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Dress Guidelines

As a Community School, the School Site Council along with the parent community and staff are committed to having a uniform dress code. We choose to continue with uniforms for all students for 4 very important reasons.

  1. Academic Reason:

    1. We believe that our dress policy supports the learning environment and academic achievement by decreasing distractions that other attire can create.

  2. Safety Reason:

    1. We believe our dress policy creates a safer environment for our students by making it easy to identify those who belong on the Taft campus.

  3. Social Reason:

    1. We believe our dress policy breaks down the “status” of clothing that can be a distraction to the learning environment.

  4. Community:

    1. We believe our dress policy creates a stronger sense of community within our school thus increasing the pride our students take in our school.

All Taft students are to wear clothing as outlined below:

*Clothing should be neat and in good repair.  

*Shoulders must be covered at all times.

*Dress/Skirt/Shorts can be no more than 2 inches above the knee.

*Clothing is not to be baggy or oversized. 

*Make-up is not permitted.



Students may wear any of the following in different combinations on different days. Acceptable clothing is:

*Pants/skirts: pants, leggings (no-see-thru), shorts, skirts, skorts, and jumpers in navy blue. NO jeans.

*Shirts/Blouses : any collared white or navy blue shirt or blouse with no writing or pictures

*Sweaters/Sweatshirts/Hoodies: any navy blue or white sweater or sweatshirt with no writing or pictures or a school sweatshirt in the school color(s) with only the school name and/or logo imprinted.

* Coats/Jackets: any style or color (NO RED) coat or jacket (no sports jerseys).

* Shoes: all students must wear closed toed, rubber-soled shoes with no heel. Students need to be able to run and play at recess and during PE without limitations due to shoes. Sandals, slides and or Crocs are not allowed. (NO RED)


Out of Uniform

If a child arrives at school out of uniform, he/she will be brought to the office at recess or before school to phone home and/or change their clothing. A note will then be sent home to the parent. Uniforms can be purchased in the uniform department of most department stores including Wal-Mart, Target, and JCPenney.

If you need help with any of the uniform requirements, please call the Family Center: 650-482-2847.

All information regarding dress guidelines can found on our Taft Parent & Student Handbook/Manual para Padres & Alumnos