As per Hillside Board of Education policy, uniforms are mandatory and must be worn daily to school. Uniforms must be worn on school field trips. ( Board policy # 5511). Dress must be clean and neat. Belts are to be worn so pants are not falling down.

Daily Uniform: khaki pants, shorts or skirts and blue polo tops.

Gym Day- (this type of uniform is to be worn ONLY on gym days)

a) Blue t-shirt may be worn

b) Blue sweatpants may be worn on gym days ONLY

c) Sneakers must be worn.
Uniforms can be purchased at Kids Place 126 Board St. Elizabeth or any other dept. store.

In addition to the above uniform, students must adhere to the dress code details below. Parent/guardian will be contacted to bring a change of clothing if students do not adhere to the dress code. Principal has the discretion to call parent/guardian if clothing is causing distraction or disturbance to the learning environment.

  • Coats/hoodies will NOT be allowed to be worn during the school day, including breakfast and lunch times. They should be stored in the students’ locker/coat closet. Hoodies will NOT BE ALLOWED to be worn in school. Have your child get a navy blue sweater if they get chilly.

  • No jewelry, watches or bracelets they may get caught on anything or harm others or child should be worn. 

  • Sneakers must be tied correctly with a bow ion the outside of the shoe.

  • Shirts must meet the pants and/or jeans, trousers, slacks, skirts, or short. NO mid-drifts are to show. 

  • Excessively short shorts, mid-thigh to knee are acceptable. (Rule of thumb: bottoms of shorts should reach the fingertips when arms are at sides

  • Bare midriffs, halters, tank tops or any articles of clothing which displays excessive nudity. 

  • Open-toe shoes, backless sandals, Crocs, flip flops, slippers, and bare feet are not acceptable. 

  • Clothing that is not clean or is excessively soiled is not acceptable.

  • Any time which displays indecent writing, pictures, or slogans is not permitted.

  • Any articles which could cause damage to self, other persons or property.

  • Sunglasses without a prescription or medical excuse may not be worn in the school. 

  • No head gear, hats, scarves, or any type of head covering are not to be worn in the school, except for religious head coverings. Hats worn to school will be removed and can be retrieved at the end of the school day.

Students who do not comply with the dress code will be ineligible to participate in school activities throughout the year. Students who publicly represent the school at any activity away from the school are required to dress in full accordance with the reasonable exceptions of the staff member in charge of the activity. Students unwilling to comply with this requirement disqualify themselves from participation. Physical Education clothing (navy sweatpants and T-shirt) is NOT to be worn every day, only on PE days.