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Uniform Standard 2018-2019

Dress Code FAQ

Is Dennis Uniform the only provider of uniforms for LCA students?

Yes, Dennis School Uniforms is the exclusive provider for LCA. Dennis provides an excellent product at a fair price. In order to have true uniformity in terms of color, style, fit, and our unique logo, one vendor is our best option. Dennis Uniforms has been an American based company since 1920; their products are 100% guaranteed and are cut, sewn, and assembled by hand in their factory in Portland, Oregon. Dennis offers a seamless and simple return process, and they take pride in their exceptional customer service.

How do we purchase uniforms?

Dennis Uniforms has provided LCA with our own “mini website” to make online ordering easy, which can be viewed here. They will be on campus several times a year for fittings and ordering and will have a popup store in Plano July 16–August 4. Tap here for more information.

What does daily wear, dress uniform, and spirit dress mean?

Daily wear is what students will normally wear Monday through Thursday.  

Dress uniform, formerly known as “chapel wear,” will be worn on specific occasions throughout the school year when we want to have one uniform look (i.e. special chapels, school-wide events, guest speakers, symposiums, etc.).  

Spirit dress is reserved for Fridays, as well as any other day designated by a principal or the head of school.

Must shirts have the school logo?

Yes, beginning in 2018-19 all daily wear polo shirts must have the official school logo. Dennis Uniforms will provide these shirts in several styles, fits, and color options.

What are the outerwear standards changes?

The Dennis Uniforms quarter zip sweatshirt will be approved outerwear for both boys and girls. The black, quarter-zip, dri-fit pullovers sold in the Spirit Shop are also approved for outerwear. Upper School students will wear the blazer as approved outerwear on dress uniformdays. Letter jackets will continue to be approved outerwear for  Upper School boys and girls. Team specific outerwear is approved on Fridays and other designated spirit dressdays. When wearing outerwear on daily wear days, polos must be worn underneath.

My old plaid items still fit and look good.  May I still wear them?

Yes, students can wear the Parker plaid from year’s past.

What kind of socks and shoes are allowed?

Socks that are not distracting in design or that do not bring undue attention to the student are allowed. Shoes must be closed-toe and closed-heel. Shoes may not have lights, wheels, or bells. They must not be a safety hazard. Boots may be worn with pants. Shoes for the dress uniform must be a black or brown dress shoe. 

Can pants and shorts still be purchased through a vendor of our choosing or do they need to be purchased through Dennis Uniforms? 

Dress uniform khaki pants must be purchased through Dennis Uniforms. Daily wear khaki pants and shorts may be purchased through any vendor, but must be the same color khaki as those purchased from Dennis Uniforms. No holes, rips of any kind, decorations, elastic or cut-offs may be present in the apparel. Length and tightness of garments must meet modesty guidelines. No cargo pants or shorts are allowed for daily wear, dress uniform, or spirit dress.

Can I purchase the dress uniform from local vendors?

No. Dennis Uniforms is our exclusive vendor. All uniform clothing items must be purchased through them. Optional items such as tights, socks, shoes, and belts that meet our new uniform code may be purchased from other vendors. However, Dennis Uniforms offers these items as well.

Can I try on the uniforms before purchasing?

Yes. There will be fitting days announced where Dennis Uniforms representatives will be on campus to assist you. Also, there will be sample sizes available in a uniform kiosk on each campus for fitting throughout the year.

What is Dennis Uniforms’ return/exchange policy?

Dennis Uniforms makes returns and exchanges fast and easy. Click here for detailed information.

Is there a required shoe for the dress uniform?

Yes, black or brown dress shoes are required for Upper School students. A specific brand or style of shoe will not be required. However, we do ask that you follow the new shoe standards. Dennis Uniforms offers shoes that meet these standards through our uniform portal.

Does the dress uniform blazer or oxford shirt require the LCA crest?

No, the blazer and dress shirt are not required to have the LCA crest.

Immunizations Requirements

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Inclement Weather & School Closing Policy

Legacy Christian Academy values the instructional time our teachers have with students. Therefore, we have developed a policy that allows LCA to have an instructional day in the event of inclement weather.

School Closure Decision

In the event FISD closes school for the day due to inclement weather, LCA will automatically trigger a 10:00am start. LCA will use the following safety guidelines in determining IF school will open for the day.

  1. If roads are NOT safe for travel or the school is NOT operational, then school will be closed for the remainder of the day.
  2. If roads are safe for travel and the school is operational, then school will open at 10:00am for the remainder of the day.
Communication Process

Once a determination is made regarding school open or closure, communication will be made to LCA faculty, staff, and families by 6:30am.

Notification will be either:

  1. LCA will be closed for the school day; an Academic Cyber School Day is in session. All before and after school clubs, meetings, rehearsals, and sub-varsity athletic practices are cancelled. Coaches and sponsors will communicate directly as decisions are made regarding athletic games, varsity athletic practices, and off-site competitions.
  2. LCA will be open at 10:00am. All before school clubs, meetings, rehearsals, and practices, athletics or otherwise, are cancelled. Coaches and sponsors will communicate directly as decisions are made regarding after school clubs, meetings, rehearsals, practices, athletic games, and competitions.

LCA will use the following methods to communicate school closure details:

  • Automated phone calls to all LCA families

  • Email to all LCA families

  • Posting on the LCA website

  • Posting on social media

Lunch Plan

Breakfast will not be offered on a delayed start day. On a delayed start, a hot lunch will be offered but the a la carte selections will be limited. If the cafeteria staff is prohibited from arriving at school, arrangements will be made for LCA to order lunch from an outside vendor.

ACADEMIC CYBER SCHOOL POLICY

In the event that inclement weather causes school to be cancelled, an Academic Cyber School Day will be implemented.

General Guidelines
  • Students in kindergarten through grade 12 will have academic assignments as detailed below.

  • All teachers will be available for communication from 12:00-3:00pm, via email or other resource if applicable.

  • Assignments will be approximately 25 minutes from start to finish for each class/subject.

  • In the event that school is cancelled for additional school days, the Academic Cyber School Day will repeat the procedures outlined above.

  • If a student is unable to complete assignments due to a power outage, his/her teacher(s) will develop an appropriate timeline for the uncompleted work to be finished. A late penalty will only apply if the work is turned in later than this adjusted timeline.

Early Education

PK3, PK4, and TK students will NOT be given assignments. Kindergarten teachers will e-mail the Cyber School daily assignments no later than 10:30am. All Kindergarten work will be due on the day that students return to campus.

Lower School

Lower School teachers will send the Cyber School Daily Packet no later than 10:30am via email. All Lower School work will be due on the day that students return to campus.

Middle School

Middle School teachers will post assignments on Renweb no later than 10:30am. Middle School assignments will include due dates.

Upper School

Upper School teachers will post assignments on Renweb no later than 10:30am. Upper School assignments will include due dates.

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