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					                 RIVENDELL UNIFORM AND DRESS POLICY 2009-2010

Rivendell School is a community of students, faculty, staff, and parents dedicated to helping our
children explore God’s world and discover their place in it. We require our students to wear
uniforms in order to underscore our identity and to create a sense of pride in our school and its
distinctives. Taking a page from the popular baseball song, it’s about how we “root, root, root
for the home team!” Our Lee Highway neighbors know us because we try to include them in our
festivals and projects – and often our students’ art and writing samples line their walls and fill
their display cases – and we are “known” by our plaid. The wearing of our school uniform also
provides a standard for our students that is modest, neat, appropriate, and contributes to an
environment conducive to learning and respectful behavior. This is particular true for the upper
forms. Accordingly, all Rivendell students are expected to wear the stipulated uniform (and that
it fits properly, shirts are tucked in, clean, etc.)

Parental involvement and respect for each child are key Rivendell distinctives. This document is
intended to clarify for parents the Rivendell uniform policy and to remind them of their
partnership role, along with faculty and staff, in supporting Rivendell’s mission. Parents are
responsible for ensuring that each day, their child leaves for school dressed in a manner that is
consistent with what Rivendell School expects.

Given that classroom dynamics and student personalities change from year to year, teachers have
discretion to modify elements of the policy in a temporary way in order to create the most
conducive classroom learning environment for their students. Parents however need to be the
primary enforcers of Rivendell’s uniform policy.


2009-2010 Uniform Policy Changes/Clarifications

      Land’s End has reintroduced the navy cardigan sweater, with Rivendell logo. This is
       now acceptable outerwear for K-8 girls.
      The old Rivendell tie has been phased out. The only tie option for boys’ uniform dress is
       the “Classic Navy Dark Crimson Stripe” from Land’s End that was first introduced
       during 2008-2009. A similar version (“Maroon and Navy Striped Tie”) is also available
       from Flynn & O’Hara).
      Rivendell logos on polo shirts are no longer required for 6-8th grade students.
      Regular uniform khaki shorts or long pants are ONLY to be worn by 7-8th grade boys
      6th-8th grade girls dress uniform socks (Fridays, School Blessing, Lessons & Carols,
       Selected Field Trips) must be white, navy or black
      The navy Lands End sweatshirts with school logo may be worn until they are too worn-
       out for acceptable school wear. Please do no purchase new sweatshirts

Uniform Vendors
Most of your child’s uniform should come from either Lands’ End or Flynn & O’Hara.
The girls’ plaid jumpers and skirts are available only at Flynn & O’Hara. The logo items
(outerwear, fleece vest, cardigan sweater) are only available from Land’s End. The boys’ tie is
available at either. The white and chambray blue polo shirts for K-8th grades, the navy pants or
shorts (K-8th grade), the khaki pants or shorts (7-8th grade boys only), and blue or white oxford
shirts may be purchased from Target or other retailer or uniform vendors as long as they are
similar to those available from Lands’ End or Flynn & O’Hara. In order to be good stewards
and to enable hand-me-downs, parents are encouraged to purchase the best quality they
can afford.


       Lands’ End                                    Flynn & O’Hara
       1-800-469-2222                                1-800-441-4122
       www.landsend.com/school                       www.flynnohara.com (have to register)
       Preferred School Number #9000-4373-8          9650 Main Street
       Logo #9934582K                                Fairfax, VA 22031

       When to Wear Dress Uniform:                   When to Wear Regular Uniform
       Friday school days                            Monday – Thursday school days
       Rivendell School Blessing (Sep)               Field Trips (teacher discretion)
       Rivendell Lessons & Carol Service (Dec)
       Field Trips (teacher discretion)
       Graduation (K-7th graders if attending)


General Notes

Cold Weather Playground Attire: Girls are encouraged to wear navy, black, or white tights or
pants in extremely cold weather and likewise will also be permitted to wear pants, or navy/grey
sweats under skirts & jumpers only during outdoor recess. Flynn & O’Hara also offers a uniform
navy legging. No pajama pants will be allowed unless it is a pajama day at school. Optional
outerwear w/school logo may be worn in the classroom but students may not wear non-uniform
outerwear items in the classroom;

Changing Before or After School: Unless specific approval has been given by the headmaster,
students who walk or bike to and from school will do so in their Rivendell uniform of the day.
During colder weather, girls who wear pants or sweats under their skirts & jumpers will be
allowed to change upon entering or departing the school building.

Shorts Underneath Skirts/Jumper: All girls must wear shorts under their skirts/jumpers. Navy
bike shorts are preferred but as availability is limited, other dark shorts are acceptable. These
shorts allow the girls to maintain modesty while fully participating in indoor and outdoor
activities. Parents, please ensure these shorts are an appropriate length underneath the
jumper/skirt. Skirts/jumpers should not be shorter than two inches to the top of the knee.

Sweaters: For girls, the Land’s End navy knitted cardigan with logo is once again available for
purchase and use. For both boys and girls, the navy knitted cotton vest or pullover sweater w/
logo is also available from Lands’ End. Girls in grades 6 through 8 also have the option of the
fine gauge navy cardigan and shell (sweater set) for dress days. The cardigan must have
Rivendell’s logo. The shell must be worn w/the cardigan over it.
Pants: Boys & girls may wear plain front, pleated front or elastic waist pants – choose the style
that fits your child’s body type the best. Except as noted above for cold weather, girls may not
wear pants or sweats under their skirt or jumper except on the playground/recess on cold days.
No cropped or cargo pants will be allowed.

Shoes: Shoes must be conducive to exercise and must be low healed and closed at both heel
and toe. Athletic shoes or traditionally colored shoes are preferred. No Crocks, ballet slippers,
high heels, sandals, or any other shoes not conducive to running and safe playing will be
allowed.

Socks: On dress uniform days girls may wear tights, anklets or knee socks; however, these
must be white, black, or navy. Similar colored leggings (white, black, or navy) are permissible
on colder days. Flynn & O’Hara offers a navy legging. Boys may wear navy, black, or white
socks. On non-dress uniform days students may choose the color and style of their socks.

Belt: A dark leather belt is expected with pants and shorts for all students.

Logo: All outerwear items (Land’s End fleece vest and jacket, and/or cardigan sweater), the 6th -
8th grade girls sweater set, and the navy cotton pullover and vest, must have the Rivendell logo.
These must all be purchased at Land’s End. Logos are NO LONGER required for 6-8th grade
white or chambray blue polos, and these shirts may be purchased anywhere as long as they are
comparable in look to the Lands’ End polo.

Free Dress: Teachers have the discretion to allow free dress days for their particular class or
form, but the attire must remain modest, neat, and appropriate for a school setting. Parents must
have their children adhere to the following guidelines:

      No halter tops, tank tops, spaghetti straps or bare midriffs. Permissible shirts will cover
       the entire shoulder.
      No short shorts
      When wearing a skirt or dress, bike or other shorts are required
      No ripped or excessively baggy pants


If there are questions, please call the 2009-2010 Chairman of the Community Relations
committee.
                               GIRL’S - RIVENDELL UNIFORM 2009-2010


If your daughter is in K – 5th Grade …

       Dress Uniform (Friday, School Blessing, Lessons & Carols, Selected Field Trips)
       1. Rivendell plaid jumper with navy or dark shorts underneath
       2. White or blue blouse w/peter pan collar (no ruffle)
       3. White, black, or navy tights, anklets, or knee socks
       4. Shoes with closed toe and low heel. Traditional leather or athletic shoes
       5. Optional: navy sweater or vest, outerwear fleece vest or jacket all with logo. No Rivendell sweatshirt.

       Regular Day Uniform (Monday – Thursday, Selected Field Trips)
       1. Rivendell plaid jumper with navy or dark shorts; OR navy blue long pants or shorts w/dark leather belt
       2. White/blue blouse w/peter pan collar; knit option w/peter pan collar (no ruffle); or white/Chambray blue polo shirt
       3. White, black, or navy tights; OR navy or dark shorts or leggings and any sock that covers heel and toe
       4. Shoes w/closed toe and low heel
       5. Optional: navy sweater or vest, outerwear fleece vest or jacket - all with logo. Traditional Rivendell sweatshirts ok
               until too worn-out for school


If your daughter is in 6th Grade …
       Dress Uniform (Friday, School Blessing, Lessons & Carols, Selected Field Trips)
       1. Rivendell plaid kilt/skirt with navy or dark shorts underneath
       2. White or blue oxford shirt; or navy blue sweater set
       3. Navy, black, or white tights, anklets, or knee socks
       4. Shoes w/closed toe and low heel. Traditional leather or athletic shoes
       5. Optional: navy sweater or vest, outerwear fleece vest or jacket - all with logo. No Rivendell sweatshirt.

       Regular Day Uniform (Monday - Thursday, Selected Field Trips)
       1. Rivendell plaid kilt with navy or dark shorts; or navy blue long pants with dark leather belt
       2. White or blue oxford shirt; white or chambray blue polo shirt (Rivendell logo is optional for polo shirts)
       3. White, black, or navy tights; OR navy or dark shorts or leggings and any sock that covers heel and toe
       4. Shoes w/closed toe and low heel
       5. Optional: navy sweater or vest, outerwear fleece vest or jacket - all with Rivendell logo. Traditional Rivendell
               sweatshirts ok until too worn-out for school


If your daughter is in 7-8th Grade …
       Dress Uniform (Fridays, School Blessing, Lessons & Carols, Selected Field Trips)
       1. Rivendell plaid kilt/skirt with navy or dark shorts underneath
       2. White or blue oxford shirt; or navy blue sweater set
       3. Navy, black, or white tights, anklets, or knee socks
       4. Shoes w/closed toe and low heel. Traditional leather or athletic shoes
       5. Optional: navy sweater or vest, outerwear fleece vest or jacket - all w/logo. No Rivendell sweatshirt.

       Regular Day Uniform (Monday - Thursday, Selected Field Trips)
       1. Rivendell plaid kilt with navy or dark shorts underneath
       2. White or blue oxford shirt; white or chambray blue polo shirt (Rivendell logo is optional for polo shirts)
       3. White, black, or navy tights; OR navy or dark shorts or leggings and any sock that covers heel and toe
       4. Shoes w/closed toe and low heel
       5. Optional: navy sweater or vest, outerwear fleece vest or jacket - all with Rivendell logo.
                                BOY’S RIVENDELL UNIFORM 2009-2010

If your son is in K – 5th Grade …

       Dress Uniform (Fridays, School Blessing, Lessons & Carols, Selected Field Trips)
       1. Navy blue long pants with a dark leather belt
       2. Blue or white oxford shirt
       3. Rivendell tie
       4. Navy, black, or white socks
       5. Shoes with closed toe and low heel. Traditional leather or athletic shoes
       6. Optional: navy sweater or vest, outerwear fleece vest or jacket - all w/logo. No Rivendell sweatshirt

       Regular Day Uniform (Monday – Thursday, Selected Field Trips)
       1. Navy pants or shorts with a dark leather belt.
       2. White or blue oxford; white or chambray blue polo shirt
       3. Socks
       4. Shoes with closed toe and low heel
       5. Optional: navy sweater or vest, outerwear fleece vest or jacket - all with Rivendell logo. Traditional Rivendell
                sweatshirts ok until too worn-out for school


If your son is in 6th Grade …

       Dress Uniform (Fridays, School Blessing, Lessons & Carols, Selected Field Trips)
       1. Navy blue long pants with a dark leather belt
       2. Blue or white oxford shirt
       3. Rivendell tie
       4. Navy, black, or white socks
       5. Shoes with closed toe and low heel. Traditional leather or athletic shoes
       6. Optional: navy sweater or vest, outerwear fleece vest or jacket - all w/logo. No Rivendell sweatshirt.

       Regular Day Uniform (Monday – Thursday, Selected Field Trips)
       1. Navy pants or shorts with a dark leather belt.
       2. White or blue oxford; white or chambray blue polo shirt (Rivendell logo is optional for polo shirt)
       3. Socks
       4. Shoes with closed toe and low heel
       5. Optional: navy sweater or vest, outerwear fleece vest or jacket - all with Rivendell logo. Traditional Rivendell
                sweatshirts ok until too worn-out for school


If your son is in 7-8th Grade …

       Dress Uniform (Fridays, School Blessing, Lessons & Carols, Selected Field Trips)
       1. Navy blue long pants with a dark leather belt
       2. Blue or white oxford shirt
       3. Rivendell tie
       4. Navy, black, or white socks
       5. Shoes with closed toe and low heel. Traditional leather or athletic shoes
       6. Optional: navy sweater or vest, outerwear fleece vest or jacket - all with Rivendell logo. No Rivendell sweatshirt

       Regular Day Uniform (Monday – Thursday, Selected Field Trips)
       1. Navy OR Khaki pants or shorts with a dark leather belt.
       2. White or blue oxford; white or chambray blue polo shirt (Rivendell logo is optional for polo shirt)
       3. Socks
       4. Shoes w/closed toe and low heel
       5. Optional: navy sweater or vest, outerwear fleece vest or jacket - all with Rivendell logo.

				
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