Al Ihsan School

Full time Islamic School

2019-2020 Updated

Uniform Guidelines 

Dress Code

Staff and students are expected to model proper examples of Islamic dress. To ensure modesty and a disciplined academic environment, all students will acquire and wear the necessary uniform items appropriate for their grade level. Students must remain in uniform at all times while on the school grounds, as well as during all field trips and other such school activities unless otherwise authorized by the administration and/or School Board. The school reserves the right to refuse admission into class and school to any student out of uniform. In addition, it is the school’s right to determine if an item being worn complies with uniform policy, including color of clothing (sweater, pants, jumper, socks, abaya/jalbab). Students who fail to comply with uniform requirements are subject to disciplinary action. Students are expected to follow the uniform policy. There will be no excuses as to why a student is not in correct uniform on a daily basis from the first day of school until the last day. The uniform specifications are as follows:

Preschool 

  • There is no uniform required for preschool students. However, please make sure students have appropriate attire for Islamic School.
  • No open-toed shoes, sandals, heels, boots or flip flops are allowed during school.
  • All girls must wear pants, leggings or shorts under skirts and dresses
  • Hair must be pulled back or tied back
  • Boys must keep hair above ear level and above neckline 

Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd grade – Girls

  • Navy blue jumper only (must be long enough to pass the knees)
  • Light blue shirt under jumper (short or long sleeves)
  • Navy blue pants only under jumper
  • Navy blue leggings are optional (no tights)
  • 2 piece white Al-Amira style hijab only (no exceptions) *for salaah only
  • Navy blue sweater (button or zipper) for climate control or covering arms *for salaah only
  • Black, white or navy blue socks
  • Hair must be pulled back or tied back
  • No long skirts, short skirts, or skorts are allowed
  • No jeans, sweat pants, athletic pants, tight pants, hoodies, hats, or t-shirts (without collar) are allowed during school hours.

3rd and 4th grade – Girls

  • Navy blue jumper only (must be long enough to pass the knees)
  • Light blue shirt under jumper (only long sleeves – Oxford or Polo style)
  • Navy blue pants only under jumper
  • 2 piece white Al-Amira style hijab only (no exceptions) and required to wear all day - no loose scarves or designs on caps
  • Navy blue sweater (button or zipper) for climate control
  • Black, white or navy blue socks
  • Hair must be pulled back or tied back under hijab
  • No long skirts, short skirts, or skorts are allowed
  • No jeans, sweat pants, athletic pants, tight pants, hoodies, hats, or t-shirts (without collar) are allowed during school hours.

5th grade – Girls

*** Abaya/jalbab needs to be put on before entering the school driveway/parking lot ***

  • Plain navy blue abaya and/or jalbab- No waist ties or defining waist bands
  • Girls are required to wear dark pants (black or navy blue) under abaya/jalbab
  • 2 piece white Al-Amira style hijab only (no exceptions) and required to wear all day - no loose scarves or designs on caps
  • Black, white or navy blue socks
  • Hair must be pulled back or tied back under hijab
  • No sweat pants, capri’s or pajamas are allowed under abaya/jalbab.
  • No hats, shorts, skirts (short), or skorts are allowed during school hours.
  • Jeans, yoga pants (black or navy blue), and leggings (black or navy blue) are acceptable under the abaya/jalbab only if the garment is long and one cannot see the jeans/yoga pants/leggings. 

Middle School (grades 6th and up) – Girls

*** Abaya/jalbab needs to be put on before entering the school driveway/parking lot ***

  • Plain navy blue abaya and/or jalbab-No waist ties or defining waist bands
  • 2 piece solid gray, black, or white (no designs) colored Al-Amira style hijab only (no exceptions) and required to wear all day – no loose scarves or designs on caps
  • Tuesdays they may wear any hijab of their choice (must be appropriate)
  • Girls Grades 9-12 ONLY can wear any hijab, must be pinned correctly or privilege will be lost
  • Navy blue sweater (button or zipper) for climate control or covering arms
  • Black or navy blue socks
  • Hair must be pulled back or tied back under hijab
  • No sweat pants, capri’s or pajamas are allowed under abaya/jalbab.
  • No hoodies, hats, shorts, skirts (short), or skorts are allowed during school hours.
  • Jeans, yoga pants (black or navy blue), and leggings (black or navy blue) are acceptable under the abaya/jalbab only if the garment is long and one cannot see the jeans/yoga pants/leggings.
  • If any girl chooses to wear an abaya/jalbab that has buttons, she must wear regular trousers/pants underneath (no jeans, yoga pants or leggings allowed).  

Shoes – All girls

  • Plain black shoes, all black
  • No multi-colored, pictures, glitter, stripes, gems, designs, light ups, etc.
  • No gym shoes of any kind are allowed unless it is gym day
  • No heels and/or no wheels

Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th grade & Middle School (grades 6th and up) – Boys

  • Navy blue trousers
  • Light blue shirt (Oxford or Polo style only)
  • Navy blue sweater (button or zipper) for climate control
  • Black, white navy blue socks
  • Simple thobe (Islamic attire) on Fridays
  • No jeans, sweat pants, athletic pants, tight pants, hoodies, hats, shorts, or t-shirts (without collar) are allowed during school hours.

Shoes – All boys

  • Plain black shoes, All Black only
  • No gym shoes of any kind are allowed unless it is gym day
  • No heels, high tops and/or no wheels
  • Boys must keep hair above ear level and above neckline 

Hifz Program

  • All boys and girls enrolled in the Hifz Program must follow their grade level uniform requirements. 

Gym

  • All students in grades kindergarten – 8th must wear gym shirt and gym pants starting 2016 - 2017. 

General Uniform Guidelines:

  • Uniforms must be kept neat, clean, and free from stains, wrinkles, holes, and bad odor.
  • For safety reasons, please keep all pants and garments at ankle length.
  • Sandals, open-toed, high-heeled shoes and/or skates are prohibited for all ages.
  • Hats, bandannas, jewelry, watches & other clothing/accessories in addition to the uniform are prohibited by students in all grades.
  • Make-up, nail polish, unconventional hairstyles, highlights in hair, designs in hair (boys and girls), fancy hairpins, perfume (females), and excessive cologne (males) are prohibited for all ages.
  • Boys are not allowed to have long hair (please keep hair at ear level and above neckline), fancy hairstyles or hair designs at Al Ihsan School.
  • Alteration of uniform specifications for PE is at the discretion of the PE teacher and the administration.
  • Compliance with the uniform policy is judged by the administration of the school and/or teacher.
  • Non-compliance with the school uniform will be subject to disciplinary action as outlined in the school discipline policy.
  • Students not wearing the right uniform will be sent to the office with a call home and may be sent back home.

Reminder: Parents are requested to write the student’s name on every uniform garment. Al Ihsan School is not responsible for any lost or stolen uniform items. Uniforms with illegible names or no name will be disposed of at the school’s discretion.


Cold Weather Days

In cold weather, if children wear heavy boots to school, they should be prepared to change into normal uniform shoes. Clothing should be clearly labeled with the child’s name. Boots and winter clothing should be loose enough to allow the child to dress him/herself. Students can bring a sweater to class, but nothing with a hood is allowed (regardless if it is a sweater).


Requirements for Physical Education/Outdoor Recess for All Grades

  1. Children will be required to participate in weekly physical education activities.
  2. Students must wear gym shoes on the days there is gym class.
  3. All students will be given extra time to change into and out of appropriate gym attire if needed.
  4. During the early spring and late autumn, all children should have a lightweight jacket or sweatshirt to use when physical education classes are held outdoors.
  5. A written excuse from parents is required if a child is unable to take physical education on a particular day. Recess activities will be limited.
  6. A doctor’s note is required for a prolonged absence from Physical Education.