Strawberry Point School
Student dress should support the positive learning environment we all want at our school. Clothing must not be revealing. This includes “sagging” pants, very short shorts or skirts, tube/backless tops, spaghetti straps, and exposed tummies or underwear. Shoes must be worn at all times unless staff gives permission to remove them for an activity. Shorts/skirts must be as long as the end of the students fingers when their arm is extended straight down. Straps should be a minimum of two finger widths wide. Clothing, jewelry, or personal items that advertise or make reference to tobacco, alcohol, drugs, sex, or violence are not allowed. Students not complying with any of these rules will be sent home or asked to change their clothes.
Hats and hoods may not be worn in the classrooms. For sun protection, hats may be worn outside.
NEXT SCHOOL YEAR
As we look ahead to next year’s classroom placements, weknow some parents would like to request a certain teacher or a certain friendin the class with their child.
All of our teachers are wonderful and represent a wide rangeof teaching styles. Your child willprofit from working with all kinds of “mentors” during the six years they maystudy with us.
Our staff spends many hours working in teams to establishbalanced classes to assure a mosaic of students with varying interests, needs,strengths, cultural backgrounds, and languages. For children with very specificand individualized needs (e.g. physical, emotional, or learning disabilities),we again work as a team to assure those special areas will be accommodated bythe new class placement.
Once the classes are set, there will be no changes perparent request. We find that once students settle into the new grade, theyacclimate quickly, make new friends and can always see their other friendsduring recesses, field trips, or other all-grade activities.
We ask for your trust and we thank you for respecting ourprofessional judgment. We ask thatyou not put teachers in an awkward position of answering to your requests for acertain person. If you do say, “Pleaseput my child with ____,” the staff will respond, “I’m sorry, we cannot promisematches with personnel or students.”
We appreciate your cooperation with this placementprocedure.
Mill Valley School District Principals