In compliance with the Chancellor’s Regulation, TCCS has established a dress code and expects each student to wear a uniform.
The uniform policy is intended to promote a more effective learning climate; foster school unity and pride; foster self-esteem; eliminate label competition; simplify dressing and minimize cost to the parents; teach children appropriate dress and decorum in their “work” place; and help to ensure positive student conduct.
Our definition of a uniform is:
Elementary Pre-k - 5
- Shirt- navy/light blue polo/oxford shirt (Shirts can be short or long sleeved with a collar)
- Pants/Skirt/Dresses/Jumpers/Shorts - khaki (Navy blue bottoms are an acceptable alternative to khaki in the winter)
Middle School 6-8
- Shirt- Heather Grey Polo Shirts (Shirts can be short or long sleeved with a collar)
- Pants/Skirts – navy blue
Every effort should be made to select clothing that is durable and easy to care for. Uniforms may not consist of clothing that might cause health or safety hazards such as very long slender skirts that cause difficulty going up and down steps especially at times of swift movement, like fire drills or very short skirts that may be disruptive to the educational process.
- Children should be dressed for school in a way that reflects the seriousness of our academic goals.
- Clothing should be comfortable, season-appropriate (warm clothes including a hat and gloves are necessary on cold days), and allow children to participate in a variety of activities throughout the day.
- Children are expected to play outside at recess, therefore closed sturdy shoes with traction (such as sneakers) are preferred and help protect children from slipping accidents. Children wearing flip-flops, backless shoes or heels which are not appropriate, will be prohibited from participating in recess and physical activity.
- Uniforms are required every school day. For health reasons, the school cannot provide loaner uniforms for children who fail to report in uniform.
Where To Get Uniforms
All uniform clothing can be purchased at a store that supplies uniforms or at any store of your choice. Old Navy, Children's Place, Target, and Walmart all have uniforms, and there are certainly others.
TCCS has an account with Cookies, where you can enter our school ID and select from the pieces that adhere to our uniform standards. Parents receive free shipping on all uniform orders over $49. And, through our "Support Your School"program, 5% of all sales generated through the school's webstore will be donated back to the school to help underprivileged students pay for their uniforms.
You must search on the school code below to get to the Cookies TCCS Webstore:
- PreK - 5th grade code = Tccse (e is for elementary)
- 6-8th grade code = Tccsm (m is for middle school)
Students should not bring jewelry, radios, MP3 players, iPods, cell phones, any kind of toys, cameras, live animals or similar delicate or expensive materials to school.
Money for school trips should be put in a sealed envelope with the child’s name clearly marked.
We highly encourage you to label your child’s items in the event that it is lost. The Lost and Found is in the multipurpose room. Due to the limited space and hygienic reasons, lost and found items will be disposed of every Friday.
Children’s eyeglasses are very expensive. We recommend that you select eyeglasses with great care and in consideration of the treatment children typically give them. Scratch-resistant lenses, flexible frames, and high quality cases are strongly recommended. Discuss this important issue with your eye doctor when selecting eyeglasses, and review eyeglass care with your child regularly. If your child does not wear eyeglasses continually, it is easier to lose them; please discuss this with your child as well.