As a Community School,School Site Council, parent community, and staff we are committed to our uniform policy for the following reasons:
1. Academic Reason: We believe that our dress policysupports the learning environment and academic achievement by decreasingdistractions that other attire can create.
2. Safety Reason: We believe our dress policy creates asafer environment for our students by making it easy to identify those whobelong on the Taft campus.
4. Community: We believe our dress policy creates astronger sense of community within our school thus increasing the pride ourstudents take in our school.
Students may wear any ofthe following in different combinations on different days. Acceptable clothing is:
*Pants/skirts - pants, shorts, skirts,skorts, and jumpers in navy blue.
*Shirts/Blouses - any style white shirtor blouse with no writing or pictures OR a school t-shirt in the school color(s) with only the school name and/or logo imprinted.
*Sweaters/Sweatshirts/Hoodies: any navy blue or whitesweater or sweatshirt with no writing or pictures OR a school sweatshirt in theschool color(s) with only the school name and/or logo imprinted.
*Coats/Jackets: in navy blue or white only.
*Shoes: all students must wear closed toed, rubber-soled shoes with no heel and no lights.
We do not allow any red to be work to school. Thisincludes clothing, shoes, socks, backpacks, hair accessories, or jewelry. This rule is for the safety of thechildren. We look forward to everyone’s cooperation in our efforts to enforce this policy. It becomes a hardship and time is wasted when we have to deal with students that do not come dressed in uniformor have a waiver.
If anyone is in need of assistance to purchase or replenish uniforms, please come to the office or theFamily Center at any time. Also,if families are not in need of old uniforms and the uniforms are in good, clean condition, please bring them to our office so that we can use them for otherstudents.
If a child arrives to school out of uniform, he/shewill be brought to the office at recess or before school to phone home and/orchange their clothing. A note willthen be sent home to the parent.After the third notice home, the student will be assigned detention. Uniforms can be purchased in the children’s department of most department storesincluding K-Mart, JCPenney, Old Navy, and Target. If parents still wish to request a waiver,you must first make an appointment with the Principal.