DRESS CODE/UNIFORM MANDATE
The School District of Philadelphia adopted a mandatory school uniform policy for all students in grades K-12. Parents may direct inquiries about the school uniform program to the principal or to the president of the Home and School Association.
ALL Carver HSES students are required to wear the school uniform shirt and any appropriate solid black or solid tan pants, jumpers, skirts, and/or walking shorts, no more than 2” above the knee. Tights/leggings may not be worn in place of pants/slacks. Students may wear any apparel that includes the Carver HSES name, except the gym uniform.
Students purchase the shirts at the school. The cost for the regular uniform shirt is $10.00, for extra large sizes, $12.00. Required only if gym is rostered, gym shirts are $10.00, and gym shorts are $15.00.
Uniform compliance is a citizenship expectation and will be reflected in the advisory grade. Students who fail to comply with this mandate may be assigned after school detentions. Should initial disciplinary action not correct the behavior, additional disciplinary measures will follow.
Hats, scarves and other head coverings are not permitted to be worn inside the school, unless for religious purposes.
Unless otherwise directed, Fridays will be uniform optional days. During the uniform optional days, the School District’s basic dress code will still be in force. Any clothing that is disruptive to the educational process or that interferes with the safety of students is prohibited. Students are prohibited to wear any clothes that are “ripped or revealing.”
Specifically prohibited items include:
Blue jeans w/ holes, or tight apparel of any kind,
Clothing with sexual references, obscene words or pictures.
REVEALING CLOTHING SHOULD NEVER BE WORN.
UNDERWEAR SHOULD NEVER BE VISIBLE.
If a student is in violation of the uniform or dress code policy a parent may be contacted and the student sent home for a change of clothing. If appropriate attire is not brought to the school, the student will be required to purchase a uniform; if the student does not have money, his/her account will be charged.