Dress Code

Acceptable Colors: White, Navy, or Cardinal Red

SHIRTS/BLOUSES

  • All blouses and shirts must have complete short or long sleeves (no slits or skimpy cap sleeves).
  • All shirts/blouses must have a collar.
  • Acceptable: Polo shirts; turtlenecks; dress shirts with buttons; blouses with simple straight or Peter Pan collars.
  • No design insignias/decorations/words except Barkstall logo
  • No contrasting trim
  • No flounces, lace, sailor collars, contrast in trim, etc.
  • Must be tucked in

SWEATERS

Pullover, v-neck, cardigan, zip-up, or button-up sweater.

  • No contrasting trim or stripes
  • No design insignias/decorations/words except Barkstall logo
  • Must be worn over a turtleneck or collared shirt.
  • Length- must fall between the waist and hip.
  • Students are encouraged to leave a dress-code sweater or sweatshirt at school, especially during winter months.

SWEATSHIRTS

Solid, pullover or zip-up type sweatshirts are allowed but must be:

  • Solid navy blue, cardinal red, or white (no contrasting trim or stripes).
  • No design insignias/decorations/words except Barkstall logo
  • Worn over a turtleneck or collared shirt.
  • Length- must fall between the waist and hip.

JACKETS/COATS

Any jacket can be worn to school but must be taken off inside the school building.

BOTTOMS/JUMPERS

Acceptable Colors: Navy or Khaki Tan

PANTS

Acceptable: Solid twill, cotton/poly blend, or corduroy

  • plain or pleated front
  • elastic waistband
  • No design insignias, words, decoration

Not Acceptable: jeans, sweatpants, nylon wind suit pants, cargo pants, rolling-up the pant leg or skinny form-fitting pants

BELTS

Belts should be worn with all pants that have belt loops, be PLAIN and in dress code colors, brown, black or navy.

SHORTS/SKIRTS/SKORTS*

Acceptable: Solid twill or cotton/poly blend

  • plain, pleated front or elastic waistband
  • box pleat, two kick pleat, or straightNo design insignias, words, decoration

Not Acceptable: knit jersey fabric, leather, suede

JUMPERS*

Acceptable: Solid twill, cotton/poly blend, or corduroy

  • plain, pleated front or elastic waistband
  • box pleat, drop waist, or straight A-line
  • No design insignias, words, decoration
  • Not Acceptable: knit jersey fabric, leather, suede

*Shorts/Skirts/Skorts and Jumpers should fall within 2 inches above or below the knee.

ACCESSORIES

BELTS

  • Leather (flat or braided), or flat woven fabric: Black, Brown or Navy.
  • Must be worn when pants have belt loops for grades 3-5.
  • Scarves may not be used as a belt.

SHOES

Plain tennis shoes or street shoes (loafers, ie. Mary Janes): No flashing, glittery or rolling type shoes.

Not Acceptable: Cowboy/Girl Boots, Crocs, high-tops, sandals, open-backed shoes, high-heeled shoes or roller skate shoes.

  • Snow boots can be worn to school but must be removed once inside the building and tennis/street shoes must be put on for wear during the school day.
  • All students should have a pair of athletic shoes specifically for indoor P.E. class. These shoes must be left at school.They should be clean with non-marking soles.

SOCKS or TIGHTS are required

Acceptable colors: White, Navy, Black, Brown, Khaki Tan, or Red.
Solid colors only – no patterns or stripes

JEWELRY

  • Only stud earrings are allowed.
  • Students may NOT wear necklaces or bracelets.

HAIR ACCESSORIES 

Only hair bands and hair beads may be worn

  • One hair band may be worn: Colors: Red, White, Navy, Brown, Black. They are to be solid, non-decorated.
  • Hair beads are to remain simple. Colors: Red, White, Navy, Brown, Black.

RECYCLING DRESS CODE CLOTHING

Once your student has outgrown their “Barkstall” clothes, please consider donating back to the school for our “Used Clothing Resale”.

RULE OF THUMB: PLAIN, SIMPLE AND SOLID

1. All items are to be plain, simple, and solid.
2. No designer logos, labels, decorations, or insignias except the Barkstall logo.
3. All blouses and shirts must be tucked in at all times.
4. Cardinal Red, White, and Navy Blue shirts with a collar: no details on shirts.
5. Khaki or Navy Blue pants, skirt, jumper, or capris: no details on pants.
6. Plain Belt (Brown, Black, or Navy) – Required for Grades 3-5 if belt loops are on pants.
7. Hair accessories – solid, non-decorated, Red, White, Navy, Black, or Brown colors.
8. Socks or Tights required – White, Navy, Black, Brown, Khaki Tan.
9. Shoes – Plain tennis shoes or street shoes. Clean and Non marking soles required for PE shoes.
Not acceptable: Flashing/light up shoes, rolling type shoes, Cowboy/Girl boots, Crocs, sandals, open-backed shows or high-heeled shoes.
10. Students wearing boots to school are expected to change into shoes; winter boots are NOT to be worn during the school day.
11. If a sweater, sweatshirt, or sweat jacket is worn, it must be solid Red, White, or Navy. No writing on front or back.
12. Students are encouraged to leave a dress-code sweater or sweatshirt at school, especially during winter months. 

Students are expected to follow the standardized dress code. If the dress code requirements are not followed, your student will be sent to the office before the start of classroom instruction, recess or lunch to change into appropriate uniform apparel.

If dress code requirements are not followed:

  • First offense: A note will (see “Dress Code Violation” below) be sent home, to be signed and returned by a parent/guardian the next day. (If the note is not returned to the office, signed by a parent/guardian, an administrator or designee will call the
    parent or guardian.)
  • Second offense: Phone call home.
  • Third offense: A conference between a parent/guardian, student, and principal will be held.
  • Persistent offenses: Could result in detention. (To be determined by principal.)

Children should wear shoes and clothing that they can manage themselves (buttoning, zipping, and tying). Please label all hats, coats, mittens, scarves, etc., with your child’s name so that these articles can be readily identifiable and not end up on our lost and found table.


 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
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