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Uniforms and Student Dress Code

To maintain a cohesive academic environment, the International School of Aruba has adopted standards for student dress. All students are required to maintain a neat and clean appearance throughout the school day. Articles of clothing conforming to these minimum standards may be obtained from HK Tailors in Wayaca.

Student Dress – Appropriate

Shirts
  • Secondary School Students
    • White or blue, short-sleeved polo shirts with the ISA logo
  • Primary School Students
    • White or blue, short-sleeved polo shirts or t shirts with the ISA Logo
Bottoms
  • Secondary School Students
    • Families must respect the “dressing for employment” guideline when selecting the pants or shorts worn by the student
    • Underwear should never be visible

  • Primary School Students
    • Khaki, black or navy blue dress shorts, pants, skorts
    • Skorts and shorts for all grades must fall no higher than 6.5 cm or 2.5 inches above the knee
    • All pants, skorts and shorts must be worn no lower than the top of the hip bones
ISA Sweatshirts

  • Secondary School Students
    • Clothing that covers the polo shirt needs to have the ISA patch over the heart

  • Primary School Students
    • ISA or solid color (blue, white, black or grey) sweatshirts may be worn over polo / t­ shirt or tied around shoulders or waist

Footwear
  • Closed shoes of any color may be worn
  • Sneakers of any color may be worn
Other
  • Ear piercings are permitted

Student Dress – Inappropriate

  • ISA t-shirts are only appropriate for physical education in the Secondary School
  • Student clothing must not bear any type of provocative or inappropriate language or symbols
  • Skorts, shorts and shirts must not be too tight or revealing
  • Caps, hats, and sunglasses must be removed BEFORE entering the building; if worn inside, they will be confiscated
  • No skirts for grades 6 -12
  • Body piercings are not permitted on visible body parts (i.e. tongue, eyebrows, lips, etc.)
  • Streaked or colored hair (i.e. blue, green, un-natural colors) and no “extreme” hair-do fashion or style, cut or shape are allowed
  • Excessive or offensive jewelry is not acceptable

Student Dress – Physical Education

Students must wear appropriate PE clothing for PE class

  • Official school t­ shirt with ISA logo
  • Footwear worn must be sneakers/tennis shoes and socks
  • Athletic shorts of acceptable length

Student Dress – Field Trips

  • Secondary School Students

Students will be required to wear an ISA white or blue polo logo shirt for official school functions and field trips. Even if there is a free dress day and students are attending a field trip, unless otherwise stipulated by the advisor, they must be in the official school uniform; otherwise the students may be required to stay at school.

  • Primary School Students

Students will be required to wear an ISA white polo logo shirt with black, navy blue, or khaki pants or skorts for official school functions and field trips. Even if there is a free dress day and students are attending a field trip, unless otherwise stipulated, they must still be in the official school uniform; otherwise the students may be required to stay at school.

Student Dress – Free Dress Days

  • Secondary School Students
    • Students are allowed to wear clothing other than the approved Polo shirts, but the “Dress for Employment” guidelines still apply.
      • Students must wear clothing appropriate for a school setting
      • Beachwear or bare mid­riff types of clothing are NOT permitted on Free Dress days
      • Closed shoes are still necessary for safe
  • Primary School Students
    • Students must wear clothing appropriate for a school setting
    • Jeans are allowed if they are neat and clean, not frayed, ripped or grafittied
    • Beachwear-type of clothing is not permitted and this includes:
      • rubber thong sandals or slippers
      • short shorts or skirts
      • clothes that are too tight
      • halter-type tops, tops with bare shoulders, low cut blouses, bare midriffs
      • exposed underwear
      • clothing with provocative or inappropriate language or symbols
    • Free dress day will be given to classes with no more than three (3) infractions in a month.

Student Dress – Senior Privilege

Seniors are allowed the privilege of free dress on Fridays except when they have a field trip. Jeans are allowed if they are neat and clean, not frayed, ripped or grafittied. If abused, the privilege may be modified or taken away.

* One senior free dress day will be taken away with three (3) infractions in a month.

Student Dress – Individual Consequences

  • Secondary School Students
    • 1st offense:
      • Verbal warning Documented in student file Parent phoned
    • 2n d offense:
      • Documented in student file
      • Student may be required to wear school provided clothing until parent/guardian brings proper uniform to school
    • 3r d offense:
      • Mark on conduct chart
      • Student out of class until parent/guardian is contacted Parent/ Head of School Conference
  • Primary School Students
    • 1st offense:
      • Verbal warning
      • Mark on conduct chart
      • Parent phoned
    • 2n d offense:
      • Mark on conduct chart
      • Student out of class until parent/guardian brings proper uniform to school
    • 3r d offense:
      • Mark on conduct chart
      • Student out of class until parent/guardian brings proper uniform to school Parent Conference with Head of School
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