Dress Code 2017 - 2018

The following will be the required dress for all K-5 students:

Students must wear a plain, long or short-sleeved, white, gray or scarlet/red polo shirt with a collar. The shirt should have no brand-affiliated logo displayed on the front chest, collar, sleeve, or any other visible area. No stripes or designs of any fashion can be displayed on the shirt. Students may only wear collared shirts with Elmwood Park logos if so desired (not required). Shirts must be long enough to ensure that the midriff is not exposed, but not so long that the entire pants pocket is covered. The shirt must also be buttoned sufficiently to prevent unacceptable exposure.

Male students must wear khaki, gray or black pants. Female students may opt to wear khaki, gray or black pants, a khaki, gray or black skirt or khaki, gray or black skort (skirt or skort can not end more than two (2) inches above the knee). All students may wear khaki, gray or black shorts or khaki, gray or black capris between May 1st and November 1st. No jeans, sweat pants, spandex or stretch pants are permitted. Low cut pants that lead to exposure of undergarments or an exposed midriff are not permitted.

Cold Weather 
Students may choose to wear a gray, white, or red sweater or red, gray or white fleece during cold or inclement weather days. These articles of clothing may not include a hood.

Although students may wear hooded clothing to school, they are not permitted to wear hoods in school, during recess or during gym class.

Uniform Policy:  Physical Education Classes
Elementary students in grades K-5 will be permitted to wear a gym appropriate uniform to school on the day physical education class is scheduled.  It is recommended that students wear a white, red or gray T-Shirt, shorts/sweats, and sneakers. Sweatpants and shorts should be the uniform colors - either black, gray or khaki.  Sweatpants and sweatshirts are recommended for outdoor activities. Jewelry and team uniforms are not permitted.

The board of education believes that proper grooming and attire have an influence on the way that a student reacts to the educational environment. Any type of dress or grooming which is disruptive will not be permitted.

All students should appear with attire and hair which is neat and clean. For safety reasons, backless shoes are considered unacceptable.

Students participating in physical education must wear socks and sneakers and clothing conductive to the activity, i.e., loose fitting.

Shorts may be worn from May 1st to November 1st.  Dress or skirt lengths, or shorts that are above mid-thigh are unacceptable. Undergarments worn as outerwear, "see through" attire, backless, strapless, "tube top" and bare midriff attire are unacceptable. Hats and outerwear may not be worn indoors.