Why a uniform? Students’ proclamation of self comes through actions and words rather than through clothing fads of the times. Also, this is the fourth general precept under Incarnation’s Code of Conduct. The policy for uniforms at Incarnation School is supported by the Incarnation Administrative Team, Teachers, the Commission on Education, and the PTO Board. Students in ALL grades (Preschool 4’s through Eighth) are expected to follow the Incarnation School dress code policy and parents are expected to provide the needed impetus for successful compliance.
Note: All uniform items should be clean and in good condition before being worn with no rips, tears, holes or stains, including out of uniform days.
Approved PLAID jumper and skirt for all grades may be ordered from Lands’ End and must be no more than six inches above the knee. (NO navy blue skirts or jumpers.) Navy blue uniform shorts or navy blue bicycle shorts or leggings should be worn under the jumper or skirt. Shorts may not be longer than the jumper or skirt. From November 1 through April 1, girls wearing jumpers or skirts must wear leggings or tights under them for warmth.
Navy blue uniform pants are the only pants that may be worn for grades Preschool 4’s through 6. Navy blue stretch pants (not tights or leggings) may be worn by girls in grades Preschool 4’s through 3. Grades 7 & 8 may wear navy or khaki uniform pants. “Jeans styling” (such as top-stitching, patch pockets, low-rise waistline, etc.), skinny styles, cargo styles or jogger styles ARE NOT approved uniform and ARE NOT acceptable uniform attire for any grade level. Pants must not be too tight. Belts are optional. Pant legs must not be tucked into any footwear.
Navy blue uniform shorts and skorts may be worn for all grades. Grades 7 & 8 may wear navy or khaki uniform shorts or skorts. Shorts and skorts must be no more than 6 inches above the knee. Shorts and skorts must not be too tight or too short. From November 1 through April 1: Shorts are not permitted and skorts must be worn with leggings.
Solid white, pink or light chambray blue polo shirts with a collar must be worn for all grades. Polo shirts must be purchased from The Spirit in You or Lands’ End. All shirts must have the approved Incarnation Bell Tower logo on the left chest. (Polo shirts with the Blue Ribbon Schools logo may continue to be worn if in good condition.) Logos MAY NOT be added to shirts after purchase by other vendors. Girls may wear feminine fit style polo shirts. Turtlenecks are permitted ONLY under approved jumpers, sweaters, sweatshirts, pullovers, and vests. Undershirts and T-shirts worn under uniform shirts or PE shirts must be white without lettering or graphics. Please remember that shirts must be tucked in at all times; even while wearing a sweatshirt, sweater, or vest.
Grey Incarnation hoodie sweatshirts with green lettering may be worn in grades P4-6. Grey 1/4 zip fleece sweatshirts with Logo are available in two styles for students in grades 7 & 8 only. These items are available only through The Spirit In You and may be worn as part of the uniform. The green uniform hoodies and sweatshirts available in past years will no longer be sold but may continue to be worn only if in good condition.
SOCKS / TIGHTS
Only plain white socks are permitted. While we recommend that socks have no logos, socks with small logos less than 2” in length will be allowed. Socks should be visible above the shoe top. Navy blue full-legged tights may be worn only under the uniform jumper, skirt or skort. Socks sold by Spirit Wear with the “I” logo are permitted. On Mondays students are allowed to wear their favorite socks. Although they do not have to be white, they must be visible above the shoe top.
Rubber, non-marking soled tennis or gym type shoes with ties and/or Velcro closings may be worn. Flip-flops and wheelie shoes are not permitted at any time. Sandals and fashion boots are permitted ONLY on casual days (see below). Snow boots may be worn outside during recess but may not be worn in the classroom. Pant legs may not be tucked into any footwear.
Fashion necklaces, pins, rings and bracelets are often a distraction and are not permitted. Christian religious jewelry may be worn (crosses, Guardian Angel pins, etc.) One earring may be worn per ear to school. For safety reasons, only post earrings may be worn. Break-away necklaces are STRONGLY RECOMMENDED for safety reasons. Cords or rope necklaces may not be worn around the neck as they can be hazardous on the playground and during PE classes.
No fingernail polish is permitted in any grade. Fake nails may not be worn. No facial makeup may be worn in grades Preschool 4’s through 6. Girls in grades 7 & 8 may wear light facial makeup. Facial glitter and false eyelashes are not permitted.
No extreme hair styles, cuts or coloring (including Mohawk styles or shaved shapes in hair.) Boys’ hair should be above the collar.
Gum chewing is not permitted on school property.
Only tennis or gym shoes with rubber, non-marking soles are permitted in the gym to avoid damage to the gym floor. All students in grades six through eight are required to wear the approved P.E. uniform. New uniforms are purchased online through The Spirit In You or Lands’ End. P.E. uniforms previously sold through PTO Spirit Wear may still be worn if they are in good condition. T-shirts and undershirts worn under P.E. shirts must be white with no lettering or graphics.
DRESS UP DAYS / CASUAL DAYS / SPIRIT DAYS / SPECIAL CLUBS: Casual pants, including jeans and cargo pants, may be worn on Casual Day; any skinny pants or other tight pants may only be worn with a tunic length top. Shorts and skirts must be no more than six inches from the kneecap. Dress shoes and sandals (without socks) are permitted. For safety sake, students may not wear flip flops. Tank tops, crop tops, midriff tops, low cut tops, tops with spaghetti straps, no straps, or low slung pants are not acceptable attire for Dress up or Casual Days. If clothing worn to school is deemed inappropriate by the School Administration, parents may be called and/or used uniforms (washed and kept in the Nurse’s office for this and other purposes!) may replace the inappropriate clothing.
SPIRIT DAYS: An Incarnation Spirit shirt may be worn on designated Spirit Days with uniform pants or shorts. Two types of shirts may be worn to show school pride: 1) Spirit Wear T-shirts with the Incarnation logo or Crusader logo; and 2) Any solid green or solid gold (or blend of both) short or long sleeved T-shirts. Students may wear their Incarnation sport jerseys only if it is labeled in some manner with Incarnation School or Incarnation Crusaders.
SPECIAL CLUBS AND TEAMS: Boy and Girl Scout Uniforms may be worn on the meeting days. Other Incarnation Club shirts, Incarnation Team shirts and Incarnation Sports shirts may be worn on designated days coinciding with Competitions or Special Events with advance permission and approval of the Administration and Grade Level Teachers.