Family Handbook

Uniform Policy
Safety and Security Protocol

Greenway Academy Uniform Policy

The Greenway Academy dress code is part of our mission to instill modesty based on Islamic values and principles. We believe that a uniform dress code fosters a sense of belonging, promotes a positive learning environment, and reflects the values and identity of our Islamic school community. The following uniform policy has been implemented to maintain a neat, respectful and modest appearance while ensuring comfort and practicality for our students in kindergarten through 9th grade.

Staff and students are expected to model proper examples of Islamic dress. To ensure modesty, dress code should be followed every school day appropriate to their grade level, except on special occasions, which will be announced by the school administration.

As partners in your childs’ educational experience, we hope that our parents can assist by checking the dress code every day prior to leaving the house.
School staff will be checking daily that each student is following the dress code.

The uniform policy specifications are as follows:


  1. Short sleeve or long sleeve polo; white or light blue (please see Great Hearts uniform policy as well. Click on this link to take you there.)
  2. Any colored long pull-on pants or knee-high length pants
  3. Any colored cardigans, jackets or vests are allowed.
  4. Closed toe-shoes


K to 4th grade:

  1. Short sleeve or long sleeve polo; white or light blue (please see Great Hearts uniform policy as well. Click on this link to take you there.)
  2. Any colored long pull-on pants
  3. Any colored long skirts with leggings under
  4. Any colored long sleeve cardigans or jackets are allowed.
  5. Closed toe-shoes.

5th to 9th grade:

  1. Long sleeve polo; white or light blue (please see Great Hearts uniform policy as well. Click on this link to take you there.)
  2. Hijab/headscarf (no bright colors, or sequin) (2 piece solid white Al-Amira style hijab preferred) and required to wear all day – no loose scarves or designs on caps. Hijab should be secured on head, hair, ear and neck should be covered.
  3. Any colored long pull-on pants
  4. Any colored long skirts with leggings under
  5. Any colored long sleeve cardigans or jackets are allowed.
  6. Closed toe-shoes.

Physical Education (PE) Uniform:

  • Students must wear the uniform during physical education classes.
  • The PE uniform consists of appropriate athletic shoes.

Non-Uniform Days and Special Events:

  • On designated non-uniform days or special events, students may wear modest and appropriate clothing as approved by the school administration.

All grades should follow the below guidelines:

  1. All students are required to wear the official school uniform during school hours, school-related events, and field trips unless otherwise specified.
  2. Grooming Hair should be groomed to be out of the face and allow for clear eye contact. No artificial coloring of the hair, extreme spiking of the hair or mohawks (including combed down or over and some facsimile of a mohawk).
  3. Hair gel that helps the hair stay in place or controls curly hair is allowable.
  4. Footwear is to be enclosed in the back or have straps on the heels (flip flops are not appropriate for school). Athletic shoes are to be worn for PE.
  5. Clothing is required to be clean and without holes or rips. Clothing, hijabs, face masks and sweatshirts, may not have any wording or images other than clothing brand names (i.e. Quicksilver, Old Navy, etc.)
  6. Clothing is to be appropriately sized (not too baggy and not too tight), and undergarment is not to be visible.
  7. Jewelry placed into parts of the body other than a girl’s ears is not permitted for any student (boys are not permitted to wear earrings to school or any school events).
  8. Students in elementary school may not wear makeup to school.
  9. Hats are not to be worn indoors or at any public gathering. Hats are welcomed outside for recess. Hats are required to be worn as intended (for example: brims of hats should be forward and not inside-out). Kufi hats are an exception.
  10. Backpacks, jewelry, buttons, stickers, etc. that advertise, promote, or picture alcoholic beverages, tobacco, drugs, sexual, or violent behavior are not acceptable.
  11. Items related to any gang logos, pictures, gestures, symbols or emblems or related language that may suggest intimidation or threat are not acceptable.
  12. Chains (except delicate chain jewelry) are not permitted at school.

Consequences for Dress Code Violation

  1. If a student violates the dress code, he or she will be referred to the office. The office will keep track of students who come to the office for dress code. The first or second time to the office may be a recorded warning depending on the seriousness of the dress code infraction.
    Repeat trips to the office or a more serious dress code infraction will result in the student needing to change clothes. At this point, a set of clothing (PE uniform or used school shirt,) will be given to the student, and he/she will be asked to change into that clothing and bring it back to school cleaned for the following day. Obviously, we will make every attempt to protect the child’s dignity and respect in this exchange, but also expect the parent’s cooperation for such action. Parents may need to drive to school to provide a change of clothing, if necessary. Part of the correction will be in the child’s requirement to change into clothing provided by the school or clothing provided by the parents depending on the situation.
    Continued dress code infractions will result in further disciplinary action depending on the severity of the issues involved.
    Parents are urged to be constantly aware of what their child is wearing or taking to school.


We believe that our school uniform policy promotes unity, discipline, and a sense of identity among our students. We appreciate your support and cooperation in ensuring that our students adhere to the uniform guidelines.

For any questions or clarifications regarding the school uniform, please feel free to contact the school administration.

Thank you for your partnership in providing the best educational experience for our students.


At Greenway Academy, the safety and well-being of our students, staff, and visitors are our top priorities. To ensure a secure learning environment, we have developed a comprehensive safety and security protocol. This protocol outlines the measures we take to prevent and respond to potential emergencies and ensure the safety of everyone within our school premises.

Updated (07/23/2023)

Visitor Management:

  1. All visitors must report to the main office upon arrival and sign in.
  2. Visitors will receive a visitor name tag, which must be worn visibly at all times while on school grounds.
  3. Staff members will challenge any unidentified individuals and escort them to the main office for verification.
  4. Parents or guardians picking up students during school hours must provide valid identification.
  5. The Masjid will be open to visitors during Dhuhr prayer. Once the prayer concludes, our family and community members are kindly asked to leave campus promptly for security reasons. Our closed campus policy will resume following the end of prayer time.

Access Control:

  1. Daily full time presence of armed security staff from opening to closing hours all along the periphery of the property.
  2. Exterior doors will remain locked during school hours, and entry will be allowed only through the main entrance. We will follow a closed campus policy during school hours.
  3. Security cameras will monitor entrances and key areas of the school premises.
  4. Gated property from both entry and exit will be locked during school hours, access into the property will be obtained through security staff only.

Emergency Drills:

  1. Regular fire drills, lockdown drills, and other emergency drills will be conducted throughout the school year.
    Drills will be practiced with the utmost seriousness to prepare students and staff for real emergencies.


  1. Communication with parents and guardians will be maintained through official channels, such as email, phone calls and school newsletters.
  2. In case of emergencies, parents will be informed right away.

Emergency Response Team:

  1. Display of emergency number in each classroom that include local police station, ambulance, school security, principal etc
  2. Fire extinguisher for each classroom will be installed.
  3. The school will have a designated emergency response team consisting of trained staff members.
  4. The team will be responsible for coordinating emergency response and providing assistance during critical situations.

Medical Emergencies:

  1. The school will maintain updated medical records and emergency contact information for each student.
    Staff members will receive basic first aid and CPR training.
  2. Emergency medical supplies will be available and accessible at strategic locations within the school.

Crisis Management:

  1. The school will develop a crisis management plan, which includes responses to various potential emergency situations.
  2. The crisis management plan will be regularly reviewed, updated, and communicated to staff members.

Bullying Prevention:

  1. The school will implement a comprehensive bullying prevention program to create a safe and respectful environment.
  2. Staff members will be trained to identify signs of bullying and respond appropriately.

Evacuation Plan:

  1. The school will have a well-defined evacuation plan in case of emergencies that require vacating the premises.
  2. Evacuation routes and assembly areas will be clearly marked and communicated to staff and students.

Staff Training:

  1. All staff members will receive regular training on safety and security protocols.
  2. Training sessions will cover emergency response, crisis management, and student safety.

By adhering to these safety and security protocols, we aim to create a secure learning environment where students can thrive and grow without any compromise on their well-being.

We appreciate the cooperation and support of our school community in maintaining a safe.

Updated (07/24/2023)

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