Parent’s, Guardian’s, and Visitor’s Guidelines
In order to maintain an orderly, respectful and secure educational environment for the students and staff of Tucson International Academy, it is essential that all parents and visitors to our buildings be aware of their responsibilities and adhere to the expected code of conduct as set forth in our Parent and Student Handbook.
Parents are expected to communicate at home:
- Recognize that the education of children is a joint responsibility of the parents and the school community.
- Help their children understand that in a democratic society appropriate rules are required to maintain a safe, orderly environment.
- Know school and classroom rules and help their children understand them. Convey to their children a supportive attitude toward education and the district.
- Help their children deal effectively with peer pressure.
- Provide a place for study, and ensure homework assignments are completed and turned in on time.
Parents are expected to communicate about school:
- Ensure that children bring only items appropriate and related to the instructional program at school.
- Build good relationships with teachers and other parents.
- Inform school officials of changes in the home situation that may affect student conduct or performance.
- Insist their children be dressed and groomed in a manner consistent with the student dress code.
- Review the Parent and Student Handbook and sign it.
Public Conduct on School Property
Schools are a place of work and learning. Certain limits must be set for parents and legal guardians who visit our schools and classrooms. All persons on school property or attending a school function shall conduct themselves in a respectful and orderly manner. The building principal or his/her designee is responsible for all persons in the building and on the grounds. The following rules apply to visitors to the schools:
- Anyone who is not a regular staff member or student of the school will be considered a visitor
- All visitors to the school must report to the front office upon arrival at the school. They will be required to sign the visitor’s register and will be issued a visitor’s badge, which must be worn at all times while in the school or on school grounds. The visitor must return the badge to the front office and sign out before leaving the building.
- Visitors attending school functions that are open to the public, such as parent-teacher organization meetings or public gatherings, are not required to register.
Download this document Code of Conduct for Parents
School Uniform Guidelines
Tucson International Academy’s philosophy is to provide an educational environment designed to motivate, teach and encourage students to attain the highest levels of proficiency in all areas. Uniform and appearance guidelines are provided to promote the awareness of social, cultural and aesthetic forces that affect the school environment and prepare the student for future success in the real world. Students are expected to dress appropriately and in a way which reflects school pride. Clothing should be neat, clean, modest and in good taste. Well-fitting tennis shoes must be worn at all times. Uniforms must be worn at ALL times while on school property. These School uniform guidelines represent the minimum standards. Individual school sites may adopt additional guidelines.
All students are required to wear the school uniform consisting of:
- Dark blue pants or skirts (no blue jeans) or shorts (no more than 2 inches above the knee)
- White/light blue shirt, MUST have a collar
- Light/Dark blue or white sweatshirts or sweaters without logos may be worn in classrooms during cold weather. No hoodies.
- Covered Shoes (well-fitting tennis shoes) appropriate for physical exercise since P.E. is a part of every student’s regular daily schedule.
- If you cannot financially afford a uniform, we will be happy to provide students with slightly used pants and shirts for free or at a reduced price. TIA offers a selection of uniform shirts for purchase that meets uniform requirements. Please see your School Office/Front Desk.
- The following are NOT permitted:
- Jackets or Sweatshirts with hoods. Also, no jacket or sweatshirt may be worn in place of a school uniform shirt with collar. No other color than blue (light/dark) or white can be worn for sweaters or sweatshirts.
- T-Shirts, unless they bear the TIA name or logo. No college shirts unless it’s a special school spirit or college awareness day (call front desk to confirm).
- Tights or leggings worn in place of pants and in any color other than dark blue
- Non-tennis shoes, e.g. with wheels, slippers, flip flops, sandals, or uncovered shoes
- No layering of clothing, such as a uniform shirt under a non-uniform shirt. Any questions please ask your teacher, front desk, or principal.
- Clothing that is inappropriate in a teaching and learning environment, such as swimsuits, halters, strapless tops, spaghetti straps, exposed undergarments, see-through clothing, shirts that bare the midriff or ill-fitting clothes of any type, short-shorts or short skirts that do not extend mid-thigh, garments with plunging necklines (wear a white undershirt), “muscle shirts” or basketball shirts, and baggy or oversized pants or shirts.
- Accessories and/or head coverings which identify or have been altered to identify with illegal organizations or that pose a distraction in class.
- Any clothing items that have large or repetitive designs that are not related to TIA (such as AEROPOSTLE, Hollister, etc.)
Students wearing inappropriate clothing/accessory to school are given an opportunity to change clothing or they may be released from school in the company of the parent/guardian. Students in grades 4-12 may have 15 minutes of after school detention or other disciplinary action on the day of the uniform violation.
Students and parents are expected to keep uniforms clean and repaired. Students are required to tuck shirts inside pants.
TIA reserves the right to regulate any uniform and/or appearance modifications that the staff perceives as a distraction of any kind.
Please read about: TIA’s Safety Measures