As a school community, Landmark makes a distinction between the business of the school day and the more relaxed atmosphere of after-school 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.
Overview of Landmark's Dress Code
The intent of the dress code is an appropriate focus on the purpose of the school day, cleanliness, neatness of appearance, and proper fit. Clothing should also be appropriate for the weather and the occasion. As a general guideline, students may not wear any type of clothing 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. All clothing should be well-fitting (i.e., not oversized or undersized) and in good condition (e.g., no torn or ripped clothing; no exposed undergarments).
Acceptable and Expected (Boys and Girls)
Khaki/chino or corduroy style pants only. No low-riding or tight pants, yoga, or cargo pants permitted. Students may wear any color or pattern of khaki/chino or corduroy style pants.
Shorts and Capri Pants
Shorts (2 inches above the knee or longer) and Capri pants are permitted prior to Veteran’s Day or after spring break.
Skirts and Dresses
Skirts must be two inches above the knee or longer. Shirts worn with skirts must meet dress code requirements. Dresses must meet the same dress code qualifications as shirts/skirts (collar, length).
Collared shirt (polo or Oxford style) or turtleneck. Exposed skin or exposed undergarments are NOT acceptable. Note: Shirts with a straight hem may be worn untucked (if not longer than mid-hip in length); other shirts must be tucked in.
A sweater may be worn over a collared shirt or turtleneck.
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. Only school sweatshirts purchased through the student store or the school’s vendor are acceptable; NO other sweatshirts are permitted.
Hats MAY NOT BE WORN during classes, meetings, or meals.
Students may wear standard footwear (shoes, athletic footwear, boots, sandals). Shoes with wheels recessed into the soles, slippers, or lightup/twinkling shoes are not appropriate.
- 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. No unnatural colors or multiple colors will be allowed. 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.
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. 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.