School Discipline Policy

Twin Oaks Elementary School strives to create an environment built on safety, responsibility, and respect. It is our commitment and goal to provide all students with a rewarding educational experience. While academic excellence is our focus, we also teach character education and personal responsibility. Our school discipline plan is consistent with SMUSD's Board policy and is based on rewarding positive behavior and enforcing consequences for disobeying the following school rules:

  1. Follow directions given by all school adults.
  2. Respect the rights and property of others in actions and words.
  3. Keep hands, feet, and objects to yourself.
  4. Use all areas and equipment safely.

DRESS AND GROOMING AT SCHOOL

The following dress guidelines apply to all students. Students are required to show proper attention to cleanliness, health, neatness, safety, and appropriateness of clothing and appearance for school activities. A well-groomed appearance is important in developing a positive self-image and complements the school's instructional program.

  • Dress should be appropriate for the season and the occasion. Extreme styles that may disrupt the educational process or any other school activity are prohibited.
  • Clothes must present a well-groomed appearance. All clothing should be of the correct size - baggy pants and sagging waistlines are not appropriate.
  • Revealing clothing is not permitted. Girls must wear tops that cover their midriff area. Halter tops, strapless tops, spaghetti strap tops, and off the shoulder tops are not permitted.
  • Clothing that is offensive or may promote gangs, drugs, or alcohol is not permitted on campus.
  • Caps are permitted but must be worn with the bill forward.
  • Students may not wear makeup.
  • Shoes should have closed backs so students can play safely on the playground and at P.E.

SAFE AND DRUG-FREE

Our goal is to provide a safe and drug-free environment for all our students. We actively enforce our school district's "Zero Tolerance" policy. Students who attempt to bring drugs, alcohol, or weapons to school will be suspended and may be arrested by the sheriff or expelled for up to one full year.

TOBACCO FREE SCHOOL

Twin Oaks Elementary School recognizes the health hazards related to the use of tobacco, including the breathing of second-hand smoke. We are a "tobacco-free" school which means we do not allow smoking in the classrooms or on campus at any time. In addition, we provide educational information to our students through classroom instruction and activities about the health risks posed by using tobacco.