GIFTED ACADEMY DRESS CODE:
In order to limit distractions and create a working and learning environment at the school and in the classroom students will wear his/her complete uniform daily.
Gifted Academy Charter School dress code exists to enhance student learning by minimizing classroom distraction, by reducing the effects of peer pressure, and by decreasing the impact of socio-economic stratification in our community. The understanding, support, and cooperation of students and parents are necessary to create an appropriate learning environment for all. Faculty and staff will do regular dress code checks.
In order to limit distractions and create a working and learning environment at the school and in the classroom, students will wear his/her complete uniform daily.
- Pants-Navy blue plaid, solid navy blue
- Skirts-Navy blue plaid, Must reach the student’s knees when in the
- Shirt- Forest Green with a collar.
- Necktie (optional)-Navy blue plaid, solid navy blue
- Sweater-Gifted Academy Charter School Logo Sweater, solid black or navy
- Jacket-Gifted Academy Charter School Logo Sweater, solid black or navy
- Shoes- solid black, solid white or solid navy blue shoes. The soles
of the shoes must be the color of the shoe or be black or white. Logos must be black, white or navy. No Heels or Heelys are allowed.
- Boots-Same requirements as shoes. Boots cannot be higher
than the top of a student’s ankle.
- Socks- solid black, solid navy or solid white.
- Leggings- solid black, solid navy, or solid white leggings.
- 5th Grade Students-must wear assigned blazers (TBD)in addition
to the pieces of the uniform that are mentioned above.
- Inclement Weather Attire (optional)-
- Scarf- solid black, solid navy, solid green or solid white.
- Beanie-solid black, solid navy, solid green or solid white.
- Boots-rain boots or boots that are below the knees and meet the requirements for shoes.
- Not Permissible:
- Any colors other than what is stated above for each piece of the uniform will NOT be allowed.
- Students will not wear sandals. All shoes must be closed.
- Earrings are only allowed only if they are flush to the ears. No hoop earrings or dangling earrings are allowed. All other jewelry is prohibited. If a student comes to school wearing prohibited jewelry, the student’s teacher will confiscate it, place it in an envelope and return it to the student after school with a note stating the school’s policy regarding jewelry. Gifted Academy is not responsible for lost or missing jewelry.
- Hair designs and symbols that are sports-related, gang-related, letters, numbers, or pictures are not permitted.
- The use of makeup, artificial nails, and/or unnatural hair colors are not allowed.
- Accessories such as hats, bracelets, rings, bangles, and sunglasses are NOT permitted, although hats worn outside for sun protection and religious head coverings are allowed.
- Free-dress is a privilege. It will be used to reward good behavior and/or good attendance. If your child wants a free-dress day make sure the child is at school on time, does his/her homework and exhibits good behavior.
- Free-dress days occur on early release days ONLY. If a student does not use a free-dress pass on the day that it was assigned, the student cannot use the pass for a different date.
- Free-dress Attire.
- The items listed as “Not permissible” above are always prohibited at Gifted Academy with the exception that on free dress days, students may wear colors other than what is stated above for each piece of the uniform.
- Shorts and skirts must be to the knees.
- All shoes must be closed.
- No clothing with graphics, logos, pictures, or writing that depicts or promotes violence, hate, weapons, drugs, tobacco, alcoholic beverages, gangs, sex, or any other conduct or product that would be against school rules if the student were to personally engage in that type of behavior while at school.
- Non-compliance of Dress Code Procedures:
- Following Gifted Academy's dress code is honoring a key element of its systems, to which you agreed once your student enrolled at Gifted Academy. Teachers and staff will document when a student is out of uniform in our school-wide data system. This is the data system adopted by LAUSD/Gifted Academy, and many charter schools in the district use this system to review a student’s track record at their previous school.
- Non-compliance with the dress code can affect a student’s privileges, such as school events and extracurricular activities.
- In the event of continuous non-compliance with the dress code, the Principal retains the right to determine and implement appropriate actions necessary to enable the maintenance of our dress code policy, including, but not limited to in-house suspension.
- Administration will make the final determination as to whether or not a student in out of dress code.
- When a student is not in uniform:
- The student will borrow a shirt, pants, or sweater from the office. These items are cleaned off campus and are stored in the office.
- The parent will receive a phone call in order to bring their student his or her uniform.
- The office staff will keep the students clothes in the office until the borrowed items are returned to the office.
- If a student does not have on shoes that meet the above requirements, the parent will be notified to bring the appropriate shoes to school and a notice will be placed in the student’s backpack. After the second time that a student does not wear the appropriate shoes to school. The parent will receive a phone call in order to bring their student appropriate shoe.
- Each infraction will be logged in the school’s data management system.