Al Ihsan School - Full time Islamic School
2018-2019 Updated Uniform Guidelines 

Website to purchase our abaya uniform:


**Navy Blue Abaya ONLY (Girls 5th Grade and up)**
--Abayas can be purchased at the Cleveland Location the first week of August for $25/each. 


Staff and students are expected to model proper examples of Islamic dress. To ensure modesty and a disciplined academic environment, all students will acquire and wear the necessary uniform items appropriate for their grade level. Students must remain in uniform at all times while on the school grounds, as well as during all field trips and unless otherwise authorized by the administration and/or School Board. The school reserves the right to refuse admission into class and school to any student out of uniform. In addition, it is the school’s right to determine if an item being worn complies with uniform policy, including of clothing (sweater, pants, jumper, socks, abaya/).  Students who fail to comply with uniform requirements are subject to disciplinary action are expected to follow the uniform policy.  There will be no excuses as to why a student is not uniform on a daily basis from the first day of school until the last day.  The uniform specifications are as follows: 
  • Preschool
    • There is no uniform required for preschool students.  However, please make sure students have appropriate attire for Islamic School.  
    • No open-toed shoes, sandals, heels, boots or are allowed during school.   
    • All girls must wear pants, leggings or shorts under skirts and dresses
    • Hair must be pulled back or tied back
    • Boys must keep hair above ear level and above

    Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd grade – Girls
    • Navy blue jumper only (must be long enough to pass the knees)
    • Light blue shirt under jumper (short or long sleeves)
    • Navy blue pants only under
      • Navy blue leggings are optional (no tights)
    • 2 piece white Al-Amira style hijab only (no exceptions) *for salaah only
    • Navy blue sweater (button or zipper) for climate control or covering arms *for salaah only
    • Black or navy blue socks
    • Hair must be pulled back or tied back
    • No long skirts, short skirts, or skorts are allowed
    • No jeans athletic pants, tight pants, hats, or t-shirts (without collar) are allowed during school hours.
    • Navy blue hoodie with Al Ihsan logo is only allowed (purchased from HomeTown threads)

    3rd and 4th grade – Girls
    • Navy blue jumper only (must be long enough to pass the knees)
    • Light blue shirt under jumper (only long sleeves – Oxford or Polo style)
    • Navy blue pants only under
    • 2 piece white Al-Amira style hijab only (no exceptions) and required to wear all day - no loose scarves or designs on caps
    • Navy blue sweater (button or zipper) for climate control
    • Black or navy blue socks  
    • Hair must be pulled back or tied back under
    • No long skirts, short skirts, or skorts are allowed
    • No jeans athletic pants, leggings, tight pants, hats, or t-shirts (without collar) are allowed during school hours.
    • Navy blue hoodie with Al Ihsan logo is only allowed (purchased from HomeTown threads)

    5th grade – Girls (UPDATED)*** Abaya and Hijab needs to be put on before entering the school driveway/parking lot ***
    • Plain navy blue only abaya (Can be purchased at the Cleveland location or at  EastEssence.com under ‘Al Ihsan School’ )
    • Girls are required to wear dark pants (black or navy blue) under abaya/  
    • 2 piece white Al-Amira style hijab only (no exceptions) and required to wear all day - no loose scarves or designs on caps
    • Black or navy blue socks
    • Hair must be pulled back or tied back under
    • or pajamas are allowed under abaya/.  
    • No, hats, shorts, skirts (short), or skorts are allowed during school hours.
    • Jeans, yoga pants (black or navy blue), and leggings (black or navy blue) are acceptable under the abaya/ only if the garment is long and one cannot see the jeans/yoga pants/leggings.
    • Abaya must be purchased from East Essence
    • Navy blue hoodie with Al Ihsan logo is only allowed (purchased from HomeTown threads)

    Middle School and High School (grades 6th and up) – Girls*** Abaya and Hijab needs to be put on before entering the school driveway/parking lot ***
    • Plain navy blue abaya only (Can be purchased at the Cleveland location or at EastEssence.com under ‘Al Ihsan School’)
    • 2 piece solid white (no designs) colored Al-Amira style hijab only (no exceptions) and required to wear all day – no loose scarves or designs on caps
    • Tuesdays they may wear any hijab of their choice (must be appropriate)
    • Navy blue sweater (button or zipper) for climate control or covering arms
    • Black or navy blue socks
    • Hair must be pulled back or tied back under
    • or pajamas are allowed under abaya/.  
    • No hats, shorts, skirts (short), or skorts are allowed during school hours.
    • Jeans, yoga pants (black or navy blue), and leggings (black or navy blue) are acceptable under the abaya/ only if the garment is long and one cannot see the jeans/yoga pants/leggings.
    • Navy blue hoodie with Al Ihsan logo is only allowed (purchased from HomeTown threads)

    Shoes – All girls
    • Plain black shoes, no white soles or color on any part of the shoe
      • pictures, glitter, stripes, gems, designs, light ups, etc.
    • Any athletic shoes can be worn on gym day
    • No heels and/or no wheels

    Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th grade & Middle School (grades 6th and up) – Boys
    • Navy blue trousers
    • Light blue shirt (Oxford or Polo style only)
    • Navy blue sweater (button or zipper) for climate control
    • Black or navy blue socks
    • Simple thobe (Islamic attire) on Fridays
    • No jeans athletic pants, tight pants, hats, shorts, or t-shirts (without collar) are allowed during school hours.
    • Navy blue hoodie with Al Ihsan logo is only allowed (purchased from HomeTown threads)

    Shoes – All boys
    • Plain black shoes, no white soles or color on any part of the shoe
    • No heels, high tops and/or no wheels
    • Boys must keep hair above ear level and above

    Hifz Program
    • All boys and girls enrolled in the Hifz Program must follow their grade level uniform requirements.


    Gym
    • All students in grades kindergarten – 11th must wear gym shirt and gym pants starting 2018 – 2019 on gym day. Gym uniforms can be purchased at HomeTown threads in North Olmsted.

    General Uniform Guidelines:
    • Uniforms must be kept neat, clean, and free stains, wrinkles, holes, and bad odor.
    • For safety reasons, please keep all pants and garments at ankle length.
    • Sandals, open-toed, high-heeled shoes and/or skates are prohibited for all ages.
    • Hats, bandannas, jewelry, watches & other clothing/accessories in addition to the uniform are prohibited by students in all grades.
    • Make-up, nail polish, unconventional hairstyles, highlights in hair, designs in hair (boys and girls), perfume (females), and excessive cologne (males) are prohibited for all ages.
    • Boys are not allowed to have long hair (please keep hair at ear level and above neckline), fancy or hair designs at Al Ihsan School.
    • Alteration of uniform specifications for PE is at the discretion of the PE teacher and the administration.
    • Compliance with the uniform policy is judged by the administration of the school and/or teacher.
    • Non-compliance with the school uniform will be subject to disciplinary action as outlined in the school discipline policy.  
    • Students not wearing the right uniform will be sent to the office with a call home and may be sent back home.
    Reminder: Parents are requested to write the student’s name on every uniform garment. Al Ihsan School is not responsible for any lost or stolen uniform items. Uniforms with illegible names or no name will be disposed of at the school’s discretion.

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