THE LOUIS ARMSTRONG MIDDLE SCHOOL
Helen Ponella, Principal Jacqueline Exarhos, Assistant Principal Irene Filakouris, Assistant Principal
Kim Sanders, Assistant Principal Peter Previti, Assistant Principal
Louis Armstrong Middle School Uniform Policy
The purpose of the school dress code is to provide a means of identification and belonging to Louis Armstrong Middle School, foster school unity and pride, improve student performance, foster self-esteem, eliminate label competition and simplify dressing and minimize costs to parents. All students must wear their uniform each day of school. The official uniform consists of a polo shirt (main color: grey, with additional options of white or navy blue) and navy bottoms. No leggings are permitted. This decision process was made collaboratively by consensus of our SLT, PTA, and SO. Several forums for public discussion were also conducted. We appreciate your cooperation in this matter.
Please see the image for a representation of the LAMS School Uniform on the accompanying flyer as well as on our website.
(Please note families may purchase clothing which satisfies the uniform requirement at any vendor/store of their choice)
To order your school uniform online with our school logo (optional), you may go to:
Logo Polo Shirts: $15
Logo Sweatpants: $20
Please note, ordering windows and dedicated ordering links will be posted to our website at www.armstrong227q.com
Additional sites to order polo shirt or pants (prices reflect current listings but may fluctuate):
Target: www.Target.com type in school uniform in search bar or go to: https://www.target.com/s?searchTerm=school+uniforms&category=0|All|matchallpartial|all%20categories&tref=typeahead%7Cterm%7Cundefined%7Cschool%20uniforms%7C%7C%7C%7Cservice%7C%7C%7C%7C&searchTermRaw=school%20uniforms
Polo Shirts: ~ $5.94 - $6.99
Walmart: www.walmart.com – type in school uniform in search bar or go to:
Polo Shirts: From ~$9.37
Sweatpants: From ~$7.00
Youngworld (located at 37-28 Junction Blvd, Queens, NY 11368)
Navy Uniform Pants: Prices range from $14.99 - $19.99
Polo Shirts: Prices range from $10.99 - $12.99
10% off on school purchases for LAMS families
If any family needs assistance in providing the school uniform, please contact your child’s guidance counselor. All calls will be kept confidential.
Failure to following Chancellor’s Behavioral Expectations with regard to following the LAMS uniform policy will result in disciplinary actions per the chancellor’s code of behavioral expectations listed below:
Student Intervention and Discipline Code Level 1 Infractions –
(Grade 5) A02 Failing to wear the required school uniform (applies only to students in schools that have adopted a school uniform policy and whose parents have not secured an exemption) (A–D)
(Grade 6-8) B02 Failing to wear the required school uniform (applies only to students in grades 6-12 in schools that have adopted a school uniform policy and whose parents have not secured an exemption) (A-D)
Range of Possible Disciplinary Actions
- Pedagogical school staff meeting with student to address the misbehavior and its consequences
- Student/teacher conference
- Formal meeting with student by appropriate supervisor (e.g., assistant principal, principal) to address the misbehavior and understand its consequences
- Parent conference
Our Uniform Policy is in adherence to Chancellor’s Regulation A-665. If you would like to file an exemption, you may refer to the Chancellor’s Regulation A-665 for guidance.