The Dress Code adopted by the Happy Valley School Board is designed to help encourage a wholesome learning environment, to provide safety, and discourage negative influences.
SCHOOL UNIFORMS HAVE BEEN ADOPTED BY THE SCHOOL BOARD
BEGINNING AUGUST 2013
order uniforms here: www.happyvalleystore.com
Please write your child(ren)’s name on clothing and all personal belongings brought to school.
SCHOOL UNIFORMS ARE REQUIRED. School uniforms promote a positive, less distracting learning environment. School uniforms require the student to develop positive social skills rather than dependence on clothing as a statement. The dress code is designed to help encourage a wholesome learning environment, to provide safety, and to prevent any dress styles that would negatively affect students. Clothing should be clean, neat, and in good repair. It must conform to the style of school uniforms. Solid colors only. School embroidered polo shirt and sweaters are required. You may place your order at www.happyvalleystore.com (Prices may vary depending on the material of shirt the shirt that you select.) Dress code will be checked each day at morning assembly. Students out of dress code will have to call a parent to bring the correct clothing before going to class. Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.
Polo Shirts/ Polo Tops with Happy Valley School embroidered in red, white, and navy blue is required.
Must have solid colors only.
Must be modest, loose fitting, and appropriately cover midriff and chest area.
Must not have any language, pictures, or images.
Must have sleeves with no gaping armholes.
Pants/Shorts/Skirts are required to be navy blue, khaki and solid color, Dockers’ style only.
Must be navy blue or khaki solid colors only.
Must not be baggy, saggy, or severely torn.
If pants are loose; a belt must be worn to hold them up.
Boxers or underclothing must not show.
Shorts are permitted as long as they are approximately 1 inch above the knee or longer.
Cargo pants and shorts are not allowed.
Athletic shorts such as basketball style are not allowed.
No denim shorts or skinny pants will be permitted. Denim of any color is not permitted.
Dresses must be navy blue or khaki solid colors only.
Must be modest, have sleeves, cover the chest area appropriately.
Must be no shorter than 1 inch above the knee.
Jean shorts and skorts are not to be worn.
On physical education days, shorts are to be worn under the dress.
Leggings/tights must be red, white, navy blue or neutral gray (solid colors only)
Jumpers must be navy blue or khaki and must be completely free of any pictures, logos, or images.
Must be red, white, navy blue or neutral gray.
Must not have any language, pictures, images, or striping on them.
In winter only, polo shirts must be worn underneath the sweatshirts. Please do not send students to school wearing only a sweatshirt.
Long-sleeve undershirts may be worn under a polo shirt; however, the undershirt must be red, white or navy blue.
Coats are encouraged in the winter weather. Coats must also be red, white or navy blue with no language, pictures, images, or striping on them. Your child’s name must be written inside the liner or on the tag of the coat.
Coats are not to be worn in the classroom.
Shoes and Socks
Tennis shoe, rubber sole, closed toe shoes are required.
Sandals, flip-flops or thong type shoes are not permitted.
Shoes with wheels in the soles are strictly prohibited from being worn to school.
Shoes must have a strap across the back.
Socks should be solid colors only, white, red, black, navy blue or gray.
Hats and Caps
Are not to be worn in the classroom or the building.
If hats or caps are worn to school, they are restricted to outside and must be worn with the bill facing forward over the face.
No inappropriate symbols or language is permitted on hats and caps.
Should be neatly groomed and clean.
Boys’ hair must be kept trimmed out of their eyes and off of their collar.
Distractive or extreme hair styles and colors (i.e. bleached, highlights, colored streaks, mohawks, long spikes, etc.) are not permitted. Rat tails are not permitted. No headbands with animal ears.
No designs or words in haircut.
Conservative make-up may be worn by girls only.
Must be applied before coming to school.
Make-up applied during school will be confiscated and given only to the parents.
Strong smelling cologne is not allowed.
Since jewelry is distracting in the classroom, and poses a hazard on the playground, the school discourages the wearing of jewelry. Jewelry often gets stolen or damaged.
Girls may wear 1 pair of small earrings in the earlobes (one in each earlobe).
Boys may not wear any pierced jewelry.
Chains are not permitted.
Medical alert bracelets are permitted.
HVE is not responsible for any lost, damaged, or stolen jewelry.
That are visible are not permitted.
Writing on skin is not permitted.
P.E. Attire: Conventional Velcro fastened or lace-up tennis shoes must be worn for physical education classes, and are recommended as daily wear for all students since schedules may be changed unexpectedly. Time does not allow for individual evaluations of alternative footwear anytime, especially during P.E. classes
Enforcement: Students out of dress code may not attend class. Parents are responsible for ensuring that their children are properly dressed for school each day, and will need to bring proper attire to school for their student if the student is out of dress code. Since no dress code can address all of the changing fads in clothing and attire, the final decision regarding dress code issues rests with the administration.
Parents and students sign the dress code as part of the enrollment agreement each year. Thanks for helping keep us all focused on learning, and maintaining a positive, safe environment for everyone.
One objective of wearing uniforms is to create an environment that raises student awareness that we are in a school setting which focuses on learning and academics. We believe that concentrating on developing character and positive personality traits (rather than being distracted by an emphasis on style and clothing fads at school) will serve students better in becoming more interesting and successful in the future.
Uniforms tops with the Happy Valley logo must be worn. Uniforms may be ordered here: www.happyvalleystore.com. Please note that ordering and delivery of uniforms takes 7-10 business days to process.