Uniform Policy

What is the uniform policy?

In order to establish a more serious learning climate among the students in our school, uniforms were instituted at Lily B. Clayton in the 1994-1995 school year as the standard dress code. The district also adopted a standardized dress code starting in 2006. Standardized dress will be worn daily except for designated days communicated through the weekly email, paper calendar or principal communication. Standardized Dress selections are available from department or discount stores of choice.

Standardized Dress must conform to the following components:

Bottoms: Navy, khaki, blue denim or black pants, shorts, skirts, skorts, capris, or jumpers are acceptable. All bottoms must be hemmed or cuffed. Skirts, skorts, and shorts must be no shorter than three inches above the knee. All socks or leggings worn must be solid white, navy blue or red in color. Pants must be worn at the appropriate size and are not allowed to bag. Jeans or pants should be free of embellishments and the school encourages students to wear jeans with a solid color belt if there are belt loops. Belts can be brown or black in color.

Tops: Navy, white, red and light blue are acceptable. The following styles are acceptable: collared shirts or blouses, mock turtlenecks or turtlenecks. All tops must have sleeves. The manufacturer logo must be less than a one and one half inch square with the exception of school logos. T-shirts must not be worn as outer clothing. T-shirts worn as under garments must be solid white. All shirts and tops must be tucked in and be of solid color. No advertisements or words are allowed on shirts.

Outerwear: Students may wear coats or sweaters to school, but must remove them once entering the school. Navy, red or white cardigans or sweaters for boys and girls may be worn during class if it does not disrupt instruction. However, students may not wear pullover sweatshirts or hoodies during class.

Shoes: Shoes must have matching laces or must be white in color. Appropriate shoes must be worn during physical education activities. Students are not allowed to wear shoes with heals or open toe/open heal when participating in physical activities.

Accessories: Tights, socks and hosiery must be of solid color (white, navy or red).

Optional: Students may wear Lily B. Clayton sweatshirts and t-shirts on Fridays only.

Is it okay to wear a red shirt?

Yes, Lily B. Clayton adopted a uniform policy in 1994 and the policy is still in place.  It differs slightly from the FWISD uniform policy that was implemented in 2006.  The main difference is that red and light blue shirts are allowed. 

When can my child wear their Lily B. Clayton t-shirts?

Lily B. Clayton t-shirts are to be worn on Fridays and red Lily B. Clayton t-shirts are to be worn on field trips.  Each child will receive a free red Lily B. Clayton t-shirt as part of Walkathon.  If you need an additional shirt, please order one from the school store.   

Where can I buy Lily B. plaid for my daughter?

In addition to the ISD uniform policy, girls are allowed to wear plaid jumpers, skirts and skorts.  The Lily B. Plaid is Red Plaid #94 and is available at FlynnO'hara Uniforms and certain other online stores.  Flynn O'Hara Uniforms is located at 1363 Carroll St, Fort Worth, TX 76107 and their phone number is 817-292-5437. 

 Attendance Policy

What time does school start?

Students should arrive at school by 7:45 a.m. The tardy bell rings at 7:50 a.m. Students are tardy if they are not in their seats at 7:50 a.m.  Please read the dropoff policy here to find out about dropping off your child at school.

What time does school get out?

Kindergarten through 5th grade get out at 3:20 pm.  Pre-Kindergarten gets out at 2:30 pm.  Please read the dismissal policy here about how to pick up your child by car or on foot.  A yellow flag means indoor pickup. 

How can I get an early dismissal for my child?

Early dismissal of students is discouraged because students miss valuable instruction. However, for those occasions when an early dismissal is unavoidable, students must be dismissed from the office. Students will not be released directly from class without a dismissal from the office, and students will not be released to anyone whose name is not on the student’s emergency card. A student who becomes ill during the school day should, with the teacher’s permission, report to the school nurse. The nurse will decide whether or not the student should be sent home and will notify the student’s parent.

What happens if my child has a late arrival?

Students should arrive at school by 7:45 a.m. The tardy bell rings at 7:50 a.m. Students are tardy if they are not in their seats at 7:50 a.m. Records of excessive tardies are maintained. If tardiness becomes excessive, the principal will request a meeting with you to discuss the tardies. A doctor or dentist note must be presented when the student arrives at school for an excused tardy to be documented. All other tardies are considered unexcused. Excessive student tardies will lead to parent meetings with the District’s attorney and fines.

Does Lily B. have before and after school care?

Yes, before and after school care is provided on-site by Clayton Youth Enrichment

Before School:  6:30 am-8:00 am

After School:  2:30 pm-6:30 pm 

Other off-site options such as bus transportation to the Boys & Girls Club or a City of Fort Worth Community Center may also be available.

School Calendar

How can I see the school holiday schedule?

Lily B. Clayton follows the FWISD school calendar.  We also keep the Lily B. calendar up-to-date with all FWISD holidays and school events and functions.  Please check the school holidays before planning any vacations.