Policies & procedures

Topics:

Attendance

Parent notes

Five parent written notes per semester will be accepted. Parent notes will only be taken three days past the day of the absence. Any more than five parent notes will not be excused. We will need either a doctor's note or you can bring your student to the school nurse to get checked and if she says your student is not able to stay, he/she will then be excused.

Campus focus and goals

Title I

The Campus Parent Involvement Policy explains how our campus supports the important role of parents in the education of their children. 

Grooming and standardized dress policy

Grooming

  • Hair – Students shall wear their hair above the eyes, well groomed, and clean at all times. Extreme modes of hair design and color will not be allowed. Bandanas, scarves, sweatbands, curlers, or hairnets are not to be worn on campus.
  • Male students will not be permitted to wear earrings.
  • Female students will not be permitted to wear earrings larger than one inch in size.
  • Permanent or temporary tattoos are not allowed.
  • Body piercing is not allowed.

Dress code

  • All clothing must be of appropriate size and fit.
  • Torn or ragged-edged clothing is not permitted.
  • All clothing must be clean.
  • Hats/Caps – Hats and caps worn for protection from the weather may be worn on campus but not in the building.
  • Fridays are School Spirit days. School spirit shirts may be worn with jeans (blue jeans may not be ripped or torn) or with standardized pants, slacks, trousers, capris, shorts, skirts, or skorts. Team and cheerleading shirts are not included as school spirit shirts.
  • You have one week after enrollment to conform to the standardized dress policy.

Clothing description

  • Shirts – red, navy, or white polo-style knit shirts with collars, long or short sleeves. No stripes or logos. Undershirts, if showing at the neckline, must be white. Undershirts may not hang out from under sleeves. Turtlenecks are NOT part of the dress code. Some stores sell polo-style shirts for girls with a small decorative scalloped edge on the collar. Shirts with this collar are allowed as long as the edge is the same color as the shirt.
  • Pants/Slacks/Trousers/Capris – navy or khaki traditional-style (no cargo pants, no pipe pants, no jeans, no oversized pants, no pockets on the legs, etc.). No stripes or logos.
  • Shorts – navy or khaki, approximately knee-length, finished hemline, traditional style (same as for pants). No stripes or logos.
  • Sweatshirts or Sweaters – when worn inside the school building to stay warm they must be solid red, navy, or white pull over, zip-up, or button up style with long sleeves. No stripes or logos. The sweater or sweatshirt must be worn over the polo-style shirt.
  • Skirts/Skorts/Jumpers – navy, khaki or plaid. The plaid should be a red/blue combination. Skirt, skort, or jumper should be approximately knee-length.
  • Shoes and Socks – footwear includes socks with tennis shoes, loafers, dress shoes or other closed-toe shoes. Tennis shoes or sneakers will be necessary for P.E.; no sandals or flip-flops will be allowed on P.E. days. Taps, metal plates or cleats on shoes will not be permitted.
  • Belts – preferred but not required.
  • The final decision in determining appropriate dress and appearance shall rest with the teacher and the principal or assistant principal.
  • Failure to adhere to established grooming and dress codes may result in disciplinary action.
  • Hopefully these school and/or district guidelines will help you determine what is considered to be appropriate dress for Williams Elementary students. If you have any questions, please contact Williams Elementary at 972.926.2610.

Traffic flow procedure

Morning

In the east parking lot (on Old Gate Lane), the middle lane should be kept clear for moving traffic (no drop-offs or waiting). The right lane is for drop-offs only, and consideration should be made for those in line behind you.

Afternoon

There is a new dismissal procedure this year. Students will exit through the appropriate door according to the Going Home Plan signed by parents.

Online Student Services requests

Do you need to enroll your child, request a transfer, withdraw or request a transcript? It's easy to start common processes at home. Visit the Online Student Services page to get started. 

If you have additional questions, please contact the campus data clerk:

Joanne Kamper

Call: 972-926-2610

Email: jkamper@garlandisd.net

District policies

To support our mission of providing an exceptional education to all students, we have created policies designed to help your student have the best possible education experience.

Visit the Policies page on the district website for additional polices and related information.