Dress Code for 2015-2016

HEROES K-8 ACADEMY

DRESS CODE POLICY

2015-2016 School Year

In cooperation with students, parents, teachers, and administration, Heroes K-8 Academy will adhere to a uniform dress policy. This policy was designed with the intent of improving student culture, safety and pride for those who attend the Heroes K-8 Academy.  It is the general feeling of the administration and the greater Heroes K-8 community that a standardized dress policy will improve academic achievement, safety, student focus, discipline, self-esteem and school spirit. All students attending the Heroes K-8 Academy must adhere to the uniform dress policy, and will not be allowed to attend classes until they are outfitted in appropriate apparel, as we want our students to DRESS FOR SUCCESS.  Parents/guardians are also expected to support the policy.  Other district policies that govern student appearance are still in effect and will be enforced as they were before. Below are the guidelines for the Heroes K-8 Uniform Dress Policy.

 

SHIRTS

  • Short-sleeved polo shirts worn by Heroes K-8 Academy students must be solid forest green, brown or navy blue. The polo shirts may have the Heroes logo or may be a plain polo shirt (no other logos allowed). 

  • Students may also wear designated Heroes t-shirts, which include field day shirts, the rhinestoned Heroes shirt, or the Heroes logo shirts sold at designated vendors such as Embroidery Plus and the Spirit Store. Shirts shall not be altered in any way (i.e. tied in back, rolled up, marked on, etc.).

  • Shirts must be sized to fit.  Students may not wear overly large shirts or shirts that are too small.

  • Shirts do not have to be tucked in, but they must hang down lower than the belt line and be above the mid-thigh line.

  • Undershirts-students may wear solid white, gold, forest green, black or brown t-shirts (short or long sleeved). No decorations/prints at all.

  • Hoodies that are school colors, forest green, gold, brown or navy blue may be worn to school and after school. NEW DISTRICT POLICY:  Hoodies WILL NOT BE ALLOWED IN THE CLASSROOM AT ANYTIME. Students may wear crew-neck sweatshirts in the classrooms during cold weather (between the months of October and March), in school colors of forest green, brown or navy blue with or without the school logo.

 

PANTS/SHORTS

  • NEW:  Students may wear blue, black or khaki pants or jeans. NO sweat pants, NO gym shorts, NO yoga pants, NO Pajama pants will be allowed.

  • Pants/shorts should not be altered or decorated in any way, including holes, logos, zippers, chains, grommets, hooks, clips, design, or lettering.

  • Pants/shorts should be sized to fit (No sagging or bagging).  Belts or other means to hold pants up will be provided if necessary.

  • Shorts will be a minimum of knee length (Bermuda shorts) No athletic style/gym shorts may be worn outside of P.E.

     

    SKIRTS & CAPRIS

  • Girls may wear skirts that are knee length and are either blue denim, khaki, or black.

  • Girls may wear capris that are blue denim, khaki or black.

     

    BELTS

  • Belts must be sized to fit and must remain in the belt loops at all times. Belts may not hang out.

  • Belt buckles must be free of design and lettering and should not be excessively large.

     

    OTHER

  • No gloves, gauntlets, hats, wristbands, scarves, or combat boots will be permitted.

  • Shoes must be appropriate/outdoor shoes (no slippers).  ALL RED TENNIS SHOES will NOT be allowed. These promote gang affiliation, which is something we do not tolerate at Heroes Academy.  Students may wear black, gray or white tennis shoes.

  • No wallets with chains are allowed.

  • Large necklaces/beads must be tucked under the shirt and not visible.  This includes rosaries, which must be tucked inside the wearer’s shirt.

  • No gang related items are permitted at any time.

  • Piercings (besides the ear) are limited to one, and must not pose a safety hazard, such as loops or pointed spikes, NO GAUGES bigger than the size of a pencil are allowed.

  • No jewelry that creates a safety hazard will be allowed, such as large hoop earrings.  The student will be required to remove any inappropriate/dangerous piercing or jewelry as defined by administration.

  • Unnatural hair color and/or unnatural colored eye contacts are not allowed.

     

      

    Vendors for Uniform Shirts

     

  • Embroidery Plus - 501 West Street  719-542-0234

  • Imprinted Sports Wear/Spirit Store - 4225 N. Elizabeth Street 719-544-477

  • Sonny’s Uniforms - 3029 N. Elizabeth Street 719-543-6448