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Uniform Policy - 2016-2017

Research shows that there are opinions in support and in protest of school uniforms and other dress code policies.  Regardless, a well-groomed person shows a respect for themselves and their environment. Further, the use of a uniform provides a common element upon which the culture of a school is built.  At ACE, we want our students to be known by the content of their character and their abilities, rather than by fashion.  The following is the uniform policy for ACE for the 2016-2017 school year.

2016-2017  Uniform Policy – ALL STUDENTS

 

Tops (The ACE logo MAY be placed on shirts, jackets, etc. but no other logo will be allowed.)

Polo/golf- type colored shirt (long or short sleeve)

 

·        Must be white or navy blue only

·        Must be plain or have school logo only (no Izod, Polo or other brand emblems)

·        Long sleeve may not be worn under a short sleeve unless it is the same color or white

·        Sleeves must not extend past the wrist

·        If a shirt is worn under any shirt it must be white or the same color and must not hang below top shirt

·        Shirt must be tucked into pants

Oxford-type shirt (collared, button, long or short sleeve)

·        Must be white only

·        Must be plain or have school logo only

·        Long sleeve may not be worn under a short sleeve

·        Sleeves must not extend past the wrist.

·        If a shirt is worn underneath, it must be white.

·        Shirt must be tucked into pants

Turtle Necks         

·        Navy or White only

·        Sleeves must not extend past the wrist

·        Shirt must be tucked into pants

Girls Dress

 

·        Navy, Evergreen or Evergreen plaid only (*from Buckhead Uniforms)

·        Must be plain or have school logo on top left chest area only

·        Must choose from approved designs at Buckhead Uniforms

·        Note:  If a girl would like to wear bloomers or shorts under a dress, then the bloomers/shorts  must be the same color as the dress (navy or green)

Pull-Over Sweater

·        Navy only

·        No hoods

·        May have school logo (ONLY) on left chest area

·        Child’s name MUST be on the label.

Cardigan Sweater

·        Navy only

·        No hoods

·        May have school logo (ONLY) on left chest area

·        Child’s name MUST be on the label.

Sweatshirt

·        Navy only

·        No hoods

·        May have school logo (ONLY) on left chest area

·        Child’s name MUST be on the label.

Vests

·        Navy or white ONLY

·        Shirt must be worn underneath vest

·        May have school logo (ONLY) on left chest area

·        Child’s name MUST be on the label.

Zipper Fleece

·        Navy only

·        May have school logo (ONLY) on left chest area

·        May not be hooded

·        Child’s name MUST be on the label.

 

Bottoms (logo not required)

Pants

·        Khaki or navy blue

·        Must be cotton twill or chino material (corduroy during winter months only)

·        Capri pants are acceptable for girls

·        Regular length pants should reach the top of the shoe (no longer)

·        Must fit correctly at waist

·        Must not contain leg zippers, must not have tapered legs or contrasting top stitching

·        If pants have belt loops, belt (navy blue, brown or black only) must be worn

·        Shirt must be tucked in

·        Cargo and denim are not allowed

Shorts

·        Khaki or navy blue only

·        Must be cotton twill or chino material

·        Must fit correctly at waist

·        Must be no more than 2 inches from the top of the knee

·        If shorts have belt loops, belts (navy blue, brown or black only) must be worn and shirt must be tucked in

·        Must not contain leg zippers or contrasting top stitching

·        Cargo and denim not allowed

Skirts/Skorts

All grade levels

·        Navy Blue or Khaki

·        Plaid is acceptable but must be purchased from Buckhead Uniforms

·        Must be worn no more than 2 inches from the top of the knee (Length will be strictly enforced). We do not suggest purchasing skirts from LandsEnd because the length is TOO short. 

·        Girls should NOT roll the skirts up so as to make them shorter.

·        If wearing shorts or bloomers under a skirt, the shorts or bloomers must be the same color as the skirt.

Shoes, Socks, Belts

Shoes for daily wear (boys)

·        Solid white or solid black athletic shoes  (soles, shoe and laces must be all white or all black)

·        No high tops or mid-tops

Shoes for daily wear

(girls)

·        Solid white or solid black athletic shoes (soles, shoe and laces must be all white or all black)

·        No high tops or mid-tops

Shoes for dress (boys)

·        Black or brown

·        May be loafer or lace-up

·        No high tops or mid-tops

·        No boots

·        Heel must not exceed 1 inch

·        No clogs, platforms, rollers or sandals

·        No shoes that light up

·        Sperry’s or any type of deck shoe is NOT permitted

·        Wallabees are NOT permitted

·        Any type of cloth shoe is not permitted – Shoes MUST be polished and cloth cannot be polished.

Shoes for dress (girls)

·        Black, brown or navy only

·        May be loafer, lace-up or Mary Janes.  (Low-heeled pump, no more than 2 inches high, may be worn in grades 8-12)

·        No high tops or mid-tops

·        No boots

·        Shoes must be polished

·        No clogs, platforms, rollers or sandals

·        No shoes that light up

·        Must not be backless or open-toed

·        Approved styles include Mary Janes, Penny Loafers, Oxfords (one color), plain pumps

·        Sperry’s or any type of deck shoe is NOT permitted

·        Wallabees are NOT permitted

·        Any type of cloth shoe is not permitted – the shoe must be able to be polished

Socks

·        White, navy or black.  If wearing brown dress shoes, tan/brown socks are allowed.

·        Single color knee socks allowed

·        No designs, accessories, beads or charms permitted

Tights

·        Navy or white only

·        Leggings and Jeggings are NOT permitted

Hose

·        Nude or navy only (Grades 8-12)

Belt

·        Black, brown or navy

·        Should not have large or ornate buckle, studs or chains

Accessories

Hair

·        Hair should be neat, clean and not distracting.

·        Hair bands and hair ornaments must be white, navy blue, Evergreen or Evergreen plaid

Jewelry (other)

·        Jewelry should be kept to a minimum. 

·        Students may wear a watch, bracelet (but NOT multiple bracelets), necklace, ring (but NOT multiple rings) so long as the look is neat and non-distracting. 

·        Girls may wear one stud earring in each ear (must be either gold/silver/pearl and no larger than a quarter).  Boys may not wear earrings.

·        The school has the authority to ask students to remove jewelry that distracts from the learning environment. (This is at the discretion of school leadership.)

Make-up

·        No make-up allowed in grades K-5

·        Grades 6-12:  ACE Scholars are young ladies and should wear minimal amounts of make-up.

o   Excessive make-up such as false eye lashes, bright or neon-colored eye shadow, etc. will not be allowed.

o   Lipstick/Lip Gloss should be light in color and in the red/pink/coral color range.  No bright/dark colors, no blues, greens, purples, etc.

·        Girls may wear clear or light colored nail polish in grades K-10; nails should be trimmed to a natural length.

·        Due to unknown allergies by other students and staff all students and staff are asked to refrain from scented lotions or perfumes while at school.

Neck Ties

·        Girls and boys may wear neck ties with an oxford-type shirt.

·        Ties must be navy blue or plaid.  Plaid must be purchased from Buckhead Uniforms.

Bookbag

·        Must be navy blue only.  (Black or brown leather on the bottom is acceptable for reinforcement.)

·        Parents should place a luggage tag on the book bag for identification purposes. 

·        Parents can have the students’ initials or name on the book bag in white lettering if they choose.

Lunch Box

·        A parent may select any kind of lunch box or bag for their child to bring lunch to school.  A brown paper bag is equally appropriate.

Out-door Wear

·        There are no specific guidelines for heavy coats or raincoats.  However, these items must be removed upon entering the building.  Any coat, sweater, or pullover that will be worn throughout the day, MUST BE NAVY BLUE.

Lanyard

·        Students are required to wear his/her student I.D. (except Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd whose I.D. should be attached to his/her bookbag).

·        Students may either use a clip (provided by the school) or a lanyard.  Lanyards must be navy blue or an ACE Lanyard purchased from Scholar Pointe

     

 

Non-Permitted Items: 

  • Tattoos or writing on skin
  • Hats of any kind or hooded sweatshirts are not permitted in the building
  • Dark glasses worn for fashion or dark glasses that would normally be worn outside
  • Any distracting jewelry
  • Piercings in areas other than ears (girls). No piercings for boys.
  • Overly large clothing that sags below the waist area
  • Rhinestone, silver ringed, studded or belts with designs. Plain belts only
  • Extreme hairstyles (Natural colors only; no neon pink, blue, purple, etc.)
  • Wearing, carrying, and displaying gang paraphernalia, names, signs, or symbols of gang membership or any derogatory or demeaning remark, comment, sign or symbol are prohibited.
  • Blue jean material, knit pull-on pants, jogging pants, cargo pants, biker pants, jeggings, leggings, or extremely tight pants/shorts are not permitted.
  • No shoes with wheels, airbrushing, house slippers, or flip flops are permitted on school grounds.
  • Extreme makeup (false eyelashes, neon eye shadow, etc.)
  • Shorts or skirts that are too short.
  • Pajamas, boxer shorts, slippers, cut-off sweat pants
  • Revealing shirts
  • Pants with holes whether by design or wear
  • Exposed underwear
  • Unfastened belts
  • Chains or other items dangling from clothing
  • Monogramming clothing with your child’s initial is fine provided the stitching is either white or navy blue.  We do NOT recommend monogramming your child’s name on any clothing.
 
The administrative staff reserves the right to deny any type of clothing, accessory, hair cut/color that disrupts the learning environment.