Montverde Academy’s fall semester “new and used uniform sale” begins NEXT WEEK! New uniforms will be available for purchase from MONDAY August 10th – FRIDAY, August 14th, from 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. inside the MVA Duncan Student Center Store. Used uniforms will be available for purchase on TUESDAY August 11th and WEDNESDAY, August 12th inside the Roberts Gymnasium.
Representatives from Stride Rite and Sperry will be on-campus Tuesday, August 11th and Wednesday, August 12th only to assist MVA students and their families with any sizing concerns. New uniform items can be purchased using cash, check, credit card or charge to your student account. Dennis Uniform purchases can only be made online or at the Dennis Uniform store.
Over the summer, Montverde Academy has been accepting gently used uniforms. As the school year approaches, please don’t forget to turn-in your uniforms at the Administration Office building. Please only turn in the uniforms that will be allowed next year with your child’s name and grade. Uniforms that are clean, no stains, or holes (missing buttons okay) will receive credit. Credit does not expire – and is transferable to another MVA family. These uniforms can be dropped off at the Administrative Office main desk in a bag with the items listed and your name/student’s name and grade. Please note: Montverde Academy cannot give credit for any of the discontinued uniforms, and we will not be able to accept them. Used uniform items can only be purchased with cash or checks. A popular question: What is one to do with the discontinued uniforms? Discontinued uniforms may be turned in for recycling at the MVA Duncan Student Center or the MVA Lower-school.
The 2015-2016 school year will bring new changes to our current uniform policy. Certain styles/colors will no longer be acceptable. While we understand that some of our parents and students may object, we have been steering toward this goal since we added the purple version of the vest, sweater and skorts several years ago. It was the goal of Montverde Academy to “phase-out” the blue vest, sweater, and skorts over time, to give parents ample time to prepare. There will be no exceptions to this policy. For more information on MVA uniform policy, please contact Mrs. Lynne Moore, MVA Student Center Manager, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
As a reminder, Dennis Uniform, Sperry Topsider, and Stride Rite will be on Campus in the Roberts Gymnasium during MVA Campus Store hours in September (*MVA’s Campus store will be set up in the Roberts Gymnasium to assist purchases of approved uniforms for academic year).
MVA Campus Store Hours:
- 9/4 – 10:00 am – 3:30 pm Friday
- NO SERVICE ON SATURDAY
- 9/6 – 9:00 am – 3:30 pm Sunday
- 9/7 – 9:00 am – 3:30 pm Monday
MVA Campus store and Bee Hive Café will be open to purchase MVA Spirit wear and school supplies (located in the Duncan Student Center):
- 9/4 – 8:00 am – 3:30 pm Friday
- 9/6 – 8:00 am – 3:30 pm Sunday
- 9/7 – 8:00 am – 3:30 pm Monday
In related uniform news, the Academy’s Business Office and Student Center has partnered with American Textile Recycling Services in late July in an effort to dispense of retired MVA uniforms. ATRS is a company that educates and encourages the public to recycle their unwanted clothing, shoes, toys and household items. Donations are redistributed to many different industries so almost everything is reused or recycled and nothing goes to waste.” According to Mr. Long, “We don’t like to throw items away, this is a way to recycle items. Our uniforms will go where they are needed most, whether that be resold, recycled or delivered to victims of natural disasters throughout the world.”
Mrs. Lynne Moore is assisting the Academy with the new partnership too. “This year Montverde Academy has initiated a new uniform standards and discontinued some of the past styles and colors. The Montverde Academy logo represents a brand of excellence, and student uniforms are designed to represent that standard. As we upgrade and update those uniforms, it was important that the past clothing did not end up in local thrift shops and was used in a beneficial manner,” affirmed Mrs. Moore.