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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. Unnatural hair coloring or streaking is not permitted.  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 hair must be clean, natural color, pulled out of face with rubber band, non-distracting and no facial hair is permitted.

 

Jewelry:  All jewelry should be simple and nondistracting. Girls may wear earrings that are simple studs or small hoops.  Girls may wear no more than one earring per ear or any other piercings. 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, pale, neutral-colored nail polish, free from glitter, 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.
 
*The Administration reserves the right to determine if students are in compliance.

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

 

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

 

9th-12th 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.

Kindergarten-8th Grade Girls: 

Required  uniform : 

Navy pants, shorts, or skirts 3 inches above the knee (no logo) 

Navy or black modesty shorts 

Polo (light blue, long sleeve or short sleeve, logo) 

Solid white or navy tights (no embellishments) 

Solid black or brown belt (must be worn with pants) 

White bobby, knee, or ankle socks (must be visible) or navy knee socks 

White, gray, black, navy blue, or brown tennis shoes (can be combination of these colors) 

Optional items that can be worn in the classroom: 

Performance Fine Gauge Cardigan (classic heather, navy) -optional 

Quarter-zip pullover (classic navy) -optional 

Lightweight fleece half-zip pullover (classic navy) -optional

 
9th-12th Grade Girls:

Required dress uniform (to be worn on specified dress uniform days or throughout the week): 

  • Oxford shirt (short or long sleeved, white, with logo) 
  • Plaid Skirt Top of the Knee (classic navy plaid, no logo) 
  • Cross tie (classic navy) 
  • Navy or black modesty shorts 
  • Closed toe, closed heel solid black (shoe and heel must be black), comfortable loafer, or tennis shoes (see below requirements for tennis shoes) 

Optional Uniform Selections (worn throughout the week except dress uniform days): 

  • Polo (white or navy, with logo) 
  • Solid navy or white tights (no embellishments) 
  • Navy or Classic Plaid Headband 
  • Solid navy girl’s pants 
  • Solid black or brown belt (must be worn with pants) 
 

Required Footwear: 

  • Solid white bobby, knee or ankle socks (must be visible) or navy knee socks
  • White, gray, black, navy blue, or brown tennis shoes (can be combination of these colors) 

Optional item to be worn in the classroom: 

    • Quarter-zip pullover (classic navy)-optional 
    • Performance Fine Gauge Cardigan (classic heather, navy)-optional 
    • Hopsack Blazer (Deep navy)- optional 
    • Lightweight fleece half zip (navy)-optional 

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

Boys: 

K-8th Grades Boys

Required uniform :  

Plain front blend chino shorts or pants (navy, no logo)

Solid black or brown belt (must be worn with pants) 

   Polo (light blue, long sleeve or short sleeve, navy thread logo) 

Solid white ankle or crew length socks (must be visible) 

White, gray, black, navy blue, or brown tennis shoes (can be combination of these colors) 



Optional items that can be worn in the classroom: 

Performance Fine Gauge Cardigan (classic heather, navy)-optional 

Quarter-zip pullover (classic navy)-optional 

Lightweight fleece half zip (classic navy)-optional


9th-12th Grade Boys 

Required Dress Uniforms (to be worn on required dress uniform days):

Oxford shirt (short or long sleeved, white, with logo) 

  • School Uniform Boys dress pants (navy, no logo) 
  • Solid belt (black or brown to be worn at all times) 
  • Necktie stripe, to be tied (classic navy and gold stripe) 
  • Dress shoes, comfortable loafer, or tennis shoes (see below requirements for tennis shoes) 

Optional Uniform Selections (worn throughout the week except dress uniform days): 

  • Polo (classic white or navy, with logo) 

Required Footwear: 

  • Solid white crew or ankle socks (must be visible)
  • White, gray, black, navy blue, or brown tennis shoes (can be combination of these colors)

Optional item to be worn in the classroom: 

  • Quarter-zip pullover (classic navy)-optional 
  • Performance Fine Gauge Cardigan (classic heather)-optional 
  • Hopsack Blazer (Deep navy, no logo)- optional 
  • Lightweight fleece half zip (navy)-optional

 
  • Rolling backpacks are not permitted on campus. (Unless a student has a specifically diagnosed medical condition preventing them from carrying a backpack, doctors note required.)
  • All student backpacks must be school appropriate. (They can be purchased anywhere.)
  • Only solid color or simply patterned backpacks and lunchboxes are allowed, free of
    distracting elements, vulgar language, political statements, or any characters.
  • All student backpacks for grades 6th -12th must fit and be kept on a hook in the classroom during the school day.