of the back and may NOT be worn sagging below the waistline. They should be secured at the waist. In the event the student DOES NOT comply, he/she will be required to TUCK IN his/her shirt.
· Jean/slacks/shorts with writing on the buttocks area are inappropriate and may NOT be worn at school.
· Shoes should cover the feet and must be worn with shoestrings tied or buckles fastened.
· Flip-flops, shower shoes, bedroom slippers, slide-in shoes, and high-heeled shoes hinder safe student transition at school and are NOT allowed. Special occasions or school-sponsored fundraisers may allow for flip-flops to be worn, but they should NOT be worn at any other times.
· Shorts, skirts, and dresses must be an appropriate length. (Use the thumb test to determine appropriate length. With arms by their sides, shorts should reach the students’ thumbs.)
· Leggings are allowed to be worn only under appropriate length slacks, skirts or dresses (see above).
· All sleeveless tops must have straps that pass the THREE-finger test. Halter, spaghetti strap, or strapless tops are NOt allowed unless worn with an appropriate t-shirt underneath or with an appropriate button-up shirt over them.
· All shirts and t-shirts must be long enough to completely cover the midriff and back, and skin should NOT show.
· Clothing with gang/cult-related symbols, offensive messages, vulgar language, rude gestures, or advertisements for alcohol, tobacco or drugs are inappropriate and therefore shall NOT be worn.
· Hats, skullcaps, bandanas, etc. are inappropriate and should NOT be worn at school. Special occasions or school-sponsored fundraisers may allow for specific hats to be worn.
Please do not allow your child's day to be interrupted by inappropriate attire.