Handbook-Dress Code Section

Dress Code


REACH Leadership Academy is proud of its dress code policy, which provides students and families with clear expectations on what every student dress code should look like as outlined below.  See Office Staff for resources on where uniforms may be purchased.  At any time in which students arrive on campus out of compliance with the school’s uniform policy, parents may be required to bring the appropriate clothing.  


A. Pants

  1. Chino style or Khakis
  2. Solid-colored khaki or Navy Blue 
  3. No more than one size larger than the waist
  4. Worn at the waist
  5. No low-rise, bagging, sagging, or dragging
  6. No cuffs in the pant legs
  7. No jeans, cargo/carpenter pants, leggings, jeggings, or sweatpants of any kind
    Jeans may be worn on designated Free Dress Days (see below)
 

B. Walking Shorts/Skorts/Skirts

  1. Solid-colored khaki or navy blue 
  2. No more than one size larger than the waist
  3. Worn at the waist
  4. Must be at least fingertip length
  5. No boxers, running shorts, or denim of any kind
  6. Denim may be worn on Free Dress Days (see below)

C. Shirt Styles

  • White oxford cotton, button down shirts in either long or short sleeve 
  • No bare waists, midriffs, bare backs, “spaghetti straps,” and/or low necklines permitted
  • Undershirts, if worn, must be solid white
  • No polo shirts
  • Cold weather tops (i.e. crewneck sweatshirts and fleece) can be worn with school logo
  • School T-Shirts or 100 Mile T-Shirts may be worn on Fridays
  • University & College T-shirts may be worn on Wednesdays 
Shirt should fit appropriately and not be more than one size larger than the student’s
 body sizeNo logos, designs, or pictures on shirts unless school logo

D. Sweaters and Jackets

  1. If worn indoors, jackets and sweaters must be solid navy, gray, or white
  2. Cold weather gear may be any color/pattern, but must only be worn outside  the classroom

E. Shoes

  1. Athletic-type shoes and socks, Mary Jane or Oxford type shoes are permitted 
  2. It is essential that shoes be properly tied when worn to minimize injuries to ankles and feet during the daily rigors of recess and physical education.  
  3. At no time are students permitted to wear:  sandals, flip flops, open-toe shoes, skate-shoes, heelies, high heels, wedges, platform shoes, or over-sized shoes, as these pose a safety concern during recess and physical education.  
  4. For Kindergarteners or First graders who cannot tie their own shoes, we strongly encourage parents to obtain shoes that have Velcro straps or other means of securing the shoes to their feet.

F. Accessories & Grooming

  1. Belts, if worn, must be solid black or navy.
  2. Colors for hair accessories should be limited to school colors

G. Socks

  1. Must be solid school colors: white or navy (House colors may be worn) 
  2. Students may wear black or navy socks with pants.

Themed Dress Days

  1. College/University Day Wednesdays. Students may wear a college/university shirt or long sleeved shirt or sweatshirt with uniform bottoms.  
  2. Spirit Day Fridays. Students may wear their house shirt or solid colored t-shirt in their house color, and their lanyards with uniform bottoms. 
  3. Themed Free Dress Days- Students who choose not to participate in any themed free days must adhere to uniform guidelines. No make-up when dressing up for dress up/halloween/theme days.

Free Dress Days 

  1. Students are to be dressed in clothing and footwear, which allows them to participate in games and activities;  
  2. All students should be appropriately groomed for school;  
  3. Parents are asked to help us by discouraging “message” T-shirts of questionable taste and clothing that are inappropriately revealing, such as, “spaghetti strap” blouses, too-short shorts, leggings (unless worn under a skirt), etc; 
  4. No bare midriffs or exposed undergarments are permitted; 
  5. No ripped jeans; 
  6. For safety reasons, thongs and/or sandals may not be worn; 
  7. NO FLIP FLOPS PERMITTED; Please refer to shoes section for the appropriate shoes.
  8. Parents will be called to supply more appropriate clothing of students who arrive to school out of uniform compliance. 
  9. FREE DRESS MAY NOT BE WORN ON AWARDS ASSEMBLY DAYS. 

Dress Code Enforcement

We believe that a clean-cut and professional image reduces distractions and promotes learning. Therefore, school uniforms are expected to fit the student appropriately, be cleaned regularly, and cannot deviate from the style and color choices. Students are expected to present themselves in a neat, clean, and professional manner at all times.

We understand that many of our bodies are changing as children grow older.  Although shirts are not required to be tucked in and belts are optional, we recommend that students choose to do so whenever feasible.

We believe that school uniforms promote a sense of pride in our school and solidarity between students. And while the school may designate non-uniform days (Free Dress Days), such decision will be made by the school administrator.  

Consequences

All students at REACH are expected to comply with the
 Dress Code. Noncompliance may result in, but not be limited to, the following:
1st Offense: Student will receive a verbal reminder. Additionally written notification and a 
copy of our Dress Code will be sent home to parents/guardians. 2nd Offense: Parents/ Guardians will be called to discuss the Dress Code and problem-solve
 strategies to aid the family in complying.Parents/ guardians will be required to bring an appropriate change of clothes. 
Student will meet with a peer review group to develop strategies to help the
 student comply with the policy. 3rd Offense: At the discretion of the administration
All students at REACH are expected to comply with the
 Dress Code. Noncompliance may result in, but not be limited to, the following:

1st Offense:

Student will receive a verbal reminder. Additionally written notification and a 
copy of our Dress Code will be sent home to parents/guardians. 

2nd Offense:

Parents/ Guardians will be called to discuss the Dress Code and problem-solve
 strategies to aid the family in complying.Parents/ guardians will be required to bring an appropriate change of clothes. Student will meet with a peer review group to develop strategies to help the
 student comply with the policy.

3rd Offense:

At the discretion of the administration

Parents/ Guardians will be called to discuss the Dress Code and problem-solve
 strategies to aid the family in complying.Parents/ guardians will be required to bring an appropriate change of clothes. 
Student will meet with a peer review group to develop strategies to help the
 student comply with the policy.
 
All students at REACH are expected to comply with the
 Dress Code. Noncompliance may result in, but not be limited to, the following:
1st Offense: Student will receive a verbal reminder. Additionally written notification and a 
copy of our Dress Code will be sent home to parents/guardians. 2nd Offense: Parents/ Guardians will be called to discuss the Dress Code and problem-solve
 strategies to aid the family in complying.Parents/ guardians will be required to bring an appropriate change of clothes. 
Student will meet with a peer review group to develop strategies to help the
 student comply with the policy. 3rd Offense: At the discretion of the administration
All students at REACH are expected to comply with the
 Dress Code. Noncompliance may result in, but not be limited to, the following:
1st Offense: Student will receive a verbal reminder. Additionally written notification and a 
copy of our Dress Code will be sent home to parents/guardians. 2nd Offense: Parents/ Guardians will be called to discuss the Dress Code and problem-solve
 strategies to aid the family in complying.Parents/ guardians will be required to bring an appropriate change of clothes. 
Student will meet with a peer review group to develop strategies to help the
 student comply with the policy. 3rd Offense: At the discretion of the administration