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School Uniform Policy

 

The Staff, P.T.A., Student Council and School Leadership Team of Joseph B. Cavallaro, I.S. 281 are proud that we are a mandated uniform school.  The uniform policy has proven to be successful both in creating a positive school tone and in maintaining a safe and secure environment.  The School Uniform Policy is as follows:

 

Shirts:              All white with a collar, long or short sleeves. All white turtlenecks or tee shirts may also be worn. Tank tops, cami’s or belly shirts are not acceptable. (No other colored shirt may be showing underneath the white shirt).

 

Pants:              Black pants, leggings, capris or jeans only. Pants are to be worn at the waist. Any student found wearing pants below the waist will have their parent/guardian contacted immediately. Tights are not permitted as pant wear.

 

Skirts:              Black skirts of moderate length (fingertip length). If a skirt is worn, tights should be worn. No miniskirts are permitted.

 

Footwear:        Sneakers or shoes may be worn. No flip flops or slides are permitted. Socks must be worn.

 

Outerwear:      All white or all black sweaters, zip-up sweatshirts, track jackets or vests may be worn over a visible all white top. Non-zip pullover hoodies are considered a form of outer clothing because the white uniform shirt is not visible. If you child wears a non-zip hoodie to school, it must be placed in the classroom wardrobe closet. **Only Cavallaro slogan-wear hoodies are permitted.

 

NO GLOVES, SCARVES, BANDANNAS OR HATS OF ANY KIND ARE TO BE WORN IN THE BUILDING.

 

In warm weather, students are permitted to wear black shorts (not bike shorts) instead of pants. The shorts must be fingertip or knee length or longer. If the knee length rule is not followed, parents/guardians will be contacted to bring in proper uniform clothing. The rule for with shirts remains all year long. **All white means no company logo larger than two inches. A design or picture on the front or back of the shirt is not acceptable.

 

White shirts with the Cavallaro logo, Cavallaro slogan T-shirts/Hoodies, black mesh shorts and black sweat pants both with a Cavallaro seal can be purchased in our School S.O. store during students’ lunch periods. 

 

Short sleeve white: $8.00 each           Long sleeve white: $10.00 each         Cavallaro slogan shirts: $10.00 each

 

Hooded sweatshirt: $25.00 each         Black mesh shorts: $15.00 each         Black sweatpants: $25.00 each

 

 

 

 

 

SCHOOL-BASED POLICY OF JOSEPH B. CAVALLARO I.S.281 FOR USE OF CELL PHONES, COMPUTING DEVICES, AND PORTABLE MUSIC AND ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEMS ON SCHOOL PROPERTY
 
In accordance with Chancellor’s Regulation A-413, students are permitted to bring the following electronic items to school: 1) cell phones; 2) laptops, tablets, iPads and other similar computing devices (“computing devices”); and 3) portable music and entertainment systems, such as iPods, MP3 players, PSP, and Nintendo DS.
 
A. The use of cell phones, computing devices and portable music and entertainment systems at school is subject to the restrictions below.
  1. Cell phones and portable music and entertainment systems may not be turned on or used at any time during the regular school day.
  2. Computing devices may not be turned on or used during the administration of any school quiz, test or examination, except where such use has been explicitly authorized by the school or is contained in an Individualized Education Program or Section 504 Accommodation Plan.
  3. Use of cell phones, computing devices, portable music and entertainment systems and other electronic devices during the administration of state standardized examinations is governed by State Education Department Rules.
  4. Cell phones, computing devices and portable music and entertainment systems may not be turned on or used during school fire drills or other emergency preparedness exercises.
  5. Cell phones, computing devices, and portable music and entertainment systems may not be used in locker rooms or bathrooms. 6. It is the responsibility of each student to safeguard his/her cell phone, computing device, portable music and entertainment system and other electronic device.
B. Cell phones may be used as set forth below.
 
During the school day:
  • Cell phones may not be turned on or used while on school property.
 
During after-school, school-sponsored programs or activities:
  • Cell phones may not be turned on or used while on school property.
 
C. Computing devices may be used as set forth below (select applicable option(s) or select other options consistent with Regulation A-413).
During the school day:
  • Computing systems may not be turned on or used during instructional time, except for instructional and educational purposes with the explicit approval of the teacher.
 
During after-school, school-sponsored programs or activities:
  • Computing systems may not be turned on or used during instructional time, except for instructional and educational purposes with the explicit approval of the teacher.
 
D. Portable music and entertainment systems may be used as set forth below.
During the school day:
  • Portable music devices and entertainment systems may not be turned on or used while on school property.
 
During after-school, school-sponsored activities:
  • Portable music devices and entertainment systems may not be turned on or used except for instructional and educational purposes with the explicit approval of the teacher
 
E. Confiscation and return of electronic items
  • If the device is visible, the student will receive a verbal warning by school personnel.
  • If the device is in use, it will be confiscated, the parent will be contacted and the item will be returned at end of school day.
  • If the device is used a second time, it will be confiscated and return following a parent conference.
  • If the device continues to be used and the student continues to be in violation of school policy, revocation of the privilege to bring the item to school will be reserved by the school
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F. Discipline
Students who use cell phones, computing devices, and/or portable music and entertainment system in violation of any provision of the DOE’s Discipline Code, the school’s policy, Chancellor Regulation A-413, and/or the DOE’s Internet Acceptable Use and Safety Policy (“ISUSP”) will be subject to discipline in accordance with the guidance interventions and disciplinary responses set forth in the Discipline Code.