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Dear parents,

You may purchase approved uniform pieces from our online TSMS store, French Toast as well as the local Tallahassee store,  All Uniform Wear as long their supply lasts.

If you have any questions about the TSMS Uniform Policy, please contact Mr. White at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

All Uniform Wear: 1989 Capital Cir NE #4, Tallahassee, FL 32308   (850) 629-4144

DRESS CODE


Students are expected to wear the TSMS uniform at all times and to dress and groom themselves in such a way as to reflect neatness, cleanliness and safety. All students should dress appropriately so as not to disrupt or interfere with the educational program or the orderly operation of the school. The principal or other duly authorized school official shall determine whether any particular mode of dress, grooming and accessories is in violation of the spirit and/or the intent of the school’s dress code policy. Students and parents are expected to honor the uniform code in order that valuable school time is not spent examining student attire to determine appropriateness. Students are not permitted to change out of their uniforms during or after school unless participating in P.E. or an after-school activity that requires non-uniform clothing.

Students who violate the uniform code will be allowed to call home for an appropriate change of clothing after obtaining administrator approval. Otherwise, violation of the dress code will be treated as insubordination and the student will be removed from the classroom to continue academic studies. The student’s parent will be notified of this violation.

Inappropriate attire jeopardizes the instructional climate and therefore, will not be tolerated.
Tallahassee School of Math and Science, standard student attire policy, “Students Attired for Education (SAFE) Act.” For TSMS.
“Students Attired for Education (SAFE) Act.”

PURPOSE.—The purpose of a standard student attire policy is to provide a safe environment for students which fosters learning and improves school safety and discipline by:


1- Encouraging students to express their individuality through personality and academic achievements, rather than outward appearance.

2- Enabling students to focus on academics, rather than fashion, because they are able to convey a neat, serious, and studious image.

3- Minimizing disciplinary problems because students are not distracted by clothing.

4- Reducing the time needed to correct dress code violations through a readily available inventory of compliant attire.

5 -Minimizing visible differences between students and eliminating social pressures to wear brand-name clothing or colors to show gang affiliation, thereby easing financial pressures on parents and enhancing school safety.

6- Creating a sense of school pride and belonging.



The schools shall implement this standard attire policy that:

1- Applies to all students in kindergarten through grade 8 in the school regardless of individual school grade configurations.

2- Prohibits certain types or styles of clothing and requires solid-colored clothing and fabrics for pants, skirts, shorts, or similar clothing and short- or long-sleeved shirts with collars.

3- Allows reasonable accommodations based on a student’s religion, disability, or medical condition.



Guidelines for clarification are as follows:

1- Uniforms must be always worn properly while at TSMS campus. All parents are responsible for assuring that as the student grows through the year, the uniform fits appropriately. Final decision of what is appropriate at TSMS is made by the principal or designee.

2- Students must be in complete uniform when they arrive at TSMS. All shirts must be tucked in shorts, pants, or skirts. Belts must be worn with all pants and shorts. Uniforms are expected to remain intact and appropriately worn throughout the entire day at school.

3- Students must remain in full uniform until after they leave TSMS. Shirts must remain tucked in – even after school, until they leave the school campus.

4- Students who ride the bus must be in complete uniform when they get on the bus at the bus stop. Since students must be in complete uniform when they arrive, and they are not allowed to change clothes on the bus, they must already be in complete uniform as they get on the bus.


Shoes:

1- Shoes must be closed toed dress shoes, only solid black or solid brown in color, or plain athletic shoes such as black, brown, gray, white or navy. Birkenstock Clogs (no covered heel) in a brown or black color are also acceptable. No special designs or patterns (checkered plaid, camouflage, etc.) or wild colors (red, yellow, pink) are permitted. Shoes must be worn at all times.

2- The emphasis regarding shoes is safety – for that reason, all shoelaces must be tied properly, all buckles fastened, all straps must be secured or velcroed – nothing may dangle or drag from the shoe. Slippers or thin-soled shoes, thin plastic shoes, flip-flops, or open-toed shoes are not permitted.

3- Boots, Uggs, and high-heeled shoes are not permitted - Heels on shoes may not be higher than one (1) inch.. Roller shoes, “wheelies” or shoes with wheels are not permitted.


Pants or Shorts:

1- Pants or shorts must be either khaki or navy blue in color with the TSMS logo embroidered. All pants and shorts must have belt loops, and a belt must be worn through all the loops and fastened appropriately. Front pockets must be side seam pockets and back pockets must be sewn inside the pant or short – no outside pockets, patch pockets, or additional pockets are permitted. Pants or shorts may not have rivets or brads, split seams at the bottom of the legs, nor flaps on the pockets. Material may not be suede or corduroy – it must be 100% cotton or a cotton/polyester blend that is wrinkle resistant.

2- Pants or shorts must be worn properly at the waist and not sag below the top of the hips. Pants or shorts may not be rolled up or folded up. Shorts must be at least fingertip length and not longer than the top of the knee when standing. Calf-length, Capri-style or Knee-Knocker pants are not acceptable. Skintight and close -fitting clothing (pants, shorts) are not permitted Students wearing the top of their pants or shorts below their buttocks will be given a Disciplinary Referral Form for improper exposure (see 2.25)

3- Athletic shorts are not permitted. Athletic type shorts, such as those used for biking, are not permitted. Shorts must align with the tip of your middle finger when your arms are at your side and cannot be longer than the top of your knee when standing – no “long shorts” are permitted.


Skirts or Skorts:

1- Skirts or skorts must be either khaki or navy blue in color with the TSMS logo embroidered. All skirts and skorts must not be made of jean, suede or corduroy material. No splits are permitted in the skirt at all. Skirts must be no shorter than 2 inches above the knee. Skirts and skorts must not be rolled or folded at the waistband - students wearing their skirts or skorts too short will be given and Disciplinary Referral Form for improper exposure (see 2.25).

2- Pants, jeans, pajama bottoms or other apparel must not be worn under the skirt or skort. For modesty purposes, shorts may be worn under the skirts or skorts, however, long pants, jeans, pajama bottoms, or other apparel that shows below the skirt or skort must not be worn at any time.


Top Options:

1- Dress Shirts and blouses must be oxford cloth in white or blue with button-down collars. Dress shirts and blouses may either be short sleeve or long sleeve and requires TSMS school initials/logo on the pocket. All shirts and blouses must be tucked in (able to see the belt/waistband) at all times to the short, pants, skirt, or skort the student is wearing.

2- Knit shirts must be pique fabric in red, white and navy blue and the school logo is required. These knit shirts can be either short sleeve or long sleeve. All knit shirts must be tucked in (able to see the belt/waistband) at all times to the short, pants, skirt, or skort the student is wearing.

3- Sweatshirts must be navy blue and the school logo is required. The sweatshirt is an economical alternative when students need to have additional warmth. When wearing a sweatshirt, the student must still be wearing another TSMS shirt underneath the sweatshirt – the sweatshirt cannot be worn alone. Sweatshirt may not be worn (tied) around the waist. No long sleeve undershirts allowed to show beneath Uniform Top.

4- Jackets must be navy blue, fleece-lined Jersey jackets - the embroidered school logo is required. These jackets may be worn to school, but they are not permitted to be worn in the school building – once in the building the jacket must be taken off and placed in their locker.



Accessories:

1- Belts must be leather, braided leather, or fabric in the solid colors of black or brown. Grommets, brads, or excessive ornamentation on the belt is not permitted. Belts are required to be worn properly with all pants or shorts – this means that the belt must go through all the belt loops on the pants, be properly fastened or buckled, and the “end” of the belt must not be allowed to hang down (it must also go through the loops if there is excess). The belt must also be tightened enough to prohibit the student’s pants or shorts from sagging below the hips.

2- Socks, stockings, tights or hose may only be in solid school colors. Clear or skin-colored hose are also acceptable. Fishnet or other patterned stockings or hose are not permitted. Stockings, tights, or hose must cover the full length of the student’s legs and feet – leg warmers/leggings are not permitted.



Miscellaneous Guidelines:


1- Clothing should be neat and clean.

2- Clothing may not be worn inside out or backwards.

3- Undergarments must not be exposed.

4- Hair, face, body paint, stickers, and tattoos are inappropriate for school and not permitted.

5- Athletic outfits are not permitted in the school building, except in P. E. classes and Dress Down Days

6- Cosmetics and/or make-up should be age appropriate, appropriate for school, and not attract undue attention.

7- Clothing with rips, tears, holes or frayed edges is considered inappropriate for school.

8- Jewelry and accessories including but not limited to necklaces, chokers, bracelets, rings, earrings, etc. should be appropriate for school and not attract undue attention or pose a safety risk. Final decision will be made by the principal or designee on the appropriateness of the accessories.
Piercing other than earrings are prohibited. Earrings must be school appropriate and not pose a safety risk. Jewelry that may be considered a danger to the student (large hoop or long in length) will be at the discretion of the campus principal or designee.

9- Extreme hairstyles are not permitted (examples: Mohawk haircuts; designs, words, or names cut into the hair, blue, purple, pink, and green hair colors). Hair coloring other than standard frosting or natural highlighting, are not permitted. Hair should not attract undue attention. Hair in question will be left to the discretion of campus administration or designee.

10- Hats, caps, curlers, headscarves, bandanas, doo-rags, pick combs, combs, brushes, sweatbands, flower crowns, chains, sunglasses, tennis skirts, gloves, arm warmers and coats are not to be worn during school hours. Students may wear sunglasses, hats, or other sun-protective wear while outdoors during school hours, such as when students are at recess.

11- Reasonable accommodations will be in place based on a student’s religion, disability, or medical condition.

12- Clothing that is revealing, such as short mini-skirts, short-shorts, tank tops, loosely fitting, low-cut blouses or halter tops, mesh shirts, or shirts exposing the midriff are not to be worn to school. Sleeveless shirts are not allowed. (Mainly applies to non-uniform days at school). Shirts must be worn buttoned up to second from top.

13- All t-shirts must be in good taste (no suggestive wording/illustration or lettering/pictures glorifying death/ violence, c a m o u f l a g e , or anything offensive or advertisements for items which are illegal for elementary and middle school students - i.e., alcohol and tobacco products, etc.). (Mainly applies to non-uniform days at school). Administration approved school spirit t-shirts may be worn in lieu of school uniform polo shirt.

14- All outside coats and jackets or hooded apparel may not be worn inside the school building – this includes uniform jackets and/or windbreakers. All outside coats and jackets or hooded apparel must be put in the student’s locker or backpack immediately upon entering the school building. The TSMS uniform includes an optional sweatshirt or zippered fleece for those students who need to have additional layers to remain warm.

15- Silly Bandz, Crazy Bandz, colorful bracelets and Jelly bracelets are not permitted.

16- Gold/silver mouth pieces or “Grillz” are not permitted.

17- Unnatural colored contacts lenses are not permitted unless medically prescribed.



PURCHASING THE SCHOOL UNIFORMS

All uniform pieces require the school logo or initials and must be purchased through the school’s vendor. Currently the official stores is Frenchtoast.com, (subject to change) Contact the school for more information.

Should a student’s uniform not comply with the uniform dress code, they will be considered in violation. Students who violate the uniform code will be allowed to call home for an appropriate change of clothing after obtaining administrator approval. The student will be isolated in the Intervention Room until an appropriate change of uniform clothing is brought to school by the parent/guardian. The student will also receive conduct points for a uniform violation.

OFFICIAL TSMS UNIFORM STANDARDS

GIRLS

ALL GRADES
 

BOTTOMS

SKIRT

STYLE #3951 (kick-pleat skirt), PLAID #60 (T.S.M.S. school initials)

SKORT

DOUBLE WRAP PLEATED in KHAKI or NAVY (T.S.M.S. school initials)

SHORTS

HAKI or NAVY BLUE, with cuff (T.S.M.S. school initials)

PANTS

KHAKI or NAVY BLUE (T.S.M.S. school initials

 

TOPS

BLOUSE

OXFORD CLOTH in WHITE or Light Blue with S/S or L/S (T.S.M.S. above pocket)

KNIT SHIRTS

REQUIRED: PIQUE in NAVY BLUE S/S or L/S (school logo required) OPTIONAL: PIQUE in RED, WHITE S/S or L/S, (school logo required)

SWEATSHIRTS

NAVY BLUE (logo required)

 

ACCESSORIES

SHOES

CLOSED TOE DRESS SHOES or ATHLETIC SHOES

JACKET

ZIP UP NAVY JACKET (UNIVERSAL JERSEY) in NAVY BLUE (with Embroidered school logo required, No Hood


BOYS

ALL GRADES
 

BOTTOMS

SHORTS

KHAKI or NAVY BLUE (school initials)

PANTS

KHAKI or NAVY BLUE (school initials)

 

TOPS

DRESS SHIRTS

OXFORD CLOTH WITH BUTTON-DOWN COLLARS in WHITE or LIGHT BLUE with Short or Long Sleeves (school logo required)

KNIT SHIRTS

REQUIRED: PIQUE in NAVY BLUE S/S or L/S (school logo required) OPTIONAL: PIQUE in RED or WHITE S/S or L/S, (school logo required)

SWEATSHIRTS

NAVY BLUE (with logo required)

 

ACCESSORIES

SHOES

CLOSED TOE DRESS SHOES or ATHLETIC SHOES

BELT

STRECH or BRAIDED BELT in BLACK or BROWN

JACKET

ZIP UP NAVY JACKET (UNIVERSAL JERSEY) in NAVY BLUE (with Embroidered school logo required, No Hood)


BOYS/GIRLS

ALL GRADES ATHLETICS ATTIRE

BOTTOMS

SHORTS

MESH SHORTS, BLUE (school initials/ Logo)

SWEATPANTS

NAVY BLUE, SOFFE (school initials/ Logo)

T-SHIRT

HEATHER GRAY (school Athletics logo required)

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