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School Dress Code Policy

The Casimir Pulaski School community prides itself on our participation in wearing school uniforms. It is expected that students adhere to the district’s student dress code as detailed in the Yonkers Public Schools Code of Conduct. All students are expected to dress appropriately for school and at school-sponsored functions. Students and their parents are responsible for ensuring that student dress (including jewelry) and appearance is safe and appropriate, and does not disrupt or interfere with the educational process.

At Pulaski, our uniform is as follows:

Daily Uniform: Solid white shirt and solid navy-blue pants, skirt, shorts or skort.

Casimir Pulaski School apparel is acceptable.

Gym Uniform: Daily Uniform or solid red t-shirt and solid gray/navy

pants/sweatpants, sneakers

The following Yonkers Public Schools dress code will be enforced:

1. Students may not wear extremely brief, revealing garments such as, but not limited to, tube tops, net tops, halter tops, spaghetti straps, plunging necklines (front and/or back), midriff tops, see-through fabrics, short shirts, or dresses.

2.  Undergarments such as, but not limited to, underwear and/or undershirts must be completely covered with clothing. Pants and/or shorts are to be worn at the waist.

3.  Footwear must be worn at all times. Footwear that is a safety hazard, such as, but not limited to, flip-flops or sandals without a heel strap and lace up shoes without laces, is not allowed.

4.  Clothing which promotes inappropriate products or activities prohibited by school policies or that is likely to cause a material and substantial disruption in the school is not allowed. This includes, but is not limited to, t-shirts and other clothing that displays, promotes, or endorses profanity, illegal organizations, and/or gang identity, violent activities, or the use of alcohol, tobacco, or illegal drugs or substances.

5.  Clothing will be considered inappropriate if it contains obscenity, is libelous, or denigrates others on account of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, disability, or any other protected class.

6.  Headgear of any kind including, but not limited to, hats, caps, and hoods may not be worn in school, with the exception of headgear for a religious or medical purpose.

7.  Clothing generally accepted as “outer wear” may not be worn in the classroom.

8.  Jewelry that is capable of being used as a weapon is not allowed. This shall include, but is not limited to, rings covering multiple fingers, spiked necklaces or belts, belts with large removable buckles, heavy and/or large neckwear, martial arts gear, chain link wallets, and key rings.

Those who violate the dress code must modify their appearance by covering the offending item and/or replacing it with an acceptable one. If a student refuses to do so or repeatedly violates the dress code, they will be subject to discipline under this Code of Conduct.