Students who attend Dove Academy are expected to follow the Dress Code. The Academy requests that each parent/guardian check their student’s attire every morning to make sure s/he is dressed appropriately. Uniforms must be clean and without holes, missing buttons, or in need of other repairs. Clean, neat uniforms help to foster a child’s sense of well being.
BOTTOMS: Bottoms must be a solid color, navy blue or black. Casual dress pants, skirts, long shorts, skorts, or jumpers are acceptable. During warm weather, navy blue or black shorts of a modest length may be worn. NO blue jeans or denim of any type or color including overalls are allowed. Students must wear belts of an appropriate size that keep their pants at their waist throughout the school day.
TOPS: Tops must be solid WHITE with NO colored trim or decoration of any kind. NO shirts with any type of print, writing, pictures, etc. may be worn to school. Tank tops, sleeveless t-shirts, open mesh, jersey shirts, and hooded sweatshirts are NOT allowed. Sweaters or crew-neck sweatshirts must be solid white, black, or navy. Students are required to keep their shirts tucked in throughout the school day.
FOOTWEAR: Shoes must be solid black, white, navy, or dark brown. These may be dress or gym shoes. Students need to wear gym shoes on the days that they have gym. The Academy encourages students to wear comfortable solid black, white, navy, or dark brown gym shoes every school day. For safety reasons, NO slides, sandals, thongs, or other open-toed or open-heeled shoes may be worn at school. NO student is to wear any type of high-heeled shoe to school. If snow boots are worn to school, the student must bring a pair of uniform shoes to change into. Students must wear PLAIN white, black, or navy socks. Girls may also wear tights of the same colors. Students are not permitted to wear any footwear with wheels, regardless of whether the wheels are retractable.
HEADWEAR: Students are not allowed to wear any form of headwear (i.e. hats, sweatbands, kerchiefs, etc.) IN THE BUILDING. Students are encouraged to wear hats outside the building, especially in winter. Although beads are an acceptable hair accessory, beads with sound effects (such as bells or noise makers) are NOT appropriate for school.
Since many of the students at the Academy will have similar garments, in order to minimize lost articles of clothing it is extremely important that the student’s first and last names are written with indelible marker on all clothing worn to or at school (this should be done for all students in all grade levels). Initials are not adequate, as some of the students naturally have the same initials.
Students who are chosen to represent Dove Academy at an official function or public event may be required to follow specific dress requirements. Additionally, as a representative of Dove Academy all students must follow the dress code when participating in any school sanctioned field trip.