Dress Code

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Mandatory School Uniform Policy for Students
Preschool - 5th Grade - Dressed for Success

The Frank dress code was established to help increase a sense of pride for learning. We want each child to reach his or her potential in an environment that is safe and free from learning distractions. We want learning to be the focus for our children. We look forward to the positive impact school uniforms will have on the academic environment and the safety of our school.

Uniform colors
Shirts – Maroon, Red, Light Blue, Navy Blue, or White
Bottoms, including jumpers – Navy, Black or Khaki

Shirts shall be worn as follows:
• Polo /golf style shirts with short or long sleeves and a plain collar with no emblem, logo or decoration. Exceptions will be made for Frank School logos and mascot.
• Turtleneck or mock turtleneck.
• Shirts must be tucked in while in the building.
• Crew neck sweatshirts/button up sweaters/pull over sweaters or sweater vests may be worn as long as they are the appropriate uniform colors.

Bottoms shall be worn as follows:
• Slacks, capris, walking shorts, jumpers, skorts, skirts or skooters.
• Corduroy slacks may be worn in cold weather.
• Girls:
• Shorts, jumpers, skorts, skirts and skooters must measure no higher than 4 inches from bottom of knee.
• On P.E. days navy or khaki shorts must be worn under a skirt or jumper
• Boys:
• Shorts may not be longer than 4 inches below the knee.
• No denim, jeans, sweatpants, wind-pants, athletic pants, hip hugger, low ride, carpenter, cargo, sag, baggy, spandex or leggings may be worn.
• Belts, if worn, should be black or brown with no emblem, logo or decoration. Belts should be worn in the belt loops allowing pants to fit at the waist.

Socks/Shoes shall be worn as follows:
• Socks must be worn and be solid in color and matching. Styles may include ankle, mid-calf, knee socks or tights. Socks must be white, navy, maroon, brown or black in color.
• For safety reasons, students must wear closed toed shoes. Athletic sneakers must be worn on PE days. Closed-toed, flat-heeled dress shoes may be worn on non- PE days. Shoes with wheels/Heelies will not be permitted at any time.

Outerwear shall be worn as follows:
• Jackets and coats are exempt from the uniform color requirements. Coats may not be tied around the waist (outside of recess time) or worn in the classroom.

Other dress code regulations:
• Students and clothing must be clean and well-groomed.
• On announced special days the dress code may be modified by the administration.
• In addition to the Frank Uniform Policy, any and all student dress requirements already outlined by Tempe Elementary District #3 must be observed.
• Make up is not allowed. Chapstick or clear lip-gloss may be used as needed for chapped lips.

New Enrollees:
Students newly enrolled, who don’t come in uniform, will be provided with a loaner uniform for the day. Student will have 5 days to comply with the uniform policy.

Enforcing the School Uniform Policy:
• Staff will notify the office if students are not in compliance with uniform policy.
• Parents of students in violation of the policy will be notified.
• Procedures if a student does not comply with the uniform policy:

First Incident: Extra clothing will be available from the nurse. The student will change into clothes from the health office. The student will change back to his or her own clothes at the end of the day.

Second Incident: Same as first incident plus lunch detention.

Third Incident: Parent will be required to bring a change of clothes. Student will be assigned lunch detention.

Fourth Incident: Student will be assigned in-school suspension.

Students will be given the option to transfer to another school in Tempe Elementary District #3 which does not have a mandatory uniform dress policy. The school district will assure such students’ admission to another school located within the district. Transportation will be the responsibility of the parent.

Potential Benefits of School Uniforms:
• Instill students with discipline, pride and school spirit.
• Help school staff recognize intruders on campus.
• Help prevent gang related clothing and insignia.
• Eliminate the competition among students related to clothing.
• Help students concentrate on schoolwork.
• Financial savings due to cost of uniforms versus other school clothes.
• Increase safety within the neighborhood.

District guidelines regarding student clothing:
It is important for our children not to interrupt instruction by wearing distracting or revealing clothing. Spaghetti straps, tube tops, shirts with huge armholes (so the torso is exposed), very short shorts, or t-shirts with liquor ads or inappropriate words or messages are not appropriate for school. Also, open-toed sandals may cause a playground hazard for your child. We appreciate your cooperation in monitoring your child's dress.