South Providence School Uniform Dress Code

  • Updated:  February 20, 2012   

    The goal of South Providence School is to maintain a focus on academic achievement and not the dress code.  It is our sincere desire to maintain a safe and orderly environment free of conflict around dress code and respectful to the institution. Compliance with the SPS Dress code is mandatory   for advancement through the Level System and exit requirements.

    All clothing must be size appropriate.  The Administration of South Providence School reserves the right to address concerns related to individuals regarding their clothing and accessories.  

    Shirts

    Boys and girls shirts are to be black, gray or white.  All shirts are to have a collar around the neck line and can be either a polo or button down style shirt.  All shirts must have sleeves with a factory hem.  All shirts must be tucked into the pants, shorts, skirts, and Capri’s (tucked in means that the belt is visible).  If a T-shirt is worn under the polo or button down shirt, it must be either solid black, gray or white and free of any designs, artwork, emblems, pictures, and logos.  Girl’s clothing should not be too small, too tight and/or too low cut but should fit each girl loosely and comfortably, covering the entire upper body. All shirts must be able to be tucked into the bottom wear.  

    Boys’ bottom wear

    Boys may wear khaki or black pants or shorts; denim is not acceptable material.  Both must be worn at the waist and no shorter than the top of the knee.  Pants and shorts with belt loops must be worn with a belt.  Belts must be solid black or brown and excessive belt material must be tucked into the loops.   Pants and shorts must be size appropriate and fit the individual that is wearing the clothing.  Pants and shorts must be free of holes and tears and must have a factory hem.

    Girls’ bottom wear

    Girls may wear khaki or black shorts, pants, skirts, or Capri’s; denim is not acceptable material. Shorts, pants, skirts, and Capri’s must be worn at or above the hip line and must be no shorter than the top of the knee.  Clothing with slits on the side must not extend past the index finger when placed to the side.   Clothing with belt loops must be worn with a belt and excessive belt length must be tucked into the loops. No ultra-low rise pants should be worn.

    Sweaters, Sweatshirts and Hoodies

    Sweaters, sweatshirts and hoodies must be solid white, black or gray which are free of logos, patches, pictures, artwork, designs and emblems.  A collared polo or button down shirt that is white, gray or black must be worn under sweaters, sweatshirts and hoodies.

    Shoes

    Standard dress shoes and athletic shoes can be any combination of  black, white, brown or gray.  Shoe laces must be black, brown, white or gray.  You must have appropriate shoes for all school activities.  Flip flops and bedroom slippers are not permitted.  

    Headwear

    Nothing covering the head, this includes but is not limited to: hats, bandanas, combs, picks, rags, wave caps, sweat bands, hoods, pullovers, ear muffs, toboggans, jackets or scarves.  Items will be confiscated if worn and only returned to a parent or guardian.

    Blankets

    Blankets are not an acceptable form of clothing and should not be brought to school.  Students will not be allowed to wrap up in blankets in the classroom and should dress appropriately for the expected temperature.

    Jewelry

    All necklaces must be worn inside the clothes.  Contact lenses must be a natural eye color and free of any design.  Only dentist approved caps or crowns are permitted on teeth.  Dentist notes will be required.  No gold or silver front or lower grills.  Jewelry needs to be free of studs.  Extra-large earrings are not appropriate for school as they are safety concerns during physical activity.

    Chains that hang from the wallet, belts, or belt loops are not permitted.  Belt buckles must be an appropriate size for the belt that is being worn; this means no large ornate, heavy, solid or socially inappropriate shape and symbol buckles are permitted.

    Book Bags

    Book bags must be either clear or mesh and must be kept in the Learning Community not carried throughout the school building. Purses are not permitted.

    Hair

    All hair must be neat.  Students will not be allowed to engage in hair grooming at school.  No bandanas or bandana like materials as headbands.  Girls may use appropriate fashion headbands.

    Outerwear

    In the winter, heavier winter coats must be removed upon entrance and carried to the classroom.  All heavy outerwear shall be removed at entry and stored in the Learning Community throughout the day unless a student has the legitimate need to go outdoors when a heavy coat is required.  

    Gang

    Zero tolerance on gang attire and accessories.  Please refer to UCPS policy concerning gangs.

    Dress Code Consequences:

    Students not in compliance with dress code during transition periods will receive a friendly reminder from staff. Students are expected to be in dress code at all times.

    1. Students unable to comply with dress code as recorded on the point sheet will be given the opportunity to comply with the dress code and/or call a parent or guardian to assist with compliance of dress code.  Student will process with BMT or counselors to assist with dress code compliance and a return to classroom.

    2. Second non-compliance with dress code for the week as recorded by the point sheet will result in an office referral, parent notification and automatic drop to day one of current level.

    3. Third non-compliance with dress code as recorded by the point sheet will result in an office referral, 1 day of OSS and a required parent conference.

    4. Repeated non-compliance with dress code will result in further disciplinary actions to include additional days of OSS and placement in the Reset cottage for a duration determined by administration.

    All clothing must be size appropriate.  The Administration of South Providence School reserves the right to address concerns related to individuals regarding their clothing and accessories.  

    School issued ID card and lanyard is considered to be a part of the dress code.