Innovation Montessori Uniform Policy
Cleanliness, good grooming, and neatness are important. IMO students are always expected to wear appropriate dress, as outlined below. Uniforms are a requirement for students at Innovation Montessori Ocoee. The Uniform Policy is applicable all 5 days unless it is specifically designated by administration as a non-uniform or spirit wear day (see below). No characters, large logos (other than the school’s logo), light-up wearables, or slogans are permitted.
Uniform Colors: Uniform colors are all solid colors, as listed below.
Shirts/Dresses: Solid White, Navy, Light Blue, Hunter/Forest Green, or ‘Gator’ Orange.
Jumpers/Skirts/Skorts/Shorts/Pants: Solid Khaki or Navy.
Innovation Montessori Uniform Bottom Color
Innovation Montessori Uniform Bottom Colors
Shirts: Short or long-sleeved polo-style or button-down, oxford-style shirts are acceptable. Shirts must be collared. Visible undershirts must adhere to uniform colors.
Pants: Long uniform pants in solid khaki or navy may be worn. Jeans are not acceptable (except for Spirit Days, see below), nor are leggings when worn alone.
Dresses/Jumpers/Skirts: Fingertip length or longer. Solid-colored shorts, tights, or leggings must be worn underneath. Please note that shorts worn alone must be either solid khaki or navy, while those worn under dresses/skirts may be in any solid color. Dresses must be collared. Jumpers must be paired with a collared shirt.
Shorts & Skorts: Fingertip length or longer in solid khaki or navy.
Leggings & Socks: Leggings may be students’ choice of solid color and may only be worn underneath uniform, not alone. Socks may be students’ choice of solid color.
Joggers/Sport Bottoms: May not be worn as uniform attire.
Outerwear: Jackets, sweaters, scarves, and gloves worn inside the classroom must be compliant with the school uniform color policy. In addition to school colors, Middle School students may also wear solid black, white or grey outerwear in classrooms. If other colors are worn outside the classroom, they must be removed and stored while inside the classroom. It is a good idea to label outerwear.
Shoes: Closed-toed and closed-back shoes only. Shoes should be suitable for the playground and PE as applicable. Light up shoes are not to be worn to school.
Spirit Wear: At designated times, such as Fridays and once monthly Worthwhile Wednesdays (when donating to that month’s cause only), students may wear school spirit shirts (purchased from PTO at events or here https://www.ptoowls.com/store/) and blue denim shorts, skirts, or jeans. If jeans have rips, the rips must start below fingertip length. Wearing a spirit shirt and uniform bottoms is also acceptable on spirit wear days, as is wearing a uniform shirt and blue denim bottoms.
Accessories: Hair bows, belts, etc. may be in the student’s choice of solid color. Ties, if worn, must be in a solid uniform color. Hats and hoods may not be worn indoors.
Jewelry: If worn, it should not be distracting and should be safe for the classroom. The school is not responsible for lost or broken jewelry.
Logos: School logo shirts are not required, but they are available to be purchased from Lands’ End at www.landsend.com. The school receives a percentage of sales from uniforms purchased through Lands’ End. Logos may also be embroidered on any uniform shirt or uniform-color sweater or jacket at Stitches by Leyla: http://www.stitchesbyleyla.com, 13020 West Colonial Drive, Winter Garden, FL 34787. A percentage of every logo purchase comes back to the school. Logos may only be added to the items mentioned above. The IMO logo is the property of IMO.
Financial Considerations/Assistance: Students will not be denied attendance at school, or be otherwise penalized, for failing to wear clothing that complies with the school uniform if such failure is due to financial hardship. Parents/guardians should notify the principal if assistance is needed. The principal shall aid students who would have, or are having, difficulty complying with the school uniform policy due to financial hardships and shall support or develop a program to provide uniform donations or uniform clothing.
Discipline: The Principal or designee has the authority to decide if clothing complies with the IMO Uniform Policy and dress code. If the Principal determines that a student’s clothing does not comply with the IMO Uniform Policy, a parent/guardian may be asked to bring an appropriate change of clothes to school, or the student may be asked to leave an after-school activity. The student may also receive a disciplinary consequence for not following the school’s dress code policy. Repeated violations may result in progressively serious consequences. Students may appeal the principal’s decision to the Governing Board President