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 Environmental Sciences Magnet School at Mary Hooker

Dress Code/Uniform Policy

Purpose: The ESM dress code and uniform policy, consistent with HPS BOE  Policy 5140, has been established to help create a safe, identifiable community of students and to minimize the distractions of clothing styles and brands. 

Shirts: Collared long or short sleeve solid navy blue or hunter green with logo. Logo: embroidered.

Pants:  Khaki/light tan worn at the waist; belt may be required

Shorts:  Khaki/light tan worn at the waist; belt may be required

Jumpers:  Khaki (includes skirts, dresses, skorts)

Sweaters:   Navy blue (no sweatshirts); School approved pull-over fleece with school logo purchased through approved vendors 

Footwear:  Closed-toed shoes/sneakers (appropriate for PE, recess, and/or work outside in gardens/nature trails)

Purchasing Uniforms:

Pants, shorts, and jumpers can be purchased at any store of your choice or through our vendors.

Green and Navy polo shirts can be purchased with the embroidered logo from the following vendors:


Living Word Imprints   450 Homestead Ave Hartford, CT   860-882-1679

CT Shirtman:  70 Tolland St., East  Hartford, CT  860-523-8900

Lands' End:  preferred school number is 900148958

Physical Education: 

Students may change into a set of sweat pants/shirts for physical education class.  Students will be given time to change during PE class.  Under no circumstance may students come to school wearing sweats.


Students must come to school everyday wearing the appropriate uniform.  Students who are not wearing the approved uniform will be required to change and will be issued consequences.  Parents/guardians are responsible to ensure that students have the appropriate clothes for each day of school


 Items/Clothing Not Allowed:

  • Jeans
  • Outerwear (coats, fleece, vests)
  • Open toed foot wear
  • Sleeveless shirts or blouses
  • T-Shirts/non-collared shirts
  • Hooded sweatshirts/sweaters
  • Flip flops or slippers
  • Hats/Headgear/bandanas
  • Oversized jewelry
  • Visible undergarments
  • Excessively tight/loose fitting clothing
  • Sunglasses
  • Clothing which is distracting to the learning environment

SGC approved and adopted 1/31/12

revised 8/16