Dress Code

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HOPE Learning Academy of Toledo students are expected to dress and conduct themselves in a manner that is respectful of their dignity. Neatness, cleanliness, and a well-groomed appearance are expected. Students are required to wear the school uniform. Since buying clothing is a family function, parents are expected to purchase clothing that will meet the standards set forth in the dress code policy. This policy is written so that it is easy for students and parents to adhere to and easy for teachers and administration to enforce.

ShirtsBoysGirls
Navy, Light Blue, Yellow or White Knit Polo Shirt Light Blue or White Dress ShirtNavy, Light Blue, Yellow or White Knit Polo Shirt Light Blue or White Dress Shirt
Long or Short SleeveLong or Short Sleeve
Loose FittingLoose Fitting
Gr. 5-8 Shirts need to be tucked into pantsGr. 5-8 Shirts need to be tucked into pants/skirts
Slacks/PantsNavy Blue or Khaki Dress pants or slacksNavy Blue or Khaki Dress pants or slacks
Fit at Waist/Relax fit through the seat and legs (loose fitting)Fit at Waist/Relax Fit through the seat and legs (loose fitting)
No Cargo PantsNo Cargo Pants
Gr. 1-3 may wear pants/slacks with elastic waistGr. 1-3 may wear pants/slacks with elastic waist
Gr. 5-8 must wear beltGr. 5-8 must wear belt
JumperN/AGr. 1-4 only
Navy Blue or Khaki
May not be more than 2" above the knee
Skorts/SkirtsN/ANavy Blue or Khaki Uniform Skirt
A-line or pleated
May not be more than 2" above the knee
SocksNavy Blue, Black, or White Crew SocksNavy Blue or White socks
Ankle Length or longerAnkle Length or longer
Navy Blue or White Tights
ShoesSolid Black or White Athletic ShoesSolid Black or White Athletic Shoes
Sweaters/Sweat Shirts (optional)Plain, solid Navy Blue Crew Neck CardiganPlain, solid Navy Blue or White Crew Neck Cardigan
Long SleeveLong Sleeve
Navy Blue or Gray Crew Neck Sweat ShirtNavy Blue or Gray Crew Neck Sweat Shirt
Shorts (August, September, May, and June Only)Navy Blue or Khaki shortsNavy Blue or Khaki shorts
Fit at Waist/Relax fit through the seat and legs (loose fitting)Fit at Waist/Relax fit through the seat and legs (loose fitting)
May not be worn more than 2" above the kneeMay not be worn more than 2" above the knee
No cargo style shortsNo cargo style shorts
Gym Uniform*All clothing must be void of decoration, writing, and graphicsPlain, solid Navy Blue or Gray T-shirtPlain, solid Navy Blue or Gray T-shirt
Plain, solid Navy Blue or Gray shorts (no more than 2" above the knee)Plain, solid Navy Blue or Gray shorts (no more than 2" above the knee)
Navy Blue or Gray Crew Neck Sweat Shirt (to be worn over gym t-shirt)Navy Blue or Gray Crew Neck Sweat Shirt (to be worn over gym t-shirt)
Navy Blue or Gray jersey sweatpants must be worn over navy blue gym shortsNavy Blue or Gray jersey sweatpants must be worn over navy blue gym shorts
Ankle length athletic socksAnkle length athletic socks
Solid Black or White Athletic SocksSolid Black or White Athletic Shoes
Dress Down CodeBoysGirls
ShirtsLoose fitting shirts/t-shirts – appropriately sizedLoose fitting shirts/t-shirts – appropriately sized
Long or Short SleeveLong or Short Sleeve
Shoulders must be coveredShoulders and Cleavage must be covered – no tank tops
No obscene or offensive graphics/language including skulls; alcohol, drugs, sex, or ethnic innuendoesNo obscene or offensive graphics/language including skulls; alcohol, drugs, sex, or ethnic innuendoes
Slacks/PantsJeans or other slacks or trousersJeans or other slacks or trousers
Fit at Waist/Relax fit through the seat and legs (loose fitting)Fit at Waist/Relax fit through the seat and legs (loose fitting)
Gr. 5-8 must wear beltGr. 5-8 must wear belt
No skinny jeans or other form fitting pantsNo skinny jeans, jeggings, legging, or other form fitting pants
Must be appropriateMust be appropriate
Shorts/Skorts/SkirtsBoys may not wear skorts or skirtsFit at Waist/Relax fit through the seat and thigh area (loose fitting – Not form fitting)
Fit at Waist/Relax fit through the seat and thigh area (loose fitting – Not form fitting)Must be made from non-clingy material
May not be more than 2" above the kneeMay not be more than 2" above the knee
SocksAnkle Length or longerAnkle length or longer
Tights may be worn under skirts
ShoesSolid Black or White Athletic ShoesSolid Black or White Athletic Shoes
No sandals or flip flopsNo sandals or flip flops
Sweaters/Sweat ShirtsPlain Crew Neck Cardigan, Pull-overs or SweatshirtsPlain Crew Neck Cardigan, Pull-overs or Sweatshirts
No offensive or obscene graphics/languageNo offensive or obscene graphics/language
Dress up CodeBoysGirls
ShirtsLoose fitting collaredLoose fitting shirts appropriately sized
Long or Short SleeveLong or Short Sleeve
Shoulders must be coveredShoulders and Cleavage must be covered – no tank tops
No obscene/offensive graphics/language including skulls; alcohol, drugs, sex, or ethnic innuendosNo obscene/offensive graphics/language including skulls; alcohol, drugs, sex, or ethnic innuendos
Slacks/PantsDress slacks or KhakisDress slacks or Khakis
No cargo pantsNo cargo pants
Fit at Waist/Relax fit through the seat and legs (loose fitting)Fit at Waist/Relax fit through the seat and legs (loose fitting)
Gr. 5-8 must wear beltGr. 5-8 must wear belt
No skinny jeans or other form fitting pantsNo skinny jeans, jeggings, leggings, or other form fitting pants
No droopingMust be appropriate length
Must be appropriate length
Skorts/SkirtsN/AFit at Waist/Relax fit through the seat and thigh area (loose fitting – Not form fitting)
Must be made from non-clingy material
May not be more than 2" above the knee
SocksAnkle length or longerAnkle length or longer
Tights may be worn under skirts
ShoesDark colored dress shoe/athletic shoesFull Coverage Dress Shoe (Toes and Heels) or Dark colored athletic shoes
No sandals or flip flops1" heel or less (Grades 1-4)
2" heel or less (Grades 5-8)
No sandals or flip flops
Sweaters/Sweat ShirtsPlain Crew Neck Cardigan, Pull-overs or SweatshirtsPlain Crew Neck Cardigan, Pull-overs or Sweatshirts

Additional Dress Code Requirements

All Jewelry must be appropriate and must stay in the possession of the owner. The school will not be responsible for any lost or missing items. No hair style (cut or color), makeup, jewelry, body perfume or spray will be allowed if it causes a distraction per the administrations discretion. Any questions regarding “appropriateness” will be determined by the School Leader.

Failure to comply with the Dress Code guidelines is considered to be an insubordinate act and will be treated as such. Building administrators have the final decision as to the appropriateness of all clothing and related issues.

Dress Code Violation

First Offense – The classroom teacher will send a note to the school office with the name of the student who has violated the dress code. A uniform infraction sheet will be sent home, to be signed by the parent/guardian, and returned to the teacher the following day.

Second Offense – The classroom teacher will send the student to the school office. A phone call home will be made for a uniform to be brought to the school immediately. If the parent/guardian is unable to bring a uniform, the student will serve a recess detention.

Third Offense – The classroom teacher will send the student to the school office. A phone call home will be made for a uniform to be brought to the school immediately.

If the parent/guardian is unable to bring a uniform, the student will receive and after school detention. The student must be picked up promptly following the detention.

Fourth & Further Offense – The student may be suspended from school.

Dress Down/Dress Up Day

Occasionally HOPE will offer a dress down/dress up day to its students. With proper notification from the teachers, newsletters, or notes from the office, students will be allowed to come to school dressed in respectable clothing of their choice. (See guidelines for requirements)