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Uniforms

Good uniforms cultivate an atmosphere of studiousness and decorum, minimize distractions, and remind us that we are doing important work. In our appearance, we show our opinions about ourselves, respect for what we are doing, and respect for those with whom we spend our time. Our goal is to minimize distractions and foster a healthy respect for school, for teachers, for fellow students, and for ourselves.
 
To that end, the school has worked to ensure that uniforms are dignified, durable, and affordable.  All students are required to be in their proper uniform whenever they are on campus before, during, and after the normal school day.  A student who is repeatedly out of uniform will have consequences.
 
The color and type of uniform pieces are determined by grade and what you are able to purchase for each grade level. All uniforms must be purchased from the Founders Bastrop online store at https://www.landsend.com/ search the approved store the by using school number 900195173.
 
All uniform sweaters and jackets must have the child’s name, written in permanent marker, on the interior tag.  Uniform clothing that is not labeled cannot be returned to the student if lost.
 
Please refer to the FCA Bastrop Parent & Student Handbook for details on dress code requirements.
 
General Appearance
The goal of the uniform is to present a neat and studious appearance.  Fads in hairstyles, clothing or anything designed to attract attention to the individual or to disrupt the orderly conduct of the classroom or campus are not allowed. Garments should be clean and free from tears, or excessive wear. No undergarments should be visible. A white, short-sleeved undershirt may be worn underneath but sleeves cannot extend beyond uniform shirt sleeves. Shirts must be tucked in and buttoned all the way up, except for the top button.
Hair:  Hair should be clean and well groomed. Hair should not be worn so as to extend over the eyes. Words, symbols, and designs shaved into hair are not allowed. Unnatural hair coloring, shaving of partial areas, or streaking is not permitted. Excessive hairstyles (e.g., “mullets,” “designs,” “mohawks,” “fauxhawk/fohawk,” etc.) are not allowed. Hair bows worn by girls should follow the daily uniform color scheme (navy, light blue, white, black, gray, gold, yellow, etc.).  Brightly colored and oversized bows that cause a break in the uniformity of the overall appearance should not be worn.
 
Hairstyles for boys should not touch the collar of the shirt when the boy is standing, nor should it extend over his ears. Sideburns should be neatly trimmed extending no longer than the bottom of the earlobe. Hair should not stand higher than 2 inches above the head. Boys must be clean-shaven.
 
Jewelry:  All jewelry should be simple and nondistracting. K-8 girls may wear earrings that are simple studs. 9th-12th girls may wear earrings that extend no more than ½ inch below the earlobe. Girls may wear no more than one earring per ear. Boys may not wear piercings of any sort. Necklaces are to be tucked inside the student’s polo/oxford, and no choker necklaces are permitted.  One bracelet/watch per arm is allowed, but charm bracelets are not permitted. No gauges may be worn in pierced ears, and students may not wear grills on teeth. Tongue rings and other visible body piercings, including nose and eyebrow rings, are not allowed.
 
Makeup/Cosmetics:  Girls grades 6th and up may wear makeup that is natural in appearance and not distracting. Students may not wear artificial nails; they may wear clear nail polish, free from glitter and/or color. High School girls may wear pale, neutral-colored nail polish or French manicure. Students arriving in unapproved colored nail polish will be asked to remove it in the front office with nail polish remover and may receive disciplinary consequences. Visible body tattoos (temporary or permanent) and body art are not allowed. Students may not write or draw on themselves or each other.

Every Wednesday has been deemed Dress Day and students should wear the designated pieces:

 

4th-8th students should wear a blue polo with their normal uniform bottoms.

 

9th grade students are required to wear designated Dress Day uniforms as follows:

 

Young men should wear a white oxford shirt, necktie, uniform pants, blazer (optional), and approved men’s accessories.

 

Young Ladies should wear a white oxford shirt, plaid skirt, cross tie, blazer (optional), and ladies approved accessories.

 4th -8th
  • Blue short or long-sleeved polo with the logo from Lands' End. Shirts must be tucked in, neatly, not bloused at all times on campus.
  • Navy pants or shorts (no more than 3 inches above the knee) from Lands' End with a brown or black belt
  • Navy skirt from Lands' End - skirt must be no more than 3 inches above the knee
  • Navy, or black modesty/bike shorts (must be worn under skirts)
  • Navy, white, black, or gray tennis shoes (or combination of those colors with solid colored soles)
  • White bobby, knee, or ankle socks (must be visible) or navy knee socks

 

 9th  

  • White, short, or long-sleeved oxford shirt or polo with logo from Lands' End. Shirts must be buttoned all the way up, except for the top button. Shirts must be tucked in, neatly, not bloused at all times on campus
  • Navy blue pants from Lands' End with a black or brown belt
  • Classic Navy Blue Plaid, skirt from Lands' End - skirt must be no more than 3 inches above the knee
  • Navy, or black modesty/bike shorts (must be worn under skirts)
  • Navy, white, black, or gray tennis shoes (or combination of those colors with solid colored soles); closed toe, closed heel solid black (shoe and heel must be black), or comfortable loafer on formal dress days.
  • White bobby, knee, or ankle socks (must be visible) or navy knee socks

Pants should be worn at the waist; they should reach the shoe but not the ground.

 4th -8th
  • Blue short or long-sleeved polo with the logo from Lands' End. Shirts must be tucked in, neatly, not bloused at all times on campus.
  • Navy pants or shorts from Lands' End with a brown or black belt
  • Navy, white, black, or gray tennis shoes (or combination of those colors with solid colored soles)
  • Solid white ankle or crew length socks (must be visible)
 
9th  
  • White, short, or long-sleeved oxford shirt or polo with logo from Lands' End. Shirts must be buttoned all the way up, except for the top button. Shirts must be tucked in, neatly, not bloused at all times on campus
  • Navy blue pants or shorts from Lands' End with a black or brown belt
  • Navy, white, black, or gray tennis shoes (or combination of those colors with solid colored soles) or comfortable loafer on formal dress days.
  • Solid white ankle or crew length socks (must be visible)Pants should be worn at the waist; they should reach the shoe but not the ground.
All Grades:
  • Performance Fine Gauge Cardigan (classic heather, with logo)-optional
  • Quarter-zip pullover (classic navy, with logo)- optional
  • Cotton Modal Zip Front Cardigan (classic navy, with logo)-optional
  • Hopsack Blazer (deep navy)-optional for 9th grade
All Grades:
 
  • Fleece lined rain jacket (classic navy)- optional