All students in grades K through 8 are required to wear a uniform except on designated free dress days (first and third Fridays of the month). The uniform plaid in skirts and the jumper may be purchased at Dennis Uniform Company, however it is a special order item. The plaid is not required. Uniform items can also be purchased at Lands’ End and provide a listing of required uniform styles for Hope Lutheran School. Uniforms may be purchased from other retailers other than Dennis Uniform Company or Lands’ End (such as Target, Old Navy or French Toast), but must closely follow the school uniform guidelines or the styles already designated for Hope Lutheran School on the Lands’ End web site.
To view the approved uniform styles at Lands’ End click here and enter our school number: 900147711
You may also check out an online clothing consignment shop, thredUp. They will donate 5% of your purchase to Hope School if you sign up with them and designate Hope Lutheran School as your school choice. They have uniforms options as well as many other clothing items for the whole family to choose from.
Uniform and Personal Appearance Policy: K-8
The purpose of the Uniform and Personal Appearance Policy is to ensure that the students of Hope Lutheran School are neat, clean, and well groomed for success at school. Uniform dress promotes school spirit and an improved self-image, while reducing the distraction of competition and emphasis on clothing or financial status. Uniform dress further identifies students as members of the school community and fosters a spirit of cooperation and participation. Students in grades K through 8 are required to be in uniform at all times except on designated free dress days. It is the responsibility of the parents to ensure that students are dressed in accordance with this policy.
Hair must be of a modest style and of natural color. A boy’s hair must be above the eyes and not extend past the top of the shirt collar. Boys may not wear earrings on school grounds or while representing Hope Lutheran School at any school function. Any piercing must be limited to the ears only. Any other body piercing (nose, tongue, eyebrow, etc.) will require the student to remove the article of jewelry immediately.
General Uniform Guidelines
Lands’ End apparel provide a listing of required uniform styles for Hope Lutheran School. Uniforms may be purchased from other vendors, but must closely follow the styles already designated for Hope Lutheran School on the Lands’ End website.
The following guidelines apply to both uniform and free dress days.
- All clothing must be neat, clean, in good condition with no rips, tears, holes, or frayed edges.
- Clothing must fit the child appropriately. This means clothing is not too small, nor is it worn several sizes too large. Room for growth is acceptable. Pants / shorts / skirts should be worn at the waist.
- Undergarments may not be visible.
- Undershirts must be plain white and may not be visible (may not extend past the bottom of the uniform shirt or uniform sleeves but may be seen at the neckline).
- Students must wear either a basic polo shirt or turtleneck in white, royal, or navy blue.
- Shirts may be short or long sleeved.
- Shirts must be solid colored with no striping or logos with the exception of the Hope Lutheran School logo.
- Girls may wear simple button-up blouses in white.
Sweatshirts and Sweaters:
- Students may wear any sweatshirts with the Hope Lutheran logo, including LEST and athletic team sweatshirts.
- A uniform polo shirt must be worn underneath all sweatshirts or sweaters, unless the sweatshirt is worn all day in which case another shirt that won’t show is acceptable.
- Dennis-style navy blue sweaters, sweater vests, and cardigans are acceptable.
All uniform bottoms must be either navy blue or khaki (tan, not stonewashed). Skirts and jumpers may also be Harris Plaid. Harris Plaid items must be purchased from Dennis Uniform Company (these are special order items).
- Pants must be made of basic chino fabric or corduroy (not denim or knits).
- Back pockets are permitted, with no contrasting stitching and minimal design.
- Basic capri pants are permitted for girls.
- Pants may be pleated of flat front and must be solid colored with no stripes or decorations.
- Cargo pants and bell bottoms are not permitted.
Shorts / Skirts / Jumpers:
- Shorts/skirts/jumpers must be made of basic chino fabric or corduroy fabric or Harris Plaid.
- Shorts/skirts/jumpers must be no shorter than the student’s fingertip length when arms are extended and must not extend below the knee.
Shoes, Accessories, and Outerwear:
- Shoes must have a back strap to ensure students are able to play safely at recess and PE. The following types of shoes are not permitted: slip-on shoes (i.e., clogs, mules, flip-flops, Crocs, slippers, moccasins), Heelys or any shoes with a wheel inserted in the sole, and combat and steel toe boots.
- All tights, leggings or shorts worn under skirts must be navy, royal blue or white in color, if visible.
- All jewelry should be modest. No extreme jewelry is permitted.
- Simple headbands are acceptable but should not cause distraction for self or others with extreme styles.
- Socks should not cause a distraction for self or others.
- Outerwear (jackets, vests, mittens/gloves, hats) are to be removed upon arrival at school and are for outside use only.
Free Dress Days
The first and third Fridays of every month have been designated as a free dress days. On those days, students are expected to use good judgment in the choice of their apparel. In addition to the general uniform guidelines listed above, the following policy guidelines apply to all free dress days:
- Clothing should not reveal underwear or undergarments.
- Clothing must meet all length requirements of the uniform policy.
- No skin-tight or revealing items such as yoga pants or leggings.
- No pajamas.
- No spaghetti straps or tank tops.
- Shorts and skirts should be no shorter than the student’s fingertip length when arms are extended.
- Shoes, accessories, and outerwear guidelines for uniform days apply, except for tights color.
- Hats are allowed to be worn on free dress days although hats are to be removed during chapel services.
Students needing to change clothes will be asked to call home and if a replacement cannot be brought to school, students will need to borrow clothing from the school office. Students who continue to not follow this policy may have free dress privileges revoked for the remainder of the school year.