Our Dress Code
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Our Inaugural Year
As our name suggests, School in the Square values everyone’s voice and democratic process. One year ago, members of our new school had many different opinions about school dress code. We agreed to have a relaxed policy for year one and come together as a community later to decide a policy for year two. This decision would be the responsibility (and privilege) of our founding families.
In May of our founding year, we launched a school-wide inquiry into S2 uniforms with the goal of coming up with our new policy.
We reviewed the latest research. Parents and students took a survey to share their perspectives of an S2 uniform. Students analyzed the uniform survey results and found that a majority of our families - both parents and students - are overwhelmingly in favor of instituting an S2 uniform.
A Student Uniform Committee was assembled with representatives from each Primetime. Ms. Rubey and Mr. Meyers worked with the committee as they struggled to come toagreement on the issues. It was a true lesson in democracy: committee members considered different perspectives and developed a uniform policy representative of our school community.
Our New Policy
True to our value of honoring difference, our uniform policy gives as much choice as possible while providing a consistent “look” across the school.
Next year, students will follow a school-wide, flexible uniform policy that allows them to choose their own color and style combinations.
They can choose from an array of tops: polos, button-down collared shirts, pullovers, sweatshirts/hoodies or fleece, all of which are available in solid red, heather gray and navy blue. They can choose to wear pants, shorts or a skirt in either khaki or black and any closed-toed shoe of their choice (no sandals).
S2 will provide each family with a $60 stipend to spend on their items of choice at the S2 Student Styles Store. You will receive specific information on how to access your family’s stipend this month. If students want additional items, you can shop online anytime. Families needing additional support can contact the school.
What if my Child Comes to School out of Uniform?
The committee considered this question carefully. Students agreed that uniforms can enhance their learning experience, so consequences of coming to school out of uniform should promote the uniform without interfering with learning time. Therefore, they agreed that if a student comes to school out of uniform:
- (S)he will be provided with a “loaner” uniform to wear and return at the end of the day. (S)he will also be reminded of the consequences of coming to school out of uniform again.
- A second time, (s)he will wear the loaner and have recess reflection.
- A third time, (s)he will still be able to wear the loaner uniform, but we will also call home and schedule a parent meeting.