Personal Appearance and Standard of Dress / Dress Code
As a school community, Landmark makes a distinction between the business of the school day and the more relaxed atmosphere of after-hours activities. The purpose of the Dress Code is to place a serious emphasis on the class day and to signify the commitment to learning expected from all members of the Landmark community. During the academic day, students and faculty are expected to wear clothes appropriate for the business of education.
The following dress code for Landmark School has been designed to foster a neat and clean appearance, consistency and simplicity in interpretation and implementation, and equity between boys and girls.
No dress code can address all possible variations and some students will test the limits in an effort to break the spirit of the code. With this in mind, the following standards are set out as guidelines for students who attend Landmark EMS.
All Students During the Class Day
The intent of the dress code is an appropriate focus on the purpose of the school day, cleanliness, neatness of appearance, and proper fit. All items of clothing must be in good condition, without obvious repairs or other distracting adornments or after-purchase additions. Clothing should also be appropriate for the weather and the occasion.
As a general guideline, students may not wear any type of clothing or mask that conveys a message contrary to the stated purpose of the school workday. Specifically, clothing that promotes the use of drugs/alcohol, advertises for tobacco-related products, or portrays any individual or group in a derogatory manner is not allowed. Landmark reserves the right to deem other attire inappropriate if it is judged to distract students or faculty from the school’s mission.
Acceptable and Expected
Pants: Khaki / Chino, Corduroy, or Colored Denim (no blue jeans) style pants only. No low riding or tight pants permitted, no yoga, leggings, or athletic pants permitted. Students may wear any color or pattern of khaki / chino, corduroy or denim color style pants with the exception of blue jeans. Pants should not have holes, rips, or frayed bottoms.
Shorts and Capri pants: Shorts (mid thigh or longer) and Capri pants are permitted prior to Veteran’s Day or after spring break.
Skirts and Dresses: Skirts must be mid thigh or longer. Shirts worn with skirts must meet dress code requirements. Dresses must meet the same dress code qualifications as shirts/ skirts (collar, length). Students are permitted to wear leggings, tights, or shorts underneath skirts or dresses.
Shirts: Collared shirt, Turtleneck or a Landmark non-collared shirt.
Sweaters: A sweater may be worn over a collared shirt, turtleneck, or a Landmark non-collared shirt.
Exposed skin: Exposed skin/exposed undergarments are NOT acceptable.
Hats/Hoods: Hats or Hoods MAY NOT BE WORN during classes, meetings, or meals.
Footwear: Students may wear standard footwear (shoes, athletic footwear, boots, sandals). Shoes with roller blades recessed into the soles, slippers, or light-up/twinkling shoes are not appropriate.
Sweatshirts: Landmark will sell school sweatshirts through the student store and through a selected vendor. These school sweatshirts may be worn over a collared dress code shirt or a non-collared Landmark shirt. Only school sweatshirts purchased through the student store or the school’s vendor are acceptable; NO other sweatshirts or additional shirts that are not collared are permitted.
Face Coverings: All students are required to wear face coverings while on campus. Students may remove their 2-ply cloth or surgical-style/disposable face covering/mask when eating, taking a face covering break in a designated break location, or given permission by faculty or staff to remove it. Two clean face coverings should be brought to school each day. Neck gaiters, buffs and bandanas are not acceptable forms of face coverings.
ACCESSORIES / GROOMING
• haircuts or styles should not need constant attention or be distracting and should not cover the eyes or face. Long hair must be kept out of the face. The Dean of Students reserves the right to determine and uphold Landmark School standards.
• no facial jewelry (this includes tongue and nose piercings)
• no spikes or barbell type earrings
• no metal studded leather or dog chain accessories or adornments
• no writing on exposed skin
All clothing should be well-fitting and in good condition (e.g., no torn, ripped clothing; no exposed undergarments). Oversized or undersized clothing will not be allowed.
Consequences for Dress Code Infractions
Students out of dress code upon arrival to school: Parents may be contacted to bring appropriate clothing.
Students out of dress code during class: Classroom teachers will complete a “dress code violation” slip to be handed in to the Dean of Students.
Repeated Infractions: Dress code violation slips will be compiled by the Dean of Students. Students who receive multiple dress code violation slips will meet with the Dean of Students to determine a plan of intervention. Possible consequences include a letter home, meeting with parents, detention, and/or suspension.