Studies have found that appropriate dress influences behavior and learning. Abrams strives, through the dress code, to maximize the learning environment.
Respect for the sensitivities of others requires that students/parents/guests follow reasonable standards of modesty and privacy. We ask that students/parents/guests dress in a manner befitting a Jewish day school when entering the building.
Dress Code for Grades One through Eight
- Clothing cannot advertise or advocate the use of alcohol, drugs, tobacco or weapons.
- Clothing cannot display writing or pictures that are obscene or suggestive.
- No writing or pictures on the back of pants.
- No sleepwear or bedroom slippers to be worn at any time, unless pre-approved for a special occasion.
- Military clothing, fatigues or combat boots are not allowed.
- On gym days, boys and girls may wear athletic pants (sweat pants), socks and sneakers.
- Heavy linked chains may not be worn as jewelry.
- No extreme hair colors are permitted.
Dress Code for Boys, Grades One through Eight
- All boys must come to school wearing a kippah. Baseball caps and other head coverings are not permitted.
- Shirts, sweatshirts, and tee-shirts should be appropriate for school. Students may not wear undershirts.
- Pants or denim jeans must be properly hemmed and not dragging on the floor. Pants will not have rips, holes, or fraying and will not be too tight or oversized.
- Shorts must be to the knee.
- Pants/shorts will not be sagged, as underwear may not be visible.
- Boys are to be clean-shaven.
- Hair is to be well groomed. Partially or fully shaved heads and ponytails are not allowed.
- Piercings, of any kind, are not allowed.
Dress Code for Girls, Grades One through Eight
- Dresses need to be just above the knee (2 inches) and above the ankles.
- Pants or denim jeans must be properly hemmed and not dragging on the floor. Pants will not have rips, holes, or fraying and will not be too tight.
- Leggings of any type are not permitted to be worn in place of skirts or pants, but may be worn under clothing.
- Capris are allowed, as long as they are made of cotton material.
- Clothing that exposes any part of the midriff, cleavage (front or rear) or any clothing excessively revealing may not be worn.
- No sleeveless shirts, tank tops, halter tops, spaghetti straps, tube tops, crop tops, belly shirts, or tight shirts.
- Clothing materials for tops and bottoms must be opaque (not see-through).
Consequences for Students Who Do Not Follow the Dress Code
1st Offense – Explain to student what is wrong with his/her attire. Student must change into appropriate clothing.
2nd Offense – Written notification that requires parent signature. Student must change into appropriate clothing.
3rd Offense – Student must change clothes to follow guidelines and parent is called on the telephone immediately.
4th Offense – Suspension from school.
Parent conference required for student to return to school.