The ICS Uniform

Dressed for Excellence 

Immanuel Christian School is excited to introduce our new uniform provider, United Promotions! United Promotions is a local company, based in Whitby.

ICS Uniform Requirements:
All students are required to be in uniform every school day, unless otherwise communicated by the school. We have 2 types of uniforms, everyday and formal. Some items must be purchased from our uniform provider, United Promotions, using our school link. Some items may be purchased from alternate retailers’ uniform lines. These include Old Navy, The Gap, Carter’s, and Children’s Place. For the 2021/2022 school year only, items originally purchased through Lands’ End, or other retailers may be worn as we transition to our new provider. Navy Lands’ End sweaters will be permitted indefinitely if they remain in good condition. Below is the list of which clothing items being to be worn when. 

 

Everyday (Informal) Wear

TOPS:
  • Everyday Wear items can be found below the bundles on the ICS/United Promotions website ∙ Short or long-sleeved polos: 
    • White, with no logo, may be purchased from alternate retailers 
    • White, with logo, purchased ONLY from United Promotions 
    • Royal Blue, with logo, purchased ONLY from United Promotions 
    • Cobalt Blue, with or without logo, for 2021-2022 school year only 
  • Sweaters and hoodies: 
    • All sweaters and hoodies require a school logo and therefore, must be purchased from United Promotions 
    • Sweaters: Navy pull-over or button-up cardigan (Lands’ End sweaters are permitted)
    • Hoodies: Royal blue full-zip or no-zip  
  • No other shirts, polos, sweaters, or hoodies are permitted.  
  • If a shirt must be worn underneath the polo, no images or logos should be visible. It must be white. 
  • Non-logo white polos can be purchased from alternate retailers. Blue polos must be purchased from United Promotions. Cobalt blue polos may be worn for the 2021-2022 school year only. ∙ For the 2021-2022 school year only, non-logo blue polos purchased from alternate retailers and hoodies (with logo) purchased from Lands’ End will be permitted. 
BOTTOMS:
  • Options include pants, shorts, jumpers, skirts, or skorts/scooters.  
  • Shorts, scooters (like skorts) and jumpers are available through United Promotions. ∙ All bottoms are to be solid navy in colour and can be purchased from alternate retailers. ∙ Pants or shorts must be khakis, chinos, or dress pants. No leggings, cargo, track, or active wear.  Pants are not to have elastic cuffs.
SOCKS/TIGHTS:
  • For everyday (informal) wear, socks can be any colour.  
  • Tights must be navy in colour. 
SHOES:
  • Indoor shoes: athletic running shoe with non-marking soles, any colour 

Formal Wear:
Formal wear is required for picture day and some field trips, and any other times decided on by school staff. Advanced notice will be given by the school when formal uniform is required.    

TOPS:
  • Must be purchased from United Promotions, see “Formal Wear” bundle on website. ∙ White short -sleeved polos, with a logo 
  • Navy pull-over or button-up cardigan sweater 
  • Formal wear sweaters and cardigans purchased from Lands’ End are permitted, if they are in good condition. 
  • Hoodies are not permitted on formal days. 
  • Every student must have these 2 items to be properly dressed for formal day requirements. 
BOTTOMS:
  • Navy pants, or skirts/scooter 
  • Shorts for field trips, only when indicated by staff 
SOCKS/TIGHTS:
  • Navy tights or black socks  
SHOES:
  • Same as everyday wear 

Gym & Sports Uniform
Only required for students in Grades 5-8. Must be purchased from United Promotions, for both boys and girls. See “Gym Wear” bundle on website. 

TOPS:
  • Royal Blue t-shirt 
BOTTOMS:
  • Navy shorts

How to Order:

  • Orders are placed on our unique uniform website => ICS UNIFORM ORDER SITE The order will be placed there, by credit card. 
  • You will see that uniforms are divided into sections. At the top you will see formal wear bundles and gym wear bundles, for ease of ordering. Below the bundles you will see a list of all the different items available for both formal wear and everyday wear. All items, except shorts and scooters, come with a logo at no additional cost. We have 4 sections of uniforms. Girls and Boys sizes as well as Ladies and Men’s sizes.
  • Orders are placed only within a designated window of time. The first order window is *July 1 - July 24*. No orders can be accepted before or after those dates until another ordering window is opened. There will be additional order windows during the school year, with the next one occurring in the fall.
  • All orders are delivered to the school 3-4 weeks after the close of the order window. For this first order, they will be ready in time for the new school year. The school will contact you to let you know your order is in and ready for pick up.
  • Returns and Exchanges: Should you need to return or exchange an item; you must return it to the school within 10 days of pick up. Please order carefully using the sizing charts and check your items as soon as you receive them.
  • If you have questions about the uniform pieces offered by United, please use the “How can we help?” button at the bottom of the website.

We also strongly encourage you to label all pieces with your child’s name so that when misplaced or lost it can be returned. Your support in working together to achieve dress excellence will ensure that learning remains the primary focus of Immanuel Christian School.


Uniform Resale Program

Our Uniform sale provides an affordable option for parents to purchase gently used clothing that falls under the ICS Uniform policy and guidelines.

If you wish to support the school and other school families in need, please consider donating your gently used school clothing. Please ensure all items are clean and in good condition.

Other items of note:

  • You will need to purchase pants and/or other bottoms from other providers, as listed in our requirements. If you choose, you can also purchase white polos from these alternate providers.  Refer to the requirements document for more info.
  • For the upcoming 2021-2022 school year only, logo items not purchased from United will be permitted. Navy formal sweaters and cardigans will be permitted indefinitely, provided they remain in good condition. Refer to the requirements document for more info.
  • The school has some used uniforms available for purchase. Contact the school office for more information about our stock. 
  • We also have a private Facebook group for parents to buy and sell used uniforms. You will need to request to join. Acceptance may take a few days to process. Here is the link to the group: 
    USED UNIFORM FACEBOOK GROUP

It is the board’s desire for our school to stand out in the Durham Region as a place where we educate, encourage, and equip our students with academic excellence as they learn and grow in their faith. We believe our uniforms help to communicate our commitment to do just that.

If you have any questions about our uniform policy or requirements, please email Krista Ritskes at kritskes@immanuelschool.ca.