EARLY CHILDHOOD, ELEMENTARY, AND MIDDLE SCHOOL DRESS CODE The KIPP DC Dress Code consists of the following regulations:
● A student must have a KIPP DC uniform shirt on at all times, including Saturday School.
● Only tan and khaki pants, shorts, and skirts are permitted. (For Preschool, elastic waistbands are required.)
● Belts must be worn if there are belt loops on the student’s pants, shorts, or skirts.
● All KIPP DC shirts must be fully tucked in (fully tucked in means the belt or the waist-band is visible).
● All pants, skirts and shorts must be an appropriate size and fit.
● Students need to wear comfortable shoes, preferably sneakers or tennis shoes. Shoes must be tied at all times. (For Preschool, Velcro is required, no shoestrings.)
● Skirts and shorts must be worn no more than two inches above the knee.
Students may not wear the following;
● Jeans/Denim of any color.
● Pants, shorts or skirts that are not tan or khaki.
● Shorts or skirts that are more than two inches above the knees.
● Pants, shorts, skirts, or undershirts that have patterns, lace, polka dots, stripes, holes, or words.
● Pants that are made of spandex, Lycra, or any other stretch material.
● Open toed shoes, flip-flops or shoes or boots with high heels.
● Boots that have excessive fur, laces, or other distracting items.
● Tight clothing or stretch pants (the student must be able to “pinch an inch” of loose fabric throughout the pants).
● Sweatpants or wind pants.
● Pants that sag below the waist.
● Any makeup that has any coloring.
● Sleeveless or cut-off shirts, blouses, dresses, tank tops, overalls or jumpers.
● Earrings that are larger or wider than 1 inch, any type of bracelets, and beaded necklaces (one watch is permitted).
● Any chains – wallet chains or chains worn as jewelry.
● Suspenders, either worn properly, down by ones side, or worn as a belt.
● More than one belt or a belt that does not fit in the belt loops.
● Brightly colored tights, leg-warmers, knee-high socks or stockings (no fishnet stockings).
● Non-prescription color contact lenses or non-prescription glasses.
● Any articles of clothing or accessories that have skulls, Playboy bunnies, or that refer to drugs, sex, or death.
● Any article of clothing, accessories, or markings on clothes or skin that could be perceived as gang or crew related.
● Any additional items that the school feels may be distracting to students.
● Fake tattoos. Additionally, students may not have any tattoos exposed while at school or any KIPP function. If they have a tattoo exposed that has a racist, sexist, or bigoted meaning or alludes to drugs, sex, or violence, they will be suspended
Saturday School Exceptions:
● Sweatpants and wind pants can be worn only on Saturdays.
● Shirts do not need to be tucked in on Saturdays.
KIPP DC reserves the right to change or modify the dress code during the year.