FCA Dress Code
Send children to school in comfortable and practical clothing. Please avoid straps, complicated buttons, zippers and belts that can cause frustration. Children should be able to get in and out of one-piece outfits by themselves. For safety reasons, no flip-flop style sandals are allowed. Closed toe sneakers are the best for your child’s comfort and safety. For girls: No spaghetti strap tops and please put shorts under all dresses and skirts.
FCA school uniform policy allows emphasis to be placed on the character development and positive self-image of each individual student, rather than on external appearances. Uniforms encourage students to have a sense of school pride, thereby building confidence and self-reliance.
UNIFORM PURCHASE INFORMATION
Uniforms are to be purchased from:
Ideal School Apparel
Visit the website by clicking here: http://www.idealschoolapparel.com/FCA_c2.htm
Dress for Mondays-Thursdays: Monogrammed polo shirts with khaki or navy uniform shorts, pants, skorts, or capris. The monogrammed shirts and dresses must be ordered from Ideal School Apparel. The shorts, pants, skorts, and capris can be purchased from a department store of your choice from their uniform sections or from Ideal School Apparel. The girls can also wear the monogrammed polo dress that must be ordered from Ideal School Apparel.
Friday dress – FCA Spirit t-shirts, FCA club shirts, or FCA Gobbler t-shirts are allowed with blue jean pants, jean shorts of a modest length, or uniform bottoms. Blue jeans with holes in them are not allowed.
The last Friday in each month will be a casual Friday. Occasionally there will also be a Friday Fun Dress Day with a theme (Examples: Cowboy Day, Favorite Sports Team, etc.) or a casual day. If your child does not want to dress according to the theme, he/she may wear appropriate casual day clothes or the normal Friday wear.
Additional Outerwear – Sometimes the classrooms get cool. Sweatshirts worn in the classroom must be FCA monogrammed sweatshirts that can be purchased through Ideal School Apparel. JACKETS AND COATS PURCHASED ELSEWHERE MAY BE WORN TO SCHOOL AND AT RECESS, BUT NOT IN THE CLASSROOM.
SHOES: Students are to wear closed toe shoes. No sandals, water shoes, backless shoes, crocs or heels higher than 2”. Sneakers or tennis shoes and socks ARE REQUIRED for P.E.
SOCKS: If your child’s socks show when wearing the uniform, they must be solid color socks or leggings that complement the uniform. Students are not to wear knee length patterned socks or leggings or colors that do not match the uniform colors.
HAIR AND JEWELRY:
BOYS: Hair needs to be neatly trimmed, combed, and out of eyes. Earrings are not permitted. No extremes in hairstyles or hair color will be permitted. Extremes will be defined by the Administration. Hats may be worn outside, but not in the classroom.
GIRLS: Jewelry should be kept to a minimum. No extremes in hairstyles, hair color, jewelry, or make-up will be permitted. Extremes will be defined by the Administration. Hats may be worn outside, but not in the classroom.
CASUAL DAY ATTIRE – No tank tops or spaghetti strap tops. Shorts must be no shorter than fingertip length. f the shirts have images or messages they should be positive messages or images (not offensive or scary).
PE UNIFORMS are required for middle school students. PE shorts must be no shorter than fingertips in length so please purchase the correct size for your student.
Sweaters, jackets, sneakers, and backpacks must be labeled with student’s names or initials.
The dress code will be enforced for all students at all times while on school property. Please see that your child does not leave home with clothing that does not meet the standards specified above. After two written violations, students will not be allowed to remain in class if they are in violation of the school dress code. Parents will be called and expected to bring the student proper attire within a reasonable amount of time. The Administration of FCA reserves the right to make final decisions regarding student dress. Teachers will be instructed to send home uniform violations and follow through per handbook with consequences.