Dress Code

A dress code is conducive to learning and reflects the seriousness of school. We, therefore, require the cooperation and support of our parent community. Students are expected to wear their uniform to school events and out-of-school activities unless otherwise indicated. Inherent in the dress code is the expectation that students will be clean and neat in their appearance.

School Dress Code

The LDVA Governing Board has approved the following dress code for school which we expect all students including Kindergarten to follow: solid white top and solid black bottoms.

All clothing must be labeled with the student’s name and homeroom.

White Tops
  • Shirts
  • Polos
  • Turtle or mock necks
  • White
  • Black
Black Bottoms
  • Straight leg dress pant
  • Knee length skirts
  • Indoor shoes with rubber soles

Prohibited Clothing & Accessories

The following items are not considered part of the dress code and are not permitted to be worn at school.

  • Coloured tops
  • Spaghetti straps
  • Low neck lines
  • Coloured tops under white tops
  • Soccer zip-ups
  • Coloured
  • Pants with side stripes or logos
  • Jeans or jean type (denim)
  • Jogging pants
  • Fashion boots
  • Wedge running shoes
  • Sandals
  • High-heeled or wedge shoes
Hair & Body
  • Bleached/streaked and outlandish hair styles
  • Nail polish
  • Temporary tattoos
  • Hats or caps (in the building)
Jewellery & Belts
  • Long or loop earrings (may cause injuries)
  • Over-sized belts

Physical Education Dress Code

To promote good hygiene and good health habits at school, students must change for the physical education program, which includes regular classes, intramurals, and after-school activities. Physical education clothing must be labeled and placed in a gym bag.

Kindergarten and Grade 1 students are expected to wear running shoes for Physical Education class. However, the dress code of blue shorts and a grey t-shirt is not required for these students.

Students in Grades 2 to 6 must wear the physical education dress code, which is as follows:

  • Solid grey crew neck t-shirt
  • Coloured t-shirts or shirts with logos are not permitted
  • Navy bermuda shorts
  • Navy jogging pants
  • Coloured bottoms are not permitted
  • Proper athletic running shoes are required
  • Converse, platform or canvas shoes are not permitted
Hair & Accessories
  • Hair must be tied with an elastic (no plastic parts or metal clips)
  • Earrings, necklaces or rings are not permitted

Special Dress Days

At times, students are permitted to deviate from the dress code for special occasions. Nonetheless, on these days, students must still observe the restrictions mentioned above and dress appropriately for a school environment.