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Uniform Policy

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Why Uniforms?

LEAD Academy uniform policy was adapted to establish a safe and orderly environment, instill discipline, and eliminate competition and distractions caused by different dress styles among students. It is the desire of the Board and administration that students take pride in neatness, good hygiene, and maintaining a respectable appearance. This dress code encourages students to keep good standards of dress while allowing for comfort, safety, and personal preference. Students will be expected to follow this dress code every day at school. We rely on the common sense of students and their parents’ and/or guardians’ support in helping maintain this dress code.

 

OFFICIAL UNIFORM FOR ALL GRADES

 
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Uniform Top

  • Polo-style solid short or long sleeve shirts in NAVY as shown below

  • Cap sleeve and sleeveless polo shirts of any kind are not allowed

  • Shirt must fit appropriately and cannot be more than one size larger

  • No logos, designs, or pictures on shirts of any kind other than school logo

  • No bare waists, midriffs, bare backs, and/or low necklines permitted

  • Undershirts, if worn, must be solid white

 
 
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Pants, Slacks, and Skirts

  • Properly fitting khaki pants, skirt, skort or shorts

  • No more than one size larger than waist

  • Shorts cannot be shorter than 3-inch above kneecap

  • Skirt must extend past the knees

  • If a skirt is worn, shorts must be worn underneath

  • No low-rise, bagging, sagging or dragging. All shirts and pants MUST be at waist

  • No cuffs in the pant legs

  • No jeans, cargo/carpenter pants, leggings, or sweatpants of any kind

  • No pants, shirts or shorts that are revealing

  • No rolled-up pants

  • Black or dark brown fitted belt (if worn)

  • Belts must fit properly and not hang down when buckled- No big buckles

 
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Footwear

  • No sandals, flip-flops, mules, UGGS, high heels, boots or Crocs

  • No open-toe shoes or heels

  • No “Heelies” (shoes with wheels)

  • All shoes should have backs or secure straps on the heel for safety

  • Shoelaces must be tied at all times

  • No extra-long shoelaces due to safety concerns

  • Shoes must be kept clean at all times

  • Socks: White, navy, or black (must be worn at all times). No footies

  • Shoes: Dark-colored lace-up shoes leather shoes or loafers (closed toe, closed heel), athletic shoes

 

ADDITIONAL DRESS CODE REQUIREMENTS AND LIMITATIONS:

In addition to making sure that the students wear the proper school uniform, the school requires that students follow these additional dress code guidelines.

Personal Appearance:

  • No facial or body piercings

  • No clip-on jewelry (earrings, nose rings, etc.)

  • No large chains

  • No tattoos (permanent or temporary)

  • No extreme hairstyles or extreme colored hair

  • Boys’ hair length must be appropriate for school; cannot pass the neck.

  • No long side-burns

  • Sunglasses are not permitted

  • Wallets with a long chain are not acceptable, due to safety concern

  • Boys may not wear earrings

  • Girls may wear stud earrings, no large dangling or hoop earrings

  • Shirts must be tucked in AT ALL times

Outerwear:

  • No hats, beanies, caps, bandannas, scarves, and other headwear

  • No pullovers, sweatshirts, hoodies, or jean jackets

  • Jackets and coats must have a zipper or buttons

DRESS CODE ON FREE DRESS DAYS:

All guidelines for dress apply on free dress days, even though school uniforms are not mandatory. Garments must be free of holes, tears, inappropriate wording, logos, messages or advertising. No short, skintight, or bicycle legging dresses and skirts. All dresses must have sleeves. No low cut, midriff, backless blouses. Students may wear jeans, but they cannot be tight or skinny jeans. Also, clothing items must not depict images of violence. Parents will be called to pick up a child if he or she violates the dress code.

 

IMPORTANT TO NOTE

IF A STUDENT ARRIVES AT SCHOOL OUT OF UNIFORM, HIS OR HER PARENTS WILL BE CONTACTED, AND HE OR SHE WILL BE KEPT OUT OF CLASSES UNTIL APPROPRIATELY DRESSED. THE CLASS TIME MISSED AS A RESULT WILL COUNT AS UNEXCUSED ABSENCES. THIS DRESS CODE IS AN INSTITUTIONAL PRACTICE THAT IS DEEMED REASONABLE AND ENFORCEABLE. THE STAFF RESERVES THE RIGHT TO DETERMINE AND RESTRICT CERTAIN STYLES. IF A STUDENT IS DRESSED OR GROOMED INAPPROPRIATELY, PARENTS MAY BE CALLED TO BRING A CHANGE OF CLOTHES. VIOLATIONS OF THE DRESS CODE WILL RESULT IN DISCIPLINARY ACTION.