• Smithridge STEM Academy Elementary School Site-Based Student Uniform Policy

    1. General
      1. The following student uniform policy shall be in effect for the school years 2019-20 through 2022-23 unless changes are directed by the Superintendent by Board Policy.
      2. All provisions of the Washoe County School District’s student dress code, as documented in the Parent/Student Handbook and/or any posted rules of this school, shall remain in effect.
    2. Description of the Uniform
      1. The approved uniform shirt is a black or light-blue t-shirt or polo shirt.
        1. The uniform shirt may be plain or have the approved school logo on it. Non-approved school logos are not permitted on the uniform top, whether or not the logo is related to the school or a school activity.
          1. Shirts of any color may be worn under the approved uniform top.
        2. Approved bottoms are defined as slacks, shorts, athletic pants, leggings/jeggings, skirts, and skorts and must be black or khaki (light tan or brown).  No other colors shall be allowed. 
        3. Sweatshirts/sweaters are not part of the student uniform, are considered outerwear, and should comply with the student dress code.
        4. Jackets, coats, and zippered sweatshirts are considered outerwear and are permitted over the uniform by the school’s dress code.
        5. Other items of clothing such as shoes, socks, belts, hats, ties, and accessories shall comply with the WCSD dress code.
      2. All students enrolled at Smithridge STEM Academy Elementary School shall comply with the provisions of this site-based student uniform policy, as well as the school dress code during the school day. The only exception to this policy shall exist with the permission of the principal during a free dress day.  Free days shall apply to all students.  No content-based exceptions shall be allowed.
      3. Sale of Uniforms / Financial Assistance.
        1. Short-sleeved polo shirts with the school logo may be purchased at school in the office.
        2. Non-logo shirts and other clothing options may be purchased at any retail location.
        3. Any family in need of financial assistance with the purchase of school shirts should contact the office for information or make arrangements.