TORRANCE HIGH SCHOOL
DRESS STANDARDS AND SCHOOL POLICIES
DRESS STANDARDS (TUSD Policy)
A good school learning environment is created when students have an appropriate, well groomed appearance and conduct themselves properly. Anything which tends to detract from this environment is unacceptable. The following guidelines shall apply to all regular school activities:
1. Shoes must be worn at all times.
2. Clothing, jewelry and personal items (backpacks, fanny packs, gym bags, water bottles, etc.) shall be free from writing, pictures or any other insignia which are vulgar, profane, or which advocate racial, ethnic, sexual orientation, religious prejudice, drugs/alcohol, tobacco or sex.
3. Sunglasses, hats, caps and other head coverings shall not be worn indoors. Only medically/religiously required headgear, approved by the principal, may be worn indoors. Sun-protective clothing must comply with District and school site dress and grooming standards. Hats/beanies must be THS hats only that have been approved by the principal. Caps must be worn with the bill facing forward. Non-THS hats cannot be worn or carried during the school day. They will be confiscated and you will receive SATURDAY DETENTION. Hoods may not be worn on campus.
4. Clothes shall conceal underwear at all times. See-through or fishnet fabrics, halter tops, off-the-shoulder or low-cut tops, bare midriffs and skirts or shorts shorter than mid-thigh are prohibited. Muscle tee shirts (cut or modified) are not permitted.
5. Swimwear, pajamas, nightgowns, and oversized clothing are not appropriate school wear.
6. Regulation gym shorts may not be worn in classes other than physical education.
7. Tattoos are to be covered at all times. (District Regulation #5220)
Students appearing on school grounds in violation of the dress policy shall be counseled and sent home, as appropriate, in order to change clothes and dress properly for school. Students may initially be counseled by the teacher with a follow up referral to be filed. A student who willfully and continuously violates the policy may be subject to detention.
Student picture ID’s are provided for all THS students. ID’s must be carried during the school day and at all school activities. ASB stickers are affixed and marked on these ID’s. Between the hours of 7:00 AM to 2:54PM, student ID’s must be presented upon request of any school staff member or city authority. Failure to produce an ID will result in after school detention. Replacement ID’s are $5.00. Students on a modified schedule must obtain an off-campus sticker for placement of their ID card. (Non athletic stickers may be obtained in the Attendance Office).
Electronic Items such as I-pods or MP3 players should not be brought to school. Cell Phones must be turned off between 7:00 - 2:54. Phones turned on silent/vibrate or airplane mode are considered on. It is suggested you keep these items in your school locker. All confiscated items must be picked up by parents. Students will receive Saturday Detention. This includes wearing earphones/earbuds – regardless of whether they are connected to an electronic device. Torrance High is not responsible for the reimbursement of lost/stolen items.
Skateboards are not to be carried on school grounds at any time during school hours (7:00AM - 2:54 PM) They can be placed in your locker, the Student Services office or locked up on the bike rack. Skateboards cannot be ridden on campus at anytime including nights and weekends. Violators will be referred to Torrance Police for violation of 49.2.7 (B) TMC. Torrance High School is not responsible for the loss or theft of skateboards.
Balloons/Flowers/Gifts are not permitted on campus during the school day. Deliveries will not be accepted by Torrance High School. This includes deliveries for food, clothing, money or other personal items. Phone messages will only be delivered to students in an emergency. Confiscated items will be placed in the Student Services Office.
Textbooks/ Library books are the responsibility of students and parents. Lost or stolen texts and library books must be reimbursed to the school.
Throwing/Kicking Items such as food, bottles, trash, water balloons etc is a safety issue and will result in Saturday detention. Water toys are not permitted on campus.
Spitting on campus is a health concern and will not be tolerated. Students may receive Saturday detention and a referral to the Torrance Police Dept.
Parking: Students may park in designated student parking lots or in legal parking spaces on the streets near campus. The parking lot behind the gym and the Annex are reserved for faculty and staff only. They are off limits to students at all times. Cars will be ticketed and possibly towed. Students must have the appropriate parking permit displayed in order to park in school lots. Permits are available in the Attendance Office. All cars parked in TUSD lots are subject to be searched if suspicion is warranted.
Parking lots are off limits to students during the school day. Students are not to go to their cars at any time during the school day. The gates will be opened before school and from 2:54 - 3:30 PM. Parking permits will be pulled for violation of school rules.
Bicycles: Bicycle racks are available in front of the Counseling Office and adjacent to the Annex cafeteria. Please make sure your bike is locked. Any student under 18 years of age is required to wear a helmet while riding their bikes in accordance with CA. state law. Students may not ride bikes on campus. THS is not responsible for lost/stolen bicycles and/or helmets.
Eating or drinking in classrooms is not permitted. Students are not to have “sippers” or sports- type plastic bottles. Vending machines may not be used during class time.
Football, Baseball, Hacky Sack, Soccer, and other games are confined to grassy areas away from buildings and sidewalks. Only "touch" football is permitted.
Passes: Students out of class during class time must have a "pink" valid written pass from the teacher containing the student’s name, time, destination, and teacher’s signature.
Gambling is illegal in the state of California. Card games and dice related to gambling will result in Saturday detention and a possible referral to TPD.