Learning Environment

Establishing a safe and orderly learning requires all members of our school community: administrators, teachers, support staff, students, and parents to model the core values in all interactions at school.

School Expectations

  1. Follow directions the first time they are given
  2. Treat others with respect
  3. Keep hands, feet, and objects to yourself
  4. Walk quietly in the halls
  5. Do your best

Behavior Expectations

Indianapolis STEAM Academy has established clear expectations for behaviors within the school environment in order to support the learning community.  These behaviors fall into three categories:  Respect, Responsibility, and Safety.  These expectations contribute to a positive learning environment where students are able to grow socially and succeed academically.

Be Safe Be Respectful Be Responsible
Classroom

Sit in your assigned seat

Keep your hands, feet, and objects to yourself

Handle all equipment in a safe manner

Clean-up after each lesson

Stay in the classroom until you are dismissed

Listen when others are talking

Raise your hand to speak

Share materials

Keep up with your belongings

Keep your hands, feet, and objects to yourself

Be prepared to learn

Listen and follow directions the first time given

Stay on task

Complete class assignments

Turn-in assignments when they are due

Give your best effort

Hallways

Walk safely

Stay on the right side of the hall and stairs

Use the stairs handrails

Watch for opening doors

Keep your hands, feet, and objects to yourself

Go directly to class

Take a hall pass when leaving the classroom

Use quiet voices

Hold the door for the person behind you

Cafeteria

Sit at your assigned table

Keep your food on the tray

Keep your table clean

Stay seated until you are dismissed

Wait patiently in line for your food.

Empty your tray when you are done eating

Use indoor voices

Keep your food on your tray

Use table manners

Playground

Stay in your assigned area

Keep your hands, feet, and objects to yourself

Return all equipment to the storage containers

Line up quietly when it is time to return to the classroom

Follow the rules of the game

Play fairly

Everyone can play

Share and take turns

Restroom

Flush the toilet and wash your hands

One person in each stall

One person at the water fountain

Use the restroom then return to the classroom

Conserve water, paper, and soap.

Give privacy to others

Keep the restrooms clean

Dress Code

Indy Steam Academy will create a positive school culture and climate that focuses on academic achievement and a sense of community. Our dress code policy will help us foster unity, a sense of belonging, and purpose for learning that results in positive contributions to the learning community as members of the Indy STEAM Academy family.

While fashions change, the reason for being in school does not. Students are in school to learn and any fashion (dress, accessory or hairstyle) that disrupts the educational process or presents a safety risk will not be permitted. Personal expression is permitted within these guidelines.

Students are required to wear the school uniform every day.
Our school colors are Navy Blue and Yellow

Bottoms

Navy pants with belt
Navy pleated skirt
Navy Jumper

Tops (Must have logo. Logo patches may be iron-on or sew-on)

Yellow Polo Shirt with collar, button front (long sleeve Fall/Winter) (short sleeve Spring/Summer)
Yellow Long Sleeve Oxford shirt
Yellow Peter Pan blouse, collar, button front (long/short sleeves)
Blue V-Neck Vest
Blue Crew Neck Cardigan Sweater
Blue Tie (Boys)
Blue Button Cross Tie (Girls)
Blue Blazer (optional at primary K-2 grades)
No Hoodies or Sweatshirts may be worn at any time in school.

White Lab Coat (Knee length, long sleeve w/logo)

Socks

Navy Blue
Navy knee high socks for girls or tights – no leggings!

Shoes:

Black rubber sole bottom shoes (no gym shoes – except when taking PE)
Open toe shoes or sandals are not permitted!

Outerwear:

Students can wear any type of Outerwear but outerwear is not permitted to be worn in the school during school hours.

Hair

Only natural colored hair is acceptable.
Conservative haircuts and styles
If a student has selected a manner of appearance that is disruptive to the educational process or presents a risk to themselves or others, they may be removed from the educational setting.

Care for School Uniforms:

  • Students are required to maintain a clean, neat and healthy personal appearance.
  • Parents are expected to support the school dress code policy by making sure their children leave home properly groomed and dressed for school.
  • Student’s appearances should not be distracting to the educational process.
  • Uniforms must be neat, clean, and in good condition.
  • There is no “day of the week” uniform requirement.
  • If an undershirt is worn, it must match the outer shirt. For example, if a child chooses to wear an undershirt under a white button down, it needs to be white in color.
  • Uniforms are to have the school’s logo and patch. Parents will be able to purchase the school uniform at School Zone.

If you need assistance with uniforms, please contact the Parent Coordinator or Head of School.

Where to Purchase School Uniforms:
School Zone
5425 N. Keystone Avenue, Suite 200
Indianapolis, IN 46220
www.gpschoolzone.com
317-478-7889