Mandatory Dress Code
Unless a "Dress-Down Day" is announced, students are expected to wear uniforms everyday!
All students in the School District of Philadelphia are required to wear uniforms. Our uniforms consist of Khaki or Black bottoms (shorts, skorts, skirts, pants or jumpers) and Dark Green polo shirts for students in grades K-5; Maroon polo shirts for students in grades 6-8. (Polo shirts will be sold at school with the Finletter name printed on them).
No hoodies are to be worn in the building at any time. Pullover sweatshirts are available for purchase to be worn in the winter months. Students may wear black sweat pants or athletic shorts, and a Finletter Tee Shirt on days they are scheduled for Gym. Uniforms are expected to be worn on class trips. The only exception is during 8th grade closing activities.
No scarves, large earrings, bracelets or necklaces are to be worn in school. Students who come to school with these items will be asked to remove them and they will be confiscated.
Consequences for not wearing a uniform to school include, but are not limited to, conferences, detentions and exclusion from privileges. Children may be asked to call home so that a uniform can be brought to school for them, or students will be asked to change into a uniform we keep at school.
On occasion we will announce dress down days when children may pay a small fee so they can dress out of uniform. Sometimes these might be around a theme. Money collected for dress down days will go into our Student Activities Fund to benefit special programs and/or incentives for all students.