The purpose of a dress code is to create a spirit of belonging, and to prevent distraction, competition, and vanity. The school uniform must be worn every school day, for special events and on field trips. Each morning, before sending off your children, kindly ensure that they follow these instructions carefully. If a student violates any aspect of the dress code and uniform, the class teacher will counsel the student and parents. The class teacher will follow up with appropriate action: for example, jewelry may be taken for safekeeping, students may be required to cut fingernails at school, or students may be required to wash off makeup.