Statesmen dress and behave in ways that show high esteem for themselves and others. Their dress and appearance is modest, dignified, and does not call inappropriate attention to themselves. Dressing appropriately is important to learning and keeping the focus where it should be.
Clothing for Regular Polar Star School Days
“Business Casual” dress is appropriate for Polar Star regular school days. If you aren’t sure if something is appropriate to wear, please don’t wear it. Let us honor one another by being respectful in our dress.
A. Slacks, Pants, and Suit Pants: ● Slacks, pants, stretch twill or chino styles for girls or boys, and other makers of cotton, or synthetic material pants, wool pants, dressy capris, and nice looking dress synthetic pants are acceptable. ● They can have any style pockets, stitching, grommets & any cut style leg bottom as long as it’s not frayed. ● Inappropriate slacks or pants in a business casual setting include jeans made of denim, cargo pants, sweatpants, exercise pants, bib overalls, leggings, jeggings, and any spandex or other form-fitting pants such as people wear for biking. ● Pants and slacks should be free of holes and rips. ● Underwear or boxers should not be visible.
B. Skirts, Dresses, and Skirted Suits: ● Dresses and skirts are acceptable. Dress and skirt length can be any length but no shorter than the top of the knee when sitting and standing. ● Inappropriate dresses and skirts are those that are short and tight and ride halfway up the thigh. ● Spaghetti-strap dresses are also inappropriate unless layered. ● The slit of a dress or skirt cannot be open above the knee.
C. Shirts, Tops, Blouses, and Jackets: ● Collared shirts for boys of any style. ● Blouses are acceptable for girls. ● Most suit jackets, sports jackets, hoodless sweaters and jackets are also acceptable attire. ● Inappropriate attire includes tank tops; tops that show any part of the midriff or cleavage (including when leaning over); shirts with potentially offensive words, terms, pictures, cartoons, or slogans; tops with bare shoulders; sweatshirts, hoodies, and t-shirts unless a plain t-shirt is worn as an under layer. ● Shirts and blouses should not be see-through unless they have a layer underneath. ● Bras & straps should not be visible.
D. Shoes and Footwear: ● Shoes should be worn. ● Conservative athletic or walking shoes, loafers, sneakers, boots, flats, wedges, dress heels, and leather deck-type shoes are acceptable. ● Wearing no stockings is acceptable. ● Summer style rubber flip-flops, as well as slippers, are not acceptable.
F. Hats, Jewelry, & Hair:
Hats are not appropriate. However, hats that are required for special classes are allowed.
No more than 1 pair of earrings for girls. No earrings for boys.
Hair must be a natural color.
G. Clothing for special occasions: ● On special occasions or during presentations your mentor may ask you to come in semi-formal attire which means dresses or suits for girls & suits or slacks for boys with a tie. ● On the last day of each semester, you are able to come in jeans & a Polar Star t-shirt (this includes those from Polar Star plays).