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By the Bulldog book

What next year's THS student handbook will say about dress code, parking:

New Dress Code
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Dress Code

In order to foster a climate conducive to academic achievement, students will be required to follow the guidelines of the Thomson High School dress code.

With an understanding that a student's behavior is influenced by the way the student is dressed and with the understanding that no student should dress in a manner that is disruptive or has an adverse effect on the ongoing school activities, the following guidelines have been developed with input from the councils, faculty, and administration.

Hats, head coverings, headbands, bandannas, curlers, picks, hairnets, and sunglasses are not to be worn during the school day. No body piercing except in the ears.

No see-through, mesh or sheer garments are allowed. Torn or ripped clothing is not allowed.

Proper and acceptable undergarments must be worn and must not be visible to others. Cleavage must not show.

Shoes or sandals must be worn. Flip flops, bedroom shoes, and athletic sandals are not allowed at school.

Shirts or blouses must have sleeves. Shirts and blouses must be tucked in.

Skirts and dresses must be fitted at the waist. Skirts and dresses must be knee-length or longer. Slits in skirts, dresses, or jumpers can be no higher than the point where longest extended finger ends when students is standing up straight.

Pants must be knee length or longer. Pants must be fitted at the waist and not to be baggy or frayed at the bottom. Pants with holes about the knee or with frayed bottoms are not allowed. Belts must be buckled and through belt loops in pants if pants have belt loops, sashes tied, straps strapped, and suspenders and other fasteners fastened. No sweat / wind pants or hooded sweatshirts are allowed.

Clothing or jewelry with obscene or provocative language, profanity, or with any references of a sexual nature is not allowed.

Clothing, jewelry, or other articles which promote / advertise alcohol, tobacco, guns, violence, drugs, or gang related activity are not allowed.

All high school students must wear identification badges properly at all times.

Pregnant girls will wear properly fitting maternity clothes if they attend THS.

Personal grooming should be done at home, not at school.

The interpretation and decisions of this policy by the principal shall be final.

The principal shall have limited discretion to schedule special dress days.

The principal of the school has a right to prohibit any item of clothing he/she deems to be inappropriate.

Failure to comply with dress code: Penalty I: Warning; possible correction. II: One hour of detention. III: One day of Saturday school. IV: One day of suspension. Time missed from class is unexcused.

Identification badges

Thomson High School faculty and staff are committed to providing a safe school for all students. A key component of school safety is the ability to easily identify staff and students. To that end, one identification badge will be provided per year at no cost to each student. ID badges must be worn and properly displayed at all times during the regular school day. Name tags must be worn when the student enters the building and not removed until he/she leaves the building at the end of the school day. Students may not alter or deface an ID badge by any manner (stickers, coloring, markers, cutting, etc) Students who damage, deface or lose their ID badges, must purchase another at a cost of $5 each. Temporary ID's after three will cost $1.

ID infraction during the school day will result in immediate placement in ISS. Five temporary ID's will result in a parent contact. Eight temporary ID's will result in one day of Saturday school and parent contact before student returns to school. Ten temporary ID's and every two thereafter will result in a suspension with required parent conference upon student's return to school.

Student Parking Regulations

1. Students who drive on campus must rent a parking space and purchase a parking permit form the principal's office. The cost of the space is $10 per year.

2. All motorized vehicles parked on campus must be registered in the principle's office and must be parked in the correct rented parking space unless special permission has been obtained from the principle's office.

3. Parking permits must be displayed on the rear view mirror of the vehicle at all times while parked on campus. These permits are non-transferable and cannot be shared with another student.

4. The student may purchase additional parking permits for $5 each in case the original sticker is lost or stolen.

5. Students who drive on campus must obey safe driving practices at all times. The speed limit on campus is 5 miles per hour. Speeding or reckless driving while on campus or while leaving school may result in short term or permanent loss of parking privileges.

6. Students who drive on campus must be licensed and covered by insurance. The vehicle must be registered to the student or the parent/guardian. The school is not responsible for the vehicle or its contents.

7. Student vehicles are subject to search by school officials any time there is reasonable grounds to believe that drugs, alcohol, stolen property, or other contraband might be present in a vehicle.

8. Students who drive to school and who are tardy four or more times during a semester are subject to losing their parking privileges for an indefinite time.

9. Students applying for and receiving parking permits must fully understand their responsibility in following these rules.

10. Parking regulations will be strictly enforced. Suspension of driving privileges, towing of vehicles, and/or suspension from school may occur when these regulations are violated.

11. If students withdraw or transfer to another school their space is void and reassigned. Money will not be refunded for any unused time.

12. Faculty parking area is off limits to students.



Web posted on Thursday, May 13, 2004


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