Banneker Elementary Science & Technology Magnet

Uniform Policy

 

Tops

Colors – Light Blue, Navy, Burgundy, Black.

Tops must have sleeves ranging from short to full length.

Styles may include polo, turtleneck, dress shirts, or plain collared shirts.

Shirts may not have lettering, pictures, logos, labels, or designs.

Shirts must fit the student and must be tucked in at all times.

Students may wear sweaters, crewnecks, v-necks, cardigan vests, or sweatshirts (Light Blue, Navy, Burgundy, Black) with a collared shirt underneath. (No hooded sweatshirts will be allowed)

Spirit days, as specified on the school calendar, students will be allowed to wear Blue and Gold or Banneker shirts.

 

Bottoms

Colors – Navy, Khaki, Black (No denim jeans, sweatpants, sport pants, or cargo pants with side pockets).

Styles – Slacks, shorts, skirts, skorts, or jumpers.

Styles must fit at the waist or a belt must be worn. (No sagging will be allowed)

Hems of slacks must not drag on the ground.

Hems on shorts, skirts, skorts, and jumpers must be no shorter than mid-thigh. (When the student is standing up straight with their hands at their side)

 

Additional Uniform Requirements for all Students

All styles must fit the child.

Headwear may be worn only if approved for religious purposes.

Articles related to gangs or gang activities such as jewelry, emblems,msymbols or other related items will be prohibited.

 

Rationale for School Uniform Policy

A uniform will allow students to be less immersed in following fashion trends and more focused on learning and achieving.

Uniforms encourage students to develop their personal attributes in methods other than dress, personality, intellect, effort and skills.

Evidence shows that enforced uniform policies bring a level of safety to a school, a decline in truancy and an increase in attendance.

Uniforms bring an image of success to a school.