Principal’s CornerDear Knight Community,
The basic guideline for clothing and shoes is that they should not distract from the learning environment and that they are safe. Flip flops and open toed sandals are not safe for school as children are out and about during recess, playing on the grass field and in the equipment area with bark chips. Wearing flip flops or open toed sandals means that children cannot participate fully in the safe learning environment available for them at Knight Elementary. Clothing that reveals undergarments or needs to be adjusted throughout the day for the student to be comfortable or covered is distracting and inappropriate for school (i.e., pulling down short shorts or short skirts, adjusting tank tops with spaghetti straps, pulling tops up to cover the chest area and shoulders, etc.). While these clothing selections may be appropriate for other events or activities they are not appropriate for school, which requires students to be active and engaged. Please help your child select clothing that is appropriate for school. Hats and sunglasses need to be removed upon entering the building and stored in the student’s backpack.
Christine Taylor, D.Ed.