2015-2016 New Dress Code Policy:
Apparel worn to school or school events should be safe, appropriate, and not disrupt or interfere with the education process. Appropriate dress should reflect the PS/IS 499 core values – Be a Role Model, Be Responsible, Be Respectful.
This is an institution of learning and we ask that everyone be mindful of safety and learning when selecting an outfit. Students are asked to dress in an age appropriate, non-distracting manner with a focus on student learning.
As per the Chancellor’s Regulation, items that are not acceptable include, but are not limited to:
-Flip flops or open back shoes.
- Sneakers with wheels.
-Shorts skirts, mini-skirts, micro-mini shorts/dresses. The length of a student’s shorts or skirt can be no shorter than the distance from a student’s shoulder to their fingertips.
-T-Shirts with inappropriate graphic designs and/or slogans (vulgar or obscene clothing). A plain t-shirt or collared shirt is to be worn (No graphics or text).
-Hats in the classroom and school building.
- No ripped or torn pants (thread bearing).
-Shear or extremely brief garments such as spaghetti straps, muscle shirts, crop tops and short shorts.
-Earrings should be small enough to be safely worn. Hoop earrings may not be larger than a quarter.
-On Physical Education days, students must wear sneakers.
Students who violate the dress code shall be required to modify their appearance by covering or removing the offending item and, if necessary or practical, replace it with an acceptable item. Any student who refuses to do so or who repeatedly fails to comply shall be subject to discipline.
The federal government mandates that all New York City families with children attending a public school complete and submit only one form for all registered students attending the same school. The form determines a student’s eligibility for free/reduced lunch. Households can apply at https://www.applyforlunch.com/OR www.nyc.gov/accessnyc. Applications will also be sent home. All families are required to complete the meal application and return it by September 30th. We appreciate your cooperation in this matter.
For students who do not qualify for free/reduced lunch, all families are responsible to pay the monthly balances on their children’s accounts. Please read further in the Family
Handbook about applying through the pre-paid school lunch service myLunchMoney.com for full paying or reduced paying households.
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