Dress Code

  • Our School Dress Code

    School uniforms are MANDATORY.

     

    Benefits of a Uniform Policy

    Research suggests that school uniforms

    • Improve discipline, self-esteem and self-respect.
    • Focus the student towards learning.
    • Eliminate the fear of whether their clothing choice will be acceptable by peers.
    • Strengthens school pride.
    • Identify student population from strangers on school grounds.
    • Cost effective.

     

    All children should start wearing their school uniform on the very first day of school this August.  Please call us at school if you have any questions or concerns.

    A Parent or Guardian may request by mail, or in person, an application for an exemption from the uniform program.  Exemption waivers must be completed by the 10th day of the student's enrollment. 

     

    School Dress Code:

    The Everglades Elementary Dress Code is detailed below. Items may be purchased through any store or catalog provided they meet the following specifications.

    TOPS

    • Students may wear blue, hunter green or white polo-style shirts. They may be short-sleeved or long-sleeved and the color of the collar must match the body of the shirt.

    • Blue, hunter green or white turtlenecks may be worn during cool weather.

    BOTTOMS

    • Students may wear twill (cotton/cotton blend) or corduroy shorts, pants, skirts, capri pants, skorts, culottes, jumpers, short-alls, or overalls in solid navy blue or khaki. The length of shorts, short-alls, skirts, skorts, culottes, and jumpers must be longer than mid-thigh.

    • Jeans, denim (blue or colored) and stretch bottoms are not permissible options.

    SPIRIT DAYS and OFF-CAMPUS SCHOOL SPONSORED TRIPS

    • Students may wear the royal blue Everglades t-shirt available through the PTA on Fridays with any of the approved bottoms.

    • Students MUST wear the royal blue Everglades t-shirt available through the PTA on school field trips.

    OUTWEAR

    • Students may wear blue, white, or hunter green pullover, cardigan, or zip front sweatshirts or sweaters.

    YOUTH ORGANIZATIONS

    • Uniforms of nationally recognized youth organizations, such as the Boy Scouts or Girl Scouts, may be worn on meeting days. (Source: School Board Policy 5309, Rule 1e(1).