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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

  • Conservative shoes, including loafer style, dress shoes, tennis shoes, or closed toed sandals, must be worn. Shoe colors may be solid white, navy, black or brown. Shoes must be worn appropriately (i.e., laced and/or strapped all the way for safety purposes). Athletic shoes with non-marking soles are to be worn for P.E. class.

  • All skirts and dresses must be longer than the student’s fingertips when the student’s arms hang at the sides or no more than three inches above the knees.
  • Solid colored belts must be worn with pants, skirts and shorts that have belt loops.
  • Extreme hairstyles are not permitted. Hair color must be of natural tones and may not be professionally colored, dyed, or streaked. Feathers, headbands with large flowers or bows, Mohawks, spiked hair, or designs shaved or cut into hair are not permitted.
  • Hats and other headwear are not permitted in the building. Hooded clothing is prohibited.
  

Grades K-5

  • White, red, or navy blue shirts with collars (including mock turtleneck, long or short sleeves, cotton or knit) must be worn. Only black, white, gray, or blue short-sleeved t-shirts may be worn underneath the uniform shirt. Shirts must be tucked in at all times.
  • All bottoms (pants, shorts, skirts, capri pants, skorts, jumpers) must be navy or dark blue. Stretch pants or sweat pants are not permitted.
  • Navy, brown, black, gray, red or white socks (or tights for girls) must be worn. Socks and tights must be solid color only.
  • Cold weather attire may include solid-colored sweaters, hoodless sweatshirts, or vests that are navy blue, white, beige, tan, red, grey, or brown.
 

Boys

  • Hairstyles must be conservative with hair being well groomed and off the collar. Designs cut into the hair, such as stars, lightning bolts and other symbols are not permitted.
  • Post earrings are permitted. Hoop or hanging earrings are not permitted. Only ears may be pierced.
  

Girls

  • A reasonable number of earrings are permitted. Body piercing ornaments are not permitted. 
  • Makeup is not permitted.
  

Middle School

  • All bottoms (pants, shorts, skorts, capris, jumpers) must be khaki, tan, or beige.
  • Pants are not to go below the waistline or be rolled up the leg.
  • Shorts, skirts, skorts, and jumpers may be no higher than 3 inches above the top of the knee.
  • Shirt/Blouse - must be navy blue, red, or white with a collar that can be seen with or without cold weather attire. Only black, white, gray, or blue short-sleeved t-shirts may be worn underneath the uniform shirt. Shirts must be tucked in at all times. No lettering of any kind is allowed on shirts with the exception of Vista Charter Academy.
  • Socks must be worn and be visible above the top of the shoe.  Socks must be navy, red, brown, grey, white or black.
  • A sweater or vest is permitted for cold weather attire. The sweater or vest must be navy blue, tan, white, red, or gray and be a solid color.
  • Accessories: Post earrings are permitted. Only ears may be pierced. Necklaces and watches may be worn. Thick chains, medallions, dog tags, or designed belt buckles are not permitted.
  • Extreme hairstyles are not permitted. Hair color must be of natural tones and may not be professionally colored, dyed or streaked. Mohawks, spiked hair, or designs shaved or cut into hair are not permitted. 

     
     
 

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