STUDENTS ARE REQUIRED TO WEAR SCHOOL UNIFORMS

UNIFORM POLICIES
 
The school uniform must be worn at all times beginning the first day of school.
Uniform should be clean and free of holes, fraying, and damage.

 DRESS CODE 2020-2021

 

Redeemer students are required to wear approved school uniforms.  You may purchase approved uniform shirts (solid red, white, or navy blue without logos) from any retailer.  Uniform pants, shorts, and plaid pieces must come from Dennis Uniform. For a complete list of approved uniform pieces, please go to Dennis Uniform’s web site www.dennisuniform.com and enter Redeemer’s school code: M3HRED.

 

Logo wear sweatshirts and t-shirts may be purchased online from our Spirit Wear Store. Please go to the school website www.redeemer-school.org, click on the PARENTS tab, SPIRIT WEAR STORE. All “school outerwear approved” items may be worn to school any day. For the 2020-2021 school year only, “Friday approved” t-shirts may be worn to school any day of the week. “Redeemer Redwood City Spiritwear” items are intended for adult use and are not available in youth sizes. 

 

Clothing items with the Indian head and tree logos may no longer be worn to school.


 

Purpose of the Dress Code: 

Redeemer School maintains a dress code in order to free the student from the distraction of clothes competition and to promote an academic school climate. Dress code attire should always be clean, neat, and appropriately sized. Students are expected to be in their uniforms going to and from school, however, may change into appropriate “free dress” for after school program participation. Dress code extends to campus, classrooms, and halls and applies during the entire school day. General appearance should be appropriate to the business of school. Pants that "sag" below waist level are not appropriate for school. Uniforms should be in good condition (no frayed hems) and clean. Shoes are to be worn at all times. Jewelry should be minimal. Hairstyles are to be neat, clean, and reflect the business of school. A student with an unnatural hair color will be required to dye their hair an acceptable color. Hair should be brushed, combed, or styled to comply with this regulation. Nails should be worn at a length appropriate for the business of school. Nail polish is acceptable, however, no acrylics, gel, or false nails of any kind; polish color should be appropriate for the business of school.  

 

Note: Students out of dress code may be restricted from attending classes or special school events until proper school attire arrives.  Students in grades 6-8 will receive conduct grade deductions for repeated dress code infractions and a detention will be enforced. 

 

2020 / 2021 Health Safety Requirement: 

Redeemer’s health safety actions implemented in response to the COVID-19 pandemic are instituted with safety first rationale. The purpose of this is to provide as safe of a learning environment for all students as possible. Along with hand hygiene and physical distancing, students will be expected to wear masks to protect themselves and others from possible transmission of this virus. 

 

  • Parents are responsible for procuring masks for their students as part of the 2020 / 2021 school year uniform. 

  • Masks should be worn and washed daily. Disposable masks are one time use only and should be discarded after each use. 

  • For all grades, masks / face coverings are required for all students using or passing through any common areas. 

  • Grades K-3 are strongly encouraged to wear a mask / face covering in the classroom, however, not required.

  • Grades 4-8 are required to wear a mask / face covering in the classroom. 

  • Parents of  students who cannot tolerate a mask / face covering or have medical reasoning for not wearing one should consult with school administration prior to the start of school. 

  • Students arriving to campus without an appropriate mask / face covering will be asked to wear a disposable mask provided to them by the school. 

  • According to the CDC website (updated August  27, 2020), the CDC does not recommend the use of gaiters. Evaluation of these face covers is on-going but effectiveness is unknown at this time. Taking direction from this guidance, gaiters and buff-type face coverings are not considered acceptable forms of face coverings for students and staff while on the Redeemer campus.

  • According to the CDC’s most recent publication on face coverings (updated June 28, 2020) “It is not known if face shields provide any benefit as source control to protect others from the spray of respiratory particles. CDC does not recommend use of face shields for normal everyday activities or as a substitute for cloth face coverings. Some people may choose to use a face shield when sustained close contact with other people is expected.” If face shields are used without a mask, they should wrap around the sides of the wearer’s face and extend to below the chin and include a cloth drape attached across the bottom and tucked into the shirt. Disposable face shields should only be worn for a single use. Reusable face shields should be cleaned and disinfected after each use. Students arriving at school wearing a face shield without appropriate coverage, as described here, will be asked to don a mask. 

 

Dress Code: 

  1. School personnel will make the final decision regarding uniform infractions.  Additional requirements may be applied on a case-by-case basis when deemed necessary.

  2. Polo shirts must be red, navy, or white and worn neatly tucked in at all times. Polos must be the appropriate size. Any plain red, white, or navy polo without logo is acceptable. Polos may be purchased from Dennis Uniform, but not required. Shirts must be worn at all times (including under sweatshirts).

  3. Pants & shorts must be an appropriate size and worn at the natural hipline (no sagging).  Trouser legs may not be tucked, rolled, or rolled into socks. 

  4. Skirts & jumpers may be no shorter than three inches above the center of the knee.  School personnel will be the final judges on appropriate length.  (Exception: if skirts, jumpers or skorts are of proper size, purchased from Dennis, and not modified (for example- not hemmed shorter) they are sometimes shorter than three inches above the knee on some students. School personnel will be the final judge on appropriateness.)  Skirts must be the appropriate size, may not be rolled at the waistband, and must be worn at the natural waistline. 

  5. Shoes must be non-marking rubber or leather-soled with no metal plates, arches, or toes. Tie, velcro, and slip on tennis shoes and flats are ok. No boots (including Ugg-style boots and rainboots), sandals, backless, toeless, or roller shoes are allowed. Shoes must be worn properly and cover the foot.  Shoe heels/soles may not exceed one inch in height. All students participate in PE classes and must wear secure, supportive shoes. Regulation uniform shoes are required at all times including special and free dress days.

  6. Socks must be worn with all shoes.  Socks may be plain white, red, navy, or black.

  7. Tights or leggings in white, red, navy, or black may be worn under skirts and jumpers. Solid color only, no patterns. (Sweatpants are not allowed under skirts/jumpers.)

  8. Undergarments may not be visible at any time.  Girls should wear shorts under skirts and jumpers.

  9. Redeemer spirit wear shirts (aka “Friday shirts”) may be worn to school any day during the 2020 / 2021 school year. Scouts may wear organization uniforms on meeting days.

  10. Only official Redeemer School sweatshirts, fleece, and jackets may be worn.  Winter coats of your choice are allowed during inclement weather only.  Winter coats and rain gear may be worn outdoors only.

  11. Hats, knit beanies, caps and visors, plain or with appropriate logos, are allowed outdoors only. Winter scarves may be worn outdoors only.  Sweatshirt hoods may not be worn indoors. 

  12. No torn, tattered, or otherwise modified uniforms are allowed.  Uniforms must be properly laundered and in good repair.

  13. “FREE DRESS” Guidelines: NO short shorts, short skirts, saggy pants, ripped or torn pants, pajama pants, tank tops, halter tops, or spaghetti straps are allowed. Tops must be long enough to cover midriff. Clothing must be in good taste and appropriate for a Christian elementary school environment. Regulation shoes must be worn on all free dress and special dress days (see item #5).

  14. Students may wear approved free dress on their birthday (or half birthday for summer birthdays).

  15. Teachers may make additional dress requirements for field trips when “free dress” is allowed.

 

Personal Appearance and Hygiene: 

  1. Boys’ haircuts must be neat, around the ears, no longer than collar length, and above the eyebrows.  No fad cuts, tails, shaved heads, extreme spikes, etc.  No facial hair (e.g., mustache, beard) is allowed.  Hair must be a natural color.

  2. Girls’ hairstyles should be modest rather than extreme, no fad cuts, not covering eyes.  Hair must be a natural color.

  3. No makeup (including lip gloss) is allowed.  Makeup articles and hairspray may not be brought to school and will be confiscated.  No perfume, cologne, or scented lotions may be worn or brought to school. Fingernails must be neatly trimmed. 

  4. Only girls are allowed to wear earrings.  Piercings are allowed in the ears only.  Only one pair of earrings may be worn.  No double piercings.  Earring size may not be larger than a dime.  No dangling earrings. 

  5. No visible permanent, henna, or temporary tattoos are allowed. This includes the use of ballpoint pens, markers, etc.

  6. Students should bathe or shower daily and use an appropriate body deodorant. Clean hair, teeth and fingernails are the responsibility of every student.