Dress Code/Uniform

The purpose of the DRESS CODE is to encourage students to focus on the learning process without the distractions of unsuitable dress and grooming. Students shall maintain a clean, orderly appearance at all times. The responsibility for the personal appearance of the student rests with the parent/guardian and the student. Personal appearance shall not disrupt the educational process. The following establishes the minimum acceptable standards for student dress to be interpreted and enforced by the principal or designee. Listed below are the standards for student dress at Tropic Isles Elementary: 


1.Apparel should be adequate in both length and coverage to be considered appropriate for school.

2.Pants shall be worn fastened at the waist with no undergarments showing.

3.Pants with holes, rips, tears, etc. may not be worn if, in the Principal’s judgment, they may cause a disruption to the school environment.

4.Shirts/blouses shall be appropriately fastened. The length shall extend beyond the waist level.

5.Clothing that exposes underwear or body parts in an indecent or vulgar manner is prohibited.

6.Transparent or see-through tops, bare midriff, strapless, low-cut clothing, halters, backless dresses or tops, tube tops, tank tops, muscle shirts, oversized jerseys, or any clothing which may be distracting is prohibited.

7.Any articles of clothing or jewelry that could likely cause injury such as chains, bracelets, rings, large earrings, chokers, or studs are prohibited.

8.Shoes shall be worn at all times. Sneakers are required EVERY day. Other shoes like sandals, flip flops, crocs, boots, etc. are NOT allowed. 

9.Apparel, emblems, insignias, badges, or symbols that promote the use of alcohol, drugs, tobacco, gang related, or any other illegal activity are prohibited.

10.The wearing of hats, hoodies, beanies, or sunglasses on campus except for the designated school-approved activities or PE is prohibited.

11.Hair coloring or style that may cause a disruption to the educational environment, as determined by the principal, is prohibited.


Violations of the Dress Code will result in the following corrective actions: 

1st infraction - Warning

2nd infraction - parent contact

3rd infraction - Referral documented in FOCUS which may result in further disciplinary action.

*Clinic will attempt to provide a change of clothes if available and warranted.

Principals have the authority, as permitted by the School Board policy, to establish additional standards at individual schools.