• Uniform Policy and Information

     
    Dress Code
    The Dress Code purposes to promote an inclusive and positive school community, and as such, will apply to regular school days, summer school days, after school events, as well as any school-related events and course/club activities, such as graduation ceremonies, dances, prom, and athletic events. To ensure effective and equitable enforcement of this dress code, school staff shall enforce the dress code consistently without reinforcing or increasing marginalization or oppression of any group based on race which includes hair texture and protective hairstyles, sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion, cultural observance, household income, or body type/size.Students and parents/guardians who feel there has been discriminatory enforcement of the dress code should report the concern to school staff and/or the Office of Equity, Advocacy and Civil Rights.
    Individual schools have the option of requiring students to wear a uniform — usually a polo, Oxford-style, or t-shirt and skirt, pants, or shorts. Gompers Elementary-Middle School does not require a uniform.  Uniform colors are navy, black, khaki uniform bottoms and navy, red, black, powder blue, and white uniform tops.   
    Students cannot be excluded from school for not wearing their uniform. Concerns about school uniform requirements should be addressed with your school’s principal.If financial need makes purchasing the required uniform difficult for your family, please ask at your school. The school may have information about uniform exchanges or low-cost purchasing options.
     
    General requirements
    • Students may be required to wear certain types of clothing, usually for safety reasons, while participating in classes such as physical education, shop, chemistry, etc., or in curricular and extracurricular classes or activities such as band, choir, dance, drama, and theater.
    • Students are responsible for keeping themselves and their clothes neat and clean.
    • Students may wear their hair in any style they choose.
    • Students may wear headdress (such as hats, religious headwear, hoodies, etc.) if it allows the face to be visible to staff and does not interfere with the line of sight of any student or staff.
    • Students may wear PPE (masks, gloves) to continue to guard against COVID-19.
    Students May Not Wear
    • Styles of clothes that endanger themselves or other students.
    • Bedtime attire such as pajamas, undershirts, or undergarments as outerwear.
    • Students’ clothing or tattoos may not display statements or pictures that are related to the use of drugs, alcohol, tobacco products, or sex, or that promote hate and/or violence or signify gang affiliations.
    • Attire that may be considered weapons, including but not limited to chain belts or wallet chains.
    • Jewelry or similar artifacts that are obscene or may cause disruptions to the educational environment.
    • Hair rollers or hair curlers.
    • Flip-flops, house slippers, steel-toe-shoes or boots, or any other type of footwear that could constitute a safety hazard.