Update from Mrs. Hamilton - July 2021
As we transitioned to a Creative Arts Magnet, our school's uniform policy is something our student's brought up during the 2019-2020 school year and something that continued to be a topic of conversation throughout the year last year in both SLT and PTO. As you know, this resulted in our School Leadership Team bringing a vote to the community regarding our school uniform policy.
After opening the vote to the Long Creek community, we received 690 responses to our survey!
The results to that survey were as follows:
81.9% voted that Long Creek NOT be a uniform school going forward and adhere to the same dress code as other non-uniform schools in CMS.
13.8% voted to continue to be a uniform school.
4.3% voted no preference and indicated they would support the community decision.
With these results, we are now approved to be a non-uniform school moving forward.
For those that are sad to see the uniforms go, please know that I am confident that we will continue to feel unified as a school and that we will be able to support any students and families in need of support with non-uniform school clothes. Please do not hesitate to reach out to our counselors, front office staff, or me directly if we can be of assistance. Be on the lookout for potential opportunities to pick up some clothes for a bargain as our PTO also brainstorms ways to support the community.
In an effort to support families during COVID last year, we waived the uniform policy for our in-person kiddos. Everyone did a great job ensuring clothes were school appropriate. As it relates to our formal dress code, please see below for some high-level expectations as you begin to think about next year:
Clothing or jewelry with any words, symbols, or slogans that disrupt the learning environment are not permitted.
Shorts, skirts, dresses, or clothing with slits must be fingertip length or longer when standing straight with shoulders relaxed.
Halter tops or tops secured by strings or elastic are not permitted.
Leggings, jeggings, or yoga pants may be worn with shirts or skirts. Upper torsos and midriff must be covered at all times.
Pajama-like clothing and bedroom slippers are not permitted.