Uniform Policy

Uniforms are required in accordance with Board Policy #902.04.

Rationale

In March 2005 the AACPS Board of Education adopted a school uniform policy. The Eastport PTA/CAC voted in September 2006 to initiate a school uniform program. The District-approved survey was conducted. The results met the requirements to initiate a school mandatory uniform program. The school uniform program is being adopted to support our academic community collaboration, and safe and orderly goals.

Goals

Academic Achievement

All diploma-bound students will reach high standards, as established by Anne Arundel County Public Schools and state performance level standards in English/Reading/ Writing, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies. Achievement disparities among all No Child Left Behind (NCLB)* groups of students will be eliminated.

Safe and Supportive Learning Environment

All students will be educated in a safe, positive, and supportive learning environment with a focus on security enhancements that support system-wide safety and discipline standards. AACPS will eliminate disparities and among all No Child Left Behind (NCLB) student groups in the referral, suspension, and expulsion rates for violation of the Code of Student Conduct.

Community Engagement

All Anne Arundel County Public School students will be educated in schools that are family-friendly, welcoming environments. Anne Arundel County environments. Anne Arundel County Public Schools will eliminate disparities in parent and community representation and participation in traditional and non-traditional school-community activities.

Equity

Equity is infused throughout every one of these areas. Anne Arundel County Public Schools will address the diversity that students bring to the learning environment and organize schools and classrooms to support the academic achievement and success of all students.

Uniform Program

Eastport Uniform Program

The Eastport Elementary School Uniform Program was adopted to create an environment that focuses on school performance, not individual attire. Parents and students are responsible for following the guidelines of the school uniform policy. (AACPS Policy 902.04/JCDA)

1. All students are required to wear the basic uniform, which includes:

  • Khaki or navy blue colored pants, short, skirt, skort or jumper (no denim).
  • Navy or white (no designs)
  • Socks – solid colors of white or navy blue must be worn everyday.

2. In addition to our basic uniform, the following may be included:

  • Solid navy or crew neck sweatshirt/sweater
  • Solid navy cardigan sweater
  • Tights – (plain)

3. The garments below are not considered part of our school uniform:

  • Hooded or logo sweatshirts
  • Sweatpants, jean worm as part of the uniform
  • No t-shirts
  • No flip flops
  • Socks/tights (except those listed above)

Uniform Program

General Uniform Information

  • Uniform must be appropriate size with no logo.
  • Uniforms must be clean and mended if torn.
  • Shirts must be tucked in.
  • Black or blue belts are recommended for pants with belt loops.
  • All school uniform exception days will be announced in the newsletter.
  • Skirt/short length must meet AACPS dress code for students.

Uniform Assistance

Eastport Elementary maintains a School Uniform Closet where used uniforms can be exchanged or lent. Families are encouraged to help by exchanging outgrown uniforms which are still in good condition. Please call the office if you have a need.

Violations

Violations of the uniform policy will be subject to disciplinary action in accordance with the AACPS Code of Student Conduct.

Exemptions

All students must wear the school adopted uniform ever day except on “uniform exception days” announced in the school newsletter. Any other exemptions must be discussed with the school principal.

Where to Buy

Uniforms are available at local stores including: