Mandatory Uniform Policy

The Brandywine Elementary School Uniform Committee (Committee) has formulated the student dress policy for Brandywine Elementary School in accordance to the Prince George’s County Public Schools System Wide Dress Code for Students (Policy 5152).  Uniforms can be purchased from any department stores, discount stores, and local uniform shops.  Students are expected to dress appropriately in the school uniform each day (Monday through Friday). Students must adhere to this policy with no exception.  The mandatory uniform policy is as follows: 

 

Bottoms

  • Must be solid navy blue
  • Pants/shorts/skirts/skorts must be worn at the natural waist.
  • The cuffs of the pants should touch the tops of your fully enclosed shoes.
  • No cargo pants or cargo shorts (no outside pockets on the legs).
  • Jumpers, skirts, shorts and skorts must be long enough to come to or past the child's fingertips when their arms are at their sides.

Tops

  • Must be white or light blue
  • All tops must have a collar except for turtlenecks.  
  • No pockets are permitted on tops.  
  • The tops must be continuous from the neckline to the waist (both front and back).  The entire mid-section should not show.  
  • All shirts must be tucked inside pants, shorts, skirts, skorts and jumpers.
  • No tank tops and muscle shirts.
  • Insignia:  No insignia is permitted on the clothing. 
  • Outerwear: Solid Navy Cardigan Sweater/Hooded Jackets – They must be worn over the uniform shirt. 
  • Belt:  Solid Black - A belt must be worn if the garment has belt loops 
  • Shoes:  Closed-toe and closed-heel Solid Black, Navy, or White shoes with rubber bottom (includes tennis shoe and boot).  Shoestrings must be solid black, navy, or white. 
  • Socks/Hosiery:  Solid White, Navy, or Black socks/tights  - Lace tights or fish net are not permitted. 
  • Head Coverings: Headdresses can be worn indoors for religious or health reasons ONLY. 
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This table contains fabric and styles that are not permitted:  

  • Electronic/sparkling belts 
  • Stretch or form-fitting clothing 
  • Baggy pants 
  • Denim-jeans, pants, jackets 
  • Cargo or painter pants 
  • Cargo shorts 
  • Hooded clothing of any type or style 
  • Cropped shirts 
  • Buttonless v-neck or sleeveless shirts or blouses 
  • Oversized sweatshirts or sweaters 
  • Sunglasses 
  • Suspenders 
  
  • T-shirts of any type, including colored T-shirts under the uniform shirts 
  • Flip-flops, slippers, or sandals 
  • Athletic wear, sweat bands 
  • Beads, beaded necklaces, broaches or large pendant jewelry 
  • Backpacks, book bags, or large purses can not be worn during the school day 
  • Bandannas, 
  • Logos, designer items, plaids, and writing on clothes. 
  

 The benefits of adopting this Policy ranges from improved academic performance to enhanced security for our children: 

  1. Enables the student to focus on schoolwork and reduce peer pressure and distraction to compete with those who has the latest fashion; thus creating a uniformed environment for all children. 
  2. Reduces disciplinary actions that result in conflict that occurs as a result of competition about clothing. 
  3. Reduces cost for school clothes and eliminates the hassle each day for what to wear. 
  4. Enhances Security – Security officials can quickly recognize those who do not belong on campus. 

In accordance with Policy 0600, the following steps will be taken for consistent violations: 

1ST  OFFENSE:  For a first violation of this policy, the child’s teacher contacts the parent(s) or guardian(s) and notifies the principal that a violation has occurred. 

2nd OFFENSE:  For a second violation of this policy, the teacher refers the student to the principal who contacts the parent(s) or guardian(s) by telephone and in writing that a second violation has occurred. 

3rd OFFENSE:  Repeated violations will be deemed as persistent disobedience or insubordination and will be dealt with in accordance with the Code of Student Conduct.  Note:  The “Opt-out” process is no longer an option. 

 

Last modified: 9/16/2012 8:38:27 PM