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French toast is our official provider of our uniforms. They have created an online store for us:

Highlands Latin Paradise Valley Uniform Store

Free shipping on orders of $100 or more!

Also, 30% off Coupon Codes and free shipping for French Toast are very frequently put out–nearly every week- just google “French Toast Coupon Code” and/or sign up to be on their email list

how to Use the online store

You will see a drop down menu where you can select your child’s gender and age. This will sort the store to show you only items permissible for that peer group.


Why Do we Wear Uniforms?

We love the uniforms at HLPV – not only do the kids look so stinkin’ adorable but it adds a sense of formalness to what we are doing. What we are doing is important. And when we get dressed up in our uniforms it tells our brain this very thing. It’s the same reason we dress nice to go to a formal occasion, why we would dress nice to go to church, or to meet dignitaries and important people in government, kings and queens….the list goes on! If something is important we dress the part.

And so we have chosen some really stylish, and affordable uniforms, that set that tone of importance and also give us unity. We are unified in our efforts and unified in our dress. I think it’s also really awesome that the uniforms convey our school and state colors. It gives the children a sense of pride in our co-op as well as patriotism. We are proud to wear our states colors and live in Arizona, we are proud to be Americans, and we are proud to attend and participate in Highlands Latin Paradise Valley,

Dress Code Policy

Appearance

Girls

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Hair – Hair should be brushed and worn neatly and out of face. Braids, pony tails, buns, etc are fine. No unnatural colors (pink etc).

Makeup and Nail Polish – Girls only can wear subdued-colored nail polish. Pre-K through 6th grade may not wear makeup. Makeup for 7th and up, if worn, should be natural and not detract from youthfulness.  

Jewelry – Jewelry should be minimal and not distracting.

Tattoos – 18 years and older only, and must not be visible

Uniform – Shirts are to be tucked in at all times. Navy kick shorts or opaque tights need to be worn under the jumper or skirt at all times. When worn, knee socks are to be in place and not scrunched down.

Boys

Hair – Hair should be worn neatly (brushed or combed), conservative in style, no longer than mid-ear and worn above eyebrows/out of face, no unnatural colors. Facial hair is permissible if not a distraction and cut and kept neatly.

Earrings- Boys may not have earrings

Tattoos – 18 years and older only, and must not be visible

Uniform – Shirts should not be oversized. The shoulder seam should sit at the start of the shoulder cap.  Shirts are to be tucked in at all times. Pants are worn with a belt and should not be oversized, too long, or worn low. Socks need to be in place (not scrunched down).

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Boys Uniform

Uniforms

  • Bold items available from French Toast, no substitutions unless indistinguishable.
  • Non bold items are also available from French Toast, and are a great value.
  • Please note, if your child is in 6th grade but they have sized out of the K-6 clothing line they may order the 7th-12th grade uniforms
  • Embroidered Cardigans (PreK-6th) or Blazers (7th+) are the official uniform outerwear for HLSPV and may only be worn only when traveling between buildings.

Girls

Blouses:

  • K-6 White Modern Peter Pan Blouse (short sleeve AND/OR long sleeve)
  • 7-12 White Oxford Blouse with Princess Seams (short sleeve AND/OR long sleeve) with HLSPV embroidery

Bottoms:

  • K-6 French Toast V-Neck Pleated Plaid Jumper in blue/red plaid
  • 7th-12th Plaid Pleated Skirt Item #1065

Tie: French Toast Adjustable Plaid Cross Tie, Blue and Red (K-12)

Kick Shorts: Navy Blue Kick Shorts PreK-6th required, optional for 7th-12th

Socks: White knee socks K-12th (seasonal changes: in November-March girls may opt to wear thicker cotton white tights)

Shoes: Black Mary Jane styled shoes PreK-6th or Black Penny Loafer type shoes for 7th+ (no colored embellishments in either)

Sweater: K-6 Anti-pill Crew Neck Cardigan Sweater with HLSPV embroidery (this item is not necessary until winter when sweaters are needed or may not be needed at all if your child won’t wear a sweater while at co-op)

Blazer: 7th-12th Classic School Blazer with HLSPV Embroidery (This is kind of a fun thing we’re doing–as a rite of passage the older children 7th+ get to wear the blazer. The school will pay for this for all children enrolled full time (not for a la carte students) and give it to them at opening ceremonies as a welcoming into the upper grades.

Hair Accessories: Hair accessories are permitted so long as they match the uniform colors. French Toast has lots of great navy accessories if you want and also etsy has many cute accessories that match the uniform plaid exactly (looking for colors: blue red yellow- no green present)

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House Colored Scarves and Hair Accessories: to show spirit for the houses the members may wear their colors and/or mascot in the form of a well made scarf and/or hair accessories. Please use discretion and try and keep anything worn a cause of celebration (not for instigating fights or rivalries) and not a distraction from lessons.

Boys

Shirts: K-12 Short Sleeve Dress Shirt with Expandable collar AND/OR long sleeve oxford with HLSPV embroidery

Bottoms: K-12 French Toast Flat Front Adjustable Waist Shorts AND/OR Adjustable Waist Double Knee Pants, Navy

Tie: French Toast Adjustable Plaid Tie, Blue and Red

Belt: Reversible Dress Belt (any black dress belt with gold buckle is fine)

Socks: K-12 Black Crew Socks (any black crew length socks are fine)

Shoes: Any black slip on style dress shoe or boat shoe is fine (see school uniform website for the look and style)

Sweater: K-6 Anti-pill Crew Neck Cardigan Sweater with HLSPV embroidery (this item is not necessary until winter when sweaters are needed or may not be needed at all if your child won’t wear a sweater while at co-op)

Blazer: 7th-12th Classic School Blazer with HLSPV Embroidery (This is kind of a fun thing we’re doing–as a rite of passage the older children 7th+ get to wear the blazer. The school will pay for this for all children enrolled full time (not for a la carte students) and give it to them at opening ceremonies as a welcoming into the upper grades.

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French Toast often has 30% off coupon codes available, that can be found through a search on Google. Also get on their email list.

For questions regarding uniforms, please contact us

Q/A

Do I have to order through French Toast? Can I just get the clothes at _____ store?

The answer to this question is it would need to be indistinguishable. You will find the French Toast prices are very reasonable for the excellent quality of clothes. I’ve read nothing but rave reviews about the quality. People say the clothes really hold up to kids wear and tear. And only meeting one day per week you won’t need more than one outfit. Look online for coupon codes in google. $100 orders ship free.

So as for finding uniform items at another store–You might be able to find shorts and pants that are indistinguishable (check for belt loops, pockets, no cargo pockets, etc, match it to the picture, color needs to be identical too). But some items just won’t work–such as the oxford shirts, cardigans and blazers will have our logo embroidered on. The peter pan collared shirt goes under the K-6 jumper so it won’t have any embroidery but it can be difficult to find (it’s more of a rounded collar). The exact jumper or skirt may be impossible since I think French Toast is actually the manufacturer of the uniforms.

Shoes, socks, belts are a little easier. Look at the items in the online store and you can look for ones that are indistinguishable.