Student Uniform

At Public Safety Academy, student appearance is part of the school pride. Our classic school uniform is simple and allows all students to be dressed similarly, thereby limiting the normal peer pressure that is associated with attire. At the same time, all students will look and feel like they are part of one CREC PSA team, while supporting a productive learning environment for all.
 

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OPTIONAL OUTERWEAR (SUGGESTED)

Navy Polo or button down with embroidered PSA logo on left chest

12 Solid Color Tan or Navy Chino, Khaki, Cargo or Suit material Casual or professional Sized to fit OR Cargo or Suit shorts, reaching to a student’s knee

Any close-toed shoe, except those that pose a safety concern

Any with a low profile belt buckle

Sweater, fleece, or customized windbreaker with embroidered PSA logo on left chest

 

Basic Uniform (Daily Dress Code minimum requirements):

  1. Navy Public Safety Academy polo or button-down shirt with logo
  2. Khaki/ navy blue pants or shorts

In Colder Weather:

  • You must wear the minimum requirements, but you may layer on the approved PSA sweater, fleece, or windbreaker.
  • We strongly suggest you “layer” during the school day.  Wearing a t-shirt (long-sleeve or short-sleeve) under the short-sleeve polo is allowable, and is encouraged!

General Uniform Guidelines:

  • All students must wear an official navy Public Safety Academy Polo shirt purchased through PSA approved vendor. CREC Public Safety Academy's official uniform vendor is Donnelly's Clothing.  All tops must have the official Public Safety Academy top as the outer layer of clothing. Students who wear the official PSA fleece jacket, sweater, or windbreaker must have a uniform top below it. It is recommended that all students purchase a fleece, sweater, or windbreaker to leave in their locker for temperature variations.
  • Pants should be made of either chino/khaki or suit material.  They must be professional, casual-looking in tan or navy, and sized to fit. All items must be solid in color. Cargo pants are allowed.  Pants made of camouflage, jean, plastic, stretch, or sweatshirt material are prohibited, even if they are of khaki or navy blue color.  Pants shall not be characterized as jeans, denim, stretch pants, leggings, “joggers,” “jeggings,” or warm-up pants.
  • Outerwear including coats, jackets, windbreakers, nylon pullovers, down vests, or other attire shall not be worn, carried, or kept in the classroom during regular school hours. Outerwear must be secured in the student’s locker before school starts, and leave it in their locker until 3:00 PM. Public Safety sweaters, fleeces, and windbreakers may be purchased for use.
  • Head coverings of any kind, including but not limited to hats, caps, scarves, bandanas, curlers, masks, visors, kerchiefs, athletic sweatbands, earmuffs, or hoods shall not be worn, carried, hung on belts, worn around the neck, or kept in the classroom during regular school hours. However, head coverings worn as part of a student’s religious beliefs shall be permitted.
  • Spiked or studded jewelry, oversized or multi-finger rings, belts or chains or any other articles of attire with spikes or studs attached, “Name” or other oversized metal belt buckles, or any other items of clothing or jewelry that may present a safety hazard to the student, other students or staff shall not be worn.
  • Sunglasses, goggles, headphones, earbuds, or other electronic devices not prescribed by a medical professional for educational purposes shall not be worn, displayed, or carried during school hours in classrooms, hallways, or other areas in the school.
  • For Physical Education, students must change in the gym locker room just prior to gym class and immediately after gym class. No student should be in the hall in gym clothing, other than in transit from the locker room to the gymnasium.
  • Students are expected to enter the school building wearing uniform.

Uniforms and Special Occasions:

  • Field Trips - Students must wear their uniforms on field trips unless specifically stated in the permission slip.
  • School Events - Dances and sporting events do not require an official uniform. Students who are performing, receiving recognition, or representing the school to the outside community should not wear jeans or other inappropriate items of clothing.
  • Sports Uniforms, “Job Uniforms,” or Leadership Corps– On occasion, groups including athletes, club members,  and Leadership Corps members may be granted permission to be dressed out of uniform. Permission for these dress downs will go through the principal or principal’s designee. For sporting events, coaches will put their request in at the beginning of the season to the athletic director who will then bring to the principal. If permission is granted, the coach or advisor will take responsibility for dictating the dress code for that day. Students should enver look more casual than the school uniform. Athletes may not wear varsity jackets, sweat warm-ups or other PSA sports gear instead of the uniform.
  • Dress Down Days: At regular intervals and for fundraising, PSA will hold dress down days.  Students who have met the dress down requirements may wear something other than their uniform, so long as the clothing is appropriate for a learning environment. If you are not sure if it is a dress down day, wear your uniform to school and bring your dress down outfit with you

On any school day, the following are prohibited:

  • Attire or accessories that contain messages or images that would tend to be offensive or disruptive to the educational process, including racist messages or images; sexist messages or images; messages or images promoting the use of drugs, alcohol, or tobacco; profane or pornographic messages or images; messages that incite violence or constitute “fighting words;” or attire or accessories that promote or signify gang affiliation.
  • See-through clothing, clothing revealing bare midriffs, tank tops, halter tops, tube tops, leggings/tights, undershirts or underpants worn as outer garments, clothing with plunging necklines (front or back), sleeveless shirts, exposed clothing made of spandex material, or clothing worn in such a manner as to expose undergarments.
  • Bare feet, open toed shoes (such as flip flops), bedroom slippers, moccasins, roller blades, roller-skates, or footwear that mars floors, causes excessive noise, or creates a safety hazard.

Uniform Violations:

  • Every day, students should be wearing uniform.  If they are unable to be in uniform due to circumstances beyond their control, they need to advocate for themselves, and the PSA staff will make every effort to work with the student to get him or her into uniform and ready for the school day.
  • Whether or not a student’s clothing is acceptable is a decision that will be made by the Public Safety Academy Administration. Failure to maintain dress code without just cause is an issue of insubordination, and can lead to consequences.  When a Public Safety Academy staff member addresses a student regarding dress code, the student should correct the issue.  PSA has a fairly simple uniform policy; all students should be able to follow it without issue.