Trillium Springs Montessori Dress Code
Appropriate dress helps to set the mood for learning at Trillium Spring Montessori. Children should wear attire that allows them to comfortably work on the floor, play safely outside and not wear clothes that detract from the instructional focus. Therefore, more specific guidelines are listed below:
· The best shoes (and safest) are those, which "hug" the whole foot. The best shoes to wear are tennis shoes or sneakers. Do not wear high heels, platforms, flip-flops, crocks or wheelie shoes. Please avoid shoes with blinking lights, as they can take away focus during other’s work time. We expect students to run and play at recess in safe shoes to prevent injury.
· Tee-shirt logos must be appropriate for elementary school. This means no tobacco or alcohol advertising, no drug or sexual messages, direct or implied, and no profanity of any sort including the word often used for one's bottom. In addition, tee-shirts may not depict or refer to weapons (guns, knives, etc.) or death. Plain tee-shirts or school-spirit tee-shirts are always in good taste.
· Natural hair color for both boys and girls is expected during school hours. There are often times when students choose to color hair in bright colors, please wear hairstyles/color that will not take attention away from learning.
· It is in good taste to begin modest clothing guidelines early on. Shirt tails should reach below the waist, so the midriffs are covered at all times. Tank tops and spaghetti straps should not be worn unless worn over or beneath a shirt that covers two inches on the shoulder.
· Hats are fine when worn outside, hats may be worn when gardening outside for sun protection but should not be worn in the building. This rule applies to both boys and girls. Bandana scarves, when worn on the head, are considered hats.
· Students should wear pants buttoned at the natural waistline. Students are encouraged to wear belts, but more importantly, to wear clothing in which they can be independent with use and that will be comfortable when working on the floor or outside in the gardens.
· Skin "art" of any type may be distracting in the school setting, (i.e., temporary tattoos, writing on skin). Please monitor any choice skin art, so that it is not attention getting to be distracting in the learning environment.
· Skirts/shorts/dresses should be reasonable length. A good rule of thumb to use is to let both arms hang naturally by your side. The hem of the skirt (or dress) should touch the end of your fingertips.
· Students wearing inappropriate attire may call home for a change of clothes.
Thank you for making sure our student’s attire maintains a focus on safety and learning. If you have any questions, please feel free to call any member of the Administrative Team at 980‑343-9442.