Home / Parents / Uniforms

 

General Statement

The dress code is designed to further and reinforce a core value of equality for all at Vista. Not every item can be listed in the dress code. We hope that a general understanding exists that any item of clothing, any style of dress, hair, or adornment, that draws attention to a student is restricted. We believe a student’s character, personality, and abilities should draw attention to him or her, not their appearance. Interpretation of the dress code will be through the perspective described above. If there is any uncertainty or lack of clarity, once the interpretation is clarified, it is anticipated that students will follow the dress code with exactness.

All clothing must be in good repair, without holes.

TOPS

PLAIN COLLARED POLO SHIRTS
  • red, white, navy, or light blue
  • short or long sleeves
  • NO logos other than the Vista School approved logo
  • a plain red, white, or navy T-shirt or turtleneck can be worn underneath
PLAIN COLLARED BUTTON UP SHIRTS
  • white or navy
  • short or long sleeves
  • NO logos other than the Vista School approved logo
  • a plain red, white, or navy T-shirt or turtleneck can be worn underneath
PLAIN PULLOVER VESTS
  • white or navy
  • NO zippers
  • Vista approved polo shirts or button up shirts must be worn underneath
  • NO logos other than the Vista School approved logo

 

PLAIN SWEATERS
  • red, white or navy
  • pullover or button up
  • NO zippers
  • Vista approved polo shirts or button up shirts must be worn underneath
  • NO logos other than the Vista School approved logo

 

 

 

JUMPERS AND SKIRTS

  • khaki, navy, or plaid  (French Toast #SY9002)
  • Vista approved polo shirts or button up shirts must be worn underneath
  • KNEE LENGTH (must hit the top of the knee cap while standing)
  • approved leggings can be worn underneath as socks

POLO DRESSES & BUTTON DOWN DRESSES

  • red, white, navy, or light blue
  • NO logos other than the Vista School approved logo
  • KNEE LENGTH (must hit the top of the knee cap while standing)
  • approved leggings can be worn underneath as socks

BOTTOMS

SHORTS AND SKORTS
  • khaki or navy
  • KNEE LENGTH (must hit the top of the knee cap while standing)
AUTHENTIC CAPRIS
  • Khaki or navy twill
PANTS
  • khaki or navy twill
  • outside pockets in the back are acceptable
  • NO cargo pants (pockets on the sides or legs)
  • Jeggings are acceptable for girls (with pockets)
  • Joggers are acceptable for boys  (canvas- with elastic waist band and elastic ankle)
  • NO leggings are to be worn as pants

 

OUTERWEAR

K-8th GRADE  *PLEASE NOTE THIS CHANGE FOR THE 2019-2020

ONLY Vista approved outerwear may be worn inside or outside of the building (Bell to Bell) for all grades K-8th

  • any style- plain navy outerwear
  • Vista School jackets (black or charcoal heather) with department logo – see photo below. Departments: music, MDT, technology, art, dance, theater
  • NO logos other than the Vista School approved logo or department logos

BACKPACKS

  • any color or pattern
  • NO logos such as Skulls etc.

 

SHOES AND SOCKS

SHOES
  • closed solid toe, closed heel (no sandals/flip-flops)
  • sturdy sole
  • conservative athletic or dress shoes
  • less than 1 inch heels
  • NO slippers, light up, sound, characters, or wheels
SOCKS
  • must be worn (they do not have to be visible)
  • PLAIN white, navy, or black
  • the portion of the sock that is not visible can be any color
  • any height, including tights and full-length leggings
  • NO frill, lace, or ruffle socks
  • With or without logos (.ie. Nike swoosh or Adidas logo)

BELTS

Plain brown or black

ACCESSORIES, HAIR, AND MAKE UP

ACCESSORIES
  • conservative and non-distracting (any color)
  • earrings, necklaces and bracelets (2 per area)
  • NO facial piercings of any type (for example: tongue, nose, lip and eyebrow)
  • plain navy ties with approved button-up shirts
  • NO earrings on boys
  • NO tapers or gauges
  • NO hats, scarves, tattoos, sunglasses, bandanas, writing on skin, spikes, suspenders, or head-wraps
HAIR
  • must be conservative
  • style vs statement – neatly styled hair is approved but hair styles such as mohawks,shave-ins, dreadlocks, cornrows, box braids,and other similar styles are considered “statement” hairstyles and are not approved. Multicultural exceptions considered.
  • hair must be styled so that the face is not covered
  • all hair color, including extensions, must be natural in color and composition (does not have to be natural born hair color)
  • Hair must be one color (bleach bangs, colored tips, and other similar styles are not permitted)
  • Natural colored highlights and lowlights are acceptable
  • Hair length-Hair must be appropriate length to groom,  Bangs should not cover face or eyes.  If boys hair is long, it must be pulled back and out of face and eyes, and one length
MAKE UP
  • make up and nail polish must be conservative
  • Excessive makeup, theater style makeup is not permitted
  • If it calls attention, it’s not considered conservative

Watches

  • Gadget type and Apple watches have the same usage expectations as the electronic devices.  They remain in backpacks turned off.

Many stores sell uniform clothing such as Target, Walmart, Kohls, Children’s Place, JC Penney, and Old Navy.