Uniforms

NEW UNIFORM GUIDELINES FOR 2018-2019 SCHOOL YEAR:

Students in grades Kindergarten through Eight wear uniform dress to school daily.  In an effort to be more cost-conscious and convenient for our parents, the Board of School Ministries and Administration has chosen to update the school uniform policy.  Please see the guidelines as outlined below

school uniform order form

Uniforms

  • Uniforms will be worn by all students in grades Kindergarten through eight.

  • Uniform polo shirts with logo, hoodies with logo and zippered jackets with logo will be purchased directly from Emmaus Lutheran School. (A procedure is outlined below ).

  • Uniform bottoms and chapel shirts may be purchased at any store, but must strictly adhere to outlined guidelines below:

  • GIRLS

    • Girls may wear long pants, walking shorts, capris pants, skorts, jumpers or skirts. PE Shorts or sweats are not acceptable as uniform pants.

    • Colors will include gray, burgundy, black or khaki.

    • The official Emmaus plaid may be worn as any part of the uniform.

    • Emmaus Plaid shorts, skirts, jumpers and shorts may be no more than two inches above the knee, even with leggings, tights or pants underneath.

    • Chapel attire (worn for singing in church, chapel days, and special occasions):

      • A white, button down shirt with collar (long or short sleeve), worn tucked in unless specifically designed to be worn outside (no shirt tails hanging out) NOT PURCHASED THROUGH EMMAUS

      • Skirt, skort or jumper

      • Criss-cross tie or regular tie (in plaid or burgundy color only)

      • Solid colored sweater (cardigan or pull-over) in burgundy, gray, black or white. Pull over sweaters may be worn under shirt or over.

      • Approved outerwear

    • Shoes must be closed toe/heel, and suitable for play, PE, or running. (Athletic type shoes).

    • Socks may be any solid color.

    • Tights must be solid color in burgundy, black, gray or white. No designs or logos are permitted on tights.

  • BOYS

    • Boys may wear long pants or walking shorts (no basketball shorts allowed). PE Shorts or sweats are not acceptable as uniform pants.

    • Colors will include gray, black, or khaki.

    • Chapel attire (worn for singing in church, chapel days, or special occasions):

      • A white, button down shirt with collar (long or short sleeve) ), worn tucked in (no shirt tails hanging out) NOT PURCHASED THROUGH EMMAUS

      • Long pants (gray, black , navy or khaki)

      • Solid colored sweater (cardigan or pull-over) in burgundy, gray, black or white. Pull over sweaters may be worn under shirt or over.

      • Approved outerwear

    • Polo shirts may be worn inside or outside of waistband.

    • A belt is required if belt loops are showing.

    • Shoes must be closed toe/heel, and suitable for play, PE, or running. (Athletic type shoes).

    • Socks may be any solid color.

  • BOTH GIRLS AND BOYS

    • All clothing must be free of rips, tears or holes, and neat and pressed in appearance.

    • No jean materials permitted, even if in the acceptable colors.

    • Permitted Outerwear:

      • School logo hoodies or zipper jackets (on non-chapel attire days)

      • Solid colored sweater (cardigan or pull-over) in burgundy, gray, black or white

      • Solid colored coats/jackets in burgundy, gray, white or black (no obvious logos showing (excluding Emmaus logo))

    • Hair must be student’s natural color. No bleached or dyed hair allowed.

    • No extreme haircuts, no Mohawks, no bangs that go lower than brow lines, no shaved or buzzed hair with or without words, pictures, symbols allowed.

    • Boy’s hair may be no longer than collar length.

    • Girls are not permitted to wear make-up of any kind.

    • Nail polish may be worn.

    • Girls may wear small earrings in ears only. No other body piercings (girls or boys) are permitted or showing.

    • All uniforms are to fit properly (not too large or too tight).

Emmaus Non-Uniform Days

  • Students, when adhering to outlined guidelines, may participate in free dress days, $1 Dress Days, Spirit Days or Special Wear Days. Students not abiding by the guidelines may be charged for a school uniform shirt or parents will be asked to provide a school uniform for that day.  Students who do not follow the guidelines may lose the privilege of non-uniform days.

  • Free Dress/$1 Dress Days:

    • Students may wear non-uniform polos, t-shirts, and jeans (long pants or shorts). Even though fashionable, no holes in jeans.

    • Shorts must be no shorter than three inches above the knee.

    • Clothing may have appropriate pictures or logos (nothing offensive or distasteful).

    • Outerwear and sweaters may be worn as outlined above.

    • Sports uniforms (partial or entire) are not permitted.

    • Shoes as outlined above.

  • Spirit Days:

    • Students may wear student council spirit shirts with jeans (short or long). Even though fashionable, no holes in jeans.

    • Outerwear and sweaters may be worn as out outlined above.

    • If not participating in a Spirit Shirt day by No other t-shirts, shirts, or clothing items are permitted, except for school uniform.

  • Special Wear Days:

    • Special wear days may include wearing a special themed-costume, special colors or color combinations, or specifically outlined outfits.

    • Guidelines will generally be given for these days.

    • Jeans (long or short) will be permitted on these days. Even though fashionable, no holes in jeans.

    • Those students who wish not to participate must wear their school uniform.

    • Student participation is encouraged.

Purchasing Procedures for Parents

  • School Polos, hoodies, zippered sweatshirt jackets (all with logo) and chapel-attire ties will be purchased directly from the school.

  • A pre-order form will be distributed with the May registration information. An online form will also be available on the website and the app.

  • Pre-orders will need to be paid in advance on or before August 1. Pre-orders will be ready for pick up at the Back to School Cookout.

  • Items will also be available for purchase at the Back to School Cookout and on Back to School Night.

  • After the Cookout, items will be available to purchase throughout the school year, using an order form (online or in the school office). A time frame for delivery will be given on the form, but will not be available immediately (unless time permits).

 

 

Emmaus Lutheran School Uniform Refund Policy:  Realizing that Emmaus is not a store, and there is limited availability in the order process to try on garments, Emmaus Lutheran will accept uniforms back for exchange or return.  Garments must be unwashed, unworn and new for exchange or return, and must be returned to the school office within two operating business days of orders being fulfilled.  There is NO RETURN OR EXCHANGE of items given to a student who is out of dress code compliance. Parent will be charged for said item.

Dress Code Violation Policy:  Emmaus Lutheran School believes in the use of school uniforms and dress code as part of its overall philosophy.  That being the case, students are expected to be in compliance with the dress code/uniform code at all times.  Those that are in violation of the dress code will be sent to the office.  A UNIFORM VIOLATION FORM will be given to students who are sent to the office for non-compliance to the uniform or dress code policies.  Parents will be asked to purchase proper attire from the school or may be given the option to bring proper attire for the student, during which time the student will remain in the school office until student is in proper attire.  Upon a student receives the third UNIFORM VIOLATION FORM during the current school year, a meeting between the student, a parent/guardian, and the principal will be scheduled in order to discuss the violations and rectify the situation.