HSAD Uniform Policy

HSAD Uniform Policy


At our school, we take the uniform policy very serious. All students need to comply with the comprehensive uniform policy at all times.

 

UNIFORM CODE AND PERSONAL APPEARANCE

4.0 DRESS CODE AND PERSONAL APPEARANCE
 
HSA promotes a conservative presentation for its student body. Students must be in dress code before, during, and
at after–school functions and clubs, field trips, etc. unless otherwise noted by staff.
 
4.1 LOOK LIKE A HORIZON SCHOLAR
 
HSA has a well-outlined dress code policy to help create a safe and orderly environment, instill discipline, and
eliminate the competition and distractions caused by varied dress styles. Students will be expected to arrive in
dress code and remain in compliance daily. Please cooperate, display modesty and neatness, and take pride in
wearing a clean, neat, and attractive uniform. We rely on your parents’ and/or guardians’ support in helping
maintain this dress code. Both boys and girls uniform shirts can be purchased in the main office.
Student dress code is listed below:
 Khaki pants,, skirts, shorts, or skorts
 Closed toe and heel shoes that are deemed safe by all standards in a school environment, no heels,
sandals, flip flops, house shoes, Crocs, etc.
 A HSA Burgundy/Blue/Gold shirt according to school’s specified shirt color, with school crescent or logo
tucked into waistline.
 Belts must be worn if pants have belt loops, and must be a solid dark color without words, decorations,
and/or metal studs.
 
LOOKING LIKE A HORIZON SCHOLAR:
 
“There Is Never a Second Chance for a First Impression.” We expect our students to arrive daily cleaned and
neatly groomed. If shaving is required daily, then be sure that the student is in compliance. We expect their hair
to be neatly groomed daily. No distracting hair color, (orange, blue, green etc.) Braids of any kind are to be neat
and finished. Personal grooming and hygiene must be taken care of at home daily. Hats, scarves, or any head
covering garments are not permitted; the only exceptions are for religious purposes and in this case, please
provide proper documentation to the Dean. If a student arrives and is not in compliance with the above rules
regarding dress and grooming, their parents will be called immediately and the student will be removed for the
day. If the student is of legal age, then he or she will be asked to leave the premises. If a parent or legal guardian
cannot be reached for a student that is not of legal age, the child will receive the necessary consequence, as
determined by the school Administration. The student may be required to return with his/her parent the following
day, unless other instructions are given. If we are not able to reach a parent or legal guardian due to inaccurate
information, the child will be given a removal letter and may not return without the updated information form
provided by the school. If the “Student Information Update Form” is not returned the next scheduled school
day that lost day may be made up on the scheduled Saturday school or the student may be assigned a detention by
administration. Truancy will have its regards in this matter when applicable, if the infraction is not addressed
immediately.
 
4.2 DRESS-CODE ELEMENTS FOR FEMALE STUDENTS
 
Skirts, skorts, or shorts in the specified khaki or navy color may be worn. Skorts and shorts must be at or below
the knee. Nylons, tights or socks, must be black, white, skin tone, or navy blue and must be worn when skirts are
worn. The splits on long skirts must be no higher than the knee. Leggings in black, white, skin tone, navy or burgundy are permitted under skirts, shorts, and skorts. No jeans or pants are permitted to be worn under skirts,
shorts, or skorts at any time.
 Only ONE school appropriate necklace may be worn, otherwise the student will be required to tuck it
inside their shirt.
 Facial/body/tongue piercings are not allowed. In the case of pre-existing piercing, no ornamentation may
be worn while attending school.
 Hair may not be dyed or bleached in extreme/unnatural colors.
 Hair ornamentation must be conservative and unobtrusive.
 Fingernails must be conservative in color and no longer than ¼”.
 Tattoos will need to be covered daily, either with the student’s clothing, or with gauze and athletic tape.
 All jewelry should be conservative in appearance and size.
 No scarves, wave caps, or non-prescription glasses may be worn.
 
4.3 DRESS-CODE ELEMENTS FOR MALE STUDENTS
 
 Only ONE school appropriate necklace may be worn, otherwise the student will be required to tuck it
inside the student’s shirt.
 Facial/body/tongue piercings are not allowed. In cases of pre-existing piercing, no ornamentation may be
worn while attending school.
 Tattoos will need to be covered daily, either with the student’s clothing, or with gauze and athletic tape.
 Hair may not be dyed or bleached in extreme/unnatural colors.
 Facial hair must be groomed to a professional standard.
 No scarves, wave caps, or non-prescription glasses may be worn.
 
4.4 SPECIFIC DRESS ISSUES
 
The following items are PROHIBITED for the safety of our students as well as the school:
 Any apparel which would be distracting to the learning environment.
 Any apparel which is discovered to be gang-related, whether or not the student intended it to be so, will
not be allowed to be worn.
 Boots are allowed but must be worn in respect of the school policy. Boots with spikes or steel toes are
not allowed.
 Coats, book bags, and purses are to be kept in lockers at all times.
 No Earrings that are larger than the size of a quarter, or earrings with dangling chains or parts.
 No Hoodies or sweatshirts
 No Hair Picks
 No notched eyebrows
 “Rattail combs”
 Raised rings
 Ripped, extra baggy pants and garments that are not HSA authorized are not allowed.
 No short shorts or skorts, all must be at or below the knee.
 Slippers and house shoes are not permitted
 Solid black, brown, white, or navy blue thermals are allowed to be worn under the HSA polo if needed
 Law prohibits weapons (any device used in order to inflict damage or harm to living beings, structures, or
systems) within 1000 feet of a school.
 Athletics and academics (e.g. jerseys, science fair shirts, etc) related shirts and pants may be worn only
with the administration’s approval on specific/authorized days. Students who are uncertain should check
with the Dean.
 
4.5 GENERAL DRESS-CODE RULES AND POLICIES
 
Administration withholds the right to make decisions concerning the acceptability/appropriateness of any apparel
worn at school or at other school functions. Students should be in full school uniform before they exit buses or
other means of transportation. Students must be in proper dress-code to be permitted to cafeteria or classrooms.
Failure to do so will result in disciplinary action which will result in removal from school with parent notification.Students who arrive to school out of uniform and are without the proper items to correct the discrepancies will be
kept out of classes (ISS) until a parent or guardian arranges to bring the uniform items needed. All such missed
time from classes will be considered an unexcused absence (see Unexcused Absence Policies in section 6.0
Attendance.) In addition uniforms must be worn before, during, and at after-school functions and clubs, field trips,
etc., unless otherwise noted by staff or as indicated by the nature of the event.
 
4.6 NON–DRESS CODE DAYS
 
Several non–dress code days (commonly referred to as “dress up days OR dress down days”) may be scheduled
throughout the school year. These days may be scheduled for the entire student body, or may be given to
individual classes or students as rewards. Students who are in doubt about a certain item of apparel should not
wear it to school, ask the Dean of Students about it ahead of time, or bring another more–acceptable piece of
clothing. Outfits with holes, ripped jeans, sandals, flip-flops, hats or any other items which would be distracting to
the school environment, are not allowed during non-dress-code days.

 

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