***All students in Grades 6, 7, and 8 must follow the dress code policy as described below every day unless the school tells you otherwise.***
For Boys in Grades 6-8: khaki (tan) pants (NO shorts, skinny pants, cargo pants, or jeans may be worn); short-sleeved or long sleeved white button-down shirts with collars that must be worn with a maroon and gray striped tie; jackets, sweaters, and sweatshirts must be a solid maroon with no logos (Synergy logos are okay), no stripes, and no designs; solid white or solid black shoes with rubber soles (preferably tennis shoes); and undergarments must not be visible through outerwear. NO handwriting of any kind is allowed on shoes, NO BOOTS; solid white or solid black socks; all shirts must be tucked into pants. The following items are only to be worn when the school informs the students and families that they can wear them: Synergy T-shirts or t-shirts in a solid school color with no logos; maroon polo shirts with or without the Synergy logo.
For Girls in Grades 6-8: khaki (tan) pants (NO shorts, skinny pants, cargo pants, or jeans may be worn) or khaki or plaid maroon/gray “skorts” (NO skirts, dresses, jumpers, or mini-skirts); short-sleeved white button-down shirts with collars that must be worn with a maroon and gray striped tie; jackets, sweaters, and sweatshirts must be a solid maroon with no logos (Synergy logos are okay), no stripes, and no designs; solid white or black shoes with rubber soles (preferably tennis shoes); and undergarments must not be visible through outerwear. NO handwriting of any kind is allowed on shoes, NO BOOTS; solid white or solid black socks and solid black tights are acceptable; all shirts must be tucked into pants. The following items are only to be worn when the school tells the students and families that they can wear them: Synergy T-shirts or t-shirts in a solid school color with no logos; maroon polo shirts with or without the Synergy logo.
Physical Education Attire: All students must wear solid maroon-colored mesh shorts with or without the school logo and a solid maroon-colored t-shirt with or without the school logo. In colder weather, students can wear solid maroon-colored sweatpants and solid maroon-colored sweatshirts with or without the school logo on them.
Students CANNOT wear jeans, skinny jeans/pants, tights, jeggings, pajama jeans, sweats (except for solid maroon colored sweats during physical education), stretch pants, cargo pants, or corduroy pants, shorts (except on approved days), even if they are sold at a uniform store. We will consider pants “skinny” if they are tight at the ankle. Administration has the final say in what is acceptable in school. Pants/Skorts/Shorts may not be baggy or tight fitting (“skinny” type fit), may not be rolled at the waist, and the waist size must be the same as the student’s waist size. Belts must be worn to keep the pants at the natural waistline. Shorts will be allowed only on select days approved by the school administration.
State law requires that students wear shoes at all times. Open sandals, thongs, slippers, high heels, heeleys (shoes with wheels) or other types of footwear deemed to be safety hazards to the student (or to other students) are NOT appropriate for school and may NOT be worn to school.
Any hair barrettes, headbands, and rubberbands for students’ ponytails must not be big in size (e.g. no headbands with big bows or flowers). Any turtlenecks that students wear underneath their shirts must be white.
Undergarments must not be visible through students’ outerwear. Undergarments should also not be noticeable outside of pants, shorts, skorts, or tops.
Belts should be a solid color black, dark brown, or light brown. There should be no other objects or logos on the belts, such as shiny decorations, etc.
If any aspect of the dress code, including clothes, shoes, jewelry, cosmetics, or any type of body adornment, is not explicitly listed as acceptable in this document, then that item is not permitted to be worn when the student is at school or representing the school.
Gently used clothing that complies with the dress code policy are available for free to families who demonstrate financial need. Please contact your child’s school office for more information.
In order to focus students’ attention on their schoolwork and to promote students’ positive self-esteem, Synergy enforces a strict dress code.
Students are to come to school clean, neat and with hair combed in a style and/or color that is not distracting or disruptive to school activities. Hairstyles such as Mohawks, spiked hair, glitter in hair, shaved words or designs on the head, or hair dyed an unnatural color (such as green, orange, purple, etc.) are not acceptable at Synergy. Modest highlights/streaks in a shade similar to the student’s natural hair color, done tastefully, are acceptable. Administration has the final say in what is acceptable in school.
Students are not to have facial hair. This includes mustaches, goatees, soul-patches, and side-burns.
Students are not to wear or bring make-up (including lip gloss), stick-on or artificial nails, or nail polish. Clear chapstick is permitted to relieve dry lips.
Students are not to wear long, dangling earrings, hooped earrings, bracelets, rings, necklaces, or watches. The only jewelry that students can wear are small, round, earring studs in gold, silver, or diamond/clear crystal/cubic zirconia. Only one earring per ear is allowed. Facial, tongue, and body piercing are not allowed at school.
Students are not to wear or bring gang attire, including but not limited to:
- Spiked, metal, hard plastic bracelets
- Gang insignias, or any clothing item that Administration deems affiliated with gangs
- Tagging is not allowed anywhere on campus or on students’ bodies and belongings, including but not limited to folders, binders, notebooks, papers, clothing, or backpacks. Any item that has tagging on it or any items associated with tagging (e.g., sharpies, etching tools, razors) will be confiscated and students may face disciplinary action for having possession of tagging-related tools.
- Clothing or jewelry that promote substance abuse or other illegal/dangerous activities
- Tattoos (including no temporary tattoos of any kind); permanent visible tattoos must be covered by a flesh-tone bandage while at school or while representing the school