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Ponderosa School Uniform Code – 2016-2017

Ponderosa Elementary School is a uniform school, approved by the Cumberland County School Board.  Uniforms must be worn at all times, except for Fridays.  On Fridays, students may wear jeans if they have on a Ponderosa School Shirt, which can be purchased at the school store.  Persistent violation of our dress code policy may result in a referral to the administration. Parents, who are experiencing difficulty in getting uniforms, should see the school social worker.


Male Uniform Code of Dress

Shirts – white, red or black (long or short sleeves with collar), oxford style (button-down collar) or turtleneck or polo style (golf); NO LOGOS unless it is a school logo.  No blue uniform attire will be allowed. Shirts must be tucked in at all times.

Slacks, Shorts – must solid khaki, tan, or black color (no jeans).  No CARGO, drawstring, bell bottoms, hip huggers or pockets in the sides of the leg. NO denim or jeans. No blue uniform attire will be allowed.

Shoes – solid black or dark brown (no logos), rubber bottom soles preferred; sneakers (solid white or black) may be worn daily.  No sandals, crocs, or flip flops.

Socks –  must be the same color as slacks or white

Sweaters  – solid black, white, or red pullover, cardigan or vest. Hoodies on sweaters will be allowed as long as they are tucked in the back of the sweater.  Uniform shirt must be worn underneath the sweaters.  No blue uniform attire will be allowed.

Sweatshirts – Ponderosa Elementary School logo sweatshirts preferred; solid color black, red, or white sweatshirts with no logos will be allowed. Hoodies on sweatshirts will be allowed as long as they are tucked in the back of the sweatshirt. Uniform shirt must be worn underneath the sweatshirt.  No blue uniform attire will be allowed.

* School sweatshirts may also be purchased at the school.

Belts – A belt must be worn with those garments having belt loops- skirts, shorts, dresses, pants, etc.

Jewelry – Large chains, medallions, charms, or other jewelry items that interfere with instruction are not allowed.


Female Uniform Code of Dress

Shirts – white, red or black (long or short sleeve with collar), oxford style (button-down collar) or turtleneck or polo style (golf); NO LOGOS unless school logo. No blue uniform attire will be allowed.  Shirts must be tucked in at all times.

Slacks, Shorts, Skirts, Skorts or Jumpers – must solid khaki, tan, or black color (no jeans).  Must be to the knee in length.  No CARGO, drawstring, bell bottoms, hip huggers or pockets in the sides of the leg. NO denim or jeans. No blue uniform attire will be allowed.

Shoes – solid black or dark brown, rubber bottom soles preferred, “Mary Jane” style shoes are acceptable.   Sneakers (solid black or white) may be worn daily.  No sandals, crocs, or flip flops.

Hose, Tights  – plain flesh tone (nude), white or black

Socks –  must be the same color as slacks, shorts, jumpers, or skirts

Sweaters –  solid black, white, or red pullover, cardigan or vest. Hoodies on sweaters will be allowed as long as they are tucked in the back of the sweater.  Uniform shirt must be worn underneath the sweaters.  No blue uniform attire will be allowed.

Sweatshirts – Ponderosa Elementary School logo sweatshirts preferred; solid color black, red, or white sweatshirts with no logos will be allowed. Hoodies on sweatshirts will be allowed as long as they are tucked in the back of the sweatshirt. Uniform shirt must be worn underneath the sweatshirt.  No blue uniform attire will be allowed.

* School sweatshirts may be purchased at the school.

Jewelry – Large chains, medallions, charms, earrings and/or bracelets or other jewelry items that interfere with instruction are not allowed.  Large and dangling earrings will not be allowed at all.


Additional Guidelines

  • No open-toed or open-heeled shoes, boots or hiking type boots or shoes will be allowed.  Shoes must cover the foot.  For safety reasons, heels should be no higher than 1.5 inches.
  • No sandals, crocs, or flip flops.
  • Shirts may only have one button undone.
  • Skirts, shorts, jumpers and skorts must be knee length.
  • Sweaters must be totally solid in color
  • If a sweater is not being worn, it must be stored not tied around a student’s waist.
  • On School Spirit Days, students may wear a Ponderosa T-shirt or sweatshirt with jeans on Fridays only.
  • Belts must be worn with pants, shorts, skorts and skirts that have belt loops, and belts must be brown or black.
  • Shirttails will be worn in at all times.
  • No “sagging” of pants, oversized pants, or over ballooning of shirts well past the belt line will be permitted.
  • No drawstring, bellbottom, hip-hugger slacks permitted.
  • No jeans or any type of denim may be worn even if it is of the black or tan color; casual dress slacks only. (Except on Friday for School Spirit Days)
  • No overalls are permitted.
  • No bandanas.

CCS Board Policy for Uniform Dress Implementation (JCDB-R)

  1. Students are expected to adhere to uniform dress policies as developed by the School and approved by the Board of Education.
  2. A student may request exemption from a school’s prescribed uniform dress plan by making the request for exemption to the school principal.  Appropriate documentation must accompany the request.
  3. Medical exemptions require a doctor’s note that states, in specific terms, the clothing that cannot be worn.
  4. Religious exemptions require a copy of applicable doctrine and a letter from an official of the religion with which  the student is affiliated.
  5. If a student refuses to adhere to an established uniform dress policy and does not claim any of the exemptions stated above, the school will take the following procedures:

 

  1. First Offense – The school will notify the student and the parents of the specific violation and request a change of clothing from the parent.  A letter outlining appropriate uniform dress will be mailed at this timed. The student will be given two days to comply. The school will determine if there is a valid need for financial assistance that prevents compliance with the uniform dress policy.  The school will provide appropriate resources as needed.
  2. Second Offense- The parent will be contacted with a request or a change of clothing for the student. The school will provide a temporary change of clothing that complies with stated policies, if needed. A disciplinary conference will be conducted for noncompliance with the policy.
  3. Disciplinary violation strokes will not be given.
  4. Consequence – In School Suspension

Elementary Schools do not provide In-School Suspension; therefore, consequences will be at the discretion of the principal.

Subsequent Offenses- The [aren’t will be contacted with a request for a change of clothing for the student.  The school will provide a temporary change of clothing that complies with stated policies, if needed. A disciplinary conference will be conducted for noncompliance with the policy.

  1. Parents of students who do not meet any of the exemptions, but refuse to cooperate with the policy will be requested to meet with the principal and to write a letter explaining their reasons for non-compliance. Principals will reinforce the value of the policy and the need for complete cooperation.  At the request of the principal, the appropriate Executive Director will meet with the parents.

 

 

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Published by Alice White on February 23, 2017
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