Dress Code

Sir Richard W. Scott SDC Colours

Navy blue, black, white and red

Students may also wear the black and white School Spirit Wear purchased through the school only

Acceptable Bottoms in either black, blue, white, or red:

  • Cotton/Polyester Pants or Capris
  • Track Pants (sport pants and shorts may include a stripe down the leg)
  • Yoga Pants
  • Leggings / Stockings (under a skirt or dress ONLY)
  • Skort, Skirt, Bermuda-style long shorts (see “Bottoms Length”)

Acceptable Tops in either black, blue, white, or red:

  • T-shirt (plain, solid colour)
  • Golf/Tennis shirt (short-sleeved)
  • Polo shirt (long-sleeved)
  • Turtleneck (plain, solid colour)
  • Sweatshirt / Hoodie (plain, solid colour)
  • School purchased Spirit Wear


A small, discreet logo is permitted on the clothing (the logo will be no larger than a loonie). The only large logo permitted is on the Sir Richard W. Scott school-purchased spirit wear.

Denim / Jeans / Jeggings

As per YCDSB Policy 219A (Elementary Dress Code), standardized dress clothing is not to be made of denim or any denim-like material. Jeans and Jeggings are not allowed.


There are no restrictions with the colour of footwear. As always, we ask that students have indoor shoes with non-marking soles for use inside the school and in the gym.

Gym Clothing

Students in the Junior/Intermediate grades are expected to change into gym clothes before gym class. The gym clothes will also follow the criteria as laid out in the Standardized Dress Code for Sir Richard W. Scott (colour, etc.).

Bottoms Length

All bottoms must fall below the child’s fingers when standing upright with arms and fingers fully extended.

Undergarments, Shoulders and Midriff

  • Clothing must cover the child’s undergarments at all times .
  • Sleeveless tops are allowed, but no tank tops, spaghetti straps or halter tops. The shoulder portion of the sleeveless top must be at least 3 adult fingers in width. In addition, the child’s midriff (the middle portion of the body, between the chest and the waist) must be covered at all times.


  • Clothing may be layered as long as the visible layers adhere to the standard.
  • When layering tops, each layer may be a different colour, however the visible portions of each top must follow the standard. For example, a solid red t-shirt over a white long sleeve shirt with solid sleeves.

Compliance / Non-Compliance

Sir Richard W. Scott will be holding “Spirit/Theme Days” or “Civvies Days” to promote compliance with the Standardized Dress Code expectations. If any funds are collected as donations on these days, the funds raised shall be used to support Social Justice causes. Parents will be informed as to which organization is chosen for a given theme day (i.e., ShareLife).

Examples of a progressive discipline approach for non-compliance (as per Policy 219A, Elementary Dress Code) include but are not limited to:

  • Verbal reminders of expectations
  • Communication with parent / guardian
  • Written notification to parent / guardian by the Principal or designate outlining the Dress Code expectations