Dress Code:

Updated for the 2020-2021 School Year

Christian ideals suggest that modesty, neatness, and refinement should characterize the dress and appearance of students attending Toledo Junior Academy. National surveys have shown significant benefits of a dress code policy, including improvement in discipline, increased student safety, decreased peer pressure, increased student achievement, and improved attendance. Given these advantages, Toledo Junior Academy has adopted the following dress code policy for the 2020-2021 school year. We plan to return to our previously published uniforms during the 2021-2022 school year. 

 

2020-2021  Standards of Dress

Each student is expected to be neat, clean, and well groomed in a moderate and modest manner. All clothing is to reflect a Christian decorum and avoid any reference to extreme fads, alcohol, drugs, abused substances, violence, foul language, or sexual innuendo. We have been dressing down on Fridays for many years with great success, and we are thankful for your full support in following our guidelines this year as our focus needs to be on the quality academics we will be delivering during the precious face-to-face time we will have together. TJA has suspended uniforms this year so that students can be cool and comfortable/warm and cozy while outside for long durations as we intend to utilize our outdoor space for social distancing purposes. It will be crucial to check the weather and dress accordingly and appropriately each day. Your child may want to pack a sweater/zippered or pullover hoodie for use in the classroom in the early weeks of school as the air conditioning can make classrooms chilly after being outdoors. Your child is welcome to wear their uniform clothes from last year if you choose.  

  • Shoes: Must have non-marking soles, closed heel and toe, and no wheels. Socks must be worn with shoes. Tennis shoes are acceptable. 

  • Tops: Short/long sleeved T-shirts, wide-strapped sleeveless shirts, athletic wear, sweaters, hoodies, and polos are permitted. No spaghetti strap, mesh (see-through), or crop tops/low neckline tops. 

  • Dresses/skirts should be of modest length. 

  • Pants/shorts: Sweatpants, athletic pants/shorts, khakis, and jeans are permitted. 

    • Shorts should be a modest length.

    • Biker shorts are not permitted, unless worn as part of a modesty strategy under dresses/skirts. 

    • “Jegging/legging” style pants are permitted if modest. 

    • Tights are not pants and should only be worn under other pant/dress garments. 

  • Coats/jackets will be reserved for outdoors and may not be worn inside the classrooms.

*If a student comes to school with clothing not in conformity to the dress code herein stated, then parents will be called to bring suitable clothing.*

Traditional School Year Uniform Policy

  1. Uniforms are to be worn at all times, except on specified days.

  2. If makeup is worn it should result in a natural appearance.

  3. Chewing gum is not allowed.

  4. Hats are not to be worn in the school building.

Girls

  • Jumpers, Slacks, Skirts or modest Walking shorts

  • Shorts: Navy or Khaki. Shorts and skirts must fall well below the fingertips.

  • Tops: Shirts, polo or turtleneck or dresses with sleeves and collars in the following solid colors: White, Red, Light Blue, or Navy

  • Sweaters: White, Red, Light Blue, or Navy.

  • Shoes: Shoes with non-marking soles (closed heel and closed toe).

  • Socks: Socks or hose are required. Acceptable sock colors are White, Red, Light Blue, or Navy.

Boys

  • Slacks or modest Walking Shorts: Navy or Khaki.

  • Tops: Shirts, polo or turtleneck with sleeves and collars in the following solid colors: White, Red, Light Blue or Navy.

  • Sweaters: White, Red, Light Blue, or Navy.

  • Shoes: Shoes with non-marking soles (closed heel and closed toe.)

  • Socks: Socks are required. Acceptable sock colors are White, Red, Light Blue, or Navy.

  • Shoes with wheels are not appropriate. All wheels must be left at home. Any found at school (even after school hours) will be confiscated.

Dress Down Fridays

On Fridays, students may wear casual clothes if they choose. They must meet the same modesty standards as the regular dress code. T-shirts with offensive or suggestive pictures or logos are not appropriate. The dress code for shoes remains the same.

 

Dress Code Infractions 

Students who dress out of code will take home a note to notify parents of each infraction. At the 3rd infraction, parents will be called to pick the child up from school to go change clothes. Subsequent infractions may be taken to the school board as a discipline issue.

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