Dress Code

PURPOSE:

It is the desire of Homecroft to create a learning environment that focuses on academic achievement and a sense of community. In so doing, the hope is to create an environment for all students that encourages and promotes:

  • A positive, healthy self-esteem
  • Unity, comradery, and a sense of belonging and purpose
  • Character development rather than physical appearances
  • Academic challenges versus socioeconomic status

Following is a list of appropriate dress for Homecroft Elementary:

Students and parents share the responsibility for making sure that students dress cleanly and neatly at all times. They also share in making sure that students maintain a healthy and respectful appearance by adhering to the rules of the uniform dress policy while attending school and school activities. School administrators will address issues when students fail to adhere to the uniform dress policy. If issue continue to persist, school administrators will contact the families. The administration reserves the right to determine what is considered inappropriate or disruptive to the educational process. The best advice is: “When in doubt, rule it out.”

Students arrive to school in compliance with dress code and remain in compliance with dress code until arriving home after school. Students are to wear the following apparel as it is intended to be worn and sized to fit.

Tops:

All tops, except sweaters and sweatshirts, must be tucked into bottoms. Tops may be long sleeve or short sleeve and must be solid in color and free of stripes, patterns, or logo larger than a quarter. Additionally, acceptable tops must fall into the following categories:

  • Oxford shirts, either short-sleeved or long sleeved, with collars
  • Polo shirts, either short-sleeved or long-sleeved, with collars
  • Sweaters or sweatshirts without writing or artwork worn over collared shirts
  • Turtlenecks, either short-sleeved or long sleeved, either regular or mock
  • Homecroft and Southport Spirit Wear is allowed on Fridays

Bottoms:

Clothing items worn as bottoms must be khaki, tan, beige, black or navy blue in color. Jean, sweatpant, or stretch materials are not accepted. No baggie shorts or pants will be permitted. Bottoms are not permitted to have pant legs rolled up or gathered. Students may wear knee length or longer pants from the beginning of the school year until Fall Break and beginning again Spring Break until the end of the school year. Clothing items worn as bottoms may fall into the following categories:

  • Knee length or longer pants
  • Skirts-near the knee (girls)
  • Dress slacks
  • Footwear: Acceptable footwear includes any hard sole shoe. Flip flops, slippers, and all other soft sole shoes present safety issues and, therefore, will not be permitted.
  • Outerwear: No Hoodies or winter coats allowed in the classroom
  • Additional items that are not permitted include writing on skin or clothing