Ivywood Classical Academy Uniform Policy
Our uniform policy and dress code fosters an atmosphere in which the Ivywood virtues can thrive: courage, respect, excellence, integrity, humility, self-government, and wonder. Daily reinforcement of strong personal habits promotes courtesy, the honor of self and others, modesty, and discipline. Adherence to the code diminishes economic and social barriers between students, increases a sense of belonging and school pride, encourages good judgment, models good citizenship, and encourages all to perform at their highest level.
Ivywood Classical Academy students are required to dress and groom themselves in a way that aligns with our philosophy of maintaining a learning environment that focuses on the development of each student’s academic potential, personal character and leadership skills.
All Ivywood Classical Academy students are required to be in school uniform during school hours and during all school activities and events unless otherwise specified by the Principal. Attire which attracts undue or negative attention or which infringes on the rights or values of others is not considered to be in the spirit of the dress code. Attire is expected to be clean, in good condition, and properly sized to fit. Please account for your child’s growth throughout the year when purchasing items such as skirts and pants to ensure they remain at the appropriate length.
Students, staff and parents are to commit to the code and remain dedicated to interacting with one another as ladies and gentlemen. In doing so, we are choosing to be actively engaged in the safe, secure, and nurturing environment of this exceptional learning community.
Any medical or religious concerns or limitations that might preclude meeting the uniform guidelines should be addressed with the School Principal to determine if reasonable accommodations are necessary. The uniform guidelines at Ivywood Classical Academy are not meant to be financially prohibitive for any student’s ability to attend our school. Families that qualify for the free lunch program may also request assistance with certain uniform requirements. Assistance will be handled confidentially by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
Uniforms include navy blue, light blue, or white polo shirt for all grades. The school crest will be optional year one. Shirts must always be tucked in. A white undershirt may be worn; colored undershirts are not permitted. Pants and shorts may be navy or khaki. Jumpers and skirts may be navy, khaki, or plaid. View the specific uniform guidelines below. The approved plaid can be found on the Lands End Ivywood store.
Additional Clothing: During certain times of the year, a student may wish to wear a light jacket or sweater to school to remain warm. Only Ivywood approved jackets and sweaters may be worn inside school buildings, including Ivywood letterman jackets. On cold or rainy days, other sweaters and jackets may be worn to school but students must take them off and hang them on classroom cubbie hooks or place them in lockers upon entering the school building. Trench coats and dusters are not allowed.
Spirit Day: The first Friday of each month is designated as Spirit Day. Students may wear blue jeans without holes, without slits, and must be free of decorations or embellishments. Students may not wear skinny or baggy jeans, joggers, leggings jeans, or capris. Students may wear any approved spirit-wear t-shirts, including shirts approved for extra-curricular activities or uniform shirts. Sleeveless tops are not permitted. There may be other pre-approved, designated days, where spirit wear may be worn at the discretion of the Principal. If students are not wearing spirit wear, they must be in uniform.
Enforcement Policies: If a student’s dress or grooming is inappropriate or objectionable under these provisions, faculty shall request the student to make appropriate corrections. If the student is unable to meet the dress code or refuses to make the necessary corrections, the Principal or his designee shall notify the student’s parent and request that the parent make the necessary correction. If both the student and parent refuse, the Principal may take disciplinary action.