Consistency in student discipline is a top priority throughout the District. The spring of the year brings with it different challenges regarding student discipline. Students are looking forward to summer and the weather is warming up so challenges with hair code and dress code are certain to erupt.
It is a good time to revisit expectations in the hair code and dress code in order to keep discipline challenges to a minimum. Parents, we need your support to help keep order and consistency for all students. Appropriate Dress code Guidelines include: Only the top two fasteners (buttons) of a shirt may be unfastened; Garments having straps-both straps must be fastened (for example – overalls); Male students shall be clean shaven with no facial hair and they must not have sideburns that extend lower than the bottom of the ear (no pork chop style sideburns); Boys will not be allowed to wear earrings; No boy’s hair may be longer than the top of the shirt collar. The hair must be clean, neatly combed, and out of the eyes and half of the ear must be visible. No unusual hair styles or hair color will be permitted (stripes, ponytails, or unusual colors). Final hair code violation decisions shall be that of the campus principal; Shoes must be worn at all times; Visible body or facial piercing, or tattoo’s (real or wash off) are not allowed. Tattoos must be covered; No low cut, backless, crop tops, halters or midriffs shirts; No sleeveless shirts for boys or tank or race-back tops for girls; Shirts must be evenly hemmed if worn outside of the pants, shorts, skirt, etc. They may not hang lower than the finger tips length when arms are at rest by side; No type of clothing may be worn that will expose any part of the stomach (abdominal) area even when arms are extended above the head; Shorts are permissible the entire year at each of the schools. In grades 5 through 12, shorts must have a minimum of a five inch inseam and no shorter than finger tips length when arms are at rest by side; No cut-off shorts will be allowed; No hats, caps or other form of head gear may be worn inside of the buildings; Skirts may be no shorter than a finger tips length when arms are at rest by side; No saggy/ baggy pants or pants with holes/destroyed shall be permitted. All pants shall be worn at the waist or as indicated by the manufacturer; Proper undergarments must be worn at all times; Belts must fit appropriately; Any extra length of belt must be tucked into the belt loops or in the pants. Extra length is considered more than 4 inches outside of the buckle; No obvious house shoes or slippers; No obvious pajamas or sleep wear; No shoes with pop out rollers.
Please remember that our website is the key to keeping up-to-date on school happenings. Please visit www.san-saba.net to view events and find information you need to know about SSISD.
Basketball is in full swing! Please try to make it to a 7/8 grade game at the White gym on Monday nights, or catch a game at Armadillo Arena on Tuesday or Friday nights.
If you have any questions about this article or any other question about school happenings please contact me at 325/372-3144.