Statement of Policy:
It is the policy of As-Sadiq Islamic School that all students wear a school uniform. Hijab (scarves) are also mandatory for all girls during prayers and for girls eight years of age and older (grades 3 and up) during the school day.
Uniforms must be purchased from the school. Please ensure all personal articles are clearly marked with your child’s name; i.e., boots, indoor shoes, running shoes, bags, gym clothing, shirts, blouses, pants, cardigans, coats, lunch kits, etc. Valuables and money should not be brought to school.
Every year students lose many articles of clothing. This could be dramatically decreased if all clothing were marked clearly with the owner’s name. A “lost and found” box is available, however, any clothes that are left are given to charity at the end of each academic term.
To keep the school cleaner and safer, students must have a pair of shoes to change into when they come into the classroom rather than wearing outdoor shoes. Students are not to wear outdoor clothes inside the school and classrooms. Proper gym attire must be purchased from the school.
Statement of Purpose:
The school has determined that reasonable regulation of school attire can further important educational interest, including:
- Providing an environment which promotes Islamic dress code;
- Creating a greater sense of community and school pride amongst students;
- Instilling discipline in students;
- Providing an environment where students can focus more on learning;
- Minimizing disruption from wearing inappropriate clothing;
- Reducing the cost of school clothing;
- Providing an environment where financial disparities between students, as reflected in clothing, are minimized;
- Creating an atmosphere reflecting Islamic principles and seriousness about purpose in education.
It is the responsibility of parents/guardians to ensure that their child/children dress in conformity with the requirements of this policy. It is the recommendation of professional school personnel that parents hold their child/children to the highest standard in regards to school attire. Parents should support the Board’s and school’s efforts to create a more Islamic educational environment that is conducive to learning and which helps to prepare As-Sadiq students for future success in their journey here and the Hereafter.
School personnel, including supply teachers should serve as role models for proper attire in the educational setting. School personnel should ensure that all students adhere to the As-Sadiq’s Uniform Policy.
Mandatory School Uniform for As-Sadiq Islamic School students.
The following Uniform Policy is mandatory for all students.
Boys shall wear the following uniform during school hours:
(1) All grades including preschool, Casa and Prep: Solid blue pants with As-Sadiq logo.
(2) Preschool to Grade 6: As-Sadiq’s long sleeve blue polo shirt (for As-Sadiq’s grades 3-6 boys, As-Sadiq’s long sleeves, solid white school’s shirt will also be accepted this year). Wearing As-Sadiq sweater is optional.
Grades 7 and higher: As-Sadiq’s long sleeves, solid white school’s shirt. Shirts must be buttoned down and tucked in at all times. No printed undershirts or t-shirts will be allowed. Undershirts must be white in color.
(3) Black shoes with non-marking soles are recommended to be worn indoors with navy blue, black, or gray socks. Laces must always be tied.
(4) Sweaters are optional but highly recommended. Sweaters must be the navy blue sweaters sold at school with school logo.
(5) Outdoor attire such as hooded sweatshirts, coats, and jackets must be removed once inside the school. School sweater or school white shirt must be clearly visible.
(6) School uniform must be clean and worn appropriately. Tears and visible patches on school uniform are unacceptable.
(7) Gym uniform must be purchased from the school and worn during physical education classes with proper gym shoes.
Girls shall wear the following uniform during school hours:
(1) Preschool to Grade 2: blue, long sleeve polo shirt with As-Sadiq logo, pinafore, navy blue, black or white tights.
(2) Grades 3 and higher: Navy blue pants with As-Sadiq logo, loose fitting navy blue manteau with school logo. Undershirt must be solid white, navy blue, gray or black.
(3) From grade 3 and higher, white head scarf which covers head/hair and reaches below the shoulders covering the chest, purchased from the school. A black headscarf may be worn during special occasions.
(4) Black shoes with non-marking soles are recommended to be worn indoors, and it is mandatory to wear socks that are either navy blue, black, or gray. Laces must be tied.
(5) School sweaters may be worn over the manteau.
(6) Outdoor attire such as hooded sweatshirts, coats, and jackets must be removed once inside the school. School manteau or school sweater must be clearly visible.
(7) School uniform must be clean and worn appropriately. Tears and visible patches on school uniform are unacceptable.
(8) Gym uniform must be purchased from the school and worn during physical education classes with proper gym shoes.
All students are required to adhere to the required attire. School administrators and teachers are encouraged to use positive reinforcement to obtain compliance with school attire requirements. However, when a student fails to comply with the school attire policy, discipline is appropriate. The following discipline procedures shall apply:
First offense: Verbal counseling and written notification to parent/guardian.
Second offense: Written warning and mandatory meeting with parents to explain School Attire Policy and obtain compliance. The parents will be requested to bring the appropriate clothing immediately. Student will not participate in class until parent provides clothing. Student will be deemed as absent from class without reasonable cause.
Third and subsequent Offenses: At the principal’s or vice principal’s discretion, attendance at special programs and activities may be forfeited or withheld until the student comes to school in uniform. In addition, students may be prohibited from participating with other students during recess. If the foregoing disciplinary measures do not achieve compliance with the School Attire Policy, the principal may impose stronger discipline, including detention (after-school) or suspension.