At IC Imagine, students are expected to follow the core expectations: Do Everything Safely, I am a Leader, Value and Engage. Adherence to the dress code in all school environments is an expectation for our students and one of many ways our students demonstrate our DIVE expectations.
In line with all of IC Imagine’s policies, the student dress code policy is based on equitable educational access and not differentiated based on students’ race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, immigration status, physical, mental, or educational disability, gender expression, socioeconomic status, body type or body size.
Assistance for Families
IC Imagine is sensitive to the needs of families in meeting the uniform requirements. The parent or guardian of a student may contact one of the school counselors regarding requirements for financial assistance for uniforms.
The administration reserves the right to determine what constitutes appropriate dress. Students who do not adhere to these guidelines will not be allowed to attend class. Parents will be called if appropriate clothing is not available or the student refuses dress-code-appropriate clothing. Students will be responsible for any work missed while waiting on the correct uniform attire to be brought to school. Parents are asked to support and adhere to the dress code policy. Upper School families will be charged a fee in MySchoolBucks if school-owned attired is not returned within two school days.
1 Collared Shirt (White, Navy, Black or Gray)
1 Pair of Khaki, Black or Navy uniform style pants, shorts, bermuda shorts, skorts, skirts or jumpers
*Closed toe shoes
* Approved outerwear in the classroom includes: fleece jackets, hoodies* (without large logos), sweaters, cardigans in the uniform colors of: black, gray, navy, or white with IC Imagine logo or no logo.
* The only outerwear with large logos permitted in classrooms are those with the IC Imagine logo. Any non-uniform hoodies, etc. are not permitted inside the school building and may be confiscated by administration for the duration of the school day.
* The navy shirt color is as shown on the Land’s End school site. Royal blue is not the uniform color.
* The above items are required for all K-8 students. Families may purchase additional uniform items as shown on the Land’s End site including shorts, skorts, approved outerwear, jumpers, sweaters, shirts, etc., although items do not have to be purchased through Land’s End. All APPROVED uniforms are displayed on the IC Imagine Land’s End site.
* Lunch boxes and backpacks may be any color but cannot contain any vulgarity or advertisements for tobacco, alcohol or drugs.
* The IC Imagine logo may not be reproduced in any manner without the written consent of IC Imagine Incorporated. At this time, only one vendor, other than IC Imagine, has permission to reproduce the logo. Land’s End is the only vendor with permission to reproduce the logo for IC Imagine. Individuals, organizations and businesses do not have permission to reproduce the logo. Thank you for your cooperation in adhering to this policy.
- No large logo other than the IC Imagine logo may be worn.
- No cargo style pants or shorts are permitted.
- All uniform bottoms or dresses must reach the tip of the finger or longer when arms are at the sides.
- All uniform button-up uniform shirts may only have two buttons open at any given time.
- All clothing must fit appropriately and be free of holes (e.g., no tight or baggy clothing).
- Shoes must be closed toe. No shoes with wheels are to be worn at any time.
- Sunglasses may not be worn inside the building or classrooms.
- Due to potential allergic reactions please limit the use of perfumes or colognes.
- All hats/caps/head coverings must be removed before entering the building.
- No bandanas are permitted.
- Non-Uniform Attire School Days are designated by School Leadership and should be followed as described in each situation.
- Undergarments should not be visible.
- Leggings may be worn under uniform bottoms. Leggings may not be worn in place of uniform bottoms.
Protection of Religious Expression
Students may display religious messages or artifacts (e.g., necklaces, bracelets, earrings, rings), but not on clothing. If wearing particular attire during the school day is part of a student’s usual religious practice, under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, the school will not prohibit the wearing of such items. Parents must discuss any potential situations with the appropriate Principal.
Dress Code Expectations 9-12
Tops and Bottoms:
- Clothing must cover areas from one armpit across to the other armpit, down to approximately 3 to 4 inches in length on the upper thighs (see images above). Tops must have shoulder straps. Rips or tears in clothing should be lower than 3 to 4 inches in length.
- Clothing must cover undergarments.
- See-through or mesh garments must not be worn without appropriate coverage underneath that meet the minimum requirements of the dress code.
- Clothing must be suitable for participation in all typical classroom activities, including PE, labs, student mentoring, internships, community services or other areas where hazards may exist.
- Hats and hoods must allow for the student’s face and ears to be visible to school staff.
- Footwear worn by students must be appropriate for the classes they are taking and allow for full participation in regularly scheduled activities:
- While students are in the gymnasium they will only be allowed to wear athletic shoes. It is the student’s individual responsibility to understand their schedule and whether that restriction applies to their day.
- No sunglasses should be worn in the building.
- Flags are not considered clothing and should not be worn.
- Must not contain offensive messages or be considered derogatory or otherwise disrespectful.
- Must not advertise, advocate, or depict alcohol, tobacco, marijuana, or any other controlled substances.
- Must not depict nudity, pornography, or sexual acts.
- Must not use or depict hate speech targeting groups based on race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, religious affiliation or any other protected groups.
- Clothing may not display or imply vulgar, discriminatory, or obscene language or images.
- Clothing and accessories that endanger student or staff safety may not be worn.
- Apparel, jewelry, accessories, tattoos, or manner of grooming that, by virtue of its color, arrangement, trademark or any other attribute, denotes membership in a gang that advocates illegal or disruptive behavior is prohibited.