Dress Code for 2020 - 2021:
It is the philosophy of the Socorro Independent School District and James P. Butler Elementary that students should maintain high standards of dress, grooming, and appearance. SISD has established the following universal uniform options to compliment the other agreed upon school uniform options:
o Khaki pants and a white polo shirt without a school logo;
o School uniform pants and a school colored polo shirt without a school logo.
o Physical education uniform bottoms (shorts or sweatpants in any color) and a white, gray, or school colored t-shirt without a school logo.
As per Policy FNCA (Local), a universal uniform may be worn at any SISD school that has elected to implement a school uniform policy
No representative or official of a respective school shall limit, dictate, and/or attempt to coerce from whom or where the required uniform must be purchased.James P. Butler Dress Code is as follows:
Tops for PK students:
Golden Rod Yellow ONLY - NO other colors
*Polo Style Shirts for girls and boysTops for K-5th Grade four (4) Color Choices:
*Polo style shirts for girls and boys
Colors: White, Black, Desert Orange (Burnt/Texas Orange), and Teal
*Shirts should fit comfortably, and be long enough to tuck in to bottoms at all times
Optional Friday: Students may purchase the Coyote Pride T-shirt to wear on Fridays. These will be on sale before and after school at the beginning of the school year.
*Students will have free dress day for special occasions. (Monday-TEAM SISD t-shirts/Friday-College t-shirts or any James P. Butler Shirt)
*Students will have jean days as rewards and incentives
Bottoms for PK-5th Grade two (2) Color Choices:
Docker-style pants, shorts, or skorts. No skirts.
Color: Khaki or Black
Pleated or flat front
Capri pants may be worn if they are uniform-style
All bottoms must be worn at the waist
No skinny pants, spandex, corduroy, excessively tight, low rise, hip hugger, or overly baggy bottoms
No cargo pocket bottoms, or oversize bottoms
No tight fitting bottoms
Shorts and skorts must be as long as the fingertips with hands at the sides
Alternative Shirt Schedule:
Mondays: SISD T-shirt
Fridays: College shirt or School Spirit Shirt
PRINCIPAL AWARD T-shirts can be worn any day
All backpacks must be normal student size.
No writing other than the student’s name is allowed on backpacks.
No rolling or luggage style backpacks allowed.
Any style coat/jacket will be permitted to be worn outside during cold weather.
Coats/jackets are not allowed to be worn to cover up students that are not in proper uniform.
No advertising, corporate logos or professional teams may be worn.
We will be donating lost and found items not picked up every 9 weeks.
4 Colors: White, Black, or Desert Orange (Burnt/Texas Orange), and Teal sweaters/sweatshirts may be worn as partof the uniform while inside the building. No school logo required.
Hooded sweaters/sweatshirts/pullovers are permitted outside building.
JPB Spirit Hoodies may be worn inside building.
Only sweaters or jackets with a zipper may be worn inside building. They should not cover uniform compliancy.
Tennis shoes preferred for scholar safety. Tennis shoes will be required during PE at all times. Please send a changeof shoes to comply.
Shoes must have a strap behind the heel.
No house slippers
No Heelies-tennis shoes with wheels
Hair should be trimmed/groomed in a way so that teachers can see the students’ eyes in class.
Hair should not be a distraction or disruption to daily high quality instruction
Natural hair colors only
No unnatural hair colors, including unnatural colored hair extensions (blue, bright red, pink, purple, etc.) are not allowed
No unusual style haircuts
No shaved designs cut in their hair
Ear piercings permitted.
Must be stud style only and small in diameter
No body piercings
Students may bring cell phones to school.
No cell phones on State Testing Dates.
Cell phones must be turned off during the entire instructional day/afterschool tutoring portion of the school day.
Cell phones out and visible during the school day (including inside the restrooms) will be taken and must be picked up at school by a parent, regardless of how or if the student is using the phone.
There is a $15.00 retrieval fee as per SISD Board Policy on the second offense and any offense thereafter.
Make-up not permitted
No Bandanas, drop rags, hair nets,
No tank tops, spaghetti strap tops, crop shirts
No spiked or studded jewelry or belts.
No chain belts, chain wallets.
No writing on hands, arms, or other visible body parts.
Contact lenses must be doctor prescribed
Any clothing or item that is deemed as distracting and interrupts the learning process by administration will not be allowed
Students are not allowed to chew gum.
No MP3’s, IPOD’s, or any other electronic device. James P. Butler will not be responsible for theft of these items.
If a student is found out of dress code, the following steps will be taken:
1st offense---Teacher contacts parent for a change of clothes. If a parent is not available, the student will begiven the opportunity to change from clothes bank and borrow a dress code item.2nd offense---Students will be sent to office. Parents will be contacted by a campus administrator. The student willreceive one (1) day of lunch detention.Persistent offenses may result in an office referral. Every offense, thereafter, the student will receive one (1) day oflunch detention.This dress code was reviewed and approved by the School Improvement Team (SIT). Both committees are made up of parents, faculty/staff, administration and community representation.