A higher standard of dress encourages greater respect for individuals, students, and others and results in a higher standard of behavior. Our dress code guidelines indicate appropriate school uniform during normal school days, and during the afterschool program. Every student in attendance is expected to follow these guidelines and shall wear the ISER official school uniform from approved vendors. Our dress code guideline allows for reasonable accommodations based on a student’s religion, disability or medical condition.
In addition, ISER reserves the right to interpret these guidelines and/or amend these guidelines during the school year.
ISER suggests and strongly urges students to always be personally clean, and appropriately dressed and groomed. In terms of appropriateness, health considerations should be given for wearing the kind of clothing suitable for our air conditioned environment as well as those times of day when students are outside on our hot and sunny playground areas. Students are encouraged to wear a uniform approved sweater, jacket or sweatshirt in the classroom if they get cold and remove his/her outerwear before going outside on hot and sunny days. Students are also encouraged to bring and apply sunscreen during physical education class as well as any other activities that would require students’ prolonged exposure in the sun.
Hair: Hair must be neat and clean with no unnatural colors. Students may not have hair hanging in their face that obstructs their eyes. Hairstyles disruptive to the learning environment will not be permitted. Ribbons or bows worn in the hair must be purple, yellow, or a natural hair color. Hats and bandanas are not permitted unless there is a medical reason (please submit a physician note to the school leadership office).
Shoes: All students in K-6 are required to wear athletic/tennis shoes daily. Shoes should be simple in color as to not draw attention to the feet. Color accents on the shoes are permitted; however they may not be neon/fluorescent and contain characters, lights, wheels, or sounds. No boots may be worn
Shirts: All shirts must be tucked in and must have the ISER logo. Only solid black or white undershirts may be worn under the uniform. K-6 students must wear the approved purple uniform polo shirt with an Imagine logo.
Belts: All uniform slacks/shorts should be worn with a black belt. Kindergarten students are the only grade level that is not required to wear a belt.
Slacks/Shorts: All uniform slacks/shorts must be black for all K-6 students. Uniform shorts may not be shorter than a credit card above the knee.
Shorts, Skirts, Jumpers, and Skorts: All shorts, skirts, jumpers, and skorts must be black and no shorter than a credit card above the knee. All jumpers must have the school logo on the left side of the chest.
Socks, Tights, Leggings: All students must wear socks, tights, or leggings that are solid black or white.
Winter Wear: Sweatshirts, sweaters and jackets must be black. The school logo is preferred on all jackets but not required. Jackets not containing the school logo should be plain and not have any obvious brand names, wording, or logos. Please label all jackets with the child’s first and last name.
Jewelry: No body piercing other than earrings. Earrings should be stud style only for safety purposes. Excessive necklaces, bracelets, and rings will be collected by the faculty if it is deemed distractive to others.
General: No sports bands (wrist, head or ankle) or sports gloves may be worn at school. Students are asked to practice and observe common rules of courtesy with everyone. At no time are students to wear anything offensive, immodest or deemed inappropriate by the faculty. All clothing must be of a proper fit, not excessively baggy or tight and worn appropriately.
All teachers are asked to explain the dress code to their students during the first week of school. All staff members are expected to enforce the student dress code. If necessary, disciplinary action may be taken to encourage compliance with the dress code policy. Noncompliance could result in suspension or dismissal.
A student who is not in compliance with the uniform dress code will be disciplined in the following manner.
- The first infraction will involve a dress code notation in Jupitergrades.
- The second infraction will involve parental contact by phone. The parent will be asked to immediately bring appropriate clothing in order for the student to be in compliance with the dress code.
- The third infraction will result in the student being issued an after school work detail.
- The fourth infraction will result in the student receiving a 1-day suspension from school.
- The fifth infraction will result in the student receiving a 3-day suspension from school. Before the student is permitted to return to school following the 3-day suspension, the student and parent must schedule a conference with a member of the administration team.
All uniforms must be purchased through an approved uniform vendor and embroidered with the proper school logo. The approved uniform vendor is Clothesline located at 1369 E Lafayette St, Tallahassee, FL 32301. Uniforms that are altered for length (other than pant legs) will be considered a uniform violation.
Pants altered to make shorts with frayed ends and long sleeved shirts altered to make short sleeve shirts are also considered a uniform violation.