Uniform Policy

Eisenhower Center for
Student Uniform Dress Code Policy
Revised and Approved February 25, 2014 by SIAC
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February 25, 2014
Eisenhower Center for Innovation
Student Uniform Dress Code
1. General
a. The uniform dress code shall be in place on the first day of school.
b. All uniforms must meet the “Standard School Clothing and Accessories Code” and
district policies.
c. All uniforms must be of proper fit. No oversized clothing will be allowed. No sagging,
dragging or bagging of clothing is allowed.
d. No undergarments may show.
e. The clothing may not have or be altered in a manner that includes, but is not limited to,
decorative buttons, slits, colored stitching, shredded hems, designs, logos, pictures,
brand names, labels, etc.
f. Uniforms should be clean and in good repair.
g. Shirts should be cotton or cotton blends. Pants/shorts can be cotton, polyester, or twill
material only. No denim/jean, sweats, stretchy, fleece, or corduroy material is allowed.
h. Clothing or accessories, which advocate the use of alcohol or drugs, identify with gangs
or contain racially or sexually suggestive messages or pictures are banned at school
and at school activities.
i. The principal will make final decisions on the appropriateness of uniforms.
2. Bottoms
a. Pants/shorts/skirts, skorts, jumpers, or capris can be cotton, polyester, or twill
material only. No denim/jean, sweats, stretchy, fleece, or corduroy material is allowed.
b. Solid navy blue or tan/ khaki are required bottom colors.
c. Slim style may be worn only if the pants have a zipper and a button. No skinny or tight
style pants are allowed. Tights and leggings may not be worn as pants. Pockets must
lay flat.
d. The length of shorts for boys and girls must fall between the bottom of the fingertip and
the middle of the knee.
e. Girls may wear shorts under their skirts or jumpers. These shorts may be any color but
should not be readily visible during normal wear.
f. Girls may wear leggings or tights under their shorts, skorts, skirts, or jumpers. The
leggings or tights must be solid red, white, navy blue, or black.
3. Tops
a. Acceptable shirt colors are red, white, and navy blue only. Shirts must be solid in
color without labels, logos, or designs.
b. Collared shirts/polo shirts can be long or short sleeved with approximately 2-4 buttons.
c. Turtlenecks, long sleeve shirts, and undershirts can be worn under the uniform
shirt. They must be solid red, white, navy blue, or black. No writing or design may
be seen.
d. Polo shirts (straight bottom edge) may be left un-tucked.
e. Shirts with tails must be tucked in.
f. Eisenhower approved school and club t-shirts can be worn on Fridays only, or during an
approved spirit or club day.
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4. Shoes and Socks
a. For safety reasons, students are to wear closed-toed and closed-heeled shoes.
b. No slippers, flip-flops, platform or skate-shoes. No heels higher than 1 inch.
c. Boots are permitted but may be no higher than below the knee.
d. Rubber soled tennis shoes are required on PE days.
e. Shoelaces must be properly laced and tied at all times.
f. Socks are to be white, navy blue or khaki or black (solid color, no decoration). Full
length tights and knee high socks are acceptable for girls. All tights and socks must be
a solid color, and have no decorations. Tights and leggings may not be worn as pants.
Tights and leggings may be worn under skirts, skorts, shorts, and jumpers.
5. Outerwear / Jackets & Coats
a. Outerwear consists of coats and jackets that are intended to be worn in cold weather
and are not typically worn indoors.
b. Outerwear may not be worn in the classrooms.
c. Choice of outerwear will be up to the parents but must align to district and school
dress standards.
d. Scarves may be worn outside and inside. Solid/plain colors are encouraged.
e. Gloves may be worn outside only.
6. Acceptable Indoor Jackets/Sweatshirts/Sweaters
a. Hooded sweatshirts and sweaters are allowed in the classroom.
b. Acceptable colors for hooded sweatshirts and sweaters are solid red, white, navy
blue, or black.
c. The polo shirt collar must be displayed over top of the sweatshirt or sweater.
7. Hats, Belts, Hair, and Jewelry
a. Hats are acceptable outside.
b. Hats need to be appropriate based on school and district guidelines.
c. Bandanas, nets, or scarves may only be worn for religious reasons.
d. Students may not dye or color their hair in a shade that is not consistent with natural
human hair.
e. Heavy makeup or temporary tattoos are not allowed.
f. Belts must be worn through loops. Solid/ Plain, black, brown, navy blue, tan and khaki
are acceptable belt uniform colors. Brown, navy blue, or black belts of leather, plastic or
canvas material are acceptable.
g. Any buttons, jewelry, belt buckles, and any other accessories, which contain vulgar,
lewd, obscene, gang related, or offensive messages are prohibited.
h. Long hanging chains and large belt buckles with or without metal studs are not allowed.
i. Jewelry can be a safety hazard especially during physical education or recess.
j. Dangling earrings or hoops are not safe during activity times; therefore students may
wear stud earrings only. No long chains or lanyards are permitted.
k. No gauges or protruding backs of earrings are allowed.
l. Any inappropriate item will need to be removed and taken home after school.
m. Jewelry on pierced body parts other than the ear is not allowed. This includes jewelry
on the lips, eyebrows, nose, and tongue.
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8. Free Days
On free days, which are designated by the school SIAC and administration, attire must meet
District dress code policies. There will be several days when students will be allowed to wear
something other than their uniforms. Days are approved by the principal and may include:
a. Picture Day or individual child's make up picture day
b. Character Day
c. Field Day
d. Special club days as approved by student council or the principal
e. Other designated celebration or reward days
f. Student Council, band or clubs will be allowed to wear the club related shirts on their
event days.
School encourages parents to put names on outerwear and backpacks. Please check LOST &
FOUND for missing items often.
9. Discipline / Consequences
a. Students who don’t wear the designated uniform shall be offered use of a uniform for
the day. Parent contact will be made and a determination of need for assistance will
take place. Students new to the school will be offered the use of a daily uniform for up
to five days to allow parents time to purchase the proper clothing.
b. If the student does not abide by the uniform policy he/she may receive one or more of
the following consequences:
c. Students will be asked to change into a uniform provided by the Health Office.
d. Parents will be contacted to bring the proper uniform to school.
e. A warning letter will be sent home to explain the dress code/uniform policy.
f. Perpetual uniform violations will be documented. Administration will determine
appropriate consequences at this time.
If student is deemed to not be in compliance of School Uniform Policies, or District Policies, or
Standard School Clothing and Accessories Code by any staff member one or more of the following
will accrue in this order.
Sent to Health Office.
Parent contact will be attempted by phone by designee.
If parent contacted they will be asked to bring proper attire if possible.
If parent contact is not made, parent is unable to come to school, or they do not have
appropriate uniform available at time of request, the Health Office will loan or give student
the proper clean used uniform attire. A loan is for that day use only and needs to be returned
at the end of the day, prior to the last bell. Student clothing will remain in the Health office
until loaner is returned. Student will be given a loan slip to show the teacher so they may
make arrangements to return the article(s) of clothing before dismissal. If by chance student
takes a loan article(s) of clothing home, please return promptly.
If no clean, used uniform is available; student will be sent to the Family Support Specialist
(FSS) or other designee to provide a new uniform. It is up to the FSS's or designee's
discretion to provide a free new uniform to the student if assistance seems to be needed. No
student will be subjected to disciplinary action for failure to comply with the dress code if the
reason is economic hardship. Under those circumstances the school will furnish the student
with a uniform. A family not doing the laundry is not a suitable excuse unless it is an
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economic hardship. In this case there may be community outreach programs the school can
refer families to.
When a student has been given a loan or provided a free uniform article(s) the designee will
send home an "OUT OF UNIFORM" slip to the parents stating the reason they were
considered out of uniform, if it is a loan, if it is a free uniform, and contact information.
The uniform program is offered as long as there is a supply available through the generosity
of the SIAC, PTA funding and other school partner donations. Inquire in the office for more
information or contact the school's FSS.
Samples of proper uniforms and uniform material can be located in the office and on the
school website. Pictures of proper uniforms will be handed out in a packet with a list of
suggested stores that may have uniforms.
A WARNING: Just because a store deems it to be uniform does not mean it complies with ECFI's
school uniform policies.
The principal or designee has the right to stop any pattern, for example groups wearing identical
earrings, chains, beads, bracelets etc. or anything that may be mistaken for gang affiliation.
Detention or in school suspension will be a consequence if a student continues to break uniform
policies. Interpretation of the dress code rests with the principal or designee as the need arises
during the school year.
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