The objective of a dress code is to help establish an environment of learning, self-confidence, discipline and responsibility. A school dress code policy can contribute toward improving and promoting a positive school climate. Dress and appearance play a significant role in doing so. School climate can also play a significant role in reducing security threats and improving school safety. The intent is to keep students safe and focused on academics. Students should exemplify proper dress and grooming in a manner that projects an appropriate and positive image for the student and the school.
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Uniform Requirements & Approved Vendor
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Uniform Compliance: All students must be in full uniform each day as mandated in the family contract (Family Handbook). Violations will be enforced in the following manner:
1st-3rd infraction: Parents will be notified via Sycamore or email of the uniform violation. This will serve as the only formal warning regarding uniform compliance.
4th-8th infraction: Discipline demerits will be recorded in Sycamore; parent will be notified and required to bring appropriate uniform to school
9th infraction: Discipline demerits will be recorded in Sycamore; parent will be notified and required to bring appropriate uniform to school. A mandatory student/parent conference will be scheduled with the appropriate grade level administrator
10th infraction: Discipline demerits will be recorded in Sycamore; parent will be notified and required to bring appropriate uniform to school. A referral to the IAS Board will be made regarding policy non-compliance.
Dress Code Specifics for All Students (also see uniform criteria)
Outerwear – There is no restriction on jackets worn outside the building. However, only uniform approved sweaters, nylon jackets, or fleece jackets with the school logo on them may be worn inside the building and on school trips. The administration may, at its discretion, deem a jacket to be inappropriate and require the student to remove the article. In extreme weather situations, the school administration may choose to suspend this policy.
Shoes – No wheelies, light up, open toed, open back, character, boots or noise making shoes are allowed to be worn on school grounds or on school trips. Non-athletic shoes must be black, brown or tan. Predominantly black or white sneakers may also be worn with school uniform and must be worn for P.E.
Socks – Leggings are not permitted. Tights may be worn, but must be footed, and must be solid black, brown, white, navy, or tan. All other socks must be solid black, brown, white or tan. Socks to be worn with athletic shoes must be solid white or black.
Shirts/Tops — Logos are required on all tops. All students will wear hunter green polo or white oxford shirts with school logo and may be short or long sleeved. All shirts must be tucked in. Peter pan blouses must be worn under jumpers, and may be short or long sleeved, white with blue piping. Peter pan blouses may not be worn with anything other than the khaki jumper with logo. IAS Dress Code & Uniform Policy, rev. 09/17/13
Jumpers, skorts and skirts — Girls K-4 may wear khaki jumpers with school logo. Navy blue cotton bike shorts should be worn beneath jumpers. Girls grades K-5 may also wear khaki skorts in an appropriate length. School administration has the right to determine if a skort is inappropriate in length. Girls 5th-8th may wear style #134 or #143 khaki skirt.
Pants and Shorts – Pants and shorts must be khaki and be flat front or pleated. A belt must be worn with shorts and pants. All pants and shorts must be from Uniform Source and display the appropriate flag logo.
P.E. Apparel – t-shirts are ash and may be short or long sleeved with P.E. logo. Current year Fun Run shirt may also be worn. Sweatshirts are ash with P.E. logo. Bottoms are navy mesh shorts or navy sweatpants with P.E. logo. P.E. clothes may only be worn on designated P.E. days.
Accessories – Girls may wear a single pair of stud or clip-on earrings on the earlobe no larger than a dime. Dangle or hoop earrings are not permitted. No other types of piercings are allowed. Boys are not permitted to wear earrings (stud or clip) or any other piercing of any kind on any exposed body part.
Belts – A belt must be worn with pants and shorts. Belts may be plain solid black or brown.
Ties – a tie must be worn with oxford shirts. Girls may wear the navy and white stripe w/crest or plaid 80 cross tie. Boys may wear the navy and white w/crest.
Hair – Should be neatly groomed at all times. Any student wearing a hairstyle that is judged by the school administration as a distraction to others will be removed from class and a conference with the parents will be required.
Hair Accessories – Girls are allowed to wear modest hair accessories, but the school administration has the right to ask the child to remove any accessory that it feels causes a distraction to others. No hats or bandanas are allowed to be worn on school grounds or school trips without prior consent of the school administration.
Make-up – Light makeup and fingernail polish is allowed to be worn during the school day, however, the school reserves the right to address any dress code violation that administration deems inappropriate.
Backpacks/Lunchboxes – Traditional backpacks and lunchboxes, with no wheels are allowed. Modest patterns on backpacks are also allowed. However, the school reserves the right to confiscate any bag or lunchbox that it deems inappropriate.