A neat and clean appearance is most desirable and conducive to learning. It is important that the home and school mutually agree and enforce acceptable standards of dress for elementary age children rather than leaving this decision to the children or to their peer group. Students’ attire must adhere to the following:
Ø Clothes are to be neat, clean and in good repair.
Ø No short shorts or skirts, they must reach the end of their fingertips. No cut-off jeans, they must have stitching at the bottom. Pant waistbands must remain at the hips, (no sagging/no undergarments are to be visible).
Ø Spaghetti straps, halter tops, racer backs, backless tops, spandex or crop tops are not appropriate. Shirts which bear profanity or advertise drugs, alcohol, tobacco, gangs or violence or any messages or pictures that could be considered inappropriate in a school setting are not allowed.
Ø Hats can be worn outdoors only with the visor facing forward.
Ø Inappropriate buttons, pins, jewelry will be confiscated.
Ø Shoes will be worn at all times. Flip flops, strapless shoes, shoes with wheels and platform shoes are considered unsafe and are not to be worn.
Ø No makeup is allowed and no colored hair (example green, blue).
Ø Students will call home from their classrooms for a change of clothes, wear a jacket over the shirt, or be sent home if clothing is unacceptable.
Ø If attire is questionable, staff will make final determination of appropriateness.
Ø Toys are not to be brought to school, this includes balls and sports equipment.
Ø We recommend that student do not bring electronic devices to school (IPODS, cell phones), as we will not be responsible if they are lost, stolen or damaged. If brought to school cell phones must remain in backpacks and turned off.
PROCEDURES TO FOLLOW FOR STUDENT THREATS
Due to recent violence that has occurred at school campuses across the United States, the Vacaville Unified School District has developed a procedure that is to be followed should ANY student, grade K – 12, make a threat against another student. Should a student threaten any individual on campus with violence, the school is obligated to do the following:
- Inform parents
- Call Student Services
- Call Youth Services and have an officer talk to the student and parent
- Grades K – 3; send home for the remainder of the day
- Grades 4 – 12; suspension from 1 – 5 days with possible recommendation of expulsion
PLEASE DISCUSS THESE POLICIES WITH YOUR CHILDREN, AS THREATS ARE NOT TAKEN LIGHTLY.