• Veterans Park Elementary School DRESS/APPEARANCE CODE 

    Appropriate attire and acceptable appearance strongly correlate with school success. Veterans Park students are expected to be neatly dressed and well-groomed at all times. All clothing should make a positive impact on the VPE community and not distract from the learning environment. Other than on theme days, the following is a description of generally acceptable attire for students attending Veterans Park Elementary: 

    • pants or jeans 
    • leggings with a mid-thigh top 
    • shirt, blouse, top, or T-shirt 
    • sweater or vest in appropriate weather 
    • below the mid-thigh length shorts (should extend to the student׳s fingertips or longer) 
    • below the mid-thigh length dress or skirt (should extend to the student׳s fingertips or longer) 
    • sweatshirt, sweatpants 
    • appropriate footwear (tennis shoes are required on physical education days) 

    The dress code prohibits the following: 

    • spaghetti straps or straps smaller than 2 inches wide, cropped tops, tube tops, bare backs, bare midriffs, bare shoulders, bare chests, muscle shirts 
    • torn jeans or pants
    • short shorts, cut offs, bike shorts 
    • leggings without a mid-thigh top 
    • dangling or hoop earrings that exceed 1⁄2 inch 
    •  backless shoes, flip flops, wheeled shoes 
    • hoods on head, hats or bandanas in the building - hats may be worn on Spirit/Hat day (first Friday of each month) 
    • shoes with heel height exceeding 1 1⁄2 inches
    • Make-up (lipstick, mascara, eyeshadow, foundation) 
    • Oversized character headbands
    • coats worn during the day, unless building conditions require them 
    • sunglasses 
    • miniskirts and mini dresses 
    • pants/jeans worn below the hip bones 
    • any clothing representing illegal activities for minors including drugs, alcohol, sex, gangs, or violence
    • any clothing with inappropriate and/or negative words or phrases 
    • other items considered inappropriate by the teachers or principal 

     

    The principal and staff reserve the right to waive the dress code on special occasions which will be communicated to students/families in advance of the occasion.