UINTAH Dress Code
Students, teachers, and staff are expected to dress in a manner that demonstrates they respect themselves and the learning environment. Clothing should be neat, clean, and appropriate for learning and weather conditions, and at no time should it cause a disruption to the learning environment. School administrators will apply their school’s dress code uniformly and consistently to all students regardless of gender. Students will not be ridiculed, humiliated, or embarrassed for a dress code violation. If a dress code violation requires the imposition of discipline, the student will receive all applicable due process before the imposition of any consequence. Dress code enforcement actions should minimize the potential loss of educational time and the disruption to the student’s day. Parents may be called to bring the student a suitable change of clothing.
The following would be considered in violation of the dress code:
Clothing that is low enough to reveal a student’s underwear
Clothing advertising drugs, alcohol, tobacco, acts of violence or lawlessness
Clothing associated with gangs, illicit drugs, or illegal substances
Clothing with offensive and/or vulgar language and/or designs
Hats, caps, hoods, and sunglasses worn in the building
Clothing that does not provide opaque coverage of an individual’s buttocks, genitals, and breasts.
Clothing must have a top and bottom, or be an appropriate one-piece outfit. Shirts anddresses must have fabric in the front covering the abdomen, on the sides and under thearms, and in the back covering the upper and lower back.
Coats worn in the building during instructional time
Dangling jewelry, particularly earrings
Bare feet, flip-flops or any shoe not safe for recess or PE activities
Absolutely nothing will be allowed at school that is intended, recognized, or acknowledged by the Metro Gang Task Force, to signify affiliation with, participation in, or approval of a gang. Each elementary school’s School Community Council (SCC) will annually review their school’s dress
code to ensure that it takes into account current trends and reflects the school community. A copy of Board Policy S-5: Dress and Grooming, and the accompanying administrative procedures can be found on the district website under Board Policies and Procedures.
If your student needs to leave school early, please ring the bell to come into the school and then stop by the office with your photo I.D to sign out your student. The office staff will call your student’s classroom and have your student sent to the office to meet you. Please refrain from contacting the teacher or student directly as this will interrupt the learning happening in the classroom. Thank you!
Cell Phones, MP3 players, iPods and similar items, along with matches, playthings (skateboards, balls, bats, etc.), knives or weapons of any kind should not be brought to school. However, in a case where a parent deems it necessary for their child to have a phone for after-school contact, the phone must be turned off and kept safely in a locker, desk, or in the student's pocket. Cell phones will be confiscated if in violation of this policy, even at recess and lunchtime, and will have to be picked up by a parent. Toys, video games, radios and recorders, cameras, money and pets are not to be brought to school unless requested by a teacher, or for a special activity.
A school staff member who is trained in basic first aid will manage illness or injury to a student while at school. Minor injuries will be given first aid in the school. If possible, the student will return to class when indicated. The office staff will assist the student with a telephone call to the parent if necessary. Parents will be notified with a telephone call in cases of illness or more serious injuries. If the medical situation is an emergency, the school staff will call 9-1-1.
It is very important that the emergency contacts on your registration card are kept up-to-date, including telephone numbers and names of family and friends that would be available to pick up your student in the event the parent or guardian is not available.
1. Every day your child is absent, parents should call the school (801-584-2940)) to report your student’s absence. Please send a note with your student when they return to school. Your student’s absence is recorded as an “excused” absence.
2. In the event the office is not made aware of an absence, the absence is entered as “unexcused.” The automated attendance system will place a call to parents to notify them of the “unexcused” absence.
3. Extended absences for illness will need a doctor’s note. Also an extended absence will need to be addressed with the teacher for the purpose of school work makeup. Teachers will not assign work to students before an absence. Students may take their materials with them and check the teacher's Canvas page to make up any missed work.
4. If your student has more than eight excused absences, the principal may require a doctor’s note for additional absences.
5. Extended absences of four days or less that are not due to illness should be reported to the office prior to the first day of the absence.
6. Extended absences of five or more days will require principal notification. Please stop by the office to pick up a Request for Excused Absences During Educational Time form. This form must be completed and turned in to the principal a minimum of one week prior to the beginning absence date.
Please be aware that teachers are not allowed to administer any medication. Medication can be administered from the school office under the following conditions for students who need to take any kind of medication:
Student must have written authorization from a parent/guardian.
Student must have written authorization from student’s physician.
Medication must be delivered to the office in the original pharmacy container with student’s name, medication and dosage on the label.
If your student is late to school, please make sure your student stops by the office to check in and get a late slip to take to their teacher. If a student has been marked absent by the teacher and does not stop by the office for a late slip, they will be shown as “unexcused absent” for the day.
Parents need to inform the office if you will be withdrawing your student from school. The office will give your student’s teacher a Student Withdrawal Form which your student will take to the library, cafeteria, music teachers, etc. to make sure books have been turned in, cafeteria fees cleared, musical instruments returned, etc.