Standard Dress

Standard DressThe standard dress policy at Aylett Country Day School (ACDS) represents the belief that appropriate standard dress is required by the school and that students’ behavior is, at least in part, affected by the way they dress. Parents can help by supporting the concept that school is a student’s work place and that the student should come dressed to work. Parents should check their child’s attire each morning to be sure that the child is in compliance with the standard dress policy at ACDS. Students should come to school each day dressed neatly and in clean clothing that reflects the ACDS’s standard dress policy.

All students in grades K through 8th are required to wear items of clothing included in ACDS standard dress wardrobe, purchased from vendor- Land’s End or any other vendor that sells items that are
compatible in kind and quality. For students in PK5, standard dress is optional.

If the student comes to school in an outfit that does not conform to the standard dress policy, the parent will receive a call from the office requesting: (1.) the parent to bring a standard dress outfit to school for the student or (2.) the parent take the student home to change into the appropriate standard dress. If the situation occurs a second time, the student will be subject to disciplinary action by the Head of School.

ACDS standard dress includes the following choices:

Pants

  1. Plain or pleated (no cargo)
  2. Khaki or navy

Shorts

  1. Plain or pleated (no cargo)
  2. Khaki or navy
  3. Finger tip length
  4. May be worn September/October and after Spring Break.

Skirts/Skorts

  1. Plain (no cargo)
  2. Khaki, navy, or Lands’ End clear blue plaid
  3. Just above the knee

Jumper

  1. Plain
  2. Khaki or navy
  3. Lands’ End clear blue plaid

Shirts

  1. Polo style
  2. White, red, navy, or chambray blue
  3. Long or short sleeve
  4. Tuck-in required with belt (Grades 6 – 8)

Oxfords

  1. White or chambray blue
  2. Long or short sleeve
  3. Tuck-in required with belt (Grades 6 – 8)

Blouses

  1. Peter Pan collar
  2. White or chambray blue
  3. Long or short sleeve
  4. Tuck-in required with belt (Grades 6 – 8)

Turtlenecks

  1. White, red, or navy
  2. Tuck-in required with belt (Grades 6 – 8)

Dresses

  1. Polo style
  2. White, red, navy, or chambray blue
  3. Long or short sleeve

Sweaters

  1. Crew or V-neck
  2. White, red or navy
  3. Long or short sleeve

Sweater vest

  1. Crew or V-neck
  2. White, red or navy

Cardigan

  1. Plain or hoodie
  2. White, red, or navy

Footwear (Lower school)

  1. Closed toe and heel

Footwear (Middle school)

  1. Closed to and/or heel
  2. Flip flops - May be worn September/October and after Spring Break.

Outerwear

  1. Any garment or jacket

Outerwear worn inside when appropriate

  1. ACDS brand sweatshirt, fleece jacket, or vest (this includes all fundraising garments sold throughout the year)
  2. White, red, navy or grey

Hosiery (optional)

  1. Tights (white or navy) – to be worn under skirts or dresses
  2. Leggings (white or navy) – to be worn under skirts or dresses
  3. Knee socks (white or navy)

Belts

  1. Any style

PE Class

Students in grades 4 through 8 must dress in regulation P.E. uniforms for gym class or may wear navy sweat suits during cold months. Students in all grades should wear or bring sneakers for use in P.E. class.

School Picture Days

Students will be allowed to wear any combination of standard dress.

Field Trips and Special School Events

Students are required to wear a white polo shirt with the school logo on all field trips and at any other function deemed necessary by the administration.  Any such instance will be properly notified via the Newsletter, website, or email.  These shirts can be purchased from the school or Lands’ End.  On field trips where planned activities require formal or less formal dress, teachers will determine alternate dress and inform parents and students prior to the trip.

Graduation attire will be announced in the spring (no shorts).

Friday Spirit Day

On Fridays only, students are permitted to wear any ACDS spirit top (ISAC tournaments, sports fundraiser, or Fall Fair), along with standard dress bottoms.

Dress-down Days

Unless the day is a special event, field trip, away sporting/school event, or school picture day, school-wide dress-down days will be: the last school day of each month.  Also, a dress down day has been added to celebrate a student’s birthday- the second Monday of the month of the student’s birthday. For those students whose birthdays fall in July and August, they will have their day in June and September, respectively.