Standards of Student Dress Code

The Crenshaw School believes that there is a relationship between standards of dress and behavior/performance. Therefore, we believe in maintaining certain expectations for guidelines of student dress.

Students are expected to dress and to groom themselves in a way that reflects neatness, moderation and appropriateness for school. Parental assistance in assuring that the guidelines are followed is expected and very much appreciated.

All dress code questions will be decided at the discretion of the director and/or principal.

DRESS CODE

This year, you may only purchase from Lands’ End. You must go to landsend.com/school and create or sign into your account. Include your student and school information in My Account (or find your School using the Preferred School Number Search: 900103631). Start shopping with your personalized product checklist. If you have any clothing from our previous vendor, Educational Outfitters, they will be accepted until outgrown or worn out.

SCHOOL UNIFORM

Shop now via the direct link:  Crenshaw School Lands’ End Site

Lands’ End will provide you with a wide variety of:

  • Polos (styles fit for girls and boys) in purple, yellow, white, navy, gray and pink.
  • Pants, skirts, or shorts in navy, khaki, and gray.
  • Dresses in polo style, jumpers, etc.
  • Jackets, coats, cardigans.
  • T-Shirts for Field Trip days.
  • Athletic clothing options if your student chooses to dress out for PE.

Outerwear: You may ONLY wear jackets provided to you by Lands’ End. There are a wide variety of jackets and hoodies available. Personalization can be added for an additional cost.

Shoes: Closed toe for grades Pre-K4-8. If you take the high school class HOPE, you must wear athletic shoes when it is time for that class. NO FLIP FLOPS.

Field Trips: All students must wear the School Uniform Short Sleeve Essential Tee in YELLOW provided by Lands’ End.

HAIR, ETC.

BOYS:

  • Hair must be worn in a conservative, traditional style, neatly groomed and evenly tapered or blocked. Hair must be cut above eyebrows and ears and must remain out of eyes all day.
  • Young men must be clean-shaven each day. Those who are not will be required to shave at school and charged a nominal fee. 
  • Sideburns are not permitted past mid ear.
  • Visible tattoos, body piercing and gauges are not permitted.
  • No unnatural hair colors.

 GIRLS: 

  • Visible tattoos, body piercing and gauges are not permitted.
  • If makeup is worn, it must be in a conservative manner.
  • Undergarments may not be visible.
  • No unnatural hair colors.

ALL STUDENTS:  Hats and sunglasses are not permitted during the school day, unless requested by a teacher or coach.

FRIDAY OPTION: Whatever Wear may be worn on Fridays, for a $1 contribution which goes directly to the Student Council Fund for student activities.  If you choose not to participate, normal school uniform should be worn.

RULES FOR WHATEVER WEAR

The Crenshaw School encourages personal expression which is why we are offering a Friday option.

Dress code and consequences are always at the discretion of administration.

  • Clothes shall be worn as they are designed – with pants secured at the waist, and belts buckled (if wearing a one), no under garments may be exposed or worn as outerwear , no underwear exposed.
  • Hoods must be down unless administration announces otherwise.
  • Clothing with holes, tears, or inappropriate patches will not be allowed if considered obscene. Clothing with holes that expose skin will not be allowed.
  • Bare midriffs and bare sides should not show even when arms are extended above the head.
  • Clothing that is too tight or revealing is unacceptable and students are not to wear any tights or leggings, sweat pants, or joggers as pants.
  • Garments and/or jewelry which display or suggest sexual, vulgar, drug, alcohol or tobacco related wording/graphics or may tend to provoke violence or disruption in school shall not be worn.
  • Gang paraphernalia, jewelry, tattoos or other insignias which display, suggest, provoke or may tend to provoke violence or disruptions are not allowed.
  • The following items have potential to cause disruption or threat to a safe and positive school environment and are prohibited:
    • Hats, caps, visors, sunglasses or bandanas while on campus during the school day
    • Chains hanging from the neck, belt, pocket or attached to wallet.
    • Jewelry that contains any type of sharp object.
  • Hemlines of shorts, dresses, skirts and skorts shall be no shorter than three inches above the knee.
  • Shirt/blouses must have sleeves. No sleeveless shirts allowed.
  • Crop tops must be worn with an undershirt.
  • Other items deemed to be disruptive or inappropriate by the administration are not allowed.
  • Shoes shall be worn at all time. The following are not acceptable: 
    • Cleated shoes
    • Thong sandals (K-8)
    • Backless shoes (K-8)
    • Heely [shoes with wheels(K-12)]
  • Hair, facial hair, tattoos, body piercing, gauges, shoes, and make up rules do not change.

CONSEQUENCES OF NON-COMPLIANCE

  • Forgetting $1 fee: written up for a dress code violation.

Non-Compliance of Whatever Wear Rules

  • 1st Offense: written-up for a dress code violation.
  • 2nd Offense: must return to normal uniform dress code on Fridays.

The dress and grooming of The Crenshaw School students shall contribute to the health and safety of the individual, promote a positive educational environment, and not disrupt the educational activities and processes of the school.

The following guidelines are used to help in assuring consistency:

DRESS CODE VIOLATIONSaccumulating during the SEMESTER

  • 1st violation – Warning
  • 2nd violation – Detention
  • 3rd violation – 2 Detentions
  • 4th violation – One-day suspension
  • 5th violation – Three days suspension
  • 6th violation – Expulsion from The Crenshaw School

ALL VIOLATIONS AND CONSEQUENCES ARE AT THE DISCRETION OF THE TEACHER OR ADMINISTRATION CONCERNING EACH INDIVIDUAL OFFENSE.

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