REQUIRED UNIFORM POLICY
Dobson Academy believes that appropriate dress and grooming contribute to a safe and productive learning
environment. Students are required to show proper attention to personal cleanliness, neatness, and conservative
standards of dress and appearance. We strive to create a safe environment in which each student can focus on learning,
develop an awareness of others, develop character, self-esteem and good citizenship skills, instill respect and self-
discipline. Student dress standards also promote a positive image of the school within the community and encourage
students to uphold and enhance that image.
Dobson Academy requires students to remain in uniform at all times while on campus. The official Dobson
Academy logo polo is the only polo shirt students are allowed to wear. Students may wear other clothing from any
official school uniform line as long as it adheres to the Dobson Academy uniform policy guidelines. Clothing may not
contain logos or name-brand labels (NO DICKIES LABELS) other than the approved school logo on the uniform
polo or specialty apparel (i.e. school spirit shirt). Appropriate logos may also be worn on coats and jackets. Examples of
inappropriate logos include but are not limited to those depicting: drugs, alcohol, tobacco, sexually provocative or gang-
related themes. Questions as to the appropriateness of school uniform items should be directed to school personnel
Compliance with the uniform policy will be measured and classroom and school-wide incentives will be given.
The prescribed uniform is as follows:
Only plain solid navy blue long pants, Capri pants or shorts from an official school uniform line may
be worn. No other colors are allowed. Styles that may not be worn include but are not limited to:
cargo, jean-style, riveted, corduroy or denim material.
Baggy or tight fitting pants and shorts are not permitted. They must be fitted and worn at the waist (NO
Plain, solid belts in black or brown or solid uniform colors may be worn (no studs, designs, cut-outs or
embellishments).Buckles may not be over-sized or highly decorative. Pants may be no longer than just
above the sole of the shoe or shorter than 2” above the ankle and may not be rolled.
Shorts must not be shorter than 4” above the knee, or longer than below the back of the knee.
Girls may also wear skirts, jumpers, scooters or skorts (no dresses) from an official school uniform
line in navy blue only. They must be no shorter than 2” above the knee and not more than 2” below
the knee. They must not have slits more than 2” in length.
All attire must have finished hemlines.
Only an official long or short-sleeved Dobson Academy polo shirt in white, navy blue or red may be
worn. The collar button may be left open and all other buttons must be fastened. Turtlenecks in solid
school uniform colors may be worn under the long-sleeved school polo shirt.
Shirts must remain tucked in at all times.
Undershirts must remain tucked in at all times, even outdoors.
Students may not wear long-sleeved shirts under short-sleeved shirts.
Undershirts must be in solid school uniform colors only.
Hemlines must be finished. Girls must wear shorts that do not show under their skirts and jumpers.
Polo shirts or turtlenecks must be worn with jumpers.
Clothing may not be baggy, tight, overly wrinkled, dirty, stained, torn, mutilated, or immodest.
Undergarments may not be visible or show through.
K-6 students may wear official Dobson Academy P.E. T-shirts with uniform bottoms on the days they
have P.E. or field trips. Exceptions to this requirement may be granted by the Principal or designee. On
game days Dobson Academy team members may wear their school team jersey (with required white
sleeved-undershirt tucked in) with uniform bottoms. Team/Group (athletics, NJHS, etc.) shirts may not
be worn at school without prior approval from the Principal or designee.
Approved P.E. attire for Jr. High students is a plain white T-shirt or Dobson Academy P.E. T-shirt and
uniform bottoms. Students must remain in regular school uniform the entire day until the start of their
P.E. class. Skirts are not acceptable attire for girls on P.E. day.
Only non-hooded sweatshirts in solid uniform colors may be worn indoors. Dobson Academy
sweatshirts approved for wearing indoors are available for purchase. Sweatshirts and sweaters must be
worn appropriately and not tied around the waist.
Approved sweaters are non-hooded, crew necks, V-necks, and cardigans in solid uniform colors.
Coats, jackets, and hooded sweatshirts/sweaters may not be worn indoors.
Shoes should be clean and offer protection to the feet. Tennis shoes, flat dress shoes, snug-fitting slip-
ons and strapped sandals are approved. Flip-flops, backless shoes/sandals, boots, light-up shoes,
“wheelies” may not be worn. Shoes must remain securely strapped and tied if designed to do so.
Matching socks in solid red, white, navy or black and free of embellishments must be worn at all times.
Girls may wear tights in solid uniform colors. Leggings are not allowed. Junior high girls may wear
neutral colored nylons or peds.
Hats or sunglasses are not permitted on campus without the principal or principal’s designee’s
permission. Such permission is granted only in religious and medical circumstances or during P.E.
Jewelry must be simple and complement the uniform. Jewelry is not to be dangerous or of the body
piercing type except earrings. As a safety consideration earrings may not be long, over-sized, dangly or of
the chandelier type. Multiple earrings, bracelets or chains may not be worn. Students may not wear heavy
chains or medallions, such as studded, or wallet types.
Boys are to be clean-shaven. Faddish or distracting hairstyles or haircuts, including, but not limited to
Mohawks or unnatural coloring are not allowed.
Girls are also prohibited from faddish or distracting hairstyles, haircuts or unnatural coloring.
Hair must be worn off the face.
Distracting headwear is also prohibited.
Only 7th and 8th grade girls may wear make-up but it must not be brought to school. Distracting
makeup, such as dark lipstick or dark/glittery eye shadow or eyeliner are not permitted.
Nail coloring must not be dark or distractive, and must be neatly applied and maintained.
Exceptions to the uniform requirement are permissible when approved by special announcement from
the principal or designee for a particular activity such as Casual Dress Day or certain field trips. ALL
students still must show proper attention to neatness and conservative attire. Students are expected to
follow appropriate dress and grooming standards at all times as outlined in the Parent/Student
Handbook. Students arriving at school in inappropriate attire will be subject to consequences for the
dress standard violation.
Inappropriate grooming/attire is not limited to that listed above. Staff will refer questionable clothing/grooming
styles to the administration for final determination of appropriateness.