DRESS CODE

A scholar’s clothing at Leman Academy of Excellence must be of such a nature that it is not disruptive to the educational atmosphere of the classroom, distracting to other scholars, and adheres to standards of modesty and good taste. The expectations and standards for the dress and appearance of Leman Academy scholars are geared toward promoting a positive, productive and safe academic and social environment. Scholars of Leman Academy are expected to dress in a manner that demonstrates respect for themselves and others within our school’s learning environment. Clothing should be modest, neat, clean and in good repair.

It is our belief that the responsibility for compliance with the K-8 scholars’ dress and appearance belongs to both parents and scholars. Parents, please be aware of what your child is planning to wear as he/she leaves for school. In all matters of dress and/or personal appearance, the administration of Leman Academy is the final authority on what is appropriate or not appropriate for scholars to wear at school. The administrative team reserves the right to ask scholars to change their clothing if their clothing is considered inappropriate.

Standardized Dress Code Guidelines

You may mix and match from the items on the dress code guidelines list below.

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Pants – Cargo Pants- Capris - Shorts - Skirts - Skorts
Approved Colors: Solid Brown, Khaki, Navy, Black, Tan, Olive or Grey
Please see below for full details

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SHIRTS

Short/Long Sleeve Polo Shirts - Sweaters - Sweatshirts
Approved Colors: Any SOLID Color
Please see below for full details

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DRESSES

Short/Long Sleeve Polo Dresses or Uniform Jumpers
Approved Colors: Any SOLID Color
Please see below for full details  

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If you have any questions about an item or the dress requirements please contact the main office prior to purchase.  We appreciate your support and look forward to partnering with you regarding the dress code of Leman Academy of Excellence.

NOTE: Scholars are not permitted to wear jeans except on Fridays for Free Dress Day.

DRESS CODE GUIDELINES:

  • Modesty is the basic rule for all clothing. By all accounts, clothing must be modestly loose, covering midriff and all undergarments.
  • Camisoles and/or undergarments may not be visible at any time.
  • Scholars DO NOT have to keep shirts tucked in.
  • Any print or solid leggings are allowed for young ladies under their skorts, skirts or shorts. Leggings alone are not permitted.
  • Hats, caps and/or sunglasses may not be worn inside the classroom. Also, caps may not be worn on school grounds sideways or backwards. NOTE: Exceptions for specific headwear may be made by administration on a case-by-case basis.
  • Shoes worn by our scholars must be attached at the back of the feet for safety reasons. Flip flops are NOT permitted on any day.
  • The administrative team reserves the right to ask scholars to change their clothing and/or shoes if their clothing or shoes are considered inappropriate or unsafe.

Dress Code For All Scholars

POLO SHIRT: Scholars are permitted to wear any solid-color short sleeve or long sleeve polo shirt with a collar. Shirts DO NOT need to be tucked in. Polo shirts with the Leman Academy logo are acceptable.

SHORTS: Scholars are permitted to wear any traditional uniform style shorts, worn at the waistline, with or without pleats. The length needs to be no shorter than 3” above the knee, when standing, worn at the waistline.

NOTE: Short shorts are NOT PERMITTED. Best way to check for length of shorts: When your child places their hands at their sides, then their shorts should be at least where their fingertips are when standing.

PANTS: Scholars are permitted to wear any traditional uniform style pants, with or without pleats, worn at the waistline as well as any traditional style Cargo pants, worn at the waistline.

SWEATER: Scholars are permitted to wear sweaters that are a pullover, button-up or zipper front style; V-neck sweater vest (sleeveless) is permitted but needs to be worn over a dress code shirt. Sweaters with a logo of an Institution of Higher Education are permitted (ex: UofA, Notre Dame, etc.). No offensive language or images permitted.

SWEATSHIRT: Scholars are permitted to wear sweatshirts that are pullover, button or zipper front. Sweatshirts may also include a hood (scholars are asked to not wear the hood with the sweatshirt while indoors). Sweatshirts with a logo of an Institution of Higher Education are permitted (ex: Arizona, Stanford, Northwestern, etc.) or your favorite sports team (ex: Chicago Bears, Denver Broncos, Arizona Wildcats, etc.). No offensive language or images permitted.

SOCKS:  Scholars are permitted to wear socks of their choosing as long as the socks do not offend or have any unwholesome messaging. Solid, bright colors and patterns are acceptable. Socks must be suitable for the scholars’ activities during the school day.

SHOES: Shoes must be worn at all times. Scholars are permitted to wear athletic or dress/leather shoes worn with socks. Sandals (that adhere securely at the heel) are also permitted with or without socks.

NO "flip-flops", clogs, slides, slippers, cleats or "rollers" may be worn to school.

BOYS

Hair/Earrings/Outerwear: Boys are to have their hair neatly groomed and trimmed, with the hair out of the eyes and off the collar. Hair may be any natural color. Extreme hairstyles, cuts or colors are NOT permitted (e.g. Mohawk, color that is not natural). NOTE: No hair color or hairstyle, earrings or outerwear will be permitted that may be a distraction to the learning environment.

SHORTS: Boys can wear traditional uniform shorts as well as cargo shorts with pockets that lay flat.

GIRLS

Hair/Earrings/Outerwear: Hair should be neatly styled and may be any natural color. Hair bows, barrettes, headbands and “scrunchies” are permitted so long as they are not a distraction. NOTE: No hair color, cut or hairstyle, earrings or outerwear will be permitted that may be a distraction to the learning environment.

SKIRT/SKORT/DRESSES: The length needs to be no shorter than 3” above the knee, when standing, worn at the waistline, with or without pleats.

CAPRIS: Girls may also wear cotton twill (no stretch fabrics) traditional uniform style capri pants.

BLOUSE: Scholars are permitted to wear a round or pointed collar blouse with a button up front (no snaps). Blouses must be made of material that is not sheer. No visible camisole is permitted underneath.

NOTE: Girls are not permitted to wear heels, short shorts, fishnet stockings or make-up.

Friday Free Dress Day Guidelines

Scholars are permitted to wear their favorite T-Shirt with traditional blue jeans, cargo pants, shorts, including athletic shorts. NOTE: Scholars may wear a polo shirt on Fridays if they desire.

  • Shirt must fall over the pants’ waistband and not show skin when you raise your arms.
  • Shirts must have regulation length sleeves (i.e. - no tank tops, no sleeveless shirts, no spaghetti strap shirts, etc.).
  • No sheer materials allowed.
  • If there is a message on your shirt it must be appropriate for the learning environment of Leman Academy (ex: College/University, sports team, etc.).
  • Pants must not have holes or fit extremely tight. All pants, jeans, and shorts must be properly hemmed and be free from holes and rips. No “low-rider” jeans will be allowed. Jeans should fit our young people properly and appropriately.
  • Warm-up pants, athletic shorts or basketball shorts are allowed on Fridays.
  • Leggings are permitted on Fridays with an appropriate-length top that covers the waistline.
  • No spandex or skin-tight clothing.
  • No halter-tops or crop tops are permitted on Fridays.

SPECIAL NOTE TO PARENTS
We would like to ask and certainly do appreciate each of our parents dressing appropriately when they come to school functions or volunteer their services at the school. Thank you for partnering with us in this area as well.

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