It's so nice to see the sun; however, with the warmer weather we have Elementary Handbook reminders we would like to share with parents. Here are three of the biggest issues/concerns we see at school towards the end of the school year when the weather turns warm and nice.
PER THE ELEMENTARY HANDBOOK:
1. Shoes are to be worn at all times. Heelies and other footwear that may cause injury are not permitted at school. Athletic (tennis shoes) are required for participation in P.E. classes.
2. Bare midriffs, halter tops, tank tops, spaghetti straps, and open-armed shirts should not be worn. All shirts and blouses must modestly cover upper portion and mid-section of the torso; no undergarments should be visible.
3. Shorts and dress/skirt lengths are acceptable only if it is mid-thigh length or longer.
At Palms, the three biggest issues we seem to have are footwear, length of shorts, and tank tops or spaghetti straps. Here is some additional info on how you, as the parent, can partner with us to help us out.
- FOOTWEAR: When students come to school wearing flip flops or open-toe sandals, there are often times issues with splinters due to the wood chips on the play ground, they are accidentally getting their foot/toes stepped on, they are getting stubbed toes much easier, a strap breaks, etc...
- SHIRTS: For shoulders, we use the three fingers rule... If the strap is three fingers wide or more, then the shirt can be worn.
- SHORTS: Use the finger tip rule. If a students puts his/her arms down along the side of his/her body with fingers extended, the shorts should be at or below the fingertips. We use this as a means to decide "mid-thigh"
If there are any questions, please contact Mr. Domagalski. Thank you in advance for helping us with these Elementary Handbook items.
- Mr. Domagalski