In order to create a consistent and safe environment that is free of distractions, iPLANETS ACADEMY has a strict uniform dress code for all children. We believe that a higher standard of dress encourages greater respect for individuals, our children, and others. It gives our children a sense of belonging and pride in themselves and the school and results in a higher standard of behavior. We have found that students learn best when given the freedom to focus their attention on academics and those aspects of character that are truly important.
In other words uniforms:
Help children excel academically
Helps to lessen the impact of socioeconomic differences which subsequently reduces peer pressure and bullying.
Have been proven to minimize disruptive behavior and inspire appropriate behavior.
Promotes respect for oneself and others
Enhances school pride, unity, and community spirit.
Helps us to easily to identify the children while on field trips
Uniforms can make life easier for parents
Can save parents money.
School uniforms make getting ready for school easier, which can improve punctuality
Helps to keep the children focused on their education, not their clothes.
Our children are expected to dress in a neat, respectful fashion. Each uniform is to be clean, ironed, properly fitted (to avoid ANY sagging or sloppy appearance), and not too tight but suitable for the learning environment reflecting pride in themselves and in iPLANETS ACADEMY.
All uniforms must be worn without tears, rips, or cutting of hems.
Pants are worn at the waist. No manufacturers’ logos of any kind are allowed on any uniform item, including belts, shoes, and socks.
It is the parent’s responsibility to ensure compliance with the Uniform dress code.
The uniform is worn every day unless otherwise specified. They are to be in full uniform when they enter until they leave for dismissal.
There is an eight (8) day grace period for new children to purchase their uniforms. Families are welcome to purchase uniforms at any retailer they choose, as long as uniforms are in compliance and exactly like the ones you see in the next columns. Clicking on those pictures will take you directly to a manufacturer we use.
Although we do not discriminate against any religion. No child shall be given special treatment or consideration when it comes to the uniform policy. If a child can not wear the uniforms,
iPLANETS ACADEMY is not the right fit for your family. Decisions about the suitability of an individual style are the responsibility of
iPLANETS ACADEMY, whose decision will be final.
All accidents or soiled clothing will consist of them simply removing the clothing, placing it in a plastic bag, and sending it home. At no time will any clothing be rinsed out. This is to prevent any contamination or the spread of germs.
iPLANETS ACADEMY shall not be responsible for any damages done to any of the children's Uniforms.
iPLANETS ACADEMY will not be responsible for any lost, damaged, or stolen items.
iPLANETS ACADEMY will not be held responsible for any damage or loss of glasses.
No money, electronics or toys should be brought unless requested or permission is given.
No jewelry is allowed except emergency medical bracelets and small stud or post earrings to be worn by males and females. iPLANETS ACADEMY is not responsible for the loss of or damage of any jewelry.
Backpacks must be SOLID Black or Space-Inspired (Have Stars, Moons, Planets, Celestial, Star Wars, Rockets, Aliens, Spaceships, Etc.) ONLY. No other characters, logos, pictures, patterns, name brands, lettering, or additional colors are allowed. A small manufacturer’s label or the child's name is allowed.
When it's chilly or cold they can ONLY wear a Solid Black, Ribbed Neck Button Closure Cardigans. No other outerwear may be worn inside.
Drawstrings present a major safety hazard for children. The cord can become caught while a child is climbing, sliding, or engaged in other active play and result in choking or another serious injury. Therefore we do not allow string around a child neck or person.
All children at iPLANETS ACADEMY must have these items DAILY. Children will go outside daily unless extreme weather conditions exist, so it’s important that each child is dressed according to the weather.
No child will be allowed to come without having their proper items to participate in daily activities. Failure to maintain necessary items may result in being reported for neglect or termination.
Every child will need 2 pairs of socks at any given time. All socks need to be clearly labeled with your child's name on each individual sock. All socks need to be inside of a Ziploc bag for accessibility and to try and keep them all together. Check daily to ensure your child has the correct amount of socks at all times.
Each parent shall provide hand sanitizer, first aid kit, baby wipes, Q-Tips, disposable gloves, and kleenex to be kept in their cubbies to be used as needed.
Rainy gear (boots, umbrellas, parkas, etc) is to be kept in their cubbies at all times in case of unexpected weather changes. All must be solid black.
We ask that you bring a covered toothbrush, toothpaste, flossers, mouth rinse, and small Dixie cups for them. Please put them in a labeled ziplock bag that is easy for them to access and store in their personal cubbies. iPLANETS ACADEMY believes that Dental Hygiene is VERY IMPORTANT for the overall well being of your child. It starts with the nutritious meals, regular check-ups with the dentist, choosing age-appropriate effective apparatus for your child to brush their teeth with, and modeling good dental habits. We will encourage your child to brush their teeth after every meal and after rest times.
All children must purchase one of our water bottles so the children can consume water daily. No other water bottles may be used. You can purchase your water bottle by GO HERE. The children may not share water bottles. Empty bottles should on a regular basis be recycled (if appropriate), discarded, or taken home for sanitized reuse. Water bottles may not contain flavored water or juice.
A complete uniform stored in their cubbies. All items need to be laundered every week or more often if needed.
In addition to the daily list all overnight children shall have on hand at all times stored in their cubbies:
2 Clean Dry Personal Wash Clothes (clearly labeled)
2 Hand towels to dry off (clearly labeled)
2 Pairs of underwear and white Tees (clearly labeled)
2 Comfortable pair of Pajamas. (clearly labeled)
1 Bottle of body wash
iPLANETS ACADEMY do not give full baths in this facility unless the child is extremely dirty, muddy or for medical reasons. All children shall use their personal wash clothes and body wash to wipe themselves down. They will be encouraged to wipe as much of their bodies as they can. They will then change into their Pajamas in the privacy of the bathrooms. Assistance will be given only when absolutely necessary and can not be ongoing. We require the children in our care to be self-sufficient.
If an overnight child is here for any portion of time before 7:30 PM then they shall be dropped off in Uniform and will change at the appropriate time. If your child is being dropped off after 7:30 PM or later we ask that you already bring them bathed and in their pajamas unless there is a night time event scheduled.They would still need the above supplies in their cubbies at all times just in case.
iPlanets Academy recognizes the legal gender status on a person's birth certificate only. All those listed as females will wear the uniforms that are below, NO EXCEPTIONS. Click pics to purchase. All children will need at least two uniforms so one full set can be kept at iPLANETS ACADEMY AT ALL TIMES. If girls wear shorts or tights under their dresses it must be solid black ONLY.
Solid Black Ruffle Socks only. Can be Cuff, Knee or Thigh Highs.
Girls barrettes, ribbons, hair bows, hair beads, and all hair accessories are allowed but must be Dark Purple/Gold/Black
ONLY. Hair accessories must be plain or solid or with the above colors ONLY. Small flowers (2” or less) are allowed in the approved colors ONLY. Headbands, etc. are permitted up to 2” in width in the approved colors ONLY. Nothing outrageous or long enough that it can mistakenly get caught around their neck. Those with extremely long hair need to have it pulled back into a ponytail, braided up, or put up to prevent this from happening.
iPLANETS ACADEMY is not responsible for the loss of any hair accessories.
You can wear a pair of tennis shoes or leather-soled shoes to wear outdoors. MUST wear ruffle socks with all shoes. Make sure their shoes are suitable for running, jumping sliding, swinging, and climbing. They must be SOLID Black ONLY.
Sandals, Flip Flops, and Crocs may be worn for Summer Camp ONLY. It must have a strap for our 4-6 years old to prevent slipping off. This is for the safety of the children. Our 7-10 years old may wear regular kind. But all ages MUST have an additional pair of tennis shoes or leather-soled shoes to wear at all times.
The color must be SOLID Black.
Be mindful of when it's rainy weather, icy weather, etc. They can only wear rain boots that are SOLID Black ONLY. Please bring a trash bag with you so you can store their rainy weather hats, umbrellas, and rain boots inside the trash bag and place inside of their cubby so it doesn't ruin their other things.
All sweaters/ jackets/ hats/ scarves or gloves, etc must be stored in their cubbies. We allow for SOLID black ONLY. The temperature will be kept at a comfortable temperature year-round.
If your child uses sunscreen then parents and/or guardians are required to fill out a sunscreen authorization that gives their child permission to apply sunscreen. Sunscreen must be applied at least 2 times previously to ensure they are not allergic to it before bringing.
On sunny days parents need to apply sunscreen to each of your children before leaving your home to come to school. Parents are to provide sunscreen within a ziplock bag to be kept in their cubbies for daily use. It needs to be one that doesn’t irritate their eyes with at least SPF 30 or higher and labeled with your child’s name on it. Please check daily to make sure they have enough because we do not provide or use any sunscreen other than what you send for your child.
Each child needs to have it applied to his/her face, torso (stomach and back), legs, arms, scalp (especially when the child has short hair), feet, ears, necks, tops of hands, etc. We also encourage extra clothing (hats, sunglasses, swim shirts, etc).
We DO NOT apply sunscreen on your child at all. NO EXCEPTIONS!
You agree to release iPLANETS ACADEMY from any liability from sun screen or the lack of sun screen application. This form must be filled out for all those wanting to use sunscreen GO HERE
If you are using sunscreen apply that first then put on the insect repellent. Children may have insect repellent applied sparingly to the back of their necks, legs, and arms.
But don't apply it here:
Avoid the hands so that repellent does not get rubbed in children’s eyes. Don't put near the mouth, eye areas,
only use a small amount around the ears, do not apply to any irritated areas or scraped skin.
The Children can re-apply it to themselves if you have signed and given them permission to do so
In the event of an insect bite we will follow the following guidelines and information by Nemours KidsHealth:
ANY child showing evidence of any communicable skin disease, sore or inflamed eyes, cold, nasal or ear discharge, excessive sunburn, blisters, cuts, bandages, or any other communicable disease shall not be able to attend any swim or aquatic activities, no exceptions until they have healed.
To make certain your child is suitably protected from the sun, please provide them with the following items:A sun–safe hat that protects your child’s face, neck and ears. A legionnaire, broad– brimmed or bucket hat is suitable. Baseball caps do not have broad brims or cover your child’s neck so they do not provide sufficient protection and would not be a suitable hat for outdoor play. Protective clothing that covers as much of your child’s skin as possible.
iPlanets Academy recognizes the legal gender status on a person's birth certificate only. All those listed as males will wear the uniforms that are below, NO EXCEPTIONS. All children will need at least two uniforms so one full set can be kept at iPLANETS ACADEMY AT ALL TIMES.
Uniform Adjustable Waist Double Knee Pants
Undergarments may not be visible at any time. The length of articles of clothing shall be no shorter than three inches above the top of the knee when sitting. Absolutely no baggy or sagging clothes.
Belts are required for shorts and pants. Solid black belts ONLY including the buckle. No decorative or shiny belt buckles are allowed. It must be buckled at all times. No part of the belt can be hanging at any time. May not be more than one (1) size larger than the waist.
Uniform Black Flip Top Buckle with Canvas Belt
Low Cut Athletic Ankle Socks
Bamboo Uniform Socks Black ONLY
If your child has known skin allergies to certain sunscreens, we ask you provide a suitable alternative to ensure they are comfortable and that you have peace of mind.
Please understand that a volunteer may act in a direct supervisory capacity for swimming and or aquatic activities. They are not allowed to enter the restroom with any child. No child is to ignore warnings from staff, volunteers, lifeguards, etc.
Please walk at all times.
There is to be no running, roughhousing, foul play or unsafe behavior. Extended periods of holding their breath or hyperventilating is not allowed. Anyone breaking these rules may lead to your child being suspended from some or all swimming and or aquatic field trips or termination of child care agreement. There will be NO REFUNDS, no exceptions.
Goggles and ear plugs for children with eye or ear sensitivities are acceptable.
There are free lifejackets at all the water parks and the aquatic centers we use. But you are welcome to provide a U.S.Coast Guard Approved Life Jacket appropriate for their age and weight. No other life jackets may be used.
All children with shoulder-length hair or longer must wear a swim cap or their hair must be confined in such a way that it can not catch onto something. It also must be out of their eyes so they can see clearly as well as off their ears so they can hear clearly.
The children will be able to change into swimwear for all water activities. Girls are allowed to wear one piece and Takini swimsuits ONLY. No child is allowed to wear bikinis or thongs. Swimsuits with flotation inserts must be U.S.Coast Guard approved.
Boys are allowed to wear board or swim trunks. No bikini swimwear, jeans, street clothes, cut-offs or other shorts allowed. They must have on a swim shirt to help protect their skin at all times.
They will need a beach towel and a mesh or drawstring bag to carry their items in.
No personal items allowed in the pool including floatation devices such as noodles.