Uniforms

Uniforms can be ordered online at: http://secure.k12online.us/bella-mente-montessori-academy/ 

Uniform Dress Code Policy

Bella Mente Montessori Academy (“BMMA”) is a school of choice. In order to facilitate and maintain an effective, healthy, and safe learning environment, the principal, staff, and parents of BMMA decided to implement this Uniform Policy.  This Uniform Policy was adopted because we believe that a clean-cut and professional image reduces distractions and promotes learning. Therefore, school uniforms are expected to fit the student appropriately, be cleaned on a regular basis, and cannot deviate from the style and color choices. Students are expected to present themselves in a neat, clean, and professional manner at all times. Clothing that is tight, baggy,dirty or sloppy is not allowed. Items that are torn or cut in any way are prohibited.  Appropriateness of overall appearance will be left to the discretion of the administration.

Although shirts are not required to be tucked in and belts are optional, we recommend that students choose to do so whenever feasible. We believe that school uniforms promote a sense of pride in our school and solidarity between students. And while the school may designate non-uniform days, such decisions will be made by theExecutive Director. Dress requirements for these days will be sent to parents in advance.

This Uniform Policy has been adopted by the Board of Directors of BMMA in compliance with the provisions of Article IX, section 5 of the California Constitution, and Assembly Bill 1575 (effective January 1, 2013), which prohibit the charging of any student fees for participation in an educational activity at a public school.

 

  1. Pants
  • No more than one size larger than the waist.
  • Worn at the waist and must remain above the waist when a belt is removed
  • No low-rise, bagging, sagging, or dragging
  • No leggings unless worn under a skirt or dress
  • No sweatpants
  • No logos or writing of any kind is permitted
  • Walking Shorts/Skorts/Skirts
  • Any solid color or pattern
  • No more than one size larger than the waist
  • Worn at the waist and must remain above the waist when a belt is removed
  • No boxers or running shorts.
  • No logos or writing of any kind is permitted
  • All skirts, skorts and shorts must extend beyond fingertip length

 

  1. Shirt Styles
  • Designated white, baby blue, or navy blue apparel with Bella Mente logo. Available in t-shirt, polo shirt, and long sleeve shirt. Polo shirts with logos are preferred but are not required.
  • Any white, baby blue or navy polo or collared uniform type shirts
  • Shirt should fit appropriately and not be more than one size larger than the student’s body size
  • No modifications to tops such as, but not limited to, logos, designs, or pictures on shirts unless school logo
  • No bare waists, midriffs, bare backs, and/or low necklines permitted (It is a violation of the uniform policy to show underwear, midriff, lower back or cleavage at any time including when leaning over or raising the arms).
  • Cold weather tops (i.e. crew neck sweatshirts and long sleeve shirts) are available. Solid colored long sleevedshirts may be worn under uniform tops.
  • No modifications of uniform shirts are permitted. This includes pinning, rolling, knotting or any other modifications.

 

  1. Shoes
  • Proper and safe foot covering is required.
  • No “high heels” of any kind are allowed on campus.
  • Athletic shoes, leather shoes, boots, and closed toed sandals.
  • Sandals must have a back strap.
  • No flip flops of any kind will be permitted.
  • No offensive logos are permitted.
  • Shoes should be chosen with discretion and not be a distraction for others.
  • No heelies or platform shoes.

 

  1. Accessories & Grooming
  • Belts are permitted
  • Colors for hair accessories are not limited.
  • Hats are permitted outdoors only.
  • Hoods are permitted outdoors only.
  • Sunglasses are permitted outdoors only.
  1. Jackets
  • Any style jacket is accepted on cold and/or rainy days.
  • No large logos or printed words allowed.
  • Please write student’s name on inside tag.

All students at Bella Mente Montessori Academy are expected to comply with the Dress Code.