Dress Code Policy
Dress Code Policy
The purpose of our dress code policy is to focus students’ attention on academics, social growth and moral development, Hope Hall adopted a student-friendly dress code. Dress codes allow for professional appearance as well as student anonymity regarding socio-economic status and designer trends. It allows for looking beyond the “cover” of a person’s appearance and seeing an individual for the unique being whom they are. For these reasons, Hope Hall has the dress code as listed below.

As part of the Hope Hall community, all students are required to perform daily hygiene and to dress in Hope Hall dress code at all times. Parents and students are fully responsible to ensure that Hope Hall dress code standards are being followed daily. Students who are found to be in violation of Hope Hall dress code standards will be made to alter their appearance by changing, removing, covering or replacing the non-dress code items. If the violation(s) to dress code standards are beyond remediation, parents will be called and asked to bring dress code-compliant clothes to school for their child. Students will not be allowed to return to class until proper dress code clothes have been supplied. Students who have repeat violations (more than 2 violations within a 5 week time-period) will be subject to disciplinary action, up to, and including in-school suspension during which they will be supplied with classwork and assignments, but will not be in class.

Dress Code for Girls Grades 3 – 12

Slacks: Girls must wear black, navy blue or khaki dress slacks. Pants must fit appropriately meaning that there should be no panty lines. They should not stretch across the skin where the fabric is taut and pulled.

Shorts: Girls may wear black, navy blue or khaki walking shorts, knee-length or Capri style pants during September, May and June. No stripes, designs or decorations may be on these.

Skirts: Girls may wear BLACK, NAVY OR KHAKI skirts. No skirt may be higher than one inch above the knee.

Not Allowed: Sweat pants, jeans, tight-fitting spandex pants, pajama pants or pants that sit below the waist. Decorations, stripes, or designs are not allowed. Large belts and large belt buckles are not allowed.

 Shirts: All students in grades 3-12 must wear the official Hope Hall polo shirt (long or short sleeves) or t-shirt. The official polo shirt has three choices of colors: teal, white, or navy blue. These must be purchased through school. Any t-shirt, turtleneck or long sleeve shirts worn under the Hope Hall shirt must be plain black, white, or navy with no visible writing or pictures. Any other color t-shirt, turtleneck or long sleeve shirt is NOT allowed and will have to be removed. All shirts worn must be an appropriate size for the student. Shirts should not be overly large or overly tight.

Sweater: Plain white, black or navy blue cardigans may be worn. Sweatshirts: Only the official Hope Hall Sweatshirt may be worn. These can be purchased through school.

Not Allowed: Tight fitting shirts or shirts with scooped necklines that show cleavage, hooded sweatshirts or sweaters.

Shoes: Students may wear SNEAKERS OR SHOES, which are safe and comfortable.

Not allowed: High heeled shoes, flip-flops, slippers or shoes without backs (slip-ons).

Physical Education: Sports shorts (cotton, mesh or nylon), any t-shirt (free of violence, vulgar language or disturbing graphics) and sneakers must be worn, or students will not be allowed to participate in P.E. class. This will have an impact on his/her grade and New York State requires students to have credit for physical education classes.

Not Allowed: Revealing tank tops or t-shirts.

Accessories: Earrings which are POSTS OR VERY SMALL HOOPS may be worn. Long dangling earrings are not safe. The school is NOT RESPONSIBLE for jewelry. Do not send expensive jewelry to school. Rings, bracelets, and watches must be removed during gym classes. Not allowed: Doo rags, bandanas or baseball caps. Large crosses, skulls, or dollar signs may not be worn as jewelry around necks, in ears or as belt buckles.

Makeup: Girls in 7 through 12 grades only, may wear light blush and/or light lipstick. Eye-shadow should be of a natural color such as brown, pink or a light gray. Any girl wearing an excessive amount of make-up will be asked to wash it off in the Nurse’s Office. False eyelashes that restrict a student’s vision in any way will have to be removed upon request.

Hair: At Hope Hall, “professional” is the norm. If students want to color their hair, with parental permission, it must be dyed a natural color such as blonde, brown, black or red.

Dress Code for Boys 3-12

Slacks: Boys must wear navy, black or khaki dress slacks. These include Dockers, Bugle Boys or any style of regular dress slacks. All boys in grades 3-12 must have their shirts tucked in and pants worn waist high. No slacks may be worn below the waist. Absolutely no over-sized, sagging pants or extremely tight pants that cause the fabric to stretch across the skin where the fabric is taught and pulled will be permitted.

Shorts: Boys may wear black, navy blue or khaki walking shorts (knee-length) on hot days during September, May and June.

Not allowed: Sweat pants, jeans, tight-fitting spandex pants, pajama pants or pants that sit below the waist. Decorations, stripes, or designs are not allowed. Large belts and large belt buckles are not allowed.

Shirts: All students in grades 3-12 must wear the official Hope Hall polo shirt. (long or short sleeves) or t-shirt. The official polo shirt has three choices of colors: teal, white, or navy blue. These must be purchased through school. Any t-shirt, turtleneck or long sleeve shirts worn under the Hope Hall shirt must be plain black, white, or navy with no visible writing or pictures. Any other color t-shirt, turtleneck or long sleeve shirt is NOT allowed and will have to be removed. All shirts worn must be an appropriate size for the student. Shirts should not be overly large or overly tight. Sweater: Plain white, black or navy blue cardigans may be worn.

Sweatshirts: Only the official Hope Hall sweatshirt may be worn. These can be purchased through school.

Not allowed: Hooded sweatshirts or sweaters.

Shoes: Students may wear SNEAKERS OR SHOES, which are safe and comfortable. No flip-flops. Not allowed: Flip-flops, slippers or shoes without backs (slip-ons).

Physical Education: Sports shorts (cotton, mesh or nylon), any T-shirt (free of violence, vulgar language or disturbing graphics) and sneakers must be worn, or students will not be allowed to participate in P.E. class. This will have an impact on his/her grade and New York State requires students to have credit for physical education classes.

Accessories: Earrings which are POSTS OR VERY SMALL HOOPS may be worn.

Hair: At Hope Hall, “professional” is the norm. If students want to color their hair, with parental permission, it must be dyed a natural color such as blonde, brown, black or red.

Facial Hair: Unless a student has a documented or verifiable medical condition, boys must keep a clean-shaven face.

Not allowed: Doo rags, bandanas or baseball caps. Large crosses, skulls, or dollar signs may not be worn as jewelry around necks, in ears or as belt buckles.