Dress Policy/Guidelines 2016-2017

The manner in which people dress, makes a strong, definite statement about who they are and what they do. Because we want to make a positive statement about Heritage K-8 Charter School, we have a school dress policy that is appropriate for our activities and learning. If you have any questions or are unsure about certain clothing articles, please contact the administration for clarification. As a general rule of thumb, if you are unsure an item is appropriate, it is best not to send your child in the questioned garment.

The dress policy is designed to ensure that our students are well-prepared, both physically and mentally, for academic and social success. Students must maintain a clean, neat, and healthy personal appearance. School dress must be clean and in good repair. Slits, rips, or tears are not permitted. All school dress standards are subject to review/revision by the Heritage K-8 Charter School governing board. Any requests for review or revision should be directed to the board in writing.

***RECOMMENDED UNIFORM SOURCES
-LAND’S END (PLAID AVAILABLE, LISTED AS BURGUNDY/GREY PLAID)
-KMART (PLAID AVAILABLE BY FRENCH TOAST, LISTED AS BURGANDY PLAID)
-KOHL’S (PLAID AVAILABLE BY FRENCH TOAST, LISTED AS BURGUNDY PLAID)
-JCPENNY
-TARGET
-WALMART

CURRENT CLOTHING WITH HERITAGE LOGO IS ALWAYS PERMITTED

 Shirts:

  • Solid colored navy, black, maroon or white long or short-sleeved polo shirts. Peter Pan collared white blouses may be worn under jumpers.
  • During colder months, turtlenecks in navy, black, maroon or white are allowed and may be worn under polo shirts.
  • Shirts must reach below the waistband even when arms are raised above the head. At no time should a student’s midriff be showing.
  • Undershirts (white only) must be tucked in at all times.
  • Heritage Spirit Wear may be worn Monday-Friday.

Bottoms:

  • Pants, shorts, skirts, skorts or jumpers in solid navy, black, khaki, or current Heritage plaid
  • Pants, shorts, skirts, and skorts are to be worn on the waist with no portion of an undergarment showing. Clothing should be an appropriate fit and size for your student. Tight clothing is not appropriate for the school setting.
  • Jumpers, shorts, skirts, and skorts must be modest length. Attire must be at least mid-thigh.
  • Unseen shorts must be worn under jumpers and skirts

Shoes:

  • Shoes must have a closed toe and heel, be securely attached to the foot, and be safe for playground activity.
  • Shoes cannot be removed from feet.

Outerwear:

  • Solid colored sweaters, sweatshirts, windbreakers, winter coats, parkas, and jackets in solid navy, black, maroon, grey, or white only

.PE Uniforms:

  • Grades 6-8 only
  • Solid colored navy, black, maroon, white or gray t-shirts.
  • Solid colored navy, black, maroon, white or gray athletic/gym shorts
  • Athletic shoes required

Additional Attire:

  • Leggings must be solid colored navy, black, maroon, or white.
  • Baseball hats, visors, and beanies in solid navy, black maroon, white, or tan are permitted.
  • Eccentricities of dress and personal grooming, such as body piercings, tattoos, and unnatural hair color, are not permitted.
  • Jewelry will not be excessive or a potential weapon or distraction. Only one bracelet per wrist and one necklace may be worn at a time. Only small hoop or stud earrings are acceptable.
  • Sweatbands, scarves, tiaras, and bandanas are not permitted.

STUDENT DRESS POLICY FOR FREE DRESS DAYS

*Must be followed on all Free Dress days*

 In order to meet one of the goals of the EscondidoCharterSchool’s mission statement – which is to provide “a safe and orderly learning environment” clothing, jewelry, and other accessories must be appropriate to the educational environment and should not bring inappropriate attention to the student or cause a distraction in class.  Therefore, the following guidelines apply to student dress and must be followed daily, including free dress days, unless prior permission is given by administration to alter for the purpose of spirit days:

  • Students must maintain a clean, neat and healthy personal appearance.  Clothing must be clean and in good repair. Shoes must be worn at all times.
  • Eccentricities of dress or personal grooming, such as body piercing, tattoos, and unnatural colored hair, are not permitted.  A few examples of “unnatural colored hair” are: blue, green, and purple, two-toned, etc.
  • Head coverings, including hats of any kind, are not to be worn in any educational environment including assemblies, classrooms, labs and offices.  EscondidoCharterSchool District recognizes an exception to this rule for head coverings worn for religious beliefs or protection from the sun when outdoors.
  • Pants are to be worn on the waist with no portion of an undergarment showing.  Slits, rips, or tears in pants are not permitted.
  • Shorts and skirts should be modest in length.  This means such attire must be at least mid-thigh.
  • All tops must have sleeves or cover the shoulder.  (No tank tops, spaghetti straps, or off-the-shoulder tops.)  Tops that are see-through, or show any part of an undergarment, are not acceptable school clothing.  Tops showing cleavage are not permitted.  Clothing that exposes bare midriffs is not permitted.
  • Body piercing, other than earrings, is not permitted. Earrings must not create a safety issue.  A few examples of this are safety pins, large hoops, long dangles, spikes, etc.
  • Clothing or jewelry with logos that promote gangs, drugs, alcohol, tobacco, sex, or violence are not permitted.

This list is not exhaustive; rather, it is intended to provide some clear examples to serve as a guide for appropriate school attire.