Uniform Policy

Uniform Policy

  • Students of the Howard School are to be nicely dressed and well groomed.  We have found that the child’s appearance helps to shape his/her attitude toward school: that it is serious and worthy of respect.
  • Please follow these uniform guidelines for your child’s dress.

All Students:

  • The child is to wear a school uniform unless the school has given specific instructions for the child to wear non-uniform attire.  All uniforms are to be neat, clean, and in good repair. 
  • Sweatshirts or sweaters with school logos may be worn over uniform shirts.
  • Sweatshirts or sweaters without the school logo may not be worn during school hours.
  • Heavy coats and rain gear may be worn to school, but not during morning assembly or inside the classroom.  They may be worn at recess only with the teacher’s permission.  There may not be any commercial logos, numbers or pictures that are over two inches in diameter.
  • Children who are involved in organizations such as Boy Scouts or Girl Scouts or 4-H may wear their uniforms to school on meeting days.
  • Students may wear shoes that enable them to participate in a full range of school activities including outside play and P.E.  All footwear must cover the back of the foot or have back straps.
  • Jewelry and accessories should be tasteful, moderate, and safe to wear both on the playground and during P.E. activities.
  • Hats may be worn to school, but may not be worn during school hours.

Boy’s Dress

Shirts

  • Shirts must be a solid-colored polo, turtleneck, or button-down oxford shirt.  A knit vest with the school logo may be worn over the oxford shirt. 
  • Polo and turtleneck shirts must have the embroidered school logo and may be worn in any solid color.
  • Oxford shirts may be worn in white, light blue or light yellow.  They do not require the school logo.
  • If a long sleeve shirt is worn under a short-sleeved polo, the long sleeve shirt must be the same color as the short sleeve polo.
  • Shirts should always be tucked in.

Pants/Shorts

  • Pants or dress shorts may be worn in navy blue, tan, grey, or black.
  • Both pants and shorts are expected to fit properly and not be baggy.  Pants with pockets on the side as in cargo style-pants are not permitted.  Pants may not have jean-type stitching nor flaps on the pockets.  Pants are to be worn at the waist.
  • Shorts may not extend past mid knee.
  • If pants or shorts have belt loops, then a belt is to be worn for first grade and above.

Other

  • Hair must be out of the eyes and above the collar.

Girl’s Dress

Shirts

  • Shirts must be a solid-colored polo, turtleneck, peter pan, or oxford button-down shirt or blouse.  A knit vest with the school logo may be worn over the oxford shirt.
  • Polo and turtleneck shirts must have the embroidered school logo and may be worn in any solid color.
  • Button-down oxford or peter pan blouses may be worn in white, light blue, light yellow or light pink.  They do not need the school logo.
  • If a long sleeve shirt is worn under a short-sleeved polo, the long sleeve shirt must be the same color as the short sleeve polo.
  • Shirts should always be tucked in.

Bottoms

  • Pants, dress shorts, skorts, skirts, or jumpers may be worn in navy blue, tan, black, or school plaid: Lands’ End hunter/classic navy; French Toast green.  Polo dresses may be worn in blue, navy, pink, green or red and must have the embroidered school logo.  The polo dress may be worn in another solid color if it is the exact replica of the Land’s End dress.
  • All bottoms must be no shorter than two inches above the knee and are expected to not be baggy.   Pants with pockets on the side as in cargo style-pants are not permitted.  Pants may not have jean-type stitching nor flaps on the pockets.
  • Pants are to be worn at or above the waist.
  • Socks are to match either the shirt or bottom.  Example:  yellow shirt and navy jumper with yellow or navy socks; green shirt and tan jumper with green or tan socks.  White socks are always acceptable.
  • When a plaid jumper is worn, peter pan shirts or polos may be worn in the following colors:  red, green, yellow, dark blue, or white.  Tights or socks worn with plaid jumpers must be either solid red, green, yellow, dark blue, or white.
  • If pants or shorts have belt loops, then a belt is to be worn.
  • For girls in grades Kindergarten through second, both printed (subtly) and solid tights/socks may be worn.  For girls in the third grade and above, only solid tights/socks may be worn and must be color-coordinated to the top or bottom worn.  White tights/socks are always acceptable as well as footless tights.  (Footless tights do nothave seamsand are the same material as regular tights).  If socks are worn with footless tights, socks must be the same color as tights.

Responsibility:

Children who come to school without the appropriate uniform will receive a warning in writing. In addition, a copy of the uniform policy will go home for the parent and student to sign and return to school.  If a student receives three warnings, the consequence will be the loss of the student’s next free dress day.  Should you have any questions regarding the uniform, please consult the office.