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Oaklawn Language Academy
1810 Oaklawn Avenue
Charlotte, NC 28216
Courier #: 488
P: 980-343-0400  |  F: 980-343-0410 
Principal: Kristi Trangsrud
LC: West
Bell Schedule: 9:15 AM - 4:15 PM
Grades: K-8
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Dressing for Success: Our Uniform Policy

It is our belief that school performance and communication between adults and young people are enhanced by appropriate dress and grooming. We are asking that parents set high standards of dress for all Oaklawn Language Academy students. We strongly believe that parents who support this will serve the welfare of our students and assist the teachers of Oaklawn who seek to create an environment dedicated to the education and personal development of young people.

Uniforms are required for all students enrolled at Oaklawn Language Academy. Each student's uniform must:

  • Fit properly, at the waist, above the hips.
  • Not be modified in any way.
  • Not allow for sagging, bagging, or dragging.
  • Shirts should be tucked into bottoms.


    Uniform Guidelines


K-5: White, Light Blue or Navy Blue- long sleeved or short sleeved, must be with a collar. Shirts must be uniform, collared shirts.  All shirts should be worn tucked in.

6-8:    Royal Blue or Black or House Color – long sleeved or short sleeved, must be with a collar. Shirts must be uniform, collared shirts.  All shirts should be worn tucked in.  Middle school students may also wear a collared shirt that is the color of their designated house (red, blue, orange, green).


Khaki & Navy Bottoms ONLY – Khaki-colored jeans are not permissible.

⮚ Pants, shorts, skorts, jumpers, skirts (length must reach to the extended fingertips).  Leggings may not be worn as navy or pants.  They can be worn underneath skirts or shorts.  *NOTE: Shorts/skirts must reach to the extended fingertips.  Leggings underneath skirts or shorts will not preclude this – short/skirt must still reach to fingertips.



Navy Blue, Khaki or White ONLY.  Ankle and crew socks can be any color. Tights need to be plain, without patterns or designs. Leggings cannot be worn as pants.  Leggings may be worn underneath skirts/shorts, but skirt/shorts must still reach to fingertips. 


True Royal Blue, Gray, Navy or Black - The sweater/sweatshirt should have minimal writing or pictures/design. 


Caps, hats, and hoods are not to be worn indoors.  No bandanas.


Athletic shoes/sneakers or closed toe shoes are required. Athletic shoes/sneakers are required to be worn in order to participate in any Physical Education classes.  Flip flops or Crocs or any similar footwear  are not permitted.


Belts with a standard belt buckle will be permitted with uniform.  Belts shall be worn through belt loops.  Initialed, message, studded, decorative, chain or oversized buckle belts are not permitted.  



Conservative jewelry is acceptable for all students while in uniform. 


Spirit wear may be worn on Fridays with blue or black jeans.  Colored jeans are not allowed.  They must be plain denim only, with no design, decoration, or embellishments. If there are holes in the jeans they must be at the knees or lower or have covering underneath.  * NOTE:  Jeans without spirit wear shirt or school uniform shirt will be considered out of uniform.   Spirit wear shirts can be purchased from PTSA.  Students may NOT wear the following during the school day:




Occasionally, Oaklawn Language Academy will announce a student School Spirit Day.  These days are usually "theme" driven (i.e. "Favorite Team Day", "International Day", "Jeans Day", etc.).  These days will be announced in advance and posted on the school's website and calendar.  If a student chooses not to participate in any given theme, they must wear the school uniform.  Although uniforms are not required on these days, students must always adhere to the district dress code outlined in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg        School    District   Student Code of Conduct:  A student will maintain personal attire and grooming standards that promote safety, health, and acceptable standards of social conduct, and are not disruptive to the educational environment. This includes student clothing that materially and substantially disrupts classes or other school activities, including but not limited to gang-related articles of clothing. Please see the dress code at your school.


Special Notes

The administration reserves the right to prohibit a particular item of clothing or accessory if it is not specifically covered by this policy, but it is deemed to cause sufficient concerns regarding appropriateness.  Students need to be ready for school. No item should be brought unless it directly relates to the child's education. The school is not responsible if these items are brought and lost, stolen, or damaged.

Violations of Uniform Policy

●  1st Violation: WARNING 
⮚    The student will call home and ask for a change of clothes

⮚    The student will call home and ask for a change of clothes, it will be documented by administration

●  3rd Violation: IN SCHOOL TIME OUT
⮚    Half day In School Suspension

If your family is having financial difficulty obtaining the required school uniform, please contact the school counselor, Mrs. Mclean or Ms. Hoffman, for assistance at 980-343-0400.  

P.O. Box 30035
Charlotte, NC 28230-0035
Phone: 980-343-3000
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