Dr. Sue Shook's
Uniform and Dress Code and Textbook Policy
It is the philosophy of the Socorro Independent School District and Dr. Sue Shook that students should maintain high standards of dress, grooming, and appearance. Uniforms consisting of a white or orange polo shirt with collar and Navy Blue or Khaki bottoms will be worn Monday - Friday. The School Improvement Team has formulated the following specific additions to the S.I.S.D.’s standards of acceptable attire:
Free Dress Monday Code will be earned by class/student and determined by the teacher for the 2012-2013 school year.
2. No rat-tail haircuts, mohawks or shaved hair with designs are acceptable. Males will maintain their hair above the collar.
3. No caps, hats, or sunglasses will be worn in the building.
4. Tank-tops, tube tops, bare midriffs, spaghetti straps, or low-cut clothing will not be allowed. (2nd- 5th)
5. Spandex clothing, fishnet shirts without t-shirts and torn clothing will not be allowed. (No Sweat pants allowed for uniform bottoms)
6. Weapon-like accessories (i.e. bullets, chains, nail clippers, pen knives, etc.) are not permitted.
7. Steel-toed shoes may not be worn.
8. No bandanas or chain-like accessories are allowed.
9. Hoop and/or long earrings are not allowed (safety). Earrings on males not allowed (prevention of classroom disruptions/bullying).
10. Artificial nails of any kind are not allowed. Nails must be kept groomed.
11. Pants must fit properly: must be worn at the waist. If pants do not remain at the waist without a belt, they are considered to be baggy. Students will be required to have parents bring a change of clothes.
12. Shirt tails must be tucked inside the pants. No shirts with clown-like characters, as worn by gang members, are permitted.
14. No makeup is acceptable except for Chapstick.
15. Shorts, skirts/skorts shorter than the child’s arm when extended at the side of the body are unacceptable. (2nd-5th)
16. No old English lettering is permitted on clothing, books, or notebooks, etc.
In addition, any apparel, jewelry, accessory, notebook or manner of grooming which denoted membership in a group that advocates drugs or gangs, or exhibits behaviors that interfere with the normal and orderly operation of the school, is prohibited.
*The administration reserves the right to extend the dress code to include attire not specifically listed above, but deemed inappropriate.
Uniforms are required for students PreK - 5th grade Monday -Friday. Students not abiding by the uniform policy:
1. Parents will be notified by campus personnel (phone call/agenda/note)
2. Students will be sent to office/Parents will need to bring in change of clothes/uniform.
Pupil, Parent, or Guardian:
~Keep textbooks covered at all times. (TEC 12.65 (b))
~Return textbooks at the close of the session or when the student withdraws from school. (TEC 12.65 (b))
~Write the student’s name inside the front cover of the textbook in ink.
~Keep the textbook in good condition. Any misuse of the textbooks due to carelessness or neglect may be considered cause to charge the student a fine for that textbook.
~Reimburse the school for any lost, destroyed, or damaged textbooks issued to that student. Any student failing to return all books shall forfeit his right to free textbooks until the books previously issued, but not returned are paid for by the parent or guardian.
~Each student, or his parent or guardian, shall be responsible to the teacher for all textbooks not returned by the student, and any student failing to return all books shall forfeit his right to free textbooks until the textbooks previously issued but not returned are paid for by the parent or guardian.
Last Modified on July 17, 2012