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3241 New Renaissance Way
Charlotte, NC 28208
Courier #: 515
P: 980-343-0049  |  F: 980-343-0053 
Principal: Erin Barksdale
LC: Northwest
Bell Schedule: 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Grades: PreK-5
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Uniform Policy

PreK- 5th Grade Scholars Uniform Policy


Shirts: Navy, Yellow, Gold or White Polo (No logos; shirt must have a collar)


Khaki Bottoms- Shorts, Bermuda shorts, skorts, skirts (Length guidelines), jumpers (appropriate Polo must be visible underneath), capris, & pants are acceptable. No leggings allowed, unless under a skirt, skort, or jumper.


  • Each scholar in grades Pre-K-1st Grade is STRONGLY ENCOURAGED  to have 1 additional set of uniforms to leave in the classroom (including underwear and socks) in case of emergency. If a clothing accident occurs, parents will be called and student will remain in class until a change a clothing is provided.

6th Grade

No Uniform Required.

All Scholars must adhere to CMS & Renaissance West STEAM Academy dress code.


  • Clothing must not reveal undergarments. No see-through, sheer, crop top, or mesh attire

  • Clothing should be modest in fit & size.

  • Pants must be worn at waist. Absolutely NO “SAGGING of clothing where undergarments  are visible

  • Tank tops must adhere to the “3 finger width rule” (no spaghetti strap shirts)

  • Shorts and skirts must be mid-thigh length or knee length

  • No profane, discriminatory, drug-related, sexual innuendo, gang-related  or derogatory words or images located on clothing

  • Shirts and dresses with low cut necklines at the front (showing cleavage) and/or back are not permitted

  • No off the shoulder, one-shoulder,  or sleeveless shirts, dresses, or rompers

  • Leggings  and yoga pants must be properly covered by another garment (longer shirt, skirt, shorts, or dress)

  • Jean jackets, sweatshirts, sweaters, & hoodies are permitted. Hoods and hats can not be worn inside of the building or classroom

Renaissance West administration has the right to determine if attire is inappropriate for school or any school activity.  Violations of the dress code will result in appropriate disciplinary action as outlined in the Student Code of Conduct & includes but is  not limited to the following:

*student changing clothes  *parent phone call/conference/home visit  

*loss of privileges/rewards/school experiences/field trips    *In-School Suspension (6th only)

RWSA Uniform Guidelines

  • Every elementary (Pre-K-5th)  scholar must be in FULL uniform upon entering the school premises and are not permitted to wear visible non-dress code clothing underneath their school attire.

  • Hats and coats (outerwear) are not to be worn inside the classroom.

Grooming and Jewelry

Renaissance West STEAM Academy recognizes the cultural and personal differences naturally reflected in variations of grooming and jewelry. These can be accommodated in RWSA provided they are not distracting.

PreK-5 Outer/Layered Wear

Outerwear (Coats) and Backpacks are at the discretion of the parent. All coats, jackets and backpacks should be labeled with the scholar’s first and last name.

Hoods are not to be worn inside the classroom.


Footwear/Socks

Scholars are allowed to wear socks and shoes of any color. All shoes must be closed heel and toe, and low heeled. Boots are permitted but may be no taller than the knee.  NO sandals, flip flops, high heels, heelys or light-up shoes are permitted.


Note:

Each scholar’s attire is both a personal and parental responsibility. RWSA requires school uniforms to be clean without emblems (logos) of any kind. All scholars (Pre-K-5th grade) will wear the designated school uniform unless otherwise specified by the school administration for special events, activities or casual/express yourself day. Scholars must be in uniform for all school-sponsored activities, whether on- or off-campus, such as field trips, academic competitions, and school-sponsored social and recreational events unless otherwise specified by school administration.


*The wearing of a uniform will not prohibit students from wearing  attire that is part of their religious practices/beliefs. Families are encouraged to speak to Principal Barksdale regarding any/all accommodations.

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