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Dress Code

Dress and Grooming

The school’s dress and grooming standards are designed to teach grooming and hygiene, prevent disruption, minimize safety hazards, and provide dress and grooming standards that offers flexibility for the parent and student. Students must come to school clean and neatly groomed and wearing clothing that will not be a health or safety hazard to the student or others, and that will not distract from the educational atmosphere of the school. Students are required to arrive in proper attire every day.

 

 

Students who do not follow the school’s guidelines for personal attire and appearance may be subject to discipline under the Student Code of Conduct. Additionally, a parent may be contacted to bring an acceptable change of clothing to school, and the student may be assigned to in-school suspension for the remainder of the day until a change of clothes is brought to the school.

 

 

Vanguard Academy students are expected to dress in a manner that conveys respect for their learning community and communicates a message of personal confidence and pride. The following specific guidelines must be adhered to:

 

 

VANGUARD ACADEMY DRESS AND GROOMING REQUIREMENTS

Vanguard Academy students are required to attend each school day in full uniform, which includes the use of a facemask. All students must wear a Vanguard Academy uniform shirt that must be purchased from the school and may not be substituted with plain color polo shirts or dry fit polo shirts. Uniforms are to be worn from the first day of school through the last. Students will not be allowed to wear pants, skirts, and shorts that are not the proper color, fabric (ex. Spandex), or style. If your child/children come to class without the proper uniform attire, parents will be called to bring student proper uniform. Layering of clothes is not adhering to the uniform dress code. Students will be written up for not following these guidelines. In order to minimize loss and simplify identification, all clothing must be labeled.

 

Pre-Kinder 3 - 8th Grade Students (NO Shorts for 6th 8th Grade)

Monday and Wednesday

Boys and Girls:

§   Green Uniform Polo Shirt with Navy Slacks or Navy Shorts

§  Facemask

§  Closed toe shoes/tennis

§  No sandals and/or heels

 

Tuesday and Thursday

Boys and Girls:

§   Blue Uniform Polo Shirt with Khaki Slacks or Khaki Shorts

§   Facemask

§   Closed toe shoes/tennis

§   No sandals and/or heels

Friday

Boys and Girls:

§   Red Uniform Polo Shirt & Dark Blue Jeans or Jean Shorts

§   Facemask

§   Closed toe shoes/tennis.

§   No sandals and/or heels.

9th 12th Grade Students (No shorts permitted at any Secondary campuses)

Monday

§   Royal Blue Uniform Shirt & Khaki Slacks

§   Facemask

§  Dark Belt

§  Closed toe shoes/tennis

§  No sandals and/or heels

 

Tuesday and Thursday

§   Navy Blue Uniform Shirt & Khaki Slacks

§  Facemask

§   Dark Belt

§   Closed toe shoes/tennis

§   No sandals and/or heels

Wednesday

Males

§   Professional Attire - Light blue button-down shirt.

§   Facemask

§  Khaki bottoms

§  Navy blue tie, dark belt

§  Casual dress shoes

 

Females

§   Professional Attire - Light blue blouse

§  Facemask

§   Khaki Slacks / Skirts

§   Casual dress shoes

§   No sandals and/or heels

Friday

§  Red Uniform Shirt

§   Facemask

§  Dark Blue Jeans

§   Closed toe shoes/tennis

 

No torn or faded jeans will be permitted, no sandals or slippers.

School uniforms, sweaters and jackets with campus/district logo are required to be worn.

 

Determination of dress code violations is at the discretion of the administration. Furthermore, administrators may conduct inspections for compliance to dress code. Parents/ Guardians please

inspect all students before leaving the house. All uniform shirts must have the Vanguard Academy Logo.

 

 

Uniform Requirements

All Students

  1. A parent/guardian will be required to bring a change of clothing for any child not wearing school
  2. No sweaters, layering of extra shirts(s) or hooded sweatshirts may be worn over or under the
  3. Face Masks are required to be worn at all times by students, district
  4. No hats, caps, hoods, sweatbands, or shower caps, etc. will be worn inside the school building. No bandanas may be worn or tied around the NO sweaters/jackets will be worn tied around the body. No sunglasses are permitted to be worn inside the building.
  5. Leggings, Joggers, Yoga Pants, Spandex, Jeggings and torn/faded blue jeans are not allowed or are allowed as a substitute pant for the school uniform.
  6. Tattoos and gang symbols are not
  7. Inappropriate dress should not be worn at any No torn or tattered clothing is allowed. All uniforms must be worn in a proper, customary manner.
  8. Extreme, outlandish or distracting hairstyles or unnatural coloration (such as, but not limited to green, red, pink, yellow, blue, purple, orange, etc.) is not permitted. Some examples of such styles are Mohawks, spikes, tails, razor lines, and white walls with long hair in back or completely shaved heads. When in question, determination of hair style violations is at the discretion of the campus administrators.
  9. Shoes which are noisy, and/or present a safety concern are not Steel-toed footwear, clogs, flip flops and shoes with heels are not allowed.
  10. Oversized, ill-fitting pants and other similar articles of clothing are not allowed. Trench coats, dusters and overcoats are not Warm up type of pants with or without fasteners down the legs are not permitted.
  11. School uniform jackets can be purchased through the school and these will the only jacket that will be allowed to be worn with the school uniform.

12.   Non- Vanguard logo jackets and windbreakers covering school uniform will not be permitted.

13.Outlandish or distracting jewelry will not be

 

Dress Code School Uniforms Required

Boys

 
  1. No earrings, nose studs, or body parts piercing are to be worn or displayed on school premises or at school – sponsored events. This includes plastic studs or strings to keep the piercing
  2. Pants must be worn in a proper manner, on the Shirts must be tucked in at all times.
  3. Hair must be clean and neatly combed and the back must not extend over the top of the buttoned-up collar of the uniform shirt.
  4. Hair must be kept combed out of the eyes and face this includes the forehead which is part of the
  5. When hair is combed from the part, the hair on the side of the head must not extend beyond the fleshy part of the ear.
  6. Sideburns and mustache must be kept trimmed and should not exceed ½ inch in width or extend beyond the earlobe.
  7. No beard

 

**Administrative review will be the final decision on all of the above items.

Girls

The length of any skirt or shorts cannot be more than two inches above the center of the kneecap, nor may slits in skirts extend beyond two inches above the knee.

  1. Shirt layering under or over uniform is not
  2. Leggings, joggers, yoga pants, spandex, or jeggings cannot be worn as
  3. Revealing, form fitting and bare midriff uniform tops/shirts are not Shirts must be tucked in at all times.
  4. Outlandish make-up or nail polish is not
  5. No body piercing, except for ears (must not be distracting) is
  6. We recommend that the girl’s hair is neatly brushed and preferably pulled

 

**Administrative review will be the final decision on all of the above items.

 

Vanguard Academy will periodically review its dress and grooming policies, and make changes as needed.

 

While it is inevitable that there will be differences of opinion as to the appropriateness of dress, grooming, and/or determining whether or not a student’s attire is disruptive or distracting to the educational environment of the school, the final determination will be made by the Principal or designee. Any student who does not comply with the dress code will be removed from the regular school setting until the student complies with this code.