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Uniform Policy

The Kauffman School enforces a Dress Code to promote a professional environment and emphasize a college preparatory atmosphere, all at the discretion of the Leadership Team. Students must board the bus, arrive at school, and depart from school in uniform. Violations of the dress code will result in disciplinary actions as appropriate. Parents/guardians will be contacted when students arrive at school in violation of the following Dress Code policy:


  • Students in grades 5-8 must wear school-issued navy polo shirts only.
  • Students in grades 9-12 must wear school-issued white polo shirts or white, long-sleeved shirts with the school logo.
  • New students in grades 5-9 will be provided one (1) school-issued polo shirt at the start of the School year.
  • Students may wear solid grey, black, white or navy short or long-sleeved t-shirts or turtlenecks underneath their long sleeved shirts.
  • Shirts must be tucked in at all times (Middle School students only).
  • School issued fleeces will be available for purchase and students may wear these over their school-issued uniforms – a school-issued uniform shirt must be worn under the fleece at all times.
Pants /
  • Students must wear khaki pants or shorts only (capri pants are permitted).
  • Uniform pants must not have extra zippers, large outside pockets, or other fashion garnishments anywhere on them, i.e., “cargo pants.”
  • Pants must have belt loops.
  • No excessively tight or excessively baggy pants are allowed.
  • Shorts must be at least fingertip length with hands resting at the side.
  • Skirts are not permitted.
  • Students must wear a solid black or brown belt with no designs (students in grades 5-6) or any colored belt (students in grades 7-8).
  • Students in grades 9-12 are not required to wear a belt.
  • Pants must be belted at the waist at all times (Middle School students only).
  •  Students in grades 5-6 must wear solid black socks with no logos, or with a very modest all-black logo.
  • Students in grades 7-12 may wear socks of any variety provided they follow all general rules of uniform.
  • Students in grades 5-8 must wear solid black shoes with black laces and no logos, or with a very modest all-black logo.
    • Large plastic or vinyl logos, or logos outlined in a different color are not acceptable.
    • Shoes may not be composed of a reflective material or any other material that causes the shoe to change color in various lightings.
    • Laces must be tied and Velcro must be strapped.
    • (Parents/guardians should contact the school with any questions regarding acceptable footwear.)
General Rules
  •  No clothing or personal grooming that disrupts or can be reasonably forecasted to disrupt the educational environment is permitted.
  • No non-Kauffman outerwear will be allowed to be worn in the building, though school fleeces and other school outerwear will be available for purchase.
  • Headwear, including hats, sweatbands, combs and bandanas, may not be worn, except for religious reasons.
  • Headbands must be of solid color in grades 5-6.
  • Students may use hair dye, but distracting hair colors are not acceptable.
  • Hair must be kept professional looking (no distracting designs allowed).
  • Hair accessories should be functional and may not be distracting or make noise. No hair accessories with large bows, flowers, jewels, or other distracting items are allowed.
  • No large hoop, large stud earrings, or excessive jewelry. Necklaces and chains must be worn under a shirt at all times. Jewelry may not be distracting, make noise, or have inappropriate connotations.
  • Sunglasses may not be worn.
  • No visible body piercings, including tongue rings, are permitted (ears and nose excluded).
  • No distracting or inappropriate body art (real or fake tattoos, drawings, etc.) may be displayed at any time.
  • Backpacks/luggage with wheels and other bags deemed a distraction by the Chief Executive Officer, Principal, or Dean of Students are not permitted.
  • On dress down days, students may be required to bring their dress down letter to participate in the dress down day.