Dress Code and Student Fee

  • PreK – 8th Grade

    Students and parents may choose clothing that is appropriate for school. Pulaski Spirit Wear is encouraged and can be worn on any day of the week. During the winter, please dress children appropriately for the weather and outdoor time during the school day. 

    PE Attire: On days that students attend PE, students must wear rubber-soled athletic shoes.

    Pulaski School Clothing Dress Code Guidelines for ALL students

    Pulaski IB World students are growing and continuing to develop self-discipline and personal responsibility as global citizens. As they learn about their place in the world, Pulaski strives to give our students opportunities to make good choices and grow in their personal responsibilities. Giving our students their own choices for appropriate school clothing allows them to begin making these decisions while still supported by their home and school community. Please take this opportunity to talk with your child(ren) about this new responsibility and about making good choices.

    Minimum Requirements:

    • Clothing must cover areas from one armpit across to the other armpit, down to approximately 3 to 4 inches in length on the upper thighs (see image below). Tops must have shoulder straps. Rips or tears in clothing should be lower than the 3 to 4 inches in length.
    • Shoes must be worn at all times and should be safe for the school environment (bedroom shoes or slippers and flip-flops shall not be worn, except for school activities approved by the principal).
    • See-through or mesh garments must not be worn without appropriate coverage underneath that meets the minimum requirements of the dress code.
    • Headgear, including hats, hoodies and caps are not allowed unless permitted for religious, medical or other reason by school administration.

    Additional Requirements:

    • Clothing may not depict, imply, advertise or advocate illegal, violent, or lewd conduct, weapons or the use of alcohol, tobacco, marijuana or other controlled substances.
    • Clothing may not depict or imply pornography, nudity or sexual acts.
    • Clothing may not display or imply vulgar, discriminatory or obscene language or images.
    • Clothing may not state, imply or depict hate speech/imagery targeting groups based on race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, religious affiliation or any other protected classification.
    • Sunglasses may not be worn inside the building.
    • Clothing and accessories that endanger student or staff safety may not be worn.
    • Apparel, jewelry, accessories, tattoos, or manner of grooming that, by virtue of its color, arrangement, trademark, or any other attribute, denotes membership in a gang that advocated illegal or disruptive behavior is prohibited.

    The administration reserves the right to determine what constitutes appropriate dress. Students who do not adhere to these guidelines will not be allowed to attend class. Parents will be called if appropriate clothing is not available or the student refuses dress-code appropriate clothing.

    School Fee- $75

    In order to offset costs, each student is expected to pay a school fee of $75, which will be collected from students at the start of the school year. The fee will be used to purchase an agenda book for 2nd– 8th grades, all students K-8 will get a Pulaski t-shirt,  instructional materials, including classroom workbooks and Scholastic magazines; and technology repairs, support with school field trips for students in need.

    Please send your child’s student fee to his/her teacher by September 13. If circumstances do not allow you to meet this deadline, please make special arrangements at the Main office. To qualify for the fee waiver, the Family Income Information Form (FIIF – see below) must be completed and returned to the school. For those who qualify, the CPS Fee Waiver Form (https://clerks.cps.edu/Finance/Forms/School_Fee_Waiver_Form.pdf) may be filled out and returned to the school. 

    Family Income Information Form (FIIF) – The Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) of the Healthy, Hunger­Free Kids Act of 2010 allows CPS to offer free breakfast and lunch to all students. As such, Free and Reduced Meal (FRM) applications will not be collected from parent/guardians of CPS students. All schools will now collect the Family Income Information Form (FIIF) in order to determine the appropriate allocation of the Title I, SGSA and E­Rate funds, as well as student eligibility to waive other fees such as book, testing fees, school fees, etc. It is imperative that every Pulaski student submits a Family Income Information Form every school year. 

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