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Uniform Policy

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The purpose of UASCS uniform policy is to help create a safe and orderly environment, instill discipline, and eliminate the competition and distractions caused by varied dress styles. Each student is expected to, and MUST, arrive in dress code. The following is the uniform code for school and it must be followed strictly.

Uniform all students:

Navy slacks must fit properly, may not be sagging. Black is not acceptable.

Students must arrive to school in uniform. If a student arrives to school out of uniform, they must be in uniform before attending their first class. Discipline will be considered for students who repeatedly arrive to school out of uniform.

UASCS reserves the right to decide on the jewelry's appropriateness.

 

PLEASE NOTE… If you arrive at school out of uniform, the uniform has to be put on upon entering the school. If not, your parents will be called, You will be kept out of classes until you are dressed appropriately and all class time that you miss will count as an unexcused absence.

Uniform and Personal Appearance

Uniform for Girls
Navy slacks must be worn.
Skirts, Capris and Shorts must all be below the knee for grade 6 - 12.

Black is not acceptable nor are jeans, skinny jeans or any jean like material, no stretch jeans, including jeggings, leggings, yoga pants, and no pants that are of lycra or of stretch material. Pants should not be body hugging or extremely tight. Pants should be of actual dress pant material.
*UASCS LOGO LIGHT BLUE POLO SHIRT ONLY.

Uniform for Boys
Navy slacks or shorts only (no jeans). Black or grey is not acceptable. Pants must fit properly and MAY NOT be sagging or worn below the waist; sweatpants are not allowed. Pants must be navy and not be faded or jean like.

Gym shorts are not allowed, shorts must be walking style.
*UASCS LOGO LIGHT BLUE POLO SHIRT ONLY.

*Uniform shirt must be worn as intended- Shirt can’t be tied up, rolled up, shirt must have sleeves and shirt can’t be written on or defaced in any way.

Girls:

  • Only one ring and a pair of earrings are permitted (no excessively large hoops or excessive jewelry). Jewelry should be appropriate for school and not attract undue attention.
  • Only UASCS rubber bracelet permitted.
  • Head bands should only be worn to hold back the hair. Headbands with objects, lights, animals or other ornamentation will not be allowed.
  • Neckwear and ties are not part of the uniform.

 

Boys:

  • Neckwear and ties are not part of the uniform.
  • Jewelry should be appropriate for school and not attract undue attention.
  • Only UASCS rubber bracelet permitted.

Any acceptable long sleeve tee shirt may be worn under the UASCS LOGO LIGHT BLUE POLO SHIRT.

Approved UASCS hooded zip up sweatshirts only permitted.

  • Jackets and coats are not to be worn into classrooms.
  • Hats, caps, berets, scarves, bandanas and other headgear may NOT be worn or carried throughout the building. These items are to be taken off and put in your locker.
  • Winter hats, mittens and gloves are not to be worn or carried in the classroom. These items are to be taken off and put in your locker.
  • Cosmetics should be appropriate for school and not attract undue attention.
  • Facial and body piercing, tattoos, use of hair dyes and bleach are discouraged.
  • Boys may not grow mustaches and beards.
  • Ties and other decorations that are distracting to the educational environment are not to be worn.
  • Writing on your uniform makes the uniform no longer appropriate for UAS and you will need to purchase another one in order to attend class.

 

Navy pants can be purchased from area retail stores including J.C. Penny and Wal-Mart. UASCS LOGO LIGHT BLUE POLO SHIRTS and UASCS HOODED SWEATSHIRTS will be available for a reasonable price at our main office or Spinnakers in Syracuse.

ADDITIONAL DRESS CODE REQUIREMENTS AND LIMITATIONS
In addition to making sure you are wearing the school uniform, UASCS requires that you follow these additional guidelines in terms of uniform appearance and personal appearance.

Skirts and Shorts:

  • Skirts must reach below the knee, and may not be rolled at the waist. Skirts can only be worn in the 6th – 12th grades.
  • Shorts must be knee length and must be made of navy dress pants material. Gym shorts and jean shorts are not allowed.
  • Capri pants are permitted in all buildings and must be below the knee.

 

Pants and Slacks:

  • Pants and slacks must fit properly, may not be baggy or sagged.
  • Navy blue only, black is not allowed. No jeans, skinny jeans or jean-like material, no jeggings, no stretch jeans, no leggings, and no pants that are lycra or of stretch material. Pants should not be body hugging or extremely tight. They must be actual dress pant material.
  • Sweat pants, yoga pants or stretch pants are not allowed.
  • Administration reserves the right to determine suitability of uniform appropriateness and compliance.

 

Dress Down Days:

  • Shirts must include sleeves and be full length
  • Shorts and skirts must be knee length
  • Undergarments must not be exposed
  • No low cut shirts or tank tops are allowed
  • Jeans may not be ripped or have holes
  • If a student is deemed to be dressed inappropriately on dress down days, they will be asked to correct their clothing choice, if the student does not make a good choice and change their clothes, a parent will be called and the student will be sent home.