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Dress Code

To enable students to reach high academic standards, the school has put in place a dress code designed to reduce distractions and competitions. Implementing a simple, flexible, cost effective dress code promotes student learning and increased academic instruction time. Interpretation of the Dress Code is at the principal and staff’s discretion, and their decision is final.
 

Personal Hygiene

The personal grooming of students should be in accord with the standards set by the uniform dress code. Students should be clean and neat when at school.

All Students

  • Students must wear bright green, gray or white shirts with collars (includes mock turtleneck, long-or short-sleeved, cotton or knit). No logos larger than 1” other than school logos are permitted. A bright green polo purchased only through Image Builders is encouraged. Please contact the Image Builders toll-free customer service hotline at (855) 654-6243. A customer service representative will be available from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday–Eastern Standard Time or go to the school website for more information. Shirts must be tucked in (K-8)
  • No sleeveless shirts, tank tops, or muscle shirts are permitted.
  • Pants, skirts, shorts and jumpers must be navy blue (K-5).
  • No sagging pants or low riser pants are permitted.
  • Cold weather attire may include solid-colored navy, white, brown, tan, black, burgundy, gray, red, or dark green sweaters, vests or fleeces
  • No hoods are permitted.  No sweatshirts are permitted in the classrooms except for special occasions as announced.  A collared shirt must be worn under sweaters and vests. No logos larger than 1”other than school logos are permitted.
  • Solid brown, black, navy, or burgundy shoes (loafer type or casual dress) must be worn.  Shoes must be all one color (the sole color must match the shoe color).  Fashion boots are permitted as long as they are worn underneath the pant leg.  Snow boots (including UGG style boots) are permitted only as outerwear and must be removed and replaced with uniform shoes upon entering the classroom.  Heels on shoes must be no higher than two inches.  Platform shoes or open-back and open-toe shoes (e.g., clogs)are not permitted.  Shoelaces must be tied.
  • Hats and head scarves may not be worn inside the building.  This provision does not apply to head coverings worn for religious reasons if the student applies for and receives approval from the school administration to wear such head coverings.
  • Extreme hairstyles and colored faux hair are not permitted.  Hair color must be of natural tones.  For boys, hair must be off the collar.
  • Sweatpants, wide-leg pants, carpenter pants, cargo pants with multiple large pockets, and drawstring pants are not permitted.  No denim or jean material is permitted.  Belts must be worn with pants that have belt loops.
  • Wearing, carrying, and displaying gang paraphernalia, names, signs,or symbols of gang membership are prohibited.
  • Pants, skirts, shorts, etc. must be worn at the waist.
  • No tattoos are permitted.
  • Clothing wrapped around the waist is not permitted.
  • No ripped or torn clothing is permitted.
  • No bare midriffs are permitted.

Middle School Uniforms

In order to provide middle school students an opportunity to feel autonomous from the elementary counterparts, middle school students are assigned a different uniform. All uniform requirements for elementary students apply except for the following:

  • Middle school students must wear bright green, gray, white or light blue shirts with collars (includes mock turtleneck, long or short sleeved, cotton or knit).  No logos other than school logos are permitted. A bright green polo purchased only through Image Builders is encouraged. Please contact the Image Builders toll-free customer service hotline at (855) 654-6243.  A customer service representative will be available from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday –Eastern Standard Time or go to the school website for more information. Shirts must be tucked in.
  • Middle school students may also wear a long or short sleeve white dress shirt with a bright green and navy striped tie.  Ties purchased only through Image Builders is encouraged. Middle school students must wear navy blue or khaki colored pants, skirts, shorts or jumpers.

Boys

  • Pants and shorts must be navy or dark blue (K-5), and navy or khaki for middle school (6-8).
  • Socks must be worn at all times.  Socks can be solid white, tan, brown, black, or navy. No patterns are permitted.
  • Hairstyles must be conservative with hair being off the collar.
  • Earrings and other body piercing ornaments are not permitted.
  • Cloth ties and bowties or a conservative pattern may be worn.

Girls

  • Pants, shorts, skirts, skorts, and jumpers, must be navy or dark blue (K-5) and navy or khaki for middle school (6-8).
  • Shorts, skirts and skorts must be no shorter than two inches above the knee.
  • Solid white, black, tan, brown, or navy socks or full-length tights or full length leggings must be worn.  Full length leggings are only permitted under dresses and skirts
  • No more than two earrings per ear are permitted.  Earring length must be shorter than one inch. Only ears may be pierced.
  • Makeup is not permitted.


Spirit Day and Excellence Day

Spirit Day

  • On Spirit Day, which is decided in advance and announced by the school administration, the following rules apply:
  • Solid teal or black shirts, with or without collar, are permitted. Shirts with or without a collar containing shark (SCS) logos are permitted. No other logos are permitted.
  • On days where denim is permitted, which are decided by and announced in advance by the school administration, denim shorts, skirts, pants (jeans) should not be ripped.
  • Shorts and skirts must follow all other guidelines.
  • Shirts must have sleeves.
  • No clothing (including hats, shoes, and accessories) containing inappropriate words or pictures (e.g., items that depict sex, violence, gore, drugs, alcohol, or weapons) is permitted.
  • No ripped clothing is permitted.
  • No bare midriffs are permitted.
  • No flip flops or sandals are permitted.

Excellence Day

Is announced by invitation to students meeting the criteria for Excellence Day.

  • College shirts must be worn. The college shirt must have the college name, and/or logo, and/or mascot printed on it.
  • Denim pants, shorts, and skirts must not be ripped and must not be any other color but blue.
  • Shorts and skirts must follow all other guidelines.
  • Tennis shoes are permitted. No flip flops or sandals are permitted.
  • Shirts must have sleeves.
  • No clothing (including hats, shoes, and accessories) containing inappropriate words or pictures(e.g., items that depict sex, violence, gore, drugs, alcohol, or weapons) is permitted.
  • No ripped clothing is permitted.
  • No bare midriffs are permitted.



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