Omaha Memorial Adventist School

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Uniform Policy
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OMAHA MEMORIAL ADVENTIST SCHOOL
UNIFORM POLICY AND PROCEDURES
I. PURPOSE
The main purpose of the Omaha Memorial Adventist School Uniform Policy is to foster school spirit and unity while providing a disciplined and safe learning environment. Students will feel like they are part of a team working toward the common goal of spiritual, social, mental, and physical excellence.
 
II. SCHOOL UNIFORM COMMITTEE
A standing Uniform Committee has been established. This committee is responsible for implementing and evaluating the school uniform policy. The Uniform Committee duties will include: ongoing communication with parents about the uniform policy; establishment of methods for the recycling of uniforms; and ongoing communication with Omaha Memorial Adventist School and Staff about the uniform policy.
The Uniform Committee Chair will be ___________________. The Uniform Committee will consist of five (6) members. These will include:
1) Principal of OMAS
2) Two (2) parents
3) One (1) teacher
4) One (1) board member
5) One (1) student
The uniform committee will meet at its discretion throughout the school year.
 
III. DESCRIPTION OF THE OMAHA MEMORIAL ADVENTIST SCHOOL UNIFORM
 

Shirts:
Uniform shirts are polo style shirts that are in red, white and navy blue.
On cold days, students may wear red, white or navy long-sleeved or turtleneck shirts under their uniform shirt. These are optional and may be purchased from the location of choice.
 
Sweatshirts:
Full zip hoodie sweatshirts are available in white and navy blue.
 
Bottoms:
Uniform bottoms must be navy blue, khaki or tan in color
The bottoms that are acceptable include: long pants, capri-length pants, jumpers, skorts or shorts. Skorts and shorts must be at least mid-thigh in length.
Uniform bottoms may be purchased from a location of choice.
 
Socks/Tights:
Socks in solid colors.
Tights and knee-high socks must be solid colors.
 

 
Shoes:
Shoes may be any color. Solid colors are encouraged.
Closed-toe shoes. No flip flops.
 
Tuck-in/Belts:
Shirt tuck-in and black, blue or white belts are required.
 
The uniform may not be altered in any way.
 
 
VI. COMPLIANCE
 
Omaha Memorial Adventist School strives to achieve full compliance with the uniform
policy. The administration will resort to disciplinary action when students are non-compliant
with the written uniform policy. All students enrolled at Omaha Memorial Adventist School are required to wear the school uniform. Uniforms must be worn during OMAS official school hours. In addition to official school hours, students who attend formal class activities immediately before or after school (e.g., choir) must also wear uniforms for these classes. Evening activities outside the official school day will be subject to the requirement of the teacher in charge of the activities (e.g., choir).
 

As noted above, students may wear a coat over their uniform on cold days while outside
at recess. Upon returning to the classroom, students are required to remove their outerwear.
 
Exemptions to the Uniform Policy apply only in the following instances:
 
1) When a student wears a uniform of a nationally recognized youth organization such
as Pathfinders or Adventurers on regular meeting days;
2) On days designated as “free dress/spirit wear” days on the school calendar included
in the OMAS Parent/Student Handbook and Calendar;
 
Disciplinary Authority

 

The OMAS Principal will interpret and resolve all disciplinary issues regarding the
written uniform policy. If a student violates the dress code, the principal will contact the parent/legal guardian and ask them to remedy this issue.