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Dress Code

Dress Code

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The Voyage Academy mascot is the Viking, and our school colors are blue, gray and white.

Dress Code Policy

The purpose of this Dress Code Policy is to help create a safe learning environment and promote the crew concept. Voyage Academy believes that a mandatory dress code will promote a sense of school unity and remove distractions created by socioeconomic differences and modern fashion, while instilling personal responsibility and self-respect.

All students are required to wear uniforms. Parents are responsible for ensuring that their children wear the designated school uniform clothing as outlined below.

Tops
−     Shirts must be solid white, grey, black or any shade of blue with or without authorized school logo.
−     Shirts must have a collar (polo style or button up shirt)
−     Shirts can be long or short sleeved.
−     Sleeves must cover the shoulders and under the arm.
−     Layering with a shirt underneath is permitted as long as the under layer is solid white, blue, black, or grey.
−     Logos and embroidery are permitted as long as they are no larger than the size of a half dollar, or 1.5” square. The school logo, which may be larger, is also accepted.
−     Shirts must be long enough to cover midriff when standing, sitting, and bending over.

Sweaters and Vests
−     Must be solid blue, white, black, or grey with or without authorized school logo.
−     When wearing sweaters and vests in the classroom, collars must be visible.

Winter coats, jackets, gloves and hats are not subject to the uniform color restrictions, and should be worn outside the building.

Bottoms
−     All bottoms must be a solid khaki, navy blue, black, or grey.
−     Jumpers, skirts, skorts, shorts and capris are allowed but must be no shorter than two inches above the knee.
−     Cargo pants/shorts are allowed.
−     Solid colored dresses in blue, grey, or khaki may be worn.
−     Dresses must have a collar or collared shirt underneath.
−     Sweatpants, exercise pants, and overalls are not permitted.
−     Tights/leggings (when not worn under a skirt or dress) are not permitted.
−     Denim jeans and jeggings are not permitted on uniform dress days.

No low-riding bottoms or visible undergarments will be allowed. Something must be worn under skirts to cover undergarments. For example: tights, leggings, or spandex shorts. Leggings and tights must be a school color and be opaque (not sheer). Fish net and lace tights/leggings are not permitted. When tights and leggings are worn, dresses and skirts still must be no shorter than two inches above the knee.

Field Work Dress

When students are out on field work, normal dress code will be worn unless otherwise specified by the teacher.

Shoes

Footwear must be appropriate for outdoor activities and P.E.. Footwear may have open toes but must have a strap or some kind of back on the shoe so that it doesn’t slip off the feet.

Students may not wear:
−     Shoes with wheels
−     Flip-flops
−     Slippers of any kind are not permitted

Accessories

Body piercing will be limited to earrings only (no gauging) that do not draw undue attention or present a danger to the person wearing them. Other jewelry may not be excessive or distract from the learning environment. No chains may be worn other than around the neck or wrist. Ties are permitted, but must be a school color.

Hair

Students may wear their hair in any way that does not distract from the learning environment. Extreme hairstyles and unnatural colors will not be allowed.

Other Attire

Students may choose other attire such as backpacks, purses, etc. that are not offensive and are appropriate to our learning environment. Hats may not be worn inside the building.

Dress Down Day

A “Dress Down Day” is a regular school day when various provisions of this Dress Code Policy will not be enforced.

The following are examples of clothing that is inappropriate and will not be permitted:
−     Clothing or lack of clothing that is disruptive, provocative, revealing, indecent, vulgar, or obscene;
−     Revealing necklines, bare midriffs and excessively tight clothing;
−     Clothing which promotes alcoholic beverages, tobacco, or the use of controlled substances by words or symbols;
−     Clothing which contains profanity, nudity, depicts violence, or is sexual in nature by words or symbols;
−     Tank tops, spaghetti strap tops, and sleeveless shirts;
−     Undergarments worn as an outer garment or any see-through clothing that reveals an undergarment;
−     Hats, visors, sunglasses, sweatbands, and bandannas (may be worn outside but must be removed when inside the school);
−     Short shorts and short skirts. Skirt and short length should be no shorter than 2 inches above the knee;
−     Pajamas (may only be worn on designated days approved by the Director);
−     Tights, leggings, and jeggings (when not worn under a skirt or dress); and
−     Any item of clothing or jewelry that creates a disruption of the school environment/learning activities, or that poses a threat to the safety and well-being of students or staff.