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Dress Code

Farber School Dress Code

Dress Code (School Dress Code, by Division)

(2018-2019 School Year)

The dress code is a subject that we take very seriously at Farber Hebrew Day School. We learn from the many times the Cohen Gadol, the High Priest, would change garments, that how we dress affects our respect for a person, place and activity.  Student dress impacts the religious culture of our school by helping create a reverence of Torah and an observant lifestyle, as well as developing an overall serious environment of learning.  All students must be in proper school dress at all times, including the time after gym, at the end of the day or when attending an after-school function such as a game, practice, performance, etc., unless otherwise instructed by the administration. We expect our students to demonstrate their respect for themselves and their school by following the dress code.  Students who are not in compliance with the dress code will not be permitted to attend class. Parents will be notified, and students will be held back from class until compliance is met.

Kippot are available for purchase at the front office for students who forget or lose theirs. Students will be provided two kippot at no charge, and will be charged 50 cents per kippah for any additional required. If the child does not have 50 cents, the amount will be added to the family tuition obligation.

*Parents – when visiting FHDS, please comply with the same standards of modest dress expected of our the students. Thank you for helping make Farber Hebrew Day School a place of Jewish living and learning.

Early Childhood Center

No uniform. Please dress your child in clothing that is comfortable and weather-appropriate.  No flip-flops or slip-on shoes should be worn, as they pose a hazard when playing. Kippot or baseball hats are required in Nursery 4 and kindergarten.  Farber shirts are required for field trip days and will be supplied the first week of school.  Replacement t-shirts may be purchased in the Early Childhood Center office.

 On Rosh Chodesh, Yom Ha’atzmaut and Yom Yerushalayim, we encourage all students to wear a white shirt/blouse.

Elementary School

Boys must wear a kippah and tzitzit at all times.

Shirts/Blouses

Boys and girls are required to wear a solid  colored  shirt with a collar.  The shirts cannot have words, pictures or ornaments on the front or back.  A small insignia will be allowed as long as it is smaller than the size of a quarter. Sleeve length should be at mid-bicep or longer; no cap sleeves are allowed.

A sweater, vest or sweatshirt may be worn on top of a collared shirt. Wording on sweatshirts must be appropriate for  a Torah environment as determined by school administration.. On Rosh Chodesh, Yom Ha’atzmaut and Yom Yerushalayim, we encourage all students to wear a chag appropriate white shirt/blouse and blue/black colored bottom.

Pants/Skirts

Boys are required to wear solid navy or black pants.  No skinny pants, skin-tight pants, jeans of any kind, colored denim, sweatpants (with exception of stretch cotton dress pants, breakaway workout pants, rivets, studs, or other decorations on pants are allowed.

Girls are required to wear solid navy or black skirts that extend beyond the knee when sitting or standing. Slits are not allowed.  Navy or black jumpers are acceptable. Skirts must be purchased in an appropriate size and fit so that they are not snug, form-fitting or clingy. No denim or jean skirts are allowed.

Footwear

Shoes must be worn at all times that are safe for running and playing.

Middle School and High School

The following outlines the dress code for all middle school and high school students:

  • In keeping with the value ofTzniyut, modesty, all clothing should be properly fitting; not oversized and not skin tight.
  • Hairstyles must be appropriate for a traditional makom Torah, a place of Torah study, in conformity with halacha.
  • Hats are not allowed except for tefilah as approved by an administrator.
  • Boys must wear a kipah and tztzit at all times.

Shirts/Blouses

Boys are required to wear a collared shirt which are appropriately fitting so they are not snug, tight or form-fitting. Button down or polo shirts may not have more than two buttons left open on the top. A sweater, vest or sweatshirt may be worn on top of an appropriate shirt, but cannot take the place of the appropriate top.   Wording on shirts, sweaters, or sweatshirts must be appropriate for  a Torah environment as determined by school administration. Sleeve length should be at mid-bicep or longer.

Girls’ tops are required to be appropriately fitting so they are not snug, tight or form-fitting. Neck line must be no lower than the collarbone. Sleeve length should be at mid-bicep or longer;. Wording on shirts, sweaters, or sweatshirts must be appropriate for  a Torah environment as determined by school administration.

Pants/Skirts

Boys are required to wear solid-color pants in a conservative color such as black,dark blue, navy, gray or khaki.  No skinny pants, skin-tight pants, jeans of any kind, colored denim, sweatpants (with the exception of stretch cotton dress pants), breakaway workout pants, rivets, studs, or other decorations on pants are allowed.

Girls are required to wear skirts that extend beyond the knee when sitting or standing. Slits must break below the knee when sitting. Skirts must be purchased in an appropriate size and fit so they are not snug, tight, or form-fitting.

Collared shirts for boys, and girls’ tops and skirts are available for “rent” at the Farber front office for $5. This charge should be paid at the time of skirt “rental;” however, if the student does not have the funds, the charge will be added to the parents’ bill.

Footwear

Shoes must be worn at all times.  No plastic or informal flip-flops or beach/pool sandals are allowed.