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  • Uniform Policy

    Please note- open toe shoes and/or crocs are not permitted

    Click here for uniform assistance (Lend a Paw) application

    *Uniform donation program- this year we are accepting uniform donations from families. If your child has a gently used uniform they have outgrown, you are able to donate these clothing items to the school. A bin will be placed at the front entrance for donations to be dropped off.

    If you trade in a gently used Harper polo your scholar has outgrown, you can get a new Harper polo for half price! Please do not place these in the donation bin, make sure you turn them in to either Mrs. Hanlon or Mrs. Grech-Scott

    Polo/Collared Shirts

    Colors – Royal Blue and Navy Blue

           *No longer will white shirts be a part of our dress code

                    *Harper Logo Uniform shirts are to be worn EVERY Monday

     

    Each family will be provided one free Harper Logo uniform shirt - other shirts are available for purchase. 

    Harper polo- $12

    Harper tshirt- $10

     

    Pants/Skirts

    Colors – Navy Blue, Black, Grey, Khaki

     

    Crew Neck Sweaters

    Color – Navy Blue, Black, Grey, Khaki

     

    Hoodies

    Cannot be worn in class or hallways

     

    Harper T-shirts/P.E. shirts

    Only worn on Fridays or on school-approved dress down days

     

    P.E. Shirt

    Worn only on days scholars have P.E. class and are to be worn under their uniform shirt.

    We wanted to give families notice of these changes to our dress code. We are excited about the changes to our uniform and are so proud of the progress we have made as a school community.

    One of the additional areas of support we will be adding to Harper is our “Lending a Paw” application. This application will be a way for families to apply for support around different things such as uniforms, field trips, school supplies, etc.

    Students who violate the student dress code shall be required to modify their appearance by wearing a school-provided shirt or bottom.  We are prepared to offer students replacement shirts and shorts in the event their clothing is deemed inappropriate/ outside of the dress code. If we have clothes that will fit, scholars will change and then return to class. Students who refuse to change may be subject to disciplinary consequences and will remain in the planning center for the day.

     

    Educationally yours,

     

    Dr. Ajayi Monell

    Principal

    William Rainey Harper

    IB Candidacy School


    *** Dress code is monitored and recorded daily. Parents will be notified if their child is inappropriately dressed. Students who do not wear dress code will receive consequences for “ failing to adhere to school culture and directives of school personnel when subject to the authority of the school”.

    All students are expected to adhere to the uniform dress code. 
     

    Student Dress Code

    Guidelines as outlined in the Student Code of Conduct under section C.   

    VIOLATION GUIDELINES-

    The following guidelines will be uniformly applied to violations of the School Uniform Policy by each building administrator:

    • 1st offense: the building administrator will hold a conversation with the student and/or parent, as appropriate, to discuss the violation and problem-solving strategies. The building administrator may send documentation reflecting the conversation to the student’s parent/guardian/legal custodian.
    • 2nd offense: a conference will be held with the building administrator, student, and the student’s parent/guardian/legal custodian within 24 hours to resolve the concern. The conference may be held in person or by phone. The building administrator may utilize a behavioral contract. 
    • 3rd offense: the building administrator will hold a conference with the student and the student’s parent/guardian/legal custodian within 24 hours in order to resolve the concern.  The conference may be held in person or by phone. The building administrator will assign the student to serve a detention and may utilize a behavioral contract. 
    • 4th offense: the building administrator will assign the student to receive instructional services in the building planning center for one day or until the concern is resolved. The building administrator will utilize a behavioral contract.
    • Subsequent Offenses: Subject to further interventions/disciplinary actions per the Student Code of Conduct.  Repeated violations of the School Uniform Policy constitute a Level 2-P offense 

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