Dress Code

The TDSP Dress Code imbues students with:
• a strong sense of self-esteem which precludes the need to adopt the latest style.
• a positive self-image of a neatly dressed Ben/Bas Torah.
• a serious, respectful attitude toward school and academic achievement.

 

All Students
• Please label all clothing with your family’s name!
• TDSP has extra shirts, pants, and skirts that meet our dress code policy. These are available to any student who comes to school inappropriately dressed. Dress code infractions will result in students wearing school-provided clothing for the remainder of the school day.
• If your child is not in uniform or inappropriately dressed, (s)he will be given a uniform from the office, asked to change, and parents will be charged a $5 rental fee. Please clean and return clothes promptly.
• If your daughter is not wearing the appropriate hosiery, she will be given socks to wear and parents will be charged a $2 fee. (Socks do not have to be returned.)
• All clothes must be clean and may not have holes.
• Sweatshirts or sweaters may only be worn on top of shirts.

 


Boys Dress Code

 

Halachic Requirements
A Kippah must be worn throughout the day. During recess or gym, clips or bobby pins should be worn to prevent the kippah from falling off.

 

Tzitzis must be worn all day. They should be examined periodically to be certain that fringes are intact. It is recommended that each boy have at least two pairs of tzitzis so that he will have one to wear when the other pair is being washed.

 

General Guidelines
Caps may only be worn at play, not in the classroom.
Hair must be neatly trimmed.
Necklaces, chains, or other jewelry are unacceptable.

 

Pants
Any Navy Blue, or Khaki (beige) flat front or pleated chino style pants are permitted. No cargo pockets or jeans. Shorts may be worn through 5th grade.

 

Shirts
Long or short-sleeved, polo or oxford style button-down dress shirts, in one of the following SOLID colors only: white, blue (any shade), or gray. 6th-8th graders are encouraged to wear an oxford style button-down dress shirt in SOLID white or blue. Flannel style shirts are not permitted. All button down shirts must be tucked in.

 

Sweaters, Sweatshirts, Cardigans, Jackets – PLEASE LABEL WITH YOUR NAME!
Solid colors only; green, blue, black, gray, white, or brown.
The collar of the shirt underneath must be showing at all times.
No hoods may be worn during class. Words or emblems must be inconspicuous and not draw attention.

 

Shoes
Sneakers, tennis shoes, loafers, or similar closed-toe, flat shoes may be worn.
Socks must be worn at all times.
Crocs, clogs and sandals are not permitted.
Tennis shoes or sneakers must be worn during P.E.

 


Girls Dress Code

 

Skirts
Pleated, below the knee, SOLID GRAY skirts should be purchased from one of the following vendors. The blue plaid skirt from B.Y. Styles ONLY is also suitable. Any other uniform vendors are not acceptable.

 

B.Y. Styles - bystyles.com
Lands End – www.Landsend.com
Marks and Spencer - www.marksandspencer.com

 

Please note: if you are purchasing skirts from Lands’ End or Marks and Spencer please choose the "Below the Knee" length.

 

Shirts
¾ or long sleeved polo or oxford style, in one of the following SOLID colors only: black, white, royal blue, or light pink.

 

Sweaters, Sweatshirts, Cardigans, Jackets - PLEASE LABEL WITH YOUR NAME!
Solid colors only; green, blue, black, gray, white, brown, or pink.
The collar of the shirt underneath must be showing at all times.
No hoods may be worn during class. Words or emblems must be inconspicuous and not draw attention.

Socks
No characters, pictures, or animations are permitted
Kindergarten – 1st Grade: All styles.
2nd – 8th Grade: Matching knee socks or tights in any color or pattern.
Tights or legging resembling tights may be worn.

 

Shoes:
Sneakers, tennis shoes, loafers, Mary Janes, or similar closed toe, flat shoe may be worn.
Tennis shoes or sneakers must be worn during P.E.
Clogs, sandals, high heels, and crocs are not permitted.

 

Accessories:
Nail polish: all colors except for red, black, white and neon may be worn.
Earrings: studs, small hoops, or cuffs only.
Jewelry other than the earrings mentioned above is not permitted.
Hair must be kept neat and tidy. No hair clip-ins, dye, or highlights.
Makeup is not permitted.