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Uniform Guidelines

‘24-25 School Year Uniform Updates

 

Below we have attached the updated uniform policy for the ‘24-25 school year. The two points of emphasis/change for this school year are in regard to belts and shoes, so I will highlight them here.

 

  • For this school year, students will be required to wear a belt with their uniform pants/shorts. It is to be solid brown or black in color, with no designs or other colors on the belt. We know that some students feel more comfortable in elastic waist khakis, and we have investigated and confirmed that elastic waist with belt loops are available and are in agreement with our dress code expectations. Here is an example:

  • The second clarification is to the shoe policy. We have provided a visual guide to assist in the purchase of appropriate shoes. The basic tenet is that the shoes should be mostly neutral colored. If they are slightly accented that is ok, as you will see in the guide. If there is confusion please reach out via Jupiter with any questions.

 

  • Other adjustments/reminders of note:

    • No Joggers (elastic bottom)

    • Students are expected to be in clean uniforms daily. It is the responsibility of parents to ensure that students arrive in a clean uniform to school. We want students to play, explore, and discover. This ultimately results in dirty uniforms, which we love! However, the following day students should arrive in clean uniforms to start that process of learning again.

    • All uniform tops MUST be purchased from Global Schoolwear. It is outside of our provider contract for families to purchase their own polos and have them embroidered. If there is a uniform piece that LAC has approved to be embroidered outside of Global Schoolwear, we will communicate that to families.

    • Students are NO LONGER required to purchase a white uniform top. 

    • Black, Navy, or White Socks only

 

Dress code will be a point of emphasis this year. Please ensure that your student arrives at school in uniform and ready to begin the day. The purpose of the dress code is to eliminate distractions, teach discipline and accountability, and to focus students’ attention on the character and actions of peers, and not their outward appearance. We encourage families to take the time to assist in establishing this routine so that the freedom a uniform can provide is appreciated and established early. 


 

Student Uniform and Dress Code

Students at Liberty Academy of Columbus wear uniforms daily. The purpose of uniforms is to reduce distractions for self and others, facilitate an increased sense of camaraderie, and elevate the tone of the school while simplifying enforcement of appropriate school attire.

Purchasing Uniforms:
Liberty Academy students will purchase all uniform tops (required to adorn embroidered school crest) and girls’ plaid pieces from Global Schoolwear

Khaki/Navy pants, shorts, skorts, and skirts may be purchased through Global Schoolwear or locally. French Toast brand is preferred for a local option.

Compliance and Enforcement of Uniforms:
Full uniform compliance must be observed. Uniforms should be clean and in good shape (no rips or major stains) and students are expected to be in uniform while on campus unless specified otherwise. The administration is responsible for the determination of the policy. The enforcement of the policy is the responsibility of parents, administrators, faculty, and staff.

Uniforms must fit appropriately and not be adjusted for style. Growth throughout a school year is an insufficient reason for an inappropriately fitted uniform. Compliance to the following standards are required and at the discretion of administration and staff when questions arise. Where choices are given, the style or item should not draw unnecessary attention (hairstyle/hair length/hair color, hair accessories, nail polish, piercings, make-up, etc). Other notes about uniform compliance:

  • No rolling of uniform pieces.

  • Bottom hem of skirts, skorts, and shorts must be within 2 inches of the top of the knee.

  • Bike shorts should be worn under skirts without built-in shorts.

  • Shirts must be tucked in at all times while in the building.

  • No Joggers (pants with elastic ankles)

Uniform options vary by grade. Details will be listed below. A full list of school uniform options is available upon acceptance at Liberty Academy.

Liberty Academy will not institute a formal uniform or PE uniforms in at least the first year. These options will be evaluated at a later time for future implementation. At least until formal and PE uniforms are in place, students may choose any solid, neutral colored, close-toed shoe (black, brown, tan, gray, white) for daily use.

No hats, outdoor boots, or coats/jackets will be worn to class.

Spirit Days:
Liberty Academy plans to institute occasional planned Spirit Days to promote and enhance the positive culture of the school. Details will be given as these days are planned, but will mostly include wearing Liberty Academy branded T-shirts and sweatshirts.

Daily Uniform Options

Grades K-3
Girls

  • Khaki/Navy pants or shorts with crested solid colored long-sleeved or short-sleeved polo (white, navy, red). Crested sweater or half-zip may be worn over top of polos.

  • Plaid jumper or skirt/skort OR khaki/navy skirt/skort with solid colored polo (white, navy, red). Must be worn with navy or white opaque tights or knee-high white socks.

  • Solid colored neutral shoes, black or brown belt.

Boys

  • Khaki/Navy pants or shorts with crested solid colored long-sleeved or short-sleeved polo (white, navy, red). Crested sweater or half-zip may be worn over top of polos.

  • Solid colored neutral shoes.

  • Black or Brown Belt

 

Grades 4-8
Girls

  • Khaki/Navy pants or shorts with crested solid colored long-sleeved or short-sleeved polo (white, navy, red). Crested sweater or half-zip may be worn over top of polos.

  • Khaki/Navy/Plaid skirt/skort with solid colored polo (white, navy, red). Must be worn with navy or white opaque tights or knee-high white socks. Plaid Jumper can be worn through 5th grade.

  • Solid colored neutral shoes.

  • Black or Brown Belt


 

Boys

  • Khaki/Navy pants or shorts with crested solid colored long-sleeved or short-sleeved polo (white, navy, red). Crested sweater or half-zip may be worn over top of polos.

  • Solid colored neutral shoes.

  • Black or Brown Belt

Uniform policies may be updated to reflect consistent issues at any point during the school year and will be communicated to parents immediately. 

 

VISUAL SHOE GUIDE

 

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Uniform Providers

Liberty Academy of Columbus has contracted with Global Schoolwear for our uniform needs. Below you will find a visual guide for uniform options and the link to purchase uniforms. We are also providing alternative uniform pant/bottom options from French Toast brand. As a note when purchasing uniforms, ALL tops must be branded with the LAC logo and should be purchased from Global Schoolwear. Pants and shorts, as well as the solid skirts can be purchased either through Global Schoolwear or French Toast.

Visual Guides:

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Ordering

Global Schoolwear- Logo Items, plaid skirt/skort, sweaters, fleece

School Code: LIBE03

How-to-order PDF

French Toast- Khaki Navy Pant alternatives, khaki/navy skirt alternatives. Can order from FT or are available many times on Amazon, Walmart, etc.

Links:

SKU#1417- Slim Stretch Twill Pant

SKU# 1573- Stretch Leg Twill Pant

SKU#1692- Girls Bermuda Short

SKU# 1350- Boys Pull on Short

SKU# 1656- Flat Front Stretch Performance Short

SKU# 1694- Straight Leg Chino w/Power Knees

SKU# 1519- Adjustable Waist Double Knee Pant

SKU# 1703- Pull-on Performance Skort

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