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Uniforms

Good uniforms cultivate an atmosphere of studiousness and decorum, minimize distractions, and remind us that we are doing important work. In our appearance, we show our opinions about ourselves, respect for what we are doing, and respect for those with whom we spend our time. Our goal is to minimize distractions and foster a healthy respect for school, for teachers, for fellow students, and for ourselves.

To that end, the school has worked to ensure that uniforms are dignified, durable, and affordable.  All students are required to be in their proper uniform whenever they are on campus before, during, and after the normal school day.  A student who is repeatedly out of uniform will have consequences.

The color and type of uniform pieces are determined by grade and what you are able to purchase for each grade level.  All uniforms must be purchased from the Founders Schertz online store at https://www.landsend.com/, search the approved store the by using school number 900186834.

All uniforms must have the child’s name, written in permanent marker, on the interior tag, or, in the case of the PE uniform, on the front name patch.  Uniform clothing that is not labeled cannot be returned to the student.

Please refer to the FCA Schertz Parent & Student Handbook for details on dress code requirements.

General Appearance

The goal of the uniform is to present a neat and studious appearance.  Fads in hairstyles, clothing or anything designed to attract attention to the individual or to disrupt the orderly conduct of the classroom or campus are not allowed. Garments should be clean and free from tears, or excessive wear. No undergarments should be visible. A white, short-sleeved undershirt may be worn underneath but sleeves cannot extend beyond uniform shirt sleeves. Shirts must be buttoned all the way up, except for the top button.

Hair:  Hair should be clean and well groomed. Hair should not be worn so as to extend over the eyes. Words, symbols, and designs shaved into hair are not allowed. Unnatural hair coloring, shaving of partial areas, or streaking is not permitted. Excessive hairstyles (e.g., “mullets,” “designs,” “mohawks,” “fauxhawk/fohawk,” etc.) are not allowed. Hair bows worn by girls should follow the daily uniform color scheme (navy, light blue, white, black, gray, gold, yellow, etc.).  Brightly colored and oversized bows that cause a break in the uniformity of the overall appearance should not be worn.

Hairstyles for boys should not touch the collar of the shirt when the boy is standing, nor should it extend over his ears. Sideburns should be neatly trimmed extending no longer than the bottom of the earlobe. Hair should not stand higher than 2 inches above the head. Boys must be clean-shaven.

Jewelry:  All jewelry should be simple and nondistracting. K-8 girls may wear earrings that are simple studs. 9th-12th girls may wear earrings that extend no more than ½ inch below the earlobe. Girls may wear no more than one earring per ear. Boys may not wear piercings of any sort. Necklaces are to be tucked inside the student’s polo/oxford, and no choker necklaces are permitted.  One bracelet/watch per arm is allowed, but charm bracelets are not permitted. No gauges may be worn in pierced ears, and students may not wear grills on teeth. Tongue rings and other visible body piercings, including nose and eyebrow rings, are not allowed.

Makeup/Cosmetics:  Girls grades 6th and up may wear makeup that is natural in appearance and not distracting. Students may not wear artificial nails; they may wear clear nail polish, free from glitter and/or color. High School girls may wear pale, neutral-colored nail polish or French manicure. Students arriving in unapproved colored nail polish will be asked to remove it in the front office with nail polish remover and may receive disciplinary consequences. Visible body tattoos (temporary or permanent) and body art are not allowed. Students may not write or draw on themselves or each other.

 Every Wednesday has been deemed Dress Day and students should wear the designated pieces:

K-8 students should wear a navy blue polo with their normal uniform bottoms.

9th - 12th grade students are required to wear designated Dress Day uniforms as follows:

Young men should wear a white oxford shirt, necktie or bow tie, uniform pants, blazer (optional), and approved men’s accessories.

Young Ladies should wear a white oxford shirt, plaid skirt, cross tie, blazer (optional), and ladies approved accessories.

Girls Uniform By Grade

Kindergarten - 5th

  • Navy short or long-sleeved polo with the embroidered crest from Lands' End
  • Khaki pants from Lands' End with a brown or black belt (belt optional for Kinder)
  • Khaki shorts from Lands' End - must be mid-thigh length - with a brown or black belt (belt optional for Kinder)
  • Khaki "below the knee" pleated skirt from Lands' End - skirt must be at the kneecap or longer
  • Khaki, navy, or black modesty/bike shorts (must be worn under skirts)

 

 

6th - 8th

 

  • Navy short or long-sleeved polo with the embroidered crest from Lands' End
  • Khaki pants from Lands' End with a brown or black belt
  • Khaki "below the knee" pleated skirt from Lands' End - skirt must be at the kneecap or longer
  • Khaki, navy, or black modesty/bike shorts (must be worn under skirts)

 

 

9th - 12th

 

  • White, short, or long-sleeved oxford shirt from Lands' End. Shirts must be buttoned all the way up, except for the top button. Shirts must be tucked in, neatly, not bloused at all times on campus
  • Navy blue or khaki pants from Lands' End with a black or brown belt
  • Clear Blue Plaid, below the knee skirt from Lands' End - skirt must be at the kneecap or longer
  • Khaki, navy, or black modesty/bike shorts (must be worn under skirts)

 

Pants should be worn at the waist; they should reach the shoe but not the ground.

  • All skirts must be worn with khaki, navy, or black modesty shorts
  • White socks (ankle or knee-length) free of logos or white tights free of patterns. Leggings or footless tights do not qualify as tights and should not be worn. 
  • Black or brown belt with no embellishment 

 

Indoor Sweater Options (no hoods)

  • Navy-only knitted sweater from Lands' End (must be worn with a collared shirt underneath)
  • Founders Spirit Store sweatshirt (no hood) allowed indoors worn over uniform shirt
  • Letterman jacked allowed indoors for 9th - 12th grade

 

Boys Uniform By Grade

Kindergarten - 5th

 

  • Navy short or long-sleeved polo with the embroidered crest from Lands' End
  • Khaki pants from Lands' End with a brown or black belt (belt optional for Kinder)
  • Khaki shorts from Lands' End - must be mid-thigh length - with a brown or black belt (belt optional for Kinder)

 

6th - 8th

 

  • Navy short or long-sleeved polo with the embroidered crest from Lands' End
  • Khaki pants from Lands' End with a brown or black belt
  • Khaki shorts from Lands' End - must be mid-thigh length

 

 

9th - 12th

 

  • White, short or long-sleeved oxford shirt from Lands' End. Shirts must be buttoned all the way up, except for the top button. Shirts must be tucked in, neatly, not bloused at all times on campus
  • Khaki pants from Lands' End with a brown or black belt

 

Pants should be worn at the waist; they should reach the shoe but not the ground.

  • All socks must be solid white and free of logos
  • Black or brown belt with no embellishment
     


    Indoor Sweater Options (no hoods)

    • Navy-only knitted sweater from Lands' End (must be worn with a collared shirt underneath)
    • Founders Spirit Store sweatshirt (no hood) allowed indoors worn over uniform shirt
    • Letterman jacked allowed indoors for 9th - 12th grade

During winter weather, while students are outside, students may wear solid colored coats and jackets that are free of messages, large logos, other school logos, or images. 

  • Students may not wear sweatshirts, denim jackets, leather jackets, trench coats, or dusters. 
  • Students may wear Founders Classical Academy archer jackets and letterman jackets indoors, according to guidelines established and distributed by the Athletic Director.

Students 6th grade and up are required to wear the school PE uniform for gym class. These are only available to purchase from our third-party vendor online store link. https://foundersuniforms.itemorder.com/sale

Uniforms will be ordered from the online store and delivered to the school for distribution to the students. 

 

 Shoes, classroom, and PE must be closed-toed, closed-heeled tennis or dress shoes; shoes and shoelaces must be white, gray, black, navy blue, or brown. 

 

Socks may be high or low socks, and they should be solid white.  If girls would like to wear solid-colored white tights or leggings, they should be footed.  No capri length tights or leggings should be worn.

 

Students may not wear boots, high-heeled shoes, sandals, flip-flops, moccasins, or slippers.

Check the calendar for Special Occasion uniform dates.

Spirit Sock Days

We celebrate spirit days by wearing designated spirit socks along with the regular uniform. 

House Colors 

Students in the Secondary School may wear house t-shirts on Spirit Days. 

Spirit Friday

Once a month on Spirit Friday students may come to school in FCA Hoplite spirit t-shirts and regular uniform pants, shorts, or skirts.