Welcome Back Students, Parents and Families of UAS Elementary School!
Happy New Year!!! We hope your winter break was fun, family oriented and restful.
This week will be the Annual KHDA Inspection. UAS will showcase its academic growth, quality teaching and engaged student learning! Next week will be UAS’s accreditation visit by International Baccalaureate, Middle States Association and CIS; these visits provide UAS another avenue to showcase its school’s programs, students, faculty, and community. The two weeks will be quite busy, though the feedback from the visits will benefit our school’s continual progressive development.
We are asking for your support and assistance with student dress code. Over the last few weeks of the school year, we have noted a drop in student compliance with dress code expectations (not the Dress Down days). Please review the excerpt below with your child. Your assistance is greatly appreciated.
Welcome back and Happy New year…this will be a great year at UAS!
David Dorn and David Jones
Excerpt from UAS Elementary School Handbook:
UAS students wear a school uniform to be in line with our school’s core values of respect, responsibility and excellence. As a school located in the United Arab Emirates, our UAS uniform is designed to respect our host country’s culture. The UAS uniform promotes respect and responsibility for self and our school community.
The UAS student uniform consists of navy blue trousers or full length skirts, 1 piece dress, (elementary students may also wear UAS shorts) and a white polo shirt or navy blue sweatshirt with the UAS logo. The physical education uniform consists of blue UAS shorts and a white UAS T-shirt. For elementary students, the P.E. uniform may be worn all day on the days on which students attend physical education. T-shirts worn under the school shirt must be plain white. Shoes should be good quality for recess play (e.g. not sandals) and must be velcro or slip on until they are able to tie their own laces.
All uniforms are school issued and need to be purchased from the school uniform shop.
All clothing, shoes, accessories, hairstyles, etc. should not be disruptive to the learning environment. If there is a concern, the final decision will be made by the appropriate administrator. On dress down days, students may not wear clothing that is revealing, exceedingly tight, too short, or containing inappropriate language or pictures.
For students in Prek, KG1 and KG2, all children must have a complete change of clothes at school. Accidents do happen and the child needs to have a set of clean clothes inside a ziplock bag. All the items should be labeled clearly with your child’s name.