Please download and read TIA Parent-Student Handbook
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.
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 that 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:
- Navy blue pants, shorts, or skirts (skirts for girls only). If shorts or skirts are worn, they must extend to the knee. If skirts are worn, then shorts MUST be worn underneath for modesty. All bottoms are to be worn on the waist. No leggings instead of pants.
- White/light blue shirt. They MUST have a collar. It can be a button-down oxford or pull-over polo style shirt, as long as it has a collar. Short sleeves or long sleeves are acceptable. All styles are to be tucked in at all times.
- Navy blue cardigan with buttons up the front. Pockets are allowed. No hoodies.
- Tennis shoes with socks. No sandals or open-toe shoes (for safety).
- 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.
- 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 to the knee, 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 that identify or have been altered to identify with illegal organizations or that pose a distraction in class.
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.