Student Dress Code

“Dress gives one the outward sign from which people can judge the inward state of mind. One they can see, the other they cannot.” – Queen Elizabeth II of England

Clearly, this says what many people are reluctant to accept; that people judge us by the way we dress. In all situations, academic and recreational, our outward appearance sends a message. The way we present ourselves is a reflection of who we are and what we do. Here at TWAI we are striving for personal excellence, and our dress code allows students to show on the outside what we are striving to achieve on the inside.

APPROPRIATE Dress on the Turning Winds campus includes:

  • jeans
  • golf shorts that come to the knee
  • Capri pants
  • collared shirts, such as a polo shirt
  • tee-shirts
  • sweaters
  • sweatshirts
  • fleece jackets and vests
  • brief and boxer type undergarments
  • for young women
  • full-coverage bra or sports bra
  • clean and combed hair and nails
  • for young men
  • hair must be kept clean

APPROPRIATE Dress for physical conditioning and work projects also includes:

  • shorts or sweatpants (no logos or other writing across the backside)
  • tee-shirts (any logos or designs must be appropriate, and not contradict the TWAI standards yoga pants or thick leggings for young women, a sports bra must be used)

Please remember that these items are appropriate only during physical conditioning and work projects.

INAPPROPRIATE dress includes:

  • clothing that is unclean, not pressed, or in disrepair
  • clothing that is low-cut in the front or the back or revealing in any other manner
  • clothing that is ill-fitted, either extremely baggy or extremely tight fitting
  • clothing which is intended to draw attention to the wearer, or
  • clothing that is not of modest and conservative design tank-tops thong or string type undergarments

Recommended Student Clothing

This list recommends quantities of clothing for students attending Turning Winds. Please be sure to refer to the Student Dress Code for appropriate styles and design of individual clothing items.

  • jeans – 3 pair
  • nice trousers – 1 pair
  • sweatpants (or pants for physical conditioning) – 2 pair
  • knee length golf shorts – 1 pair
  • shorts (for physical conditioning) – 2 pair
  • flat black or brown belt – 1
  • collared shirts (a mix of long and short sleeves) – 3
  • tee-shirts – 6
  • nice sweater – 2
  • sweatshirt – 2
  • light jacket (such as a fleece or wind breaker) – 1
  • rain gear (top and Bottom) – 1
  • pair heavy winter coat – 1
  • wool or fleece winter hat – 1
  • winter scarf – 1
  • winter gloves – 1
  • pair work gloves – 2
  • pair athletic shoes – 1
  • pair hiking boots – 1
  • pair pajamas – 2
  • pair (a warm pair and a light pair)
  • cotton socks – 10
  • pair wool socks – 7
  • pair underwear – 10
  • pair for young women: sports bra – 2
  • regular bra – 3

Searches, Inventories, And Safekeeping Of Personal Belongings

Students are subject to searches of their persons and belongings upon entering or leaving the Turning Winds campus and whenever there is reasonable grounds for suspicion the student may possess any form of contraband.

Searches are conducted with the goal of being minimally invasive and respecting basic dignity and privacy rights. Personal possessions are inventoried upon entering or leaving the campus. We provide storage for personal belongings that are more appropriately stored away rather than kept easily accessible to students.

Contraband is anything that is brought onto the Turning Winds campus that is not specifically allowed and does not reflect the values, expectations, or beliefs of Turning Winds. All contraband will be thrown away or placed in the student’s storage.

EXAMPLES of contraband include, but are not limited to:

  • Controlled substances
  • Matches or lighters
  • Clothing that violates the Student Dress Code
  • Unapproved media, including books, movies, and music
  • Drawings that are inappropriate
  • Bladed razors, knives or metal objects
  • Nair or other hair removal products
  • Cologne or perfume
  • Perfume body spray
  • Mouthwash

EXAMPLES of contraband include, but are not limited to:

  • Controlled substances
  • Matches or lighters
  • Clothing that violates the Student Dress Code
  • Unapproved media, including books, movies, and music
  • Drawings that are inappropriate
  • Bladed razors, knives or metal objects
  • Nair or other hair removal products
  • Cologne or perfume
  • Perfume body spray
  • Mouthwash

Policy On Unclaimed Or Lost Items:

At the time of the student’s departure, it is the student’s and parents’ responsibility to pack up and get the student’s items home. In the event that a student is sent home unexpectedly, parents should arrange to have the student’s items sent home within two weeks. Money to cover all shipping costs must be forwarded to Turning Winds prior to items being shipped.

It is recommended that all valuables be kept at home and not sent with the child. Turning Winds is not responsible for keeping track of student’s belongings. Students have the sole responsibility for keeping track of their belongings. Therefore, it is recommended that students not be sent up with expensive clothing or anything valuable that could get lost.

Check Your Understanding

True/False

1. T/F The way we present ourselves is a reflection of who we are and what we do.

2. T/F Contraband is anything that is brought onto the Turning Winds campus that is not specifically allowed and does not reflect the values, expectations, or beliefs of Turning Winds.

3. T/F Turning Winds is not responsible for keeping track of student’s belongings. Students have the sole responsibility for keeping track of their belongings.

Multiple Choice

4. Examples of contraband could include:

a. Controlled substances

b. Matches or lighters

c. Unapproved media, including books, movies, and music

d. All of the above

5. Which of the following is not appropriate dress for Turning Winds:

a. Collared shirts, such as a polo shirt

b. Clothing that is ill-fitted, either extremely baggy or extremely tight fitting

c. Jeans

d. Tee-shirts

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