District Uniform Dress Code
(Refer to the District Basic Commitment Booklet)
Students attending Kensington Elementary School are required to wear official school uniforms or dress according to the dress code. At the beginning of each year, parents may sign an opt-out form if they request that their child be exempt from wearing a school uniform. Signing the form indicates that students will comply with the dress code. Failure to follow the dress code means the child will be required to wear a school uniform. Information about the school uniform is available in the school office.
The Principal may occasionally designate a School Spirit Day, Modified Dress Day, or Free Dress Day at her discretion.
Discipline Guidelines for Uniforms
Any parent who does not wish his or her child to participate in the Uniform Dress Code Policy may apply for an Opt-Out Waiver.
Students shall not be considered in violation of the Uniform Dress Policy in the following instances:
- during the first (5) school days after transferring from another school.
- while an appeal for an Opt-Out Waiver is pending.
- when a parent has secured an Opt-Out Waiver from the district.
- when authorized by the Principal.
Parents may submit a waiver from the Uniform Dress Policy through the school office. An opt-out meeting will be held during the first weeks of school to explain the policy and allow parents the opportunity to fill out necessary paperwork.
Kensington Hilltop School Dress Code
Students who are neat, clean, and appropriately dressed contribute to a positive learning environment. Any attire that causes a distraction or a safety concern is inappropriate for school. It is the parents’ responsibility to make sure their children are dressed according to the following Kensington School standards:
- Clothing must be neat and clean.
- Clothing must not be distracting or compromise safety.
- Pants may not sag. No spandex or pajama bottoms allowed.
- Shoes must be closed-toed and appropriate for P.E. activities. Rubber-soled shoes are suggested. Shoes with wheels are not allowed.
- Head coverings may be worn to and from school but not indoors except for religious or medical reasons.
- Hair coloring must not be distracting.
- Shorts and skirts must be of modest length (mid-thigh). Short shorts may be worn under dresses; short shorts or skirts may be worn over leggings or tights.
- Shirts must be modest. Students may not wear cropped shirts, see-through blouses or shirts, or spaghetti straps.
- Only school-appropriate emblems, logos, or decorations will be allowed. Clothing or buttons with obscene or inappropriate words or pictures are not allowed.
- Gang-affiliated or related clothing and paraphernalia are not allowed.
- Sunglasses may not be worn in class unless prescribed by a physician for medical reasons.
Any student not adhering to the Uniform or Dress Code Policies will receive:
- 1st infraction: Verbal reminder to student and/or phone call home.
- 2nd infraction: Phone call to parents or guardians.
- 3rd infraction: Conference with parents or guardians and requirement that student adhere to District Uniform Policy.