STUDENT DRESS CODE

No student's appearance, including but not limited to his/her attire, shall be considered proper and acceptable for school if it distracts from, or in any way disrupts, the educational process. The Livingston Parish School Board is responsible for achieving a system wide dress code for appearance and dress among students that will promote the best atmosphere for teaching and learning.

 

DRESS AND PERSONAL GROOMING

            It is the responsibility of each student to use good judgment regarding appearance and attire.  Cleanliness shall be a basic consideration.  Any complaint concerning a student's dress and appearance shall be addressed by the particular school's administration.  The principal of the particular school shall make the final decision as to what is considered proper attire and appearance. In the event that health and medical considerations for a particular student require an exception to the Dress Code, the principal of the particular school shall determine that exception and make his/her faculty and staff aware of the exception.

          The following guidelines have been established regarding all student's dress and appearance: 

  • Appropriate footwear must be worn to school (no shower shoes, flip-flops).
  • Caps, hats, unprescribed glasses are not permitted. 
  • Patches, decorations, slogans, symbols, tags, marks, or advertisements are prohibited(Examples: Beer, cigarettes, drugs, obscene suggestions, sexual connotations, etc.)           
  • No emblems, insignias, or monograms shall appear on any uniform item. 
  • Earring(s) are not allowed for males as wearing apparel. (Ears or other body parts, shirt,pants, etc.)   
  • Male hair length must be of even distribution.  The hair may not extend below the plane of the shoulder nor down upon the eyebrow in front, nor down below the earlobes.  Hair must be clean, well-groomed and neat at all times.  (Lines cut in the hair, shaven hair, "mohawk" cuts, extreme coloring of hair, "tails" or any other hairstyle which interferes with a student's performance or that of his classmates is prohibited.) 
  • Sideburns can extend to the lobe of the ear.  Beards are unacceptable.  Mustaches neatly trimmed are acceptable. 
  • Female hair must be clean, neat and well-groomed.  Extreme coloring and extreme hairstyles are not acceptable.  Hair in rollers is not acceptable. 
  • Foundation garments must be worn. 
  • Dress during any period where uniforms are not required, such as special event days, or for transferring students, shall be consistent with the intent and spirit of the School Uniform Dress Code. Please see page 15 in handbook

 

SCHOOL UNIFORM DRESS CODE

            The School Board is permitted by state law to adopt dress codes mandating the use of school uniforms.  The purpose of the School Uniform Dress Code shall be to provide additional opportunities for increased school safety; to encourage students to experience a greater sense of school identity and belonging; to encourage an improvement in student behavior; and to encourage a high level of program participation.

 

Shirt:

  • Solid color:  Navy blue or white
  • Polo: (golf-boxed, hemmed) two, three, or four buttons at the top front with collar (short or long sleeve)
  • Oxford/dress shirt (short or long sleeves)
  • **Kindergarten – fourth grade students shall be encouraged to tuck in shirts.
  • **Fifth grade students shall be required to tuck in shirts.
  • **Middle/junior/high school students shall be required to tuck in shirts.
  • Designs, emblems, insignias, monograms and logos are prohibited
  • Under-shirts and t-shirts, if worn, must be white or navy in color and can only be worn underneath the standard uniform

 

Skirts/Shorts/Slacks/Skorts:

  • Solid color:  Khaki
  • Style must be cotton twill or cotton blend (no jean style or material)-No rivets
  • No sewn on outside pockets or flaps; cargo pants are prohibited
  • ** Kindergarten – fourth grade students may have elastic waist pants with or without belt loops (belts are optional, but encouraged)
  • **Fifth grade students’ pants must have belt loops and mandatory belt
  • **Middle/junior/high school students’ pants must have belt loops and mandatory belt
  • Designs, emblems, insignias, monograms and logos are prohibited
  • Zip fly only

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Jumpers:

  • Solid color:  Khaki
  • Styles must be cotton twill or cotton blend (no jean style/material)
  • Designs, emblems, insignias, monograms and logos are prohibited
  • Uniform shirts must be worn under jumpers
  • Length:  No shorter than four (4) inches above the knee

 

Skirts:

  • Must be worn at waistline
  • Length:  No shorter than four (4) inches above the knee
  • Can be pleated, flat, or A-line
  • Cargo style pockets on any garment are prohibited.

 

Shorts:

  • Must be worn at the waistline
  • Length: Top of knee to four (4) inches above knee (length cannot be below the knees) (length can be cuffed or not cuffed)
  • Can be pleated or flat front

 

Skorts

  • If skorts have belt loops, a belt must be worn
  • Must be worn at the waistline
  • Length: Top of knee to four (4) inches above knee (length cannot be below the knees) (length can be cuffed or not cuffed)
  • Can be pleated, flat, or A-line

 

Slacks:

  • Straight legs
  • No elastic or gathered at the ankles. No slits in pants legs.
  • Must be hemmed and length not to exceed top of shoe (hem can be cuffed)
  • No pockets on lower legs. 
  • Must be worn at waistline
  • Cropped, stirrup, parachute, wind, stretch/warm-up, Capri, and jean style pants are prohibited
  • Can be pleated or flat front

 

Belts:

  • Solid color and solid material:  Black, navy blue, khaki or brown
  • Kindergarten to fourth grade students shall be encouraged to wear belts
  • Fifth grade students – belts are mandatory when wearing slacks, shorts  
  • Middle/junior/high students – belts are mandatory when wearing slacks, shorts  
  • Belt buckles must be plain; standard buckle
  • Appropriate length for waist size
  • Designs, emblems, insignias, monograms, logos, holes, studs etc. are prohibited

 

Hose/Tights:    

  • Solid color:  White, navy blue or skin tone
  • Socks, hose or tights must be worn with shoes
  • Leggings are not allowed

 

Socks: 

  • Solid color:  White, navy blue or khaki (must be matching pair)
  • Mandatory wear
  • Designs, emblems, insignias, monograms and logos are prohibited
  • Must be visible and no higher than the knee

 

 

 

 

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Shoes:

  • Shoes may  tie, buckle or velcro
  • Closed toe and closed heel shoe mandatory (tennis shoes, dress shoes, casual shoes or slip-on shoes)
  • Shoes shall be properly tied, if applicable
  • Boots may be worn with pants only  

 

 

Pullovers of Any Kind   (sweaters, sweatshirts, vests; any garment which is pulled over the head which does not snap, button or zip from top to bottom):

  • Solid color:  Navy blue or white
  • Pullover v‑neck or pullover crew (hoods are prohibited)
  • Must be worn over uniform shirt
  • Turtlenecks are prohibited
  • Designs, emblems, insignias, monograms and logos are prohibited

 

Coats:

  • Coat/jacket/sweater may be worn as long as the uniform shirt collar is revealed under the coat/jacket/sweater (TRENCHCOATS are prohibited)
  • Vests/jackets/sweaters/coats that  zip/button/snap from top to bottom may be any color and with hood

 

Make-up:

  • Elementary students are not allowed to wear make-up.

 

 

 

 

Eastside Elementary FREE DRESS Policy

 

Shirt:

  • No spaghetti straps or talk tops
  • No inappropriate text or logos

 

Skirts/Shorts/Slacks/Skorts:

  • Skirt/Skort length: No shorter than four (4) inches above the knee
  • Shorts Length: No shorter than four (4) inches above knee
  • Capris are allowed
  • Pajama pants are not allowed
  • Tights/leggings are not allowed

 

Footwear:

  • Unless stated otherwise, students should not wear flip flops or slippers to school
  • Shoes should have backs, sandals are allowed
  • Any color socks are allowed

 

Headwear:

  • Hats and sunglasses are not allowed

 

**Belts are not required for 5th grade students on free dress days

 

 

 

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By purchasing from an approved vendor, parents will be certain the uniform will be in compliance.  In addition, a complete uniform (shirt, slacks, shorts, skirt, skorts, jumper, and belt) will be displayed in every school for parents to view.  The acceptable color is the traditional khaki.  The lighter stone color is not acceptable.  The dark chocolate brown color and the dark green color are also not  acceptable.   If there is any doubt about a purchase regarding style and/or color, refer to the display at each school or visit an approved vendor. 

 

APPROVED VENDORS FOR LIVINGSTON PARISH SCHOOL UNIFORMS

**This list will be updated periodically and posted on the School Board website at http://www.lpsb.org.

 

ACADEMY SPORTS
8464 Airline Hwy.
Baton Rouge, LA 70815
(225) 928-3131

DOUBLE G
19390 Vicknair Road
Maurepas, LA 70449
(225) 698-1538

KINCHENS
19053 Florida Blvd.
Albany, LA 70711
(985) 567-3504

SCHOOL DAYS UNIFORMS & SUPPLIES
13475 Vera McGowan Dr.
Walker, LA 70785
(225) 665-7989

SPORT-N-CENTER
205 South Range Avenue
Denham Springs, LA 70726
(225) 664-7386

TICK-TOCK SHOPPE
2706 W. Thomas
Hammond, LA 70401
(985) 542-0121

THE OLD SCHOOL OF HAMMOND
1500 W. Church St.
Hammond, LA 70401
985-419-1900
985-419-9505 fax

Faith's Uniforms
2206 N. Sherwood Forest Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70815
(225) 275-1111

UNIFORM MART
(near Woman’s Hospital)
9535 Airline Hwy.
Baton Rouge, LA 70815
(225) 925-9552
(225) 929-9552 fax

UNIFORM MART
(near St. Theresa School)
910 Airline Hwy.
Gonzales, LA
(225) 644-2181

WAL-MART (Denham Springs)
904 South Range Avenue
Denham Springs, LA 70726
(225) 665-0270

WAL-MART (Walker)
28270 Walker South Rd.
Walker, LA 70785
(225) 667-2335

WATSON AUTO & HARDWARE
34972 Hwy. 16
Watson, LA 70706
(225) 664-4883 or (225) 664-5020

Crystal Vavasseur
tps.indoff.com 
(can order online)
225-218-4025
(can call and arrange to see/purchase the uniforms)
225-218-4025
(can fax the order to her)

Hannah's
10127 Florida Boulevard, Suite B
Walker, LA 70785
225-667-1847

StudentOutfitter
Online Store at www.studentoutfitter.com Appointments available -
Call 225-304-5993
Up to 8% of purchase goes back to your school!

   

 

 

 

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Student Compliance with the Uniform Dress Code:

            The School Uniform Dress Code of Livingston Parish shall strive to achieve full compliance through use of incentives and positive reinforcement measures, and will resort to disciplinary action only when positive measures fail to ensure compliance.  In addition, the policy's rationale and benefits of the School Uniform Dress Code will be explained and fully understood by the student and his or her family.

            The intent of this policy is not to inhibit or prohibit any student who is not in uniform from receiving the education to which he or she is entitled.  Also, the intent of this policy is not to suspend or expel a student from class or from school, or lower an academic grade as a result of not complying with the School Uniform Dress Code.  However, non‑compliance shall result in progressive disciplinary action being taken with the student.

No student shall be considered in violation of the School Uniform Dress Code in the following instances:

  1. When administrators allow exceptions to the uniform code for special events. (Ex. Dress‑up day, athletes on game days, academic teams, clubs, picture day, Boy Scouts or Girl Scouts on regular meeting days, etc.)
  2. During the first ten (10) school days after transferring from out of the Parish to Livingston Parish Schools.  During this ten (10) day period, appropriate dress (according to School Board Policy) shall be followed.
  3. When a student is on campus outside of normal school hours.
  4. When a student has been authorized by the school principal to wear a school activity uniform such as those worn by members of the cheerleading squad, dance team, band or athletic teams

 Progressive Disciplinary Action:

            Students violating the School Uniform Dress Code shall be disciplined as follows:

  • 1st offense =  Parent/Guardian Contact
  • 2nd offense  = Administrator/Parent, Verbal Contact
  • 3rd offense  = Detention
  • 4th offense and subsequent = One (1) day out of school suspension for each offense

 

Special Requirements for Eastside Elementary

  • All fifth grade students will be required to have shirts tucked in at all times.  Belts will also be required wear for fifth grade students.
  • All students will be required to have tennis shoes completely tied.  Shoestrings must be tied and not tucked into the shoe. 
  • All jackets will be worn unzipped while students are in the building and during warm weather when students are at recess or at physical education.

**Students violating the uniform dress policy shall be taken to the clothes closet (donated uniforms) and will be given the appropriate clothing to change.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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