Uniform Policies

Dress Code/Uniforms
ALL students are expected be in a neat and clean uniform Monday through Friday. Students will have “free dress” on early dismissal days and on additional days as designated by the Ross Administration Team.

Download the Free Dress Day schedule.

The official uniform for Ross Elementary School consists of the following, worn in any combination:

Tops: solid white, navy blue, or light blue; blouses or polo-style shirts only; no t-shirts or sleeveless shirts
Bottoms: solid navy blue or khaki; shorts, pants, skirts, or skorts only; no jeans or athletic pants
Dresses: solid navy blue or khaki; polo-style dresses or jumpers (with a uniform top worn underneath) only
Extra layer to be worn in the classroom for warmth: solid navy blue, light blue or white only (no designs); button or zipper cardigan sweaters or pullover sweaters/sweater vests only; no hoodies
Socks, tights, and leggings: solid navy blue, khaki, or white (no designs)
Shoes: closed-toe and appropriate for PE and playground activity (i.e., safe and comfortable) only; no sandals, flip-flops, croc-type shoes, or high heels
Outerwear: any type of outerwear may be worn to/from school and on the playground, but jackets, coats and hats are not part of the uniform and may not be worn in the classroom.

“Free dress”: Uniforms are not required on free dress days. However, shoes must be closed-toe and appropriate for PE and playground activity (i.e., safe and comfortable); no sandals, flip-flops, croc-type shoes, or high heels.

Extremes in style and fit and extremes in style of grooming, as determined by the Principal, will not be permitted, including, but not limited to, bandanas, hats, nonprescriptive glasses/sunglasses, clothing that exposes armpits, bare backs or midriffs, and see-through clothing. This applies to uniforms and to clothing worn on free dress days.

Failure to comply with this Policy: If a student reports to school out of uniform or otherwise not in compliance with this policy, parents/guardians will be contacted and asked to bring compliant clothing. If parents/guardians are unreachable or unable to come to school, the student will be issued a compliant uniform, which must be returned at the end of the school day.

Failure to report to school in compliance with this policy is addressed in the tiered progressive discipline code at Ross. If you need assistance obtaining uniforms, please speak with Principal Searl. Ross maintains a uniform bank and welcomes donations of clean, gently-used uniforms throughout the school year.