• Explore PK-8 Dress Code

    Updated June 10, 2021

    Explore is going to continue to pause its prior uniform policy again for the upcoming 2021/22 school year. We will continue to follow the district standard outlined in our student behavior handbook, https://www.mapleton.us/Page/1734. Students are welcome and encouraged to show their school pride by wearing school colors, logos tees, and clothing that follows our prior uniform guidelines. 

    We will communicate about the requirement around masks as we get closer to the start of the school year. Students will always be allowed to wear a mask even when/if the madatory mask policy is relaxed. 

    Important guidelines & suggestions that are still in force for the 21-22 school year. 

     Students at Explore may wear pants/skirts/shorts with the following guidelines:

    • Pants/skirts/shorts are in good condition.
    • Pants/skirts/shorts including jeans are acceptable with and without stitching as long as any writing is not distracting to the learning environment. Therefore, gang symbols, violent images, such as skulls and knives, disrespectful sayings, alcohol advertisements etc. are not allowed on any item of clothing. 
    • Sagging of pants will not be allowed at school.
    • Shorts/capris/skorts need to be no shorter than midway on the thigh. 
    • Always plan on your child going outside to play as our cutoff for indoor days is only if it is below 25 degrees or if there is heavy snow and rain. 

    Students at Explore also honor the following general dress code:

    • Clothing needs to be functional for school. Students have Adventure Fitness on most days and therefore should not wear items such as high heels, loosely tied shoes, or dangling earrings.
    • Heely wheels create safety hazards and should not be worn to school. 
    • While inside the building students do not wear hats or use music devices at Explore.

    Preschool students are exempt from the dress code. 

    As described above, it is essential that students dress appropriately for cold weather (no shorts and always bring a jacket in the winter please) and that all clothing shows the utmost respect for the wearer, other students, the school and learning. 

     If providing appropriate clothing, coats or shoes is a financially challenging task for families, please inquire with school staff as to available resources for help and support.