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Family Handbook

School Uniform Policy

School Uniform Policy (adopted April 29, 2019)

Grand Peak Academy is dedicated to creating a positive environment that is conducive to learning. The purpose of having and enforcing a dress code is to:

  • Foster an environment conducive to learning, free of unnecessary distractions and comparisons
  • Ensure an orderly and safe learning environment
  • Promote neatness and modesty
  • Avoid pitfalls of “cool” fads/trends/styles
  • Encourage virtues of moderation and consideration of others

Students are expected to be well-groomed, dressed in a manner reflecting respect for themselves and those around them, and to use good judgment in the choices they make.

UNIFORMS

Uniforms are mandatory for all Grand Peak Academy students. Uniforms must be worn during school hours, including field trips, except under special circumstances or as announced; for all before and after school programs; all tutoring and enrichment sessions (except on occasions when costumes may be required for dress rehearsals or when gym clothes may be required for athletic activities). Uniforms are not required for evening or weekend activities unless specified.

Students/parents are responsible for ensuring students arrive at school in the proper uniform. Within the school, the dress code will be enforced by the classroom teachers, other staff members, and Administration. Dress code decisions are at Administration’s discretion.

Clothing should be neat, clean, well-fitted, and age-appropriate; it should neither be too tight nor too baggy; not ripped or torn; and reflect a simple style – no adornments such as lace, frills, ruffles, tulle, sequins, rivets or sparkles.

SHIRTS –

  • Shirts must be one of the following styles:
    • Polo Style – long or short sleeve
    • White Oxford button down
    • Turtleneck
  • Shirts must be in one of the following grade-level approved colors:
    • PreK – 5: Black, Gray, Navy, White, Light Blue, Red
    • 6-8 : Any solid color
  • All shirts must not contain any embellishments, designs, or stripes (includes collar and ring at sleeve) and must be one solid color. (shirts purchased from French Toast – GPA store only; may contain the GPA logo if you choose to purchase that option)
  • Shirts must be tucked into bottoms at all times (not cinched, tied, or knotted).
  • Undershirts may be worn under uniform shirts but must also be one of the grade-level approved colors.  

PANTS and SHORTS –

  • Pants and shorts must be either black, gray, navy, or khaki in color and must be either woven or twill fabric (denim fabric is not permitted for uniform bottoms); belts must be worn
  • Pant hems must touch the top of the shoe in front and must not drag on the ground when standing straight; hemlines for shorts must be no more than two inches above the knee
  • Pants and shorts must not to be tight or too baggy; cargo, capri pants, sweats, nylon flight pants, are not allowed; leggings are not a substitute for pants.

SKIRTS, SKORTS, and JUMPERS –

  • Must be in one of the following colors:
    • Black
    • Navy
    • Khaki
    • Gray
    • Plaid (must be purchased from French Toast – GPA store only)
  • Must be worn with an approved uniform shirt.
  • Free of any stripes, designs, and prints.
  • Hemlines must be no more than two inches above the knee when standing.
  • Uniform style jumpers and skirts only.

SWEATERS –

  • Sweaters must be one of the following approved colors, solid, and free of any logos (except GPA), designs, or patterns:
    • PreK – 5: Black, Gray, Navy, White, Light Blue, and Red.  (GPA logos are allowed with items purchased through French Toast GPA Store)
    • 6-8: any solid color
  • V-neck and crew neck plain knit sweaters or cardigans may be worn over uniform shirt
  • Sweaters may have hoods (hoods may not be worn in the building)
  • Hem lines must be at hip-level
  • Navy Blazers may be worn (purchased from anywhere; however, only from French Toast – GPA Store if you want logo the GPA logo)

SOCKS, TIGHTS, or LEGGINGS –

  • Socks must be one of the following approved solid colors: white, navy, gray, black, and brown.
  • Leggings and tights may be worn in one of the following approved solid colors: white, navy, gray, black, and brown; non-footed leggings require socks.
  • Socks, tights, and leggings must be solid in color, and free of any designs, or patterns of any style.
  • Socks must be worn at all times.

SHOES –

  • Shoes must be closed-toe and have an enclosed heel.
  • Heels/soles no higher than one inch and style must be conservative in style.
  • Boots should be no higher than below the knee.
  • No lights, roller wheels, crocs, jellies, flip-flops, sandals or slippers allowed.
  • Laces must be tied, and straps and buckles must be secured for safety reasons.
  • Shoes must be functional and safe for students to wear when playing during recess and participating in PE.

SPIRIT WEAR –

ACCESSORIES –

Belts –

  • Belts can be any solid and subdued color with a standard conservative buckle
  • Belts must be worn with pants or shorts for all students in grades 2-8

Ties –

  • Plaid ties purchased purchased from French Toast – GPA store only and only may be worn with the white Oxford button down shirt and tie only.

Hair/Headwear –

  • Hair should be clean, neat, and worn in a style that is not distracting or that draws undue attention.  (faddish styles are not allowed)
  • Hair should be natural in color; no unnatural hair dyes such as blue, purple, orange, etc.); cosmetic enhancements to hair must be conservative in mature and cannot draw unnecessary attention or distraction.
  • Hair accessories that are conservative in style can be worn.

Jewelry/other Accessories:

  • No visible piercings other than one standard-sized hole in each ear.
  • Only one wristband/bracelet may be worn on each arm at a time.
  • An object that has a purpose other than jewelry cannot be worn as jewelry (i.e. animal chains or collars)
  • No visible permanent or temporary tattoos during school hours.
  • No scarves to be worn inside.
  • Middle school girls are permitted to wear natural looking make-up.

GPA French Toast store:

5% of all money spent at GPA French Toast store is returned to the school to fund additional programs.

GPA gets 5% back from all school uniform purchases made at this French Toast store.

Before/After School Care

Champions will be available for before and after school care!

Volunteer Opportunities

WATCH D.O.G.S. ® (Dads Of Great Students) is a family and community engagement educational initiative. There are 2 primary goals of the WATCH D.O.G.S. ® program.

  1. To provide positive male role models for the students, demonstrating by their presence that education is important.
  2. To provide extra sets of eyes and ears to enhance school security and reduce bullying.

WATCH D.O.G.S.® began in 1998 in a single school in Springdale, Arkansas and has since grown into a nationally recognized program that has brought hundreds of thousands of fathers and father figures into the school classrooms and hallways across the country, creating millions of hours of “in school” volunteer time and having a tremendously positive impact on the educational process.

Program Benefits

  • Students gain positive male role models.
  • Schools gain an extra set of eyes and ears. The presence of a father or father figure will provide an additional deterrent to bullying, enhance a sense of security in the building, and will help to create an environment conducive to learning.
  • Fathers get a glimpse of their students’ everyday world and learn about the increasingly complex challenges and decisions today’s youth are facing. As a result, they can learn to relate better to their student and hopefully connect with them.
  • Fathers gain a greater awareness of the positive impact they can have on their student’s life in three critical areas including: academic performance, self-esteem, social behavior.
  • Due to budget shortfalls and cutbacks, often teachers are presented with larger classrooms each year. The WatchDOGS volunteers provide real and important help for the teachers and the students.

Who are WatchDOGS (Dads Of Great Students)?

WatchDOGS are fathers, grandfathers, uncles, and other father-figures who volunteer for at least one day each year at an official WATCH D.O.G.S.® school. During the day, WatchDOGS may read and work on flash cards with students, play at recess, eat lunch with students, watch the school entrances and hallways, assist with traffic flow and any other assigned activities where they actively engage with not only their own students, but other students as well. Many school principals have reported that the mere presence of a WatchDOG dramatically reduces reports of bullying. On the day of their participation, WatchDOGS are given a brief review of their involvement and they wear an official WATCH D.O.G.S. ® t-shirt with a disposable ‘Dog Tag’ identifying them as WatchDOGS.

Program Recognition

The WATCH D.O.G.S.® program has been recognized by the United States Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and has been involved in the U.S. Department of Education’s P.F.I.E. (Partnership For Family Involvement In Education) and the Department’s Safe School Summit. The WATCH D.O.G.S.® program is a founding member of National PTA’s M.O.R.E. Alliance (Men Organized to Raise Engagement). The WATCH D.O.G.S. ® program was featured on ABC World News Tonight with Charlie Gibson in their “Spirit of America” segment on November 17, 2008, on NBC’s Nightly News with Brian Williams on September 12, 2012 and on NBC’s Today Show which aired February 11, 2013. Also, the program has been recognized on the floor of Congress as a program that “can be a great tool in our efforts to prevent school violence and improve student performance because it can increase parental initiative and involvement in their children’s education.” (Congressional Record, February 7, 2000 page S392)  WATCH D.O.G.S. ® has been endorsed by the President’s Advisory Council and included in the March 2010 report to the President. In June 2011, US Department of Education Secretary Arne Duncan visited a local WATCH D.O.G.S. ® program in the DC area to encourage fathers and father figures to become more active in the educational system and to get a firsthand glimpse of the program.

For more information, visit our website at dadsofgreatstudents.com, email info@dadsofgreatstudents.com or call us at 1-888-540-DOGS(3647) to speak with a Program Developer.

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