We will NOT require uniforms for the duration of the 21-22 school year as we seek community input to make updates to our Dress Code policy. There will be multiple opportunities for community input about the future of our dress policy as the school year begins. During the 2020-21 school year, we did not require students to wear uniforms. This allowed us to see facets of students that we hadn’t seen before in a positive way. Not having uniforms did not seem to negatively impact student learning. Part of our school’s mission statement includes embracing our multicultural identity and we believe that expression of clothing is one way for students to embrace their identity. The maintenance of school uniforms is time and resource consuming and asking a child to leave class to deal with uniform compliance takes away from learning.