DRESS CODE

STATEMENT OF POLICY

It is the policy of AlBaqir Academy that all students wear a school uniform. The uniform must be worn while attending school, field trips and excursions, and all school events unless otherwise indicated by the Administration. Hijab (scarves) are also mandatory for all girls during prayers and for girls in grades 1 and up, during the school day.

Uniforms must be purchased through the vendor indicated by the Academy. Please ensure all personal articles are clearly marked with your child’s name; i.e., boots, indoor shoes, running shoes, bags, gym clothing, shirts, blouses, pants, cardigans, coats, lunch kits, etc. Valuables and money should not be brought to school.

Every year students lose many articles of clothing. This could be dramatically decreased if all clothing were marked clearly with the owner’s name. A “lost and found” box is available, however, any clothes that are left are given to charity at the end of each academic term. Any lunch boxes or

utensils left behind will be disposed of by the end of the day. Kindly ensure your child(ren) return all food and lunch items home on a daily basis.

To keep the school cleaner and safer, students must have a pair of shoes to change into when they come into the classroom rather than wearing outdoor shoes. Students are not to wear outdoor clothes inside the school and classrooms. Proper gym attire must be purchased from the vendor designated by the Academy.

Wearing jewelry, make up, henna and nail polish is strictly forbidden. Rings with ‘Aqiq, Fairooz, or Durr Al-Najaf stones worn for religious purposes will be allowed but must be removed in gym class. Students will be asked to remove all ornaments and a disciplinary action will be taken if the action is repeated.

Hairstyles for boys must adhere to AlBaqir Academy’s moral standards. Dying the hair is not permitted for boys. Hairstyles and colouring dyes deemed unacceptable by the Principal must be changed within two days. Boys who will be warned about changing their haircuts and choose not to follow the rules, will be deprived from attending classes, and may face suspension.

 

Long nails are also not permitted at AlBaqir Academy. Students found with long nails may be asked to cut their nails.

STATEMENT OF PURPOSE

AlBaqir Academy has determined that reasonable regulation of school attire has further important educational interest, including:
 

  1. Providing an environment which promotes Islamic dress code;

  2. Creating a greater sense of community and school pride amongst students;

  3. Instilling discipline in students;

  4. Providing an environment where students can focus more on learning;

  5. Minimizing disruption from wearing inappropriate clothing;

  6. Reducing the cost of school clothing;

  7. Providing an environment where financial disparities between students, as reflected in clothing, are minimized;

  8. Creating an atmosphere reflecting Islamic principles and seriousness about purpose in education.

PARENTAL RESPONSIBILITY

It is the responsibility of parents/guardians to ensure that their child/children dress in conformity with the requirements of this policy. It is the recommendation of professional school personnel that parents hold their child/children to the highest standard in regards to school attire. Parents should support the Board’s and Academy’s efforts to create a more Islamic educational environment that is conducive to learning and which helps to prepare AlBaqir Academy’s students for future success in their journey in this world and the Hereafter.

STAFF RESPONSIBILITY

School personnel, including supply teachers should serve as role models for proper attire in the educational setting. School personnel should ensure that all students adhere to AlBaqir Academy’s Uniform Policy.

MANDATORY SCHOOL UNIFORM FOR ALBAQIR STUDENTS

The following Uniform Policy is mandatory for all students.
 

a) Boys shall wear the following uniform during school hours:

  1. All grades including preschool, Junior and Senior Kindergarten and up to and including grade 9: Navy blue pants.

  2. Preschool to Grade 9: AlBaqir Academy’s long sleeve light blue polo shirt. Wearing AlBaqir Academy’s sweater is optional.

  3. Black shoes with non-marking soles are recommended to be worn indoors with black, navy blue or gray socks. Laces must always be tied.

  4. Sweaters/cardigans are optional but highly recommended. Sweaters must be the navy blue sweaters with the Academy’s logo.

  5. Outdoor attire such as coats, and jackets must be removed once inside the school. School sweater or school light blue shirt must be clearly visible. Hooded sweatshirts are not permitted. For staying warm inside the Academy, students need to wear cardigans with AlBaqir Academy’s logo.

  6. School uniform must be clean and worn appropriately. Tears and visible patches on school uniform are unacceptable.

  7. For all grades 5 and higher, gym uniform must be purchased from the school and worn during physical education classes with proper gym shoes, when applicable.
     

b) Girls shall wear the following uniform during school hours:

  1. Preschool to Grade 2: light blue, long sleeve polo shirt with AlBaqir logo must be worn with AlBaqir Academy pinafores. Navy blue, gray, black or white tights must also be worn.

  2. Grades 3 & 4: Navy blue pants, loose fitting navy blue pinafores with school logo. Undershirt must be light blue, long sleeve polo with AlBaqir Academy’s logo.

  3. From Grade 1 and higher: headscarf which covers head/hair and reaches below the shoulders covering the chest, purchased from the school. A black headscarf may be worn during special occasions. 

  4. Grades 5 and higher: Navy blue pants, loose fitting navy blue blazers with school logo. Undershirt must be light blue, long sleeve polo with AlBaqir Academy’s logo. Alternative undershirt must be approved by the Administration.

  5. Black shoes with non-marking soles are recommended to be worn indoors, and it is mandatory to wear socks that are either black, or gray. Laces must be tied.

  6. School sweaters may be worn over the pinafores.

  7. Outdoor attire such as coats, and jackets must be removed once inside the school. Hooded sweatshirts are not permitted. For staying warm inside the Academy, students have to wear cardigans with AlBaqir Academy logo.

  8. School uniform must be clean and worn appropriately. Tears and visible patches on school uniform are unacceptable.

  9. For all grades 5 and higher, gym uniform must be purchased from the school and worn during physical education classes with proper gym shoes, when applicable.

  10. Wearing jewelry, make up, henna and nail polish is strictly forbidden. Rings with ‘Aqiq , Fairooz , or Durr Al-Najaf stones worn for religious purposes will be allowed but must be removed in gym class. Students will be asked to remove all ornaments and a disciplinary action will be taken if the action is repeated.

COMPLIANCE

All students are required to adhere to the required attire and AlBaqir Academy’s uniform policy. School administrators and teachers are encouraged to use positive reinforcement to obtain compliance with school attire requirements. However, when a student fails to comply with the school attire policy, discipline is appropriate. The following discipline procedures shall apply:
 

First offense: Verbal counseling and written notification to parent/guardian.
 

Second offense: Written warning and mandatory meeting with parents to explain School Attire Policy and obtain compliance. The parents will be requested to bring the appropriate clothing immediately. Student may be deprived from participating in some of the programs or in class until parent provides clothing. Student may be deemed as absent from class without reasonable cause.
 

Third and subsequent offenses: At the Principal’s discretion, attendance at special programs and activities may be forfeited or withheld until the student comes to school in uniform. In addition, students may be prohibited from participating with other students during recess. If the foregoing disciplinary measures do not achieve compliance with AlBaqir Academy’s Attire Policy, the Principal may impose stronger discipline, including detention (recess/after-school) or suspension.

DISCLAIMER CLAUSE

AlBaqir Academy and its Board are not responsible for damage or loss of any article that is brought to the Academy by the student.

ABOUT US

AlBaqir Academy is a full-time Shi’a Muslim school in Edmonton, Alberta. It currently accepts students from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 9, expanding to High School. AlBaqir Academy maintains high academic standards infused with the teachings of Ahlulbayt (A). Students participate in daily congregational prayers, Friday prayers, learn important academic and religious skills and partake in educational Islamic lessons and programs. 

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640 Parsons Road SW

Edmonton, AB  T6X 1N4

Monday to Friday

8:00 AM to 4:00 PM

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