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Uniform Policy

School Uniform  

In our appearance we show our opinions about ourselves, show respect for what we are doing,  and respect those with whom we spend our time.  All students are required to be in their proper uniform during school hours, and we expect parents and students to comply fully and cheerfully with the uniform policy. 

 

Each item of clothing should be marked with the student’s name. Uniforms must be worn properly, neatly, be in good repair, and not torn, ill-fitting, or faded. All clothing must be appropriately sized and not tight or baggy (no skinny pants, cargoes, joggers, leggings pants, capris, cropped pants, cuffed pants, high waters, khaki jeans, etc.)  No undergarments should be visible. Shorts/pants worn under girls skirts  or jumpers may not show when a student is standing unless they are ankle length. Belts must be worn  with shorts and pants that have belt loops for both boys and girls 3-12 grade.  Shirts should be tucked in at all times, and students should strive  for a neat and respectable appearance.

 

The Administration reserves the right to determine if a student is dressed and groomed appropriately. If a student’s dress is objectionable, the student will be given the opportunity to make the appropriate corrections. We may have extra  uniforms in the main office for students to borrow for the day. A student who is repeatedly out  of uniform will be disciplined.  

Every Wednesday students, staff, and faculty will dress up in an effort to achieve excellence as a school, beginning with excellence in personal appearance.

Personal Appearance

Students should observe all personal grooming guidelines while on campus and while representing or supporting Founders Classical Academy. This includes before and after school, during afternoon practices, and at school sporting events, including off-campus games and meets.

 

Hair and Hair Accessories  

Hair should be clean and well groomed. Unnatural hair coloring or streaking are not  permitted. Words, symbols, and designs shaved into hair, including facial hair, are not  allowed. Students should not wear dreadlocks, and girls should not wear hairstyles  where the scalp is shaved. Boys’ hair should not touch the collar of the shirt when  the boy is standing, and sideburns should be neatly trimmed and extend no longer  than the bottom of the earlobe. Boys must be clean-shaven and are not to wear hair  bands or put their hair into a bun or ponytail.  

Girls who wear hair bands, hair bows, or other accessories should choose items that  are in the school colors (red, white, and navy blue), neutral colors (black or brown),  or Founders Classical Academy plaid. Students will be asked to remove any  accessories that do not meet the specifications above.  

 

Jewelry

Tongue rings and other visible body piercings, including nose and eyebrow rings, are  not allowed. No gauges may be worn in pierced ears. Girls may wear no more than two earrings per ear. Dangling earrings are not allowed. Boys may not  wear earrings.  

 

Makeup  

It is appropriate, but optional, for girls in 6-12th grade to wear makeup that is natural  in appearance and not distracting. Visible body tattoos and body art are not allowed.  

 

Uniform Closet

We have a variety of uniform pieces on hand that are available to all our families. The Uniform Closet is open year round to meet the growing needs of your student.

Please contact Mrs. Kerry Anderson to schedule a time to look through the closet. We host multiple Uniform Exchanges throughout the year as well.

 

Girls' Uniforms by Grade

 

Grades K-2  

  • White Oxford button down shirt

  • Plaid jumper - no shorter than 2  inches above the knee (no skirts)  

  • Black or navy bike shorts under skirt  (must not show when standing)

 

Grades 3-6  

  • White Oxford button down shirt

  • Plaid pleated skirt - no shorter than 2  inches above the knee (no jumpers)

  • Black or navy bike shorts under skirt  (must not show when standing)  

  • Optional - solid navy crossover tie (or  plaid for honor roll students) 

 

Grades 7-12

  • White Oxford button down shirt

  • Plaid pleated skirt - no shorter than 2  inches above the knee (no jumpers)

  • Black or navy bike shorts under skirt  (must not show when standing)  

  • Optional - solid navy crossover tie (or  plaid for honor roll students)  

  • Optional - navy blazer

Students are required to have formal Wednesday attire and are welcome to wear their formal Wednesday uniforms throughout the week if they so choose. Additional uniform options are as follows:

  • Girls’ Additional Uniform Options  

    ● White or navy polo with logo  

    ● Khaki or navy pants or mid-thigh length shorts with black or brown belt (3-12)  

    ● Khaki or navy jumper (K-2) - no shorter than 2 inches above the knee  

    ● Khaki or navy skirt (3-12) - no shorter than 2 inches above the knee  

    ● Navy or black bike shorts must be worn under skirts and jumpers (should not show  when standing) 

 

 

Boys' Uniforms by Grade

 

Grades K-2

    • White Oxford button down shirt  (long or short sleeve)  

    • Khaki or navy pants or mid-thigh  length shorts 

Grades 3-6

  • White Oxford button down shirt  (long or short sleeve)  

  • Khaki or navy pants or mid-thigh  length shorts with black or brown belt

  • Solid navy tie (optional plaid tie for  honor roll students)

Grades 7-12

  • White Oxford button down shirt  (long or short sleeve)  

  • Khaki or navy pants or mid-thigh  length shorts with black or brown belt

  • Solid navy tie (optional plaid tie for honor roll  students)  

  • Optional - navy blazer 

 

Students are required to have formal Wednesday attire and are welcome to wear their formal Wednesday uniforms throughout the week if they so choose. Additional uniform options are as follows:

● White or navy polo with required logo  

● Khaki or navy pants or mid-thigh length shorts with black or brown belt (3-12)  

 

 

Outerwear (K-12th)

During winter weather, while students are outside, students may wear coats and jackets that are free of messages, large logos, other school logos, or images. Senior students that have been accepted and committed to attending a college, may wear that school logo’d outerwear during the 4th quarter. These must be removed and stored in a locker or backpack when the student comes inside.

 

Boys’ & Girls’ Indoor/Classroom Outerwear Options  

  • Navy-only knitted v-neck or crew neck pullover vest or sweater with optional logo (must be worn with a collared shirt underneath)

  • Navy-only cardigan with optional logo

  • Navy zippered fleece with optional logo

  • Archer Jackets allowed indoors for 9-12 grade athletes only according to the guidelines established and distributed by the Athletic Director

  • Letterman jacket allowed indoors for 9-12 grade

  • Approved cross country pullover fleece
  • No hoods or sweatshirts

 

Shoes, Socks, and Tights (K-12th)

Shoes, classroom and PE, must be solid colored, closed-toed, closed-heeled tennis or dress shoes; shoes and shoelaces must be solid white, black or brown. The shoelaces and the soles must match the shoe color. Logos must be the same color as the shoe.

 

Socks may be high or low socks, and they should be a solid color - black, navy, white, or brown. If girls would like to wear solid-colored tights or  leggings under their skirt, they should be black, navy, white, red and must be ankle length or footed. No capri length tights or leggings.  

 

Students may not wear boots, high-heeled shoes, sandals, flip-flops, crocs, moccasins, or slippers

 

PE Uniforms (6th-12th)

Students in 6-12th grade will be required to bring a uniform for PE class. Please follow these  guidelines for selecting appropriate PE attire:  

 

● Solid red t-shirt or Founders spirit wear (house shirts are not allowed during PE)

● Loose fitting, solid navy blue athletic shorts with a minimum inseam of 6 inches  (basketball style)

● Loose fitting, solid navy blue athletic pants or sweatpants  

● Solid navy blue tights or leggings that are ankle length or footed. PE shorts must be worn overtop.  

● Athletic clothing should not bear pictures, words, or other school markings, except  for small brand logos (less than an inch in size).  

● PE shoes should be court or cross-training shoes in solid white, black or brown. Shoes and shoelaces must be solid white, black or brown. The shoelaces and the soles must match the shoe color. Running shoes may be worn but are not recommended, except for running segments. They are less stable for lateral  movement.

PE clothes must be stored in the student’s locker in Building 3. All clothing is to be removed  from the locker rooms in Building 1 immediately after PE class.

Recommended PE Uniforms

Men's/Women's Moisture Wicking T-Shirt

Boys'/Girl's Moisture Wicking T-Shirt

Men’s Basketball Shorts

Boys'/Girls’ Basketball Shorts

Youth Shorts

Boys/Girls’ Mesh Shorts

Women's Basketball Shorts

Women’s Mesh Shorts

22-23 Uniform Visual Guide

 

Backpacks, Lunchboxes, Water Bottles, and Bags (K-12th)

Students are welcome to bring any backpack, lunchbox, or bag they like. Please ensure that  all backpacks, lunchboxes, and bags are free of patches and pins with vulgar or distracting  messages. 6-12th graders will leave their backpacks in their lockers during the day.

 

We encourage students to bring water bottles, including insulated water bottles, to school so  that they can stay hydrated and cool during recess and while outside. Students may not bring  anything other than water in their water bottles, including juice, soda, coffee, or milk.  

 

Special Occasions (K-12th)

Check the calendar for Special Occasion uniform dates.

On special occasions, our students are allowed to wear clothing in addition to their regular  uniform. Special occasions include the following:  

 

Spirit Friday  

Once a month on Spirit Friday students may come to school in Founders Classical  Academy of Leander spirit t-shirts and spirit sweatshirts and regular uniform  bottoms. House shirts are not to be worn on spirit days.  

 

House Colors  

Students in 7-12th grade may wear house shirts, sweatshirts, or plain t-shirts in their  house color with uniform bottoms on house meeting days.  

 

The regular dress code must be observed during school hours, which means that  students may not wear hats, scarves, socks, bandannas, t-shirts, etc. in their house  colors to school unless informed otherwise. A house may earn the privilege of  wearing their house colors to school on select days, but the regular dress code must  be observed unless that privilege has been earned.  

 

Crazy Sock Days  

We celebrate some holidays by wearing crazy socks along with the regular school  uniform. The dates will be listed on our school calendar on the website.