Tuesday, April 8, 2014

The New Dress Code is Now Law

This is the new revised Dress Code, effective immediately. Students, teachers, administrators, and parents, through their daily feedback, directly and indirectly participated in its drafting. Thank you to all who advised me, and helped bring more fairness and space for individual expression in our school. It accomplishes four goals: It has a stated purpose, it is clearer, it is gender neutral, and it is more in step with fashion. It affords you more freedom than the old one, which I hope you will use responsibly.

Please read it in details, know it, and respect it. Come and see me if you have any questions.

Alex. Leclercq 
Dean of Students

Dress Code

Students in all three divisions are expected to dress in a manner that is neat, clean and appropriate, and to respect the directions stated below. The Dress Code is enforced when school is in session, between 8:10 and 3:05.
The essential elements of the Dress Code are:

·         Shirts must have a collar or a finished neckline.
·         Pants, skirts, dresses and shorts can be of any color.
·         Footwear is mandatory (shoes, sandals, sneakers or boots).
·         Clothes must cover shoulders, thighs, stomach and chest.

Additionally the following items are not allowed at school:

·         Ripped, torn or soiled clothing
·         Suggestive or revealing clothing
·         Clothing with writing or inappropriate graphics
·         Attire that is distracting to the learning environment
·         Facial piercings, body piercings, or unnaturally colored hair
·         Hats worn indoors
·         Headphones are not allowed except with the permission of a teacher.
·         Spaghetti straps or tank tops
·         Sweatshirts (hooded, zippered, or crew)
·         T-shirts (casual shirts with a wide ribbed neckline)
·         Yoga pants (skin tight pants with no pockets)
·         Exposed underwear
·         Sweatpants or athletic pants
·         Jeans or pants made of Denim material
·         Pajamas & slippers
·         Leggings, except with a skirt or shorts