Athlos Academy is recommending updates to the uniform policy. According to Board policy, parents must be notified 60 days prior to the implementation of the new policy. This serves as the 60-day notification, meaning that the policy will be implemented Monday, October 25. The four main updates are highlighted below, with both the old and new language on the policy.
#6 Old language: Footwear should be appropriate for weather conditions. Now states, footwear should be appropriate for current weather conditions, however boots may not be worn in the classroom. When weather conditions necessitate the need for boots or other weather appropriate shoes, time will be given in class to change to appropriate footwear.
III. Student Compliance with Uniform Dress Code
Old language did not include progressive disciplinary action. Now states, the intent of this policy is not to inhibit or prohibit any student who is not in uniform from receiving the education to which he or she is entitled. However, non-compliance shall result in progressive disciplinary action being taken with the student.
Old language: No student shall be considered in violation of the School Uniform Dress Code in the following instances:
During the first ten (10) school days after transferring to or starting as a new student of Athlos Academy of Jefferson Parish, during the school year, or those students who enroll in Athlos Academy of Jefferson Parish within one week of the start of the school year
During the first ten (10) school days after transferring to or starting as a new student of Athlos Academy of Jefferson Parish. During this ten (10) day period, appropriate dress (according to section II above) shall be followed.
Progressive Disciplinary Action
Students violating the School Uniform Dress Code shall be disciplined as follows: 1st – 3rd Offense: Notification sent home to parents via student or message to the parent via phone, email, OR automated call. 4th – 6th Offense: After School Detention / Extended Detention (ex. Saturday Clinic) and direct verbal parent/guardian notification per incident. 7th or more offenses: One (1) day out school suspension for each offense due to willful disobedience
- 1st offense: The student will change and a call to parents;
- 2nd offense: The student will change, call to parents, mandatory parent conference, administrative detention;
- 3rd offense: The student will change, call to parents, parent mandatory conference, school community service
- 4th offense: The student will change, call to parents, parent mandatory conference, Saturday School;
- 5th offense: The student will change, call to parents, parent mandatory conference, in-school suspension.
To read the entire draft policy, click this link: 5404 – Uniform Dress PolicyREV_8_6_21_ver2′