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East Link Academy Uniform Dress Code

Research supports the idea that when children are dressed in a like fashion there is less social stereotyping. Therefore, East Link Academy Charter has implemented a Uniform Dress Code. The purpose of the dress code is to encourage students to focus on the learning process without the distractions of unsuitable dress and grooming.

 

We believe uniforms show school pride and create an environment that focuses on academic rigor. A school uniform teaches students to dress smartly and take pride in their appearance, in preparation for learning and future careers. The use of uniforms can also promote a sense of community and school pride, while promoting an environment of equality.

 

Students must arrive at school dressed properly according to the ELA dress code and must remain in dress code until leaving campus. The Head of School or any other duly authorized school official has the discretion to determine the appropriateness of uniform and grooming and make special exceptions, including those for religious and medical reasons. If a student’s uniform is not appropriate for the school day, the student’s parent will be called and asked to bring the missing item to school as soon as possible.

 

The standard school uniform for Preschool to Grade 5 is:

Boys

  • Solid jade/kelly green, gold/yellow, black or white polo shirt (short or long sleeve)

    • East Link Academy t-shirts will also be considered dress code appropriate

    • Shirts must be tucked in at all times

    • Students may also wear long sleeve solid jade/kelly green, gold/yellow, black or white under their short sleeve polos                                 when it is cold

  • Plain front khaki/beige pants or shorts (no cargo shorts or joggers)

    • Shorts should be at least one-inch below the middle fingertip length

    • If there are belt loops, belts are required. Belts should be brown or black and may have designs

  • Closed toed shoes and closed heel shoes should be worn

    • With an emphasis on safety, all shoelaces must be tied properly, all buckles fastened, all straps secured or velcroed – nothing may dangle or drag from the shoe (like shoe charms)

    • Slippers, thin-soled shoes, flip-flops, or open-toed shoes are not permitted

    • On student’s assigned PE day, he should wear lace-up tennis shoes

  • Socks should be solid jade/kelly green, gold/yellow, black or white

 

Girls

  • Solid jade/kelly green, gold/yellow, black or white polo shirt (short or long sleeve)

    • East Link Academy t-shirts will also be considered dress code appropriate

    • Shirts must be tucked in at all times

    • Students may also wear long sleeve solid jade/green, gold/yellow, black or white under their short sleeve polos                                 when it is cold

  • Plain front khaki/beige pants, shorts, capris, skirts, skorts, or jumpers

    • Shorts, skirts and skorts should be at least one-inch below the middle fingertip length

    • If there are belt loops, belts are required, should be brown or black and may have designs

    • Girls may wear solid jade/kelly green, gold/yellow, black or white leggings under their skirts, skorts, or jumpers

    • No skirts/jumpers should be worn on student’s assigned PE day

  • Closed toed shoes and closed heel shoes should be worn

    • With an emphasis on safety, all shoelaces must be tied properly, all buckles fastened, all straps secured or velcroed –                   nothing may dangle or drag from the shoe (like shoe charms)

    • Slippers, thin-soled shoes, flip-flops, or open-toed shoes are not permitted

    • On student’s assigned PE day, she should wear lace-up tennis shoes

  • Socks should be solid jade/kelly green, gold/yellow, black or white

 

Outerwear:

  • Students may wear any outerwear to and from school for cold days, including hats and gloves

  • Students are encouraged to bring a solid jade/kelly green, gold/yellow, black or white cardigan to wear in the classroom

  • Parents should label items and check to make sure they come home regularly or check the lost and found

 

Hairstyles and Head Attire:

  • Hairstyles, in general, should be clean, neat and in good taste

  • No hats, caps, shower caps, sweatbands, bandanas, etc should be worn at any time

  • Headwraps are not allowed without prior written approval

 

Accessories:

  • Jewelry and accessories should be appropriate for school and not attract undue attention or pose a safety risk

  • Piercings other than earrings are prohibited

  • Earrings, for safety reasons, are not to exceed the size of a quarter

 

Free Dress Days:

On special occasions, students will be allowed “Free Dress” days. All Free Dress days will be announced by administrations. Students are free to wear clothing and shoes of their choosing in compliance with the following:

  • All shorts, skirts, skorts and jumpers should be at least one-inch below the middle fingertip length

  • The straps of a student’s top should be at least three flat fingers across

  • Leggings do not substitute for pants

  • Tops worn with leggings must be at least one-inch below the middle fingertip length

  • If the Free Dress day is on the day of a student’s PE class, he/she should bring or wear tennis shoes and shorts (no dresses/skirts should be worn in PE class)

 

Uniform Violations:

Any student found in violation of the uniform policy will first be warned. The teacher or school official will notify the parent. The student will call home in an effort to obtain the correct uniform. Upon the second offense, a phone call will be made to parents by administration, and the student will call home in order to obtain the correct uniform. Any subsequent offense will result in a parent/student conference with the Head of School.

East Link Academy

78 Global Drive, Suite 200

Greenville, SC 29607

Part of the Global Trade Park

Fax: 864-484-8171

 

 

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