Howard Drive Elementary

Uniform Policy

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All students will be expected to wear school uniforms to school every day. Also, students will be expected to come to school with attention given to personal cleanliness, grooming, and neatness of dress. The school selected uniform program includes the following attire and will be strictly enforced during the school year.

Tops

  • Only shirts with collars are to be worn (polo type or oxfords are acceptable). The shirt colors include white, light blue, navy, red, and hunter green. The NEW Howard Drive Elementary logo patch is to be adhered to all shirts. Patches can be purchased in our PTA's online store.
  • In cold weather, uniforms must be worn, but any type of outerwear is acceptable.

Bottoms

  • Navy blue and khaki colors were chosen for the bottom attire. This includes shorts, long pants, skirts, and skorts in a uniform - style cotton or cotton blend fabric. Nylon running gym shorts or anything similar is unacceptable.

Shoes

  • Students may wear sneakers or any type of closed toe shoes with socks.

Casual Day (Fridays Only)

  • On Fridays, students may wear their uniforms or they may wear their Howard Drive spirit or
    club t-shirts. The bottom attire should be navy or khaki pants, or blue jeans (cut-
    off jeans or shorts are unacceptable). Friday shirts can be purchased at our PTA's online store.

Exceptions To Wearing The Uniform Are Permitted When:

  • Uniforms of a nationally recognized youth organization such as the Boy Scouts or Girl Scouts
    are worn on regular meeting days.
  • A student wears a button, armband, or other accouterment to exercise the right to freedom of speech as guaranteed by the First Amendment and School Board Rule 6G-X13-1A-1107, unless the button, armband or other accouterment signifies or is related to gangs, gang membership or gang activity.
  • The wearing of a school uniform violates a student’s sincerely held religious belief.
  • The student’s parent or guardian has secured an exemption from the mandatory uniform program.

Parents who object to their child/children wearing a uniform at a mandatory uniform school must request an application for Exemption from the School Uniform Program.

The principal or another designated administrator will meet with the parent to discuss the uniform policy and the nature of the objections to the policy. If the outcome of the meeting is to continue the waiver request, the principal will grant the waiver for district approval.

Should you have any questions regarding the uniform policy, please call the school at: (305) 235-1412.

Deanna Dalby, Principal