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Uniform Policy

Shore Elementary Magnet School has adopted a mandatory school uniform policy for all our students. The uniform policy was instituted based on research that has shown improvement in discipline, time on task, decrease in tardiness, and overall improvement in respect for oneself and others.  It also has served as a safety measure in quickly identifying a Shore student

The mandatory student uniform consists of the following:
  • Solid white, navy, or burgundy top with a collar.  (Knit pullover shirt, blouse, and button-up shirt or turtleneck shirt)
  • Solid navy or khaki bottom.  (Shorts, long pants, skirt, jumper, or sweatpants.)
  • No athletic shorts or items with sports logos.
  • Students are permitted to wear a school-sponsored T-shirt and denim on Fridays or special designated days (i.e. field trips).
  • Shoes shall be worn and be secured fastened to the feet and have a low heel height.  Footwear must be suitable for outdoor physical education classes and unsafe shoes such as “skate tennis shoes” and “Crocs” are not allowed.
Exceptions to the dress code shall be permitted when:
  • A student wears a uniform of a nationally recognized youth organization, such as Boy Scouts, on regular meeting days.
  • A student wears a costume or special clothing necessary for a school play or other school-sponsored activity as permitted by the principal.  
  • The wearing of clothing in compliance with the uniform policy violates a student’s sincerely held religious belief.
  • A student’s parent or guardian has secured permission from the principal due to unusual circumstances.  
Compliance Measures
The school will use positive reinforcement measures to encourage full compliance with the uniform policy.

Annual Evaluation
The school will conduct an evaluation at the end of each school year to determine the effects of the mandatory school uniform policy.  Data will be solicited from the school records, school staff, parents, and other members of the community.
Financial Hardships
No student shall be denied attendance at school nor otherwise penalized for failure to wear clothing that complies with the uniform policy if such failure is due to financial hardship.  An application procedure has been established to assist families in need.