Dear PCS parents,
This year, we are using Ibiley Uniforms and More for our school uniforms. To purchase uniforms for your child, please use one of the following links below:
For Cove Campus: https://www.ibiley.com/dresscode.aspx?ar=ARE8PRIORC&dp=K-12
For Killeen Campus: https://www.ibiley.com/dresscode.aspx?ar=ARE8PRIORK&dp=K-12
The school’s dress and grooming standards are designed to teach grooming and hygiene, prevent disruption, minimize safety hazards, and provide dress and grooming standards that offers flexibility for the parent and student. Students must come to school clean and neatly groomed and wearing clothing that will not be a health or safety hazard to the student or others, and that will not distract from the educational atmosphere of the school. Students are required to arrive in proper attire every day.
As authorized by state law and the Priority Charter Schools’, students are required to wear uniforms to school. Parents must provide their student(s) with the required uniform, except in the case of educationally disadvantaged students as provided in the Texas Education Code. Priority Charter Schools may provide a uniform for economically disadvantaged students. A request for school assistance for purchasing uniforms must be made in writing to the Principal or designee and include evidence of the inability to pay. Further details are available in the Principal’s office. A parent may choose for his or her student(s) to be exempted from the requirement of wearing a uniform if the parent provides a written statement that, as determined by the Board of Directors, states a bona fide religious or philosophical objection to the requirement.
Students who do not follow the school’s guidelines for personal attire and appearance may be subject to discipline under the Student Code of Conduct. Additionally, a parent may be contacted to bring an acceptable change of clothing to school, and the student may be assigned to in-school suspension for the remainder of the day until a change of clothes is brought to the school.
Priority Charter Schools’ students are expected to dress in a manner that conveys respect for their learning community and communicates a message of personal confidence and pride. The following specific guidelines must be adhered to:
- Solid khaki (tan), navy blue, or black slacks or knee-length shorts must be worn. Girls may wear capris pants, knee-length skirts, or jumpers. Bottoms must be worn at the natural waist line- no sagging is allowed. They must also be hemmed and cannot have rips, tears, or holes in them.
- Camouflage is not considered khaki.
- Plaid of any color is unacceptable.
- Slacks, shorts, and capris must be twill or cotton blends. No denim, dark/black jeans, fleece, “skinny jeans,” nylon pants, pajama pants, sweat pants, or scrubs are allowed.
- Students MUST wear a solid-colored polo (color discretion per campus) with 2-3 buttons and have the school patch on it. Shirts can be purchased through Ibiley.com.
- Girls may wear polo dresses as long as they are knee-length.
- Shirts must be loose fitting and must cover the midriff when the student’s arms are raised.
- Shirts must be in good condition; i.e., free of hairs and multiple stains.
- Shirts must be worn as the manufacture intended. Sleeves cannot be cut, shirts cannot be fastened in the front or back, and no additional writing can be added.
- The school polo or t-shirt must be visible at all times. Students are not allowed to wear pull-over sweat shirts, t-shirts, or vest over the school polo or school t-shirt
- Shoes must be worn at all times. For safety reasons, no flip-slops, slippers, or shoes with wheels are allowed.
- Tennis shoes with non-marking soles are required for Physical Education and athletic environments.
- Sweaters and jackets may be worn in cooler weather. However, they do not take the place of the school polo or t-shirt. Pullover sweat shirts are not allowed. The only exception to this rule is hoodies purchased from the school that contains the school logo.
- The campus director may allow students to wear jeans along with the school t-shirt or college shirts on Fridays with prior approval. This privilege may be used as a campus fundraiser.
- Clothing or conspicuously displayed jewelry or accessories with inappropriate advertising or statements that are offensive or inflammatory are prohibited. This prohibition includes, but is not limited to, alcoholic beverages, profanity, sex, tobacco, drugs, gangs, guns and other weapons, excessively violent or gory imagery, and the promotion of violence.
- Hats, caps, visors, bandanas, and stocking caps are not allowed inside any school facilities.
- Facial piercings are not allowed, even if covered with a band-aid. This includes, but is not limited to, tongues, chins, noses, eyebrows, lips, etc. No “grace period” exists for new piercings. This means that we will not tolerate new piercings just because they cannot be removed for a certain period of time.
- Only two earrings are allowed in each ear. Earrings must have standard-sized posts. No gauged earrings of any size or type are allowed. This applies to both male and female students.
- Bracelets and necklaces must be worn in moderation. Pet collars, pet chains, and chain wallets are not allowed. No jewelry with spikes are allowed.
- Any clothing, jewelry, or other item that is gang related or shows affiliation with any other inappropriate organization.
- Hair must be neat and clean. Unconventional hairstyles that are considered to be distracting and/or disruptive to the educational environment are prohibited. Designs, letters, or numbers may not be shaved into the hair. Students may wear natural hair colors only. For further clarification on what is unconventional, please consult with the campus administration.
- Male students may have neatly trimmed facial hair. “Neatly trimmed” is strictly enforced.
- Visible tattoos and similar body painting(s) that promote violence or reflect gang activity are prohibited. Visible tattoos and similar body painting(s) that are considered offensive, inflammatory or disruptive to the learning environment are prohibited. This prohibition includes, but is not limited to, inappropriate advertising or statements that are offensive or inflammatory alcoholic beverages, profanity, sex, tobacco, drugs, gangs, guns and other weapons, excessively violent or gory imagery, and the promotion of violence.
Priority Charter Schools will periodically review its dress and grooming policies, and make changes as needed.
While it is inevitable that there will be differences of opinion as to the appropriateness of dress, grooming, and/or determining whether or not a student’s attire is disruptive or distracting to the educational environment of the school, the final determination will be made by the Principal or designee. Any student who does not comply with the dress code will be removed from the regular school setting until the student complies with this code.