Clintonville Academy
Serving grades Pre-K through 8th Grade
3916 Indianola Ave, Columbus, OH 43214
614.267.4799

School Dress Code

CA UniformsClintonville Academy students are required to follow our standardized dress policy listed in the Student Handbook under section IV-Q. All pants must fit at the waist without dragging on the ground and without tears or frayed hems. Shoes, socks and jewelry may be worn according to the existing Clintonville Academy guidelines as outlined in the Student Handbook.

Students are notified when special “dress down” days, outdoor field trips, or physical education classes necessitate exceptions to the standard dress code. Student Council also holds occasional “dress down” fundraisers to support school initiatives.

 

 

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The following is a general guideline to the dress code. Details can be found in the Student Handbook.

 

Pants

  • Navy, black or tan twill
  • Jeans, spandex, leggings, jeggings, cargo pants, “hip-huggers”, low-cut pants, pants with ruffles or stripes are NOT PERMITTED
  • PreK-4th grade are permitted to wear sweatpants (navy or royal) on their designated gym day only
    All pants must fit at the waist, not drag on the ground and be in good shape without any rips or tears

Shorts

  • Shorts may be worn between April 1st – October 31st
  • Navy, black, tan twill or CA plaid (plaid #55)
  • Spandex, cargo shorts and sports type shorts are NOT PERMITTED
  • Shorts must be no more than 3 inches above the center of the knee

Jumpers/Skirts/Skorts

  • Navy, tan or CA plaid (plaid #55)
  • Jumpers, skirts and skorts must be no more than 3 inches above the center of the knee

Shirts

  • White, navy or light blue SOLID (no stripes or plaid, no ruffles)
  • Long or short sleeved, polo-style/golf shirt or turtleneck
  • Shirttails must be long enough to remain tucked in
  • Polo shirts or t-shirts with CA logo (purchased from CA Wear collection) permitted
  • CA theme t-shirts are permitted on FRIDAY ONLY to be worn with acceptable uniform pants, skirts, shorts or skorts. This includes CA shirts from a specific events such as FunFest, MS plays and 6th grade kidnapping day.

Sweaters

  • Navy or white solid without ruffles, stripes
  • Pullover, button-up or front zipper are acceptable
  • Sweaters must be worn over a uniform shirt

Fleece/Sweatshirts

  • Navy or white crew neck solid without ruffles, stripes or logos. No hoodies or zip up hooded sweatshirts
    CA logo fleeces and sweatshirts are offered through Concept Wear 2-3 times/year and are permissible at all times
    Fleeces and sweatshirts must be worn over a uniform shirt

Footwear

  • No open toed shoes permitted
  • Hair, makeup and head wear
  • Hair must be natural in color
  • Hair cannot hang over eyebrows
  • Lip and eye make-up for Pre-K -5th grade is not permitted. Tasteful make-up is permitted if parents allow for grades 6-8th.
  • Body art is not permitted, including, but not limited to drawing on oneself with pens, markers etc.
  • Hats and decorative headbands (such as animal ears or anything deemed distracting by a staff member) are not allowed. Flat headbands, barrettes and hair rubber bands are permissible.

General Policies

  • Grades 5-8 bring designated gym clothes to change into for gym class
  • No hats or coats are to be worn in the building. *Cultural and religious headscarves are permitted
  • Jewelry, hairstyle and accessories should not distract from the learning process
  • All clothing should be worn as intended
  • All clothing borrowed from school must be washed and returned to the office

Non-Uniform

  • Throughout the school year, there might be days the students are permitted to be out of uniform, however, the following guidelines must be followed:
  • Clothing must fit properly and be worn as intended
  • References to alcohol, drugs or tobacco use are prohibited
  • Bare midriffs are not allowed
  • Tank tops, low cut shirts, spaghetti straps are NOT PERMITTED
  • Underwear must not be visible
  • Clothing may not be ripped or torn
  • If Leggins/jeggings are worn as pants, tops must cover bottom
  • Hats are not permitted
  • All shorts, skirts and skorts must be no more than 3 inches above the center of the knee

School Dance Uniform

  • Clothing must fit properly and be worn as intended
  • References to alcohol, drugs or tobacco use are prohibited
  • Bare midriffs are not allowed
  • Low cut shirts, spaghetti straps are NOT PERMITTED
  • Underwear must not be visible
  • Shorts must have at least a 5 inch inseam (skirts the same length or longer with shorts underneath)
  • If Leggins/jeggings are worn as pants, tops must cover bottom