Lake Country Academy Uniform Policy
The LCA Governing Board has adopted a uniform policy for all students in grades 4K-8th. The purpose of the policy is to: Provide an environment where students can focus more on learning.Reduce distraction and loss of self-esteem caused by teasing or competition over clothing Minimize disruption from wearing inappropriate clothing or possessing inappropriate items at school Create a greater sense of community and school pride
Statement of Policy:
It is the policy of Lake Country Academy to regulate the attire of students during the school day. All students in grades PK-8 shall wear a school uniform. In addition, the uniform policy covers "head to toe" therefore all hair- styles, accessories and footwear must be in compliance.
It is the responsibility of parents/guardians to ensure that their child dresses in conformity with the requirements of this policy. It is the recommendation of the administration that parents/guardians hold their children to the highest standard in regards to school attire. Parents/guardians should support the Board's efforts to create a level playing field for all students at LCA and reduce many existing distractions, disruptions and safety concerns relating to student attire. Parents/guardians should further support the Board's effort to maintain a serious educational environment that is conducive to learning and that helps to prepare LCA's students for future success in the professional workplace.
School personnel should serve as role models for proper attire in the educational setting. School personnel should ensure that all students adhere to the School Uniform policy. The administration reserves the right to make the final decision on any clothing, accessory or hairstyle that may challenge the Uniform Policy. All students shall wear selected Lands' End uniform clothing and follow all other guidelines outline in the Uniform Policy.
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All students must wear a collared shirt. All uniform shirts must be tucked in. Short sleeve shirts cannot be worn over long sleeve shirts. Clothing must be neat, clean and in good repair. Ill-fitting clothing is not permitted. "Spirit Wear" can be worn only on designated "Spirit Days". See LCA's specific clothing options on Lands End's website.
All students must wear hair in their natural color and no style can be worn that would make a statement or draw unnecessary attention to a child's hair.
Girls can wear accessories such as bows, headbands and hair clips in khaki, brown, navy, black or white. Hair accessories are encouraged if a girl's hairstyle is not cut in such a way to keep hair neat and away from her face.
Boys' hair must not touch the back of the shirt collar. Bangs must be cut above the eyebrows.
Girls may wear a single pair of earrings. Boys are not allowed to wear earrings. Students may wear one necklace, bracelet and/or ring. Boys and girls may wear a watch.
No make-up can be worn by any student. Girls may wear nail polish in one solid color. No black nail polish, multi-colored nails, glitter, gems, stickers, patterns, designs, or artificial nails are allowed.
Students must wear plain socks in navy, white , khaki, gray or black. Girls may wear plain tights in navy, tan or white. No patterned tights are allowed. Socks and tights do not need to be Lands' End brand. Girls in 6th-8th grade may wear nylons.
Leggings and Playground Pants:
Girls may wear tight-fitting leggings under their skirts, skort, or jumpers. Wearing leggings alone is not allowed. Leggings do no need to be Lands' End brand but they must be plain, non-textured, solid navy with no embellishments. Socks must be worn under leggings.
Playground pants are tight shorts or bike shorts worn under skirts or jumpers. Girls can wear playground shorts in black, navy or tan and they must be shorter than the skirt or jumper. They do not need to be Lands' End brand.
The primary color of shoes worn with uniforms must be tan, brown, navy, gray, black or white. A small amount of another color is acceptable, (i.e. brand logo, lacing, stitching, piping, etc.) No open toe, open back or sandals are allowed. No "character" tennis shoes, light-up shoes, glitter shoes, wheeled shoes or boots of any kind are allowed. (Winter boots can be worn outside.) Shoes do not need to be Lands' End brand.
Gym shoes can be any color but must have non-marking soles.
All students in grades 2-8 must wear a belt. It must be one color and either white, brown, black or navy. Belts do not need to be Lands' End brand.
Students in grades 6-8 may wear a plain necktie in navy, tan or gray or patterned in blue, tan, brown, white and black. Ties must be worn in a professional manner. No bowties, characters, graphics, embellishments, logos or symbols are allowed. Ties must be worn with a button down oxford for boys and collared blouse for girls. Ties with polo shirts are not permitted. Any brand of tie is permitted.
Any visible tattoos, temporary or permanent, are not allowed.
5th-8th graders are required to wear gym uniforms for physical education classes. Any plain gray or navy t-shirt and any navy mid-thigh to knee length shorts are permitted. Any brand of gym shoes are acceptable as long as they have non-marking soles.
All students are required to adhere to the Uniform Policy. Failure to comply will result in communication from Administration.