Uniform Information

*Blake Academy reserves the right to determine if any attire is distracting to the learning environment

Elementary School Students:
burgundy Blake Academy logo polo shirt with collar

Middle School Students:

  • sapphire Blake Academy logo polo shirt with collar
  • burgundy Blake Academy logo polo shirt with collar

*2018-2019- Will be a transition year for the middle school uniform top color change allowing students to wear either color.

Bottoms (Elementary & Middle):

  • Khaki/tan twill pants, shorts, skirts, skorts, or jumpers

Tops:
Elementary School Students:

  • Blake Academy polo shirt with collar (burgundy polo with Blake Academy logo)
  • Friday tee shirt (any Blake Academy tee shirt)

Middle School Students:

  • Blake Academy polo shirt with collar (sapphire/burgundy polo with Blake Academy logo)
  • Friday tee shirt (any Blake Academy tee shirt)

Bottoms (Elementary & Middle):

  • Shorts, pants, skirts, skorts, or jumpers
  • Khaki/tan twill pants or shorts or dark blue denim jeans or shorts
  • Shirts will be tucked in at all times
  • Pants will be hemmed – no cut-offs or frayed edges – free from tears/holes
  • Belts will be worn at all times if the garment has belt loops
  • Shorts, skirts, skorts or jumpers will be no shorter than finger-tip length
  • Shoes will be closed toe and closed heel – NO high heels, flip-flops or bedroom slippers
  • No bibbed overall pants or shorts
  • Clothing will be the appropriate size
  • Natural hair color only
  • No bandanas
  • No body piercings
  • Blake hooded sweatshirts (BLACK) — hood will remain off during class and inside buildings
  • Any jacket/coat/sweater that opens all the way down the front (BLACK ONLY)
  • Leggings may be worn under skirts, skorts or jumpers (BLACK, GREY, or WHITE ONLY)
  • Gray tee shirt (solid color, no logos, no spandex)
  • Black shorts (solid color /no logos, no spandex)

Supply List

Find out what supplies you will need for the school year. Please contact the front office if you have any questions or comments concerning the supply list.

School Safety

The safety and well-being of our students and staff is a top priority at Blake Academy.  We have procedures in place in case of evacuation, severe weather, and a breach of campus security.  These procedures are taught at the beginning of each school year in every class and reviewed and practiced monthly throughout the school year. Each person on the school campus will have identification visible.

Other Policies & Procedures

Blake Academy expects students to maintain a positive image at all times on or off campus.  Students will:

  • arrive at school on time, in seats, ready to learn by 8:00 am
  • arrive at school with supplies, a good attitude, proper school uniform attire, and a neat, clean appearance
  • show respect to school staff, parents and members of the community
  • abide by the PCPS Code of Conduct at all times
  • return the signed agenda planner on a daily basis
  • work hard in order to prepare for successful careers and to become leaders in our society
  • ensure electronics and their accessories are off and away while on campus

School attendance is directly related to school achievement. Parents have the responsibility to make sure that students attend school every day, to arrive promptly, and remain throughout the scheduled day.  ACCORDING TO PCSB POLICY-FOR THE PURPOSE OF A TRUANCY PETITION FOR ALL STUDENTS, 3 UNEXCUSED TARDIES AND/OR UNEXCUSED EARLY DISMISSALS WILL BE RECORDED AS ONE UNEXCUSED ABSENCE.

  1. Students are expected to be in attendance every day. When a student is absent, there should be a written note that will include the date, reason, and signature of the parent/guardian. When a student arrives after 8:00 a.m., the parent must report to the office to sign their child in for the day. A determination will be made using the criteria in the Student Progression Plan to determine if the absence/tardy is excused or unexcused. Excessive tardies and/or absences could be addressed by the school’s social worker or attendance team.
  2. Students must be signed out from the school office by parent/legal guardian or those authorized on the student emergency card with a valid picture ID. If at all possible, please refrain from checking out after 2:30 p.m. due to end of the day dismissal activities and preparations.
  3. Instances where students will be absent from school due to a trip or vacation with parents will need to be pre-approved from the principal. Please submit in writing the dates, the reason, and include a request for make-up work prior to the absence.
  4. Poor attendance or persistent tardiness will show itself in poor academic progress. Excessive absences or tardiness might require a parent conference with an administrator and/or attendance committee.

There will be no supervision on school grounds before 7:30 am. Upon dismissal, all students should leave the school grounds in a safe and timely fashion.

Parents will pick children up in front of the school. Please do not go to the classrooms or send another child for the student.

Our main concern is for the safe dismissal of all our students.

Please refrain from checking out your child(ren) between 2:30-3:00 pm.  If you have an emergency, please come in before 2:30 pm.  Instruction continues until the last minutes of the day.

We welcome visits from parents; however, parents cannot go to the classroom during instructional time.  In the case of a special event in the classroom, parents will sign-in and provide a picture ID to obtain your pass.  You must obtain this pass before, during, and after school hours.

The phones in the office are not for student use, except in an emergency.  Please tell your child(ren) your plans for dismissal before they leave home in the morning.  A student’s mode of transportation will not be changed without written notification from the parents.  Please indicate this change in your child(ren)’s agenda. Changes must be made prior to 2:30pm and will not be taken over the phone. 

Students should be picked up and delivered only in front of the school.  Loading and unloading procedures must be followed to ensure the safety of all students.

When dropping off your child in the morning:

  • supervision begins at 7:30 am
  • take turns entering the lot
  • drive at a safe speed
  • move your car to the orange cone in front of the school to unload children
  • follow the flow of traffic and wait until all cars are stopped before unloading
  • use the crosswalk by the flag pole where traffic is monitored

When picking up your child in the afternoon:

  • Pick up before 3:20 pm
  • Display your Blake Academy car rider sign in your front window. If the car rider sign is not visible, parents will be asked to go into the office, and show ID to pick up their child.
  • We discourage parents from picking up students across the street or in other unauthorized locations for student safety

Bike riders are to walk bikes on school grounds.  Bikes are to be kept locked in the bike cage in the front of the school.  Walkers should observe safety procedures while walking to and from school.

  • Follow adult directions while crossing streets or the parking lot
  • Polk County Public School’s Guidelines
  • Stand back from the roadway while awaiting bus
  • Emergency door must not be tampered with and must not be used for ordinary boarding and exiting of the bus
  • Keep arms and head inside windows
  • Cross the roadway 3 or 4 steps in front of the bus. Wait for the driver’s signal before crossing
  • Please do not move about within the bus while it is in motion
  • Outside of ordinary conversation, classroom conduct is to be observed
  • The driver is in full charge of the bus and students. Students must obey the driver
  • The driver has the right to assign students certain seats if necessary to promote order on the bus
  • No eating, drinking, or smoking allowed on the bus
  • Student must be on time; the bus cannot wait. Plan to be at the bus stop 10 minutes prior to scheduled boarding time.

Blake Academy students are expected to:

    • Tell an adult if a stranger tries to pick you up
    • Use kind words to others
    • Keep hands and feet to yourself
    • wait in a safe place away from the roadway
    • when the bus stops, wait for the drivers signal to board

At Blake Academy, we welcome volunteers during the day and on Field trips.  Volunteers must have approval from the district and attend volunteer orientation each year. Staff may request that parents accompany their child on a field trip and will notify parents in advance of the trip.