Update on Uniform Policy

Dear Olympic View Families and Friends,

I have looked over the survey and want to share the results. Please note, Ca. Law states that public school cannot mandate school uniforms and that uniform waivers must be available by law.

Adult Survey Results:

45% like uniforms

45% do not want uniforms

10% have no preference

Student Survey Results:

30% either like or don’t mind uniforms

70% do not want uniforms

As we move forward, our hand book will state that school uniforms are encouraged

The school uniform consists of the following: solid Navy blue, Khaki, or jean(with no rips or holes) pants, shorts, skirts or jumpers, and solid red, white, or navy blue shirts. School Spirit Wear may be worn any day of the week. If you need help
acquiring the uniforms, please contact the office. Information is confidential.

If you choose to not have your child wear a uniform, please note, the following dress code must be followed. Be sure to read it. the waiver form this upcoming year will be electronic.

DRESS CODE:

Students are expected to come to school appropriately dressed. Students failing to dress appropriately will be asked to change. If students are unable to change, parents/guardians will be contacted to bring clothing for their child to school. Parents/guardians are encouraged to have all student clothing free of any writing, pictures, or insignias. Students are not allowed to display by wearing or placement of apparel which would signify the affiliation or intent of affiliation in a student group advocating or participating in disruptive behavior. Ed Code 35183

Olympic View allows for the outdoor use of sun-protective clothing and the use of sunscreen by students during the day. Sun Protective Clothing EC 35183.5

PANTS SHOULD:

  • Be fitted at the waist
  • Be worn on the waist, not sagging
  • Stay up on the waist if the belt isn’t worn
  • Not show skin
  • Completely cover other clothing worn as an undergarment (gym shorts, underwear, etc.)
  • Leggings must be worn appropriately

SHORTS SHOULD:

  • Be fitted at the waist
  • Not be short shorts
  • Be long enough to cover buttocks, upper thighs when walking, sitting, bending or reaching
  • Not be torn

SKIRTS, SKORTS, DRESSES SHOULD:

  • Be long enough to cover buttocks, upper thighs when walking, sitting, bending or reaching

TOPS SHOULD:

  • Not be backless, low back or low front
  • Not be tube tops, halter tops, or spaghetti straps
  • Not show bra, bandeau or bra-like items
  • Be long enough so that skin is not showing at midriff when arms are raised
  • Have at least one-inch straps
  • Clothes shall be sufficient to conceal undergarments at all times

HATS/CAPS/HOODS: Males and Females

  • Hats and beanies must be worn with the bill forward, team hats should be worn outdoors ONLY
  • Hoods are not allowed to be worn indoors

SHOES SHOULD:

  • Be worn at all times and tied
  • Cover heels and toes
  • Tennis shoes must be tied at all times
  • Sandals must have closed toes and heel straps 
  • Flip-flops or other backless shoes or sandals are not acceptable and can create a safety issue

NOT ALLOWED ON CLOTHING OR ACCESSORIES:

  • Hanging belts- belts must be through belts loops-
  • Hairnets, bandanas, or blankets worn as outer garment covering
  • Pajamas (only during class and school spirit days)
  • Clothing with words or logos shall be free of writing or images that promote alcohol, tobacco, drugs, gangs, violence, profanity, rude, pictures, vulgarity, sexual connotations or racial prejudice
  • Any item that becomes a disruption to the educational process
  • Make-up is inappropriate in the elementary school
  • Dangling earrings, long chains, and keys are worn visibly around the neck are unsafe (key chains should not be on the playground, as it will present a danger)
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I will keep you updated as I receive information about upcoming safety protocols for the 21-22 school year.

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