Why School Uniforms?
Uniforms take the competition out of dress.
When students dress similarly, concentration returns to who students are, rather than what they are wearing, or what they can afford. Uniforms aid in fostering self-esteem by eliminating the external differences that may once have led to students being teased.
Uniforms are cost effective.
Costs are approximately $200 per student for these suggested purchases:
3- Polos 3-Polos
2-Jumpers, skorts or shorts 2-Shorts
2-Khaki or navy pants 2-Khaki or navy pants
Uniforms create a sense of belonging.
As on athletic teams, uniforms are worn for immediate identification and to inspire a feeling of “oneness”. A sense of loyalty emerges, as does an extra effort to perform at the student’s best.
Uniforms enhance individuality.
Uniforms encourage students to develop their personal flair in areas such as music, art, sports, or academics.
Uniforms raise students’ expectations of themselves.
When dressed neatly and seriously, students tend to be calmer, more polite, and more attentive. Students seem to feel more confident in the way they look, and so they have more confidence in themselves.
School Dress Code
The first day of school, we will begin wearing our uniforms. Uniforms must be worn starting in Kindergarten. The school shoe is a tennis/athletic shoe. This is for your child’s safety at P.E. and recess. Sandals, flip-flops and boots are cute, but please insist they respect the dress code.
- Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays: Students may wear an approved uniform T-shirt or collared shirt with VFS crest and casual (jeans, khaki, navy, tan, or black) bottoms – solid color, with no holes or tears. Jeans must be a solid color of blue or black without holes or tears.
- Wednesdays (Chapel Day) Students will wear an approved collared shirt with VFS crest and stone, khaki, navy blue, tan or black bottoms with no holes or tears. (Jeans are not permitted on Wednesdays)
- Fridays & Spirit Days Students may wear a VFS “spirit” shirt (Ram Run shirt, tribe shirt, etc.) with stone, khaki, navy blue, tan or black bottoms (jeans, athletic wear, etc.) with no holes or tears.
Leggings are not considered appropriate dress code, however can be worn underneath jumpers, skorts or shorts.