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2021-2022 DRESS CODE

(Updates in Bold)

 

DRESS CODE FOR ALL STUDENTS

The following dress code must be adhered to during the regular and exam school days and at all required school functions, whether on Munroe School property or elsewhere. The dress code for special classes will be specified by those departments. The rules and regulations covered in the handbook are subject to revision or addition at any time. If you are unsure about an article of clothing, bring it to the school or email a picture to be approved by the administration before wearing.

Political, racist, harmful, threatening, or harassing statements or symbols, either explicit or implied, through any media either worn or displayed to others, is strictly forbidden, including during school and during off-hours activities that might not require normal dress code, such as trips, online meetings, attendance at an athletic event, or during practice.

All Face coverings must be school-appropriate and may not have any markings, symbols, or writing that is offensive, inappropriate, or political in nature.

Dress Code Philosophy

Clothing represents an important personal expression of one’s self. Race, gender, heritage, age, and wealth can all influence how one dresses. Our students are each different; differences that we celebrate as a school. It is our hope that a Munroe Education encourages students to grow and define a feeling of self as stated and supported by our school’s mission and philosophy. Enforcement of a dress code often causes friction between students and many adults in their lives, including parents and faculty. It is the goal of the administration and staff to encourage the celebration of self, while avoiding the potential conflicts that can result from extremes in fashion or the meaning behind certain fashions that are counter to our mission.

How a person dresses tells a story about who they are and influences how others may treat them. We would encourage all students covered by the dress code to dress as they would imagine dressing for their future occupation. Success is the result of hard work and goal setting. Dressing for the role students hope to possess in the future helps to build good habits and allows a student to see themselves as they want others to see them.

UNIFORM FOR GRADES K Through 5th

All tops, with the exception of overcoats, must contain the official school logo. Embroidered logos are available through our online sources and M&M Monogramming. Heat-press transfers are also available through M&M Monogramming. Uniform pieces available online must be purchased through our approved sources:

Land’s End School Uniforms – (www.landsend.com)

French Toast Official School Wear – (www.frenchtoast.com)

Young’s Fashion only for approved plaid.

Along with the approved online sources above, there are several local vendors including JC Penney, Wal-Mart, Old Navy, Signature, and Gymboree that have uniforms that will duplicate the styles chosen by Munroe from the online companies.

All skirts, shorts, dresses, and skorts should be no higher than 4 inches above the top of the knee.

 

Boys – Grades 3K- 5

Pants or Shorts: Khaki or Black (No carpenter pants and no Jeans of any style may be worn)

Shirt: Oxford button-down – White – Short or Long Sleeve (Tucked)

Collared Polo– White, Red, Black, or Gray – Short or Long Sleeve

Unisex Polo – White, Red, Black, or Gray – Short or Long Sleeve

Crewneck Tee – White, Red, Black, or Gray – Short or Long Sleeve

Belt: Black, Brown, or Khaki

Sweater: Cardigan zipped or button, pullover, or vest – White, Red, Black, or Gray

No hooded sweatshirts – Only crew neck sweatshirts with the Munroe Logo. A sweatshirt can be white, red, black, or gray.

Fleece: Jacket zipped, pullover, vest, or cardigan (No Hoodies)– White, Red, Black, or Gray with the Munroe Logo.

Socks: Solid White or Solid Black

Shoes: Closed Toe – (Tennis Shoes are strongly encouraged) – Sandals, Flip Flops, Crocs, Heelies, or backless shoes are not permitted.

Accessories: Hats may not be worn in the school buildings during the regular school day.

Hair: Hair must be cut or styled so that it does not cover a child’s eyes. No Mohawk cuts. Hair may not be dyed a color beyond the realm of normal, natural hair color.

Jackets or Coats: Must be a solid school color (red, white, black, or grey) with the school logo.

 

Girls – Grades 3K – 5

Pants: Khaki or Black (No carpenter pants and no Jeans of any style may be worn)

Jumper: Red, Black, Khaki, or Approved Munroe Plaid. The length of jumpers should be no higher than 4 inches above the top of the knee.

Dress: Polo style – Red or Black – Short or Long Sleeve. The length of the dresses should be no higher than 4 inches above the top of the knee.

Shorts, Skorts, Skirts, Capris: The length should be no higher than 4 inches above the top of the knee.
Khaki, Black, or Approved Munroe Plaid.

No fringe, gems, or other adornments may be added to pants, jumpers, dresses, shorts, skorts, or skirts.

Shirts must all have the school logo:

Oxford button-down – White – Short, ¾, or Long Sleeve

Peter Pan Collar Shirt – White or Gray – Short or Long Sleeve

Over-blouse – Red or Gray – Short or Long Sleeve

Collared Polo – White, Red, Black, or Gray – Short or Long Sleeve

Unisex Polo – White, Red, Black, or Gray – Short or Long Sleeve

Crewneck or Scoop-neck Tee – White, Red, Black, or Gray – Short or Long with Munroe Logo

Belt: Black, Brown or Khaki

Sweater: Cardigan zipped or buttoned, pullover, or vest – White, Red, Black, or Gray

Sweatshirts: No hooded pullover, hooded zipped or crewneck, free from lettering or graphics except school branding – White, Red, Black, or Gray

Fleece: Jacket zipped, pullover, vest, or cardigan (No Hoodies) – White, Red, Black, or Gray with the Munroe Logo

Socks: Solid White or Solid Black

Tights and Leggings: Tights and leggings may only be worn underneath a dress or skirts. Tights and leggings may not be worn as a part of the main clothing. Only as an accessory underneath the proper garments listed. Solid black, white, or gray – No holes or runs, leggings must be ankle length.

Shoes: Closed Toe – (Tennis Shoes are strongly encouraged) – Sandals, Flip Flops, Crocs, Heelies, or backless shoes are not permitted.

Accessories: Nobody piercing tattoos or makeup will be permitted. Earrings are permitted but must hang no lower than one inch below the lowest part of the earlobe. Girls must wear proper foundation garments under clothing when necessary. Undergarments must not be visible.

Hair: Girls’ hair must be kept neat and clean. Hair may not be dyed a color beyond the realm of normal, natural hair color.

Jackets or Coats: They must be neat, well maintained (no rips, tears, or stains), solid colors only, and free from graphics or lettering, with the exception of RFM branded graphics or logos.

Uniform Travel Wear – All Student
As a measure of safety and security students will be required to wear the following uniform options unless the nature of the field trip calls for another type of dress.

Bottoms: Khaki – Bottom of choice

Shirts: Polos – Red – Short or Long sleeve – with school logo

Crew or Scoop-neck Tee – Red – Short or Long sleeve – with school logo

Sweater: Cardigan zippered or button-down, pullover, or vest –Red

Fleece: Jacket zipped or ½ zip, pullover, vest, or cardigan – Red

On approved non-uniform days all students must adhere to the regular Dress Code as stated below.

 

Lower School Dress Down Days

Lower School students have three types of dress-down days

  • General Dress Down Days – On certain days students may be allowed to not have uniforms. On these days the students should follow the Lower School and Upper School Dress Code or come in Uniform.
  • Athletic Dress Down Days – Some days (Field Days/Water Day) students will be allowed to have on athletic outfits. This should include a normal fit t-shirt (Plain or Munroe branded), and a shorts bottom (this may be board shorts/male bathing suit style).
  • Spirit Days – This includes Homecoming, Spirit Week, Halloween, and other special days throughout the year. The specific dress will be announced in advance. Students not dressed as indicated during the Spirit Day should come in Uniform

Dress Code For Upper School (High School and Middle School)

The spirit of the dress code is that students arrive at school looking neat, clean, professional, and ready to attend class. Clothing that is in any way offensive or would not be appropriate in a professional environment will not be allowed. Using the dress code as a means of being provocative or exhibiting extreme dress or styles will not be allowed.

Specific regulations follow:

Personal Appearance & Accessories

All students must maintain a neat appearance. Inappropriate makeup and extreme or ill-fitting clothing will not be permitted.

Students will not wear clothing bearing suggestive or offensive slogans or ones that advocate violence, alcohol, tobacco, sex, or drugs. Students will not wear clothing bearing any political statement, image, or slogan, regardless of political party or intent.

No hats (of any style) or caps are permitted. If a hat is needed for an athletic event or a school-sponsored activity it must remain in the student’s bag or locker until it is needed and then worn ONLY at the specific event.

Clothing should not be tight-fitting.

Body piercing or tattoos that are visible are not allowed. Ear piercings only are permissible, not to exceed 3 total per ear, but no chains may be worn on the ear, and spacers are not permitted.

Frayed or torn clothing may not be worn. All pants must be properly hemmed.

Artificial hair is permitted if it looks natural. Subtle natural color highlighting of hair is permitted.

All students must wear shoes that completely cover the toes and have a back. NO CROCS, HEELIES, or FLIP FLOPS. Sandals are permitted but must have back straps and closed toes.

Shirts and Tops

No tee-shirts (including long sleeves) will be allowed unless school-branded. School branded tee-shirts can not be cut, hemmed, or modified in any way, and must fit loosely. Tee-shirts may be worn under in-dress-code shirts and may show.

All shirts or tops must be button-up or collared shirts (polo-type shirts are acceptable), with sleeves. The shirts must cover just below the collarbone, but a single color tee-shirt may be worn under the shirt to assure proper coverage. Shirts may not have images, words, or logos with the exception of a small brand logo (3 inches or less) on one side of the shirt. Shirts may be of any color or variety of colors.

Shirts may not be skin tight or so tight as to reveal the lines of the undergarment underneath.

Team uniforms may be worn as top only per coaches’ instruction on designated days. Exceptions may be made for a specific team or club uniforms for special situations as announced.

Shorts and Pants (No Denim)

Students may wear Capris, Slacks, linen style, or Khaki style pants. Shorts and skirts are permitted. Must be no shorter than 4 inches from the top of the knee. Jeans or jeans like fabric are not allowed. Fabric printed to look like jeans are not permitted. Workout, sweat pants, jogging pants, or any other casual athletic type pants are not permitted.

No athletic wear of any kind such as but not limited to; work-out pants, joggers, or sweatpants.

Pants may not have holes of any kind or be ripped or distressed in any way.

All pants must be neat and clean at all times and worn in the manner that they were intended to be worn.

No sagging pants at any time.

Overalls may be worn providing that all buttons or snaps are fastened correctly. Shirts worn under overalls must be long enough to conceal undergarments and skin. (No Denim)

Pants can not be form-fitting or transparent as to show underwear. Fully opaque, solid color leggings are allowed only under dresses, skirts, and shorts of approved length. No leggings that match the student’s skin tone. No neon/fluorescent colors.

Outerwear

Jackets, sweatshirts, coats, or any other winter gear are to be neat, well maintained (no rips, tears, or stains). Outerwear must be free from graphics or lettering, with the exception of RFM branded graphics or logos smaller than 3 inches. All sweatshirts must be school-branded only. Knitted sweaters and cardigans are allowed and do not need to be school-branded. No open mesh or net style “sweaters”.

Outerwear with hoods is not permitted. Jackets and coats are permitted in the following approved solid single colors: red, burgundy, rust, blue, navy, black, gray, white, cream, beige, and brown. No reflective, camouflage, denim, or neon/fluorescent.

Students may bring winter hats and caps when the temperature is below 40 degrees, but these may only be worn outside.

Students must be in dress code under their outerwear. All undershirts must not be longer than the outer layer.

Dresses

One-piece dresses may be worn provided the dress naturally hangs to 4 inches above the knee cap while standing. A tee-shirt may be worn under a dress to assure that the collar bone is covered. Dresses are not required to have a collar. Dresses may not have images, words, or logos with the exception of a small brand logo (3 inches or less) on one side of the dress. Dresses may be of any color or variety of colors.

Athletic Classes

Gym clothes or clothing to be worn for outdoor events or classes, with teachers’ permission, is allowed, as outlined below. These garments may not be worn in any other area at any time.

All students must change into athletic wear during athletic class and must change back into the academic school dress code before their next class. Students with athletic classes during 1st or last block are required to arrive and leave school in the academic school dress code. Students must wear grey, red or black tops, and grey, red or black pants or shorts. Athletic shorts must be 6 inches above the knee or solid school-colored leggings worn if higher. Team-issued gear or apparel is permitted.

Spirit Days/Dress Down Days – This includes Homecoming, Spirit Week, Halloween, and other special days throughout the year. The specific dress will be announced in advance. Students not dressed as indicated during the Spirit Day should come in academic Dress Code.