Yes, Thornton Middle does have a dress code policy for all students. Dress Code was updated for the 2021-2022 School Year.
Why School Dress Code?
School dress code help students focus on their most important task, learning. By eliminating the daily distractions on unregulated school clothing, as well as the peer pressure associated with clothing, the school t-shirts set the tone for a proper work attitude in the classroom, reduce behavior problems, and improve student performance.
Dress code helps to make the campus safer by eliminating clothing used to intimidate or conceal contraband. In addition, dress code make it easier for school officials to identify any non-students and outsiders.
A standard of dress enhances school spirit, good self-image and school unity. Just as an athletic team’s uniforms promote unity and spirit, so can a school uniform.
The school hours at at Thornton Middle are from 9:00 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday and 9:00 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. on Wednesday.
Adams 12 Five Star Schools may announce a delayed start if temporary adverse weather conditions exist in the morning. If a delayed start is announced, ADD 2 hours to the start of the school day. School will end at its normal time.
While the district may still close if extreme weather dictates, delayed starts are an option to maximize instructional time with students rather than closing for the entire day. Starting two hours later gives the city and district staff additional time to clear roads, sidewalks and parking lots to ensure the safety of the Five Star community.