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.
ELEMENTARY and Middle School Dress Code for the 2023-24 school year
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.
Uniforms are to be purchased from:
Ideal School Apparel
Jeanine Caruso – (813) 244-7911
Visit the website by clicking here: http://www.idealschoolapparel.com/FCA_c2.htm
DRESS FOR MONDAY through THURSDAY
Monogrammed polo shirts with khaki or navy uniform shorts, pants, skorts, or capris. The monogrammed shirts 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.
FCA Spirit t-shirts are allowed with blue jeans, blue jean shorts or uniform shorts. Student cannot wear cut off shorts, athletic shorts or short shorts. Ripped jeans with holes are also NOT ALLOWED.
The last Friday of each month will be a Casual Friday and students may wear an outfit of their choice.
Sometimes the classrooms get cool. All families must purchase a monogrammed FCA sweatshirt or hoodie for their child to wear in the classroom. Please put your child’s name in their hoodie or sweatshirt. There is no way to tell who a jacket belongs to since they all look the same.
JACKETS AND COATS PURCHASED ELSEWHERE MAY BE WORN TO SCHOOL AND AT RECESS DURING THE COLDER MONTHS, BUT CANNOT BE WORN IN THE CLASSROOM.
Students are to wear closed toe shoes. No sandals, crocs or heels higher than 2”.
Sneakers/tennis shoes and socks ARE REQUIRED for P.E.
HAIR AND JEWELRY
BOYS: Hair needs to be neatly trimmed and combed and out of a student’s eyes. Earrings are not permitted. No extremes in hairstyles or hair color (no unnatural colors) 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 (no unnatural colors), jewelry, or make-up will be permitted. Extremes will be defined by the Administration. Hats may be worn outside, but not in the classroom.
No tank tops or spaghetti strap tops. Shorts must be no shorter than 2” above the knee. If the shirts have images or messages they should be positive messages or images (not offensive or scary).
BELTS ARE MANDATORY
You may purchase belts from any vendor. A belt must be worn with shorts or pants.
PE uniforms are required for all Middle School students. PE shorts must be no shorter than 2” past their 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. We cannot be responsible for returning lost items.
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, including hair. 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.