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Uniform Vision

Ashley Elementary students during recess

At Ashley Elementary all scholars are expected to wear uniforms each day while in the building. The uniforms are designed to create a connection to Ashley, a strong cohesive sense of identity and community.

Expectations

The following is an outline of the expectations for scholars’ uniforms at Ashley Elementary

What it looks like

Tops

  • Scholars are expected to wear an Ashley t-shirt, Pride Shirt or Polo at all times while in the building.  Additionally, they may wear an Ashley pullover or zip-up hoodie over the uniform top. All are available for purchase in the Ashley Main Office.

Bottoms

  • Scholars may wear navy blue, black, gray, or khaki pants, shorts, jumpers, athletic shorts, leggings or skirts.
  • Pants, skirts, jumpers and shorts must be worn at the student’s waistline, sagging is not allowed.
  • Shorts, skirts or jumpers must be at fingertip length (with hands to side) or longer.

Shoes

  • Basic tennis shoes or dress shoes are required.
  • Scholars are not allowed to wear heels, open-toe shoes, or shoes with wheels. 
  • Scholars may wear boots to school in the winter but must bring a change of shoes to participate in PE.

Makeup

  • Scholars are not allowed to wear makeup to school or apply make-up at school.
  • Scholars may use non-tinted chapstick or lip-gloss.

Jewelry

  • Scholars may wear studded earrings in each ear (may not wear hoop earrings). 
  •  Additionally, any other jewelry must be unobtrusive (i.e. necklaces must be worn inside shirt).

Other

  • Uniforms should be well kept, free of rips, markings, and stains.
  • If parent/guardian wishes to label clothing it should be inside of the uniform, not visible from the outside.
What it feels like
  • Staff, students and families are all knowledgeable about the uniform expectations.
  • Staff, students and families all share responsibility for upholding uniform expectations.

Procedures

The following procedures have been designed to ensure universal implementation of the Uniform Vision.

What it looks like
  • During First 3, teachers inspect all scholars’ uniforms during morning greeting. 
    • If the violation is outside the realm of loaner materials (i.e. wrong shoes) homeroom teachers contact his/her guardian to bring in the appropriate uniform items. 
  • When a scholar has demonstrated habitual uniform violations identified as five uniform violations that required loaner clothing or contact to guardians in a period of one month an administrator will contact the guardian to address the issue. The contact will be documented
What it feels like
  • Staff, students and families are all knowledgeable about the uniform expectations.
  • Staff, students and families all share responsibility for upholding uniform expectations.

Field Trips and Dress Down Days

Clear expectations are established for special events such as dress down days and field trips. Consistency of expectations and clear communication to staff, scholars, and families are necessary regarding uniforms at special events.

What it looks like
  • There will be school-designated dress down days.  During these days clear expectations will be given to scholars and families about the theme and what constitutes appropriate dress code. Appropriate dress code rules are:
    • Shirts must cover shoulders (no tank-top, cut off sleeves).
    • No exposed back, chest, or stomach
    • Free of offensive language, pictures, etc
    • Shorts and skirts must be an appropriate length (below the fingertips of the scholars when standing straight and placing arms by their side).
  • As a general rule scholars attending field trips are expected to remain in dress code as described above. The exception is if the activity dictates an alternative dress code for example going to the symphony may require a dress up or Balarat may require more comfortable clothing. 
    • If dress down is dictated by the field trip activity it will be the teacher’s responsibility to ensure the information is effectively communicated to parents, guardians, and school members in a timely manner. 
  • Scholar clothing must be appropriate for school and adhere to the theme, if applicable.
What it feels like
  • Staff, students and families are all knowledgeable about the uniform expectations as it relates to special events.
  • Information about special events is clearly communicated to parents. 
  • Staff, students and families all share responsibility for upholding uniform expectations during special events.

Uniform Guide

Scholars are required to adhere to the following dress code. Ashley logo attire may be purchased in the main office.

Uniform Shirts$8.00
Uniform Jackets$10.00

Required Tops

Scholars may wear any of the following:

  • Ashley T-Shirts
  • Ashley Pride T-Shirts
  • Ashley Polos
  • Regular Uniform Polos

Required Bottoms

Scholars may wear any gray, black, navy blue and/or khaki of the following:

  • Khakis
  • Jumpers
  • Skirts
  • Athletic Shorts
  • Leggings

Required Shoes

Scholars must wear closed-toe shoes (e.g. dress shoes and/or athletic shoes).

Optional

Scholars may wear Ashley sweatshirts or zip-up jackets.

All scholars are encouraged to wear Ashley Pride Shirts and Jeans on Fridays.