As-Sadiq Dress Code and Uniform Policy

Statement of Policy:

It is the policy of As-Sadiq Islamic School that all students wear a school uniform. The uniform must be worn while attending school, field trips and excursions, and all school events unless otherwise indicated by the administration. 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.

In order to maintain uniformity, all uniforms (including gym uniforms) must be purchased from our school supplier(s).  (no exceptions) Sample sizes are available a the school.

Please ensureall 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.

Please note:  Exchanges will only be permitted within one week from date of pick up and must be returned in original condition.  There will be no refunds.

Statement of Purpose:

The school has determined that reasonable regulation of school attire can further important educational interest, including:

  1. Providing an environment which promotes Islamic dress code;
  2. Creating a greater sense of community and school pride amongst students;
  3. Instilling discipline in students;
  4. Providing an environment where students can focus more on learning;
  5. Minimizing disruption from wearing inappropriate clothing;
  6. Reducing the cost of school clothing;
  7. Providing an environment where financial disparities between students, as reflected in clothing, are minimized;
  8. Creating an atmosphere reflecting Islamic principles and seriousness about purpose in education.

Parental Responsibility.

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.

Staff Responsibilities.

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 As-Sadiq’s Uniform Policy.

MANDATORY SCHOOL UNIFORM FOR AS-SADIQ ISLAMIC SCHOOL STUDENTS.

The following Uniform Policy is mandatory for all students.

Boys Uniform

Boys shall wear the following uniform during school hours:

PANTS

    1. Preschool, Casa, Prep, Grades 1-8: Navy blue pants with As-Sadiq logo.
    2. Grades 9-12: Gray pants with As-Sadiq logo.

SHIRTS

    1. Preschool to Grade 6: As-Sadiq’s long sleeve blue polo shirt.
    2. Grades 7-12: As-Sadiq’s long sleeves, solid white school 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.

SHOES

    1. Non-marking soles are recommended to be worn indoors with laces to be tied.

SWEATERS

    1. Newly designed School Fleece Sweaters with the school logo are now available for purchase from our supplier. These fleece sweaters may be worn over the uniform. These sweaters are optional and are not mandatory.
    2. Outdoor attire such as sweaters (other than the school fleece sweater) hooded sweatshirts, coats, and jackets must be removed once inside the school. School Fleece Sweaters are optional but highly recommended. Sweaters must be the navy blue sweaters sold at school with school logo.

BOYS GYM UNIFORMS

    1. For all grades 4 and higher, gym uniform must be purchased from the school and worn during physical education classes with proper gym shoes.
    2. Gym uniforms must not be worn for any other classes except gym.

School uniform must be clean and worn appropriately. Tears and visible patches on school uniform are unacceptable.

Girls Uniform

Girls shall wear the following uniform during school hours:

PINAFORES

  1. Preschool, Casa, Prep, Grades 1-2: Navy Blue Pinafore with As-Sadiq logo (Optional)
  2. Pinafores are optional but they must be worn with As-Sadiq navy blue pants or with navy blue, black or white tights.

PANTS

  1. Preschool, Casa, Prep, Grades 1-8: Navy blue pants with As-Sadiq logo.
  1. Grades 9-10: Gray pants with As-Sadiq logo.

SHIRTS

  1. Preschool to Grade 2: blue, long sleeve polo shirt with As-Sadiq logo must be worn with As-Sadiq navy blue pants.

COATS/JACKETS

  1. Grades 3 and higher: Loose fitting Navy blue coat/jacket with As-Sadiq logo.

Undershirt must be solid white, navy blue, gray or black.

HIJABS

  1. From grade 3 and higher: a 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.
  2. Hijab (white scarves) are mandatory for all girls during prayers and for girls eight years of age and older (grades 3 and up) during the school day.
  3. High school students are to wear grey scarves

SHOES

  1. Non marking soles are recommended to be worn indoors and it is mandatory to wear socks. Laces must be tied.

SWEATERS

  1. Newly designed School Fleece Sweaters with the school logo are now available for purchase from our supplier. These fleece sweaters may be worn over the uniform. These fleece sweaters are optional and are not mandatory.
  2. Outdoor attire such as sweaters (other than the school fleece sweater) hooded sweatshirts, coats, and jackets must be removed once inside the school. School Fleece Sweaters are optional but highly recommended. Sweaters must be the navy blue sweaters sold at school with school logo.

GYM UNIFORM

  1. For all grades 4 and higher, gym uniform must be purchased from the school and worn during physical education classes with proper gym shoes.
  2. Gym uniforms must not be worn for any other classes except gym.

School uniform must be clean and worn appropriately. Tears and visible patches on school uniform are unacceptable. Hats are not to be worn indoors and in the classroom.

Compliance

All students are required to adhere to the school uniform policy. School administrators and teachers are expected to use positive reinforcement to obtain compliance. However, when a student fails to comply with the school uniform policy, disciplinary measures may be necessary. The following progressive disciplinary measures shall apply:

First offense: Teacher to note and record Incident.  Verbal counseling with student.

Second offense: Teacher to refer incident to the Admin with written record of first incident. Admin to assess situation and call to parent for assistance and cooperation in the matter.  Parents will be requested to bring in the appropriate clothing if possible.

Third Offense: Teacher to refer the incident to the Admin with records. At the principal’s discretion, further disciplinary measures may be taken. (i.e. student may be withheld from classes until they have complete and proper uniform; attendance at special programs and activities may be forfeited or withheld)

Consequent Offenses:Teacher to refer the incident to the Principal/Admin. Disciplinary measures will be taken. Parents will be contacted and student will be withheld from classes until they comply with the school uniform policy. Student may be suspended for persistent opposition to authority and/or habitual neglect of duty and/or conduct injurious to the moral tone of the school.

Please Note: In certain circumstances, if a student’s attire is deemed to be Islamically inappropriate (whether it is a first, second, third or consequent offence) a student may not be allowed to return to class until they are in appropriate wear. In these cases parents will be notified to make them aware of the situation and their assistance will be requested to resolve the problem immediately.

Non Uniform Days:  Islamic Dress Code Mandatory.

The Non Uniform Day:  Islamic Dress Code policy is as follows:

CASA- Grade 2:  Jeans are not permitted for both boys and girls. Girls may wear dresses. Please note dresses must be knee length, with tights underneath, tights may not be transparent. Boys are allowed to wear shorts that are below their knees, however no sleeveless shirts.

Grade 3-Grade 12:Jeans are not permitted for both boys and girls.

Boys are not allowed to wear shorts or sleeveless shirts. Girls must wear loose pants (tights or skinny pants are not permitted) and a long sleeve loose top that must be knee length (transparent tops are not permitted).

Parental Responsibility

Please make sure you read the policy carefully and fully understand the dress requirements for the day. If you have any questions or need further clarification, please do not hesitate to call the teacher or the main office.  We ask parents for your cooperation and assistance by explaining the policy to your child and making sure your child is in conformity with the policy on the non-uniform day.  We will also go around to every class to explain the policy to the children ahead of time.

Compliance Procedure – Non Uniform Day

  • The homeroom teacher will screen their students and make a determination as to whether or not the children are compliant.
  • They will address the issue and try to rectify it.
  • It may be an excellent idea for students to bring their school uniform with them for the day, just in case.
  • If the teacher cannot resolve the issue they will refer the matter to the main office for further direction and action.
  • Depending on the circumstance parents may be notified and asked to bring in proper attire.
  • As a last resort a child may be excluded from participating in activities.

Lost Articles

Every year students lose many articles of clothing. This could be dramatically decreased if all clothing (i.e., boots, indoor shoes, running shoes, bags, gym clothing, shirts, blouses, pants, cardigans, coats, lunch kits, etc…were marked clearly with the child’s name.

A “lost and found” box is available, however, any clothes that are left after are a certain period of time and goes unclaimed will be donated to charity.

Miscellaneous Items

  • When paying for uniforms – you can pay with PayPal, Credit Card – no cheques and/or cash will be accepted.
  • At the time of publication, the colour of the girl’s scarves (grade 3-8) was still not determined due to confirmation of availability of supply. The scarves are going to be either Light Blue or remain White depending on availability and quality of supply.
  • To keep the school cleaner and safer, students must have a pair of indoor shoes to change into when they come into the classroom rather than wearing outdoor shoes.
  • No outdoor shoes will be allowed in morning assembly.

Disclaimer Clause

The School, and the School Board, are not responsible for damage or loss of any article that is brought to school by the student.

The Uniform Policy may be subject to change as deemed necessary by the Board and/or principal.