The dress code is established to teach grooming and hygiene, instills personal responsibility, prevent disruption, and avoid safety hazards. Students should be dressed and groomed in a manner that is clean, neat, and not a distraction to themselves or others.
The district dress code outlined in the SBISD Elementary Student Handbook prohibits any clothing or grooming that in the administration’s judgment may be expected to cause disruption, distraction, or interference with normal school operations. In addition, Terrace has adopted the following guidelines:
- Short athletic shorts and other short-shorts are not allowed. Shorts, dresses, and skirts must be long enough to reach the student’s fingertips when standing with arms held down.
- Shorts or tights must be worn under dresses or skirts.
- Tank tops, spaghetti straps, crop tops, low cut shirts or shirts exposing the midriff are not allowed.
- Jeans, shorts, and shirts must be regular fit and worn above the hip bone with a belt if needed. Wide leg, baggy, big pocket jeans, extremely tight, or oversized clothes are not permitted.
- Oversized athletic jerseys are not allowed at any grade level.
- Hats and caps may only be worn during recess in the hot months of the year. (i.e. August, September, April, May) Hoodies must be worn down during the day.
- Clothing may not be worn if it displays (written or pictured) obscene and distasteful slogans.
- Roller blades, “Heelies”, or any other type of rolling shoes are not permitted on campus.
- All shoes must have a back or heel strap. No shower shoes or flip flops are allowed.
- Health Fitness – All students in grades K-5 are required to wear tennis shoes for participation in Health Fitness classes. All other shoes regardless of rubber soles are not considered safe for Health Fitness activities. If the student does not have on the appropriate shoes for Health Fitness, their Health Fitness grade will be affected as the student will not be allowed to participate.
- Hair should be of a natural hair color.
- Designs that have been shaved into the hair are not permitted.
- Clothing, hairstyles, and/or jewelry that, in the administrator’s judgment, may cause disruption of or interference with normal school operations may not be worn.
If the administration determines that a student is in violation of the dress code, the student will be given the opportunity to correct the problem at school. Usually, the parent will be called to bring appropriate clothes to school or to address an inappropriate hair style.