Dress Code

 

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School Dress Code

All students will follow the school dress code unless otherwise specified by the Administration. Teachers are to check their students’ clothing each morning. The teacher that identifies the dress code violation will address accordingly with the student who is not dressed appropriately. The first time a student is not within the dress code guidelines, the parents will be notified explaining the nature of the violations. In the event a student comes to school without proper attire, but with a note of explanation from a parent, the student will be sent to the office with the note before attending classes. Final authority for judgment calls rests with Administration.

Student clothing must meet the following standards: it must be conservative, neat, clean, pressed, and modest. Clothes that are severely faded, dirty, torn, immodest, or in any other way present a disheveled appearance are not permitted. Shoes must be clean. For Elementary students, when weather calls for outer garments, each garment must be labeled with the student’s name.

CLOTHING
PK3 – 12th Grade: Students are to enter school in dress code and remain in dress code until given permission to change.


NON-CHAPEL DRESS

GIRLS PK3 – 5th Grade:
Shirt: Any color Polo shirt is acceptable. Stripes are acceptable. No screen prints are permitted. All-white long or short sleeved t-shirts or turtlenecks without ornamentation may be worn under dress code shirts.

Sweater: May be worn over collared shirt. No screen prints or text permitted on sweaters. Sweaters may not have hoods, and must come down to at least the beltline. Navy, White, Grey and Black are acceptable colors.

Jumpers: Lands End, Dress Code Store, French Toast are some of the places that carry what we are looking for. Navy, khaki or plaid are acceptable colors. Plaid is only available at the Dress Code Store. The plaid order number is 42. The length for jumpers shall be no shorter than the top of the knee, and MUST brush the floor when kneeling. Jumpers are available in tall if needed. It is mandatory that navy or black bike shorts be worn under the jumper.  Polo dresses are acceptable at the elementary levels.

Skirts: Box-pleated navy skirts are allowed for 4th and 5th grade only. Lower grades must wear jumpers. The skirt MUST brush the floor when kneeling. Skirts are available in tall if needed. It is mandatory that navy or black bike shorts be worn under the skirts.

Slacks: Black, Navy or khaki docker-like pants. No cargo-style or carpenter-style pants or any pants with patch pockets. Pants must be of conservative fit. No tight or baggy pants.

Shorts: Khaki or Blue knee-length, Bermuda-style shorts may be worn in August through October and April through June. Shorts with belt loops must be worn with a belt. No cargo-style or carpenter-style shorts. Shorts must be of conservative fit. No tight or baggy shorts.

Capris: Khaki capris may be worn in August through October and April through June. Capris with belt loops must be worn with a belt. No cargo-style or carpenter-style capris. Capris must be of conservative fit. No tight or baggy capris.

Skorts: Navy or khaki skorts. The length for skorts shall be no shorter than the top of the knee, and MUST brush the floor when kneeling.

Belts: Plain canvas or leather belts are required when clothing has belt loops. No text on belts, and no symbols or text on belt buckles. Pre-K students are not required to wear belts.

Hosiery: Tights or socks must be worn with shoes at all times. Socks must come past the top of the shoe line so that they are clearly visible. Socks must match and No stripes or crazy patterns allowed.

Shoes: No clogs, open toed shoes, or boots. Heels may not exceed 1-inch in height. No heelies. No slip-on style shoes for K3-3rd Grade.

GIRLS 6th – 12th Grade:
Shirt: Any color polo shirt is acceptable. Stripes are acceptable. All white long or short sleeved t-shirts or turtlenecks without ornamentation may be worn under dress code shirts. Ladies wearing tank tops underneath while leaving buttons unbuttoned is unacceptable.

Sweater: May be worn over collared shirt. No screen prints or text permitted on sweaters. Sweaters may not have hoods, and must come down to at least the beltline. Navy, White, Grey and Black are acceptable colors.

Skirts: Khaki, navy or plaid box or kick pleated skirt. Plaid skirts can be found at the Dress Code store. The plaid order number is 42. The skirt MUST brush the floor when kneeling. Skirts are available in tall if needed. It is mandatory that navy or black bike shorts be worn under the skirt.

Slacks: Black, Navy or khaki docker-like pants. No cargo-style or carpenter-style pants. No tight or baggy pants.

Capris: No Capris allowed at the secondary levels.

Belts: Canvas or leather belts are required when clothing has belt loops. No text on belts. No symbols or text on buckles. No chains, metal studs, or other ornamentation on belts.

Hosiery: Tights, hose, or socks must be worn with shoes at all times. Socks must come past the top of the shoe line so that they are clearly visible. Socks must match and No stripes or crazy patterns allowed.

Shoes: No clogs, open toed shoes, or boots. Heels may not exceed 2 inches in height. No heelies.

BOYS PK3-5th Grade:

Shirts: Any color Polo shirt is acceptable. Stripes are acceptable. No screen prints are permitted. All-white long or short sleeved t-shirts or turtlenecks without ornamentation may be worn under dress code shirts.

Sweater: May be worn over collared shirt. No screen prints or text permitted on sweaters. Navy, White, Grey and Black are acceptable colors.

Slacks: Black, Navy or Khaki docker-like pants. No cargo-style or carpenter-style pants. Pants must be of conservative fit. No tight or baggy pants. No undergarments showing.Shorts: Khaki or blue knee-length, Bermuda-style shorts may be worn in August through October and April through June. Shorts with belt loops must be worn with a belt. No cargo-style or carpenter-style shorts. Shorts must be of conservative fit. No tight or baggy shorts. No undergarments showing.

Belts: Canvas or leather belts are required when clothing has belt loops. No text on belts. No symbols or text on belt buckles. No chains, metal studs, or other ornamentation on belts. Pre-K
students are not required to wear belts.

Socks: Socks must be worn with shoes at all times. Socks must be visible past the top of the shoe line.

Shoes: No clogs, open toed shoes or boots. No heelies. No slip-on style shoes for K3 – 3rd Grade.

BOYS 6th – 12th Grade:

Shirts: Any color Polo shirt is acceptable. Stripes are acceptable. No screen prints are permitted. All-white long or short sleeved t-shirts or turtlenecks without ornamentation may be worn under dress code shirts.

Sweater: May be worn over collared shirt. No screen prints or text permitted on sweaters. Navy, White, Grey and Black are acceptable colors.

Slacks: Black, Navy or khaki docker-like pants. No cargo-style or carpenter-style pants. No tight or baggy pants. Pants must be of conservative fit. No undergarments showing.

Belts: Canvas or leather belts are required when clothing has belt loops. No text on belts. No symbols or text on buckles. No chains, metal studs, or other ornamentation on belts.

Socks: Socks must be worn with shoes at all times. Socks must be visible past the top of the shoe line.

Shoes: No clogs, open toed shoes, or boots.

 

 Chapel Dress

GIRLS PK3 – 3rd Grade:

Shirt: Peter Pan collar, white, long or short sleeved shirt or white turtleneck.

Jumper: Lands End, Dress Code Store and French Toast have what we are looking for but you can purchase elsewhere as long as the style matches.  Navy “uniform chino jumper” or plaid drop-waist jumper. Plaid is only available at the Dress Code Store. The plaid order number is 42.  You can also purchase PCA logo Jumpers online from the PCA website.  The length for jumpers shall be no shorter than the top of the knee. Jumpers are available in tall if needed. It is mandatory that navy or black bike shorts be worn under the jumper (except when tights are worn).

Hosiery: Knee-hi socks or tights in navy or white.

Shoes: Black, navy or brown dress shoes cut below the anklebone. Heels may not exceed 1 inch in height. No open toed or slip-on style shoes. No boots or heelies. Navy, black, or brown athletic shoes may be worn.

GIRLS 4th – 5th Grades

Shirt: Peter Pan collar, white oxford shirt long or short sleeved shirt, turtleneck or PCA Logo Polo. White turtleneck is to be worn under jumpers only.

Skirt/Jumper: Lands End, Dress Code Store and French Toast have what we are looking for but you can purchase elsewhere as long as the style matches.  Navy blue box-pleated skirt, Navy “uniform chino jumper” or plaid drop waist jumper. Plaid is only available at the Dress Code Store. The plaid order number is 42.  You can also purchase PCA logo Jumpers online from the PCA website.  The length for jumpers shall be no shorter than the top of the knee. Skirts MUST brush the floor when kneeling. Skirts are available in tall if needed. It is mandatory that navy or black bike shorts be worn under the skirt and jumper. (Except when wearing tights)

Hosiery: Knee-hi socks or tights in navy or white, or navy or white tights.

Shoes: Black, navy or brown dress shoes cut below the anklebone. Heels may not exceed 1 inch in height. No clogs or open toed shoes. No boots. Navy, black, or brown athletic shoes may be worn.

GIRLS 6th – 12th Grade

Shirt: White oxford shirt, button down collar, long or short sleeved OR PCA Logo Polo.

Skirt: Navy blue, box-pleated or plaid skirt. Plaid is only available at the Dress Code Store. The plaid order number is 42. The skirt MUST brush the floor when kneeling. Skirts are available in tall if needed. It is mandatory that navy or black bike shorts be worn under the skirt.

Hosiery: Knee-hi socks or tights in navy or white, or flesh colored hose. Hosiery must be worn.

Shoes: Black, navy or brown dress shoes cut below the anklebone. Heels are not to exceed 2 inches in height. No clogs or open toed shoes. No athletic shoes or boots. Shoes resembling athletic shoes are not acceptable.

BOYS PK3 – 5th Grade

Shirt: White oxford, button-down collar, long or short sleeve or PCA Logo Polo.

Slacks: Navy docker-like pants.

Belt: Black or brown dress belt. Pre-K students are not required to wear belts.

Socks: Dress black or brown. Socks must come past top of the shoe line so that they are
clearly visible.

Shoes: Dress black or brown cut below the anklebone. Brown or black athletic shoes may be worn. No boots.

BOYS 6th – 12th Grade

Shirt: White oxford, button-down collar, long or short sleeve OR PCA Logo Polo.

Tie: Plain blue or black tie.

Slacks: Navy docker-like pants.

Socks: Dress black or brown socks. Socks must come past top of the shoe line so that they are clearly visible.

Shoes: Dress black or brown cut below the anklebone. No athletic shoes or boots. Shoes resembling athletic shoes are not acceptable.

Belt: Black or brown dress belt.

Jewelery

Heavy, large jewelry is not to be worn. Jewelry with Christian symbols may be worn. No tattoos.

GIRLS:
Girls may wear watches, finger rings, bracelets, ankle bracelets, necklaces, and earrings (no more than one per ear, earring must be in the earlobe). No other visible body piercing is allowed or anything that simulates a piercing.

BOYS:
Boys may wear watches, bracelets, finger rings, and necklaces only. Jewelry that requires piercing is not to be worn.

COSMETICS

GIRLS PK3 – 5th Grade

Wearing makeup is not allowed. Neutral tone lip-gloss and neutral tone fingernail polish is permitted.

GIRLS 6th – 12th Grade

Conservative colors are allowed in moderation. Mascara may be worn modestly, but false eyelashes may not be worn. Black, bright/neon pink, orange, green, bright red and bright/neon yellow nail polish is not permitted. Soft shades of pink and other pastel colors are allowed.

BOYS (ALL GRADES):
Cosmetics are not allowed.

HAIR AND HATS

Students will keep their hair neat and clean and well-groomed, and in traditional styles. Hats are not to be worn while in school attire. When coloring hair, only traditional colors are allowed for girls. Hair coloring is not allowed for boys. Boys must be clean shaven. Sideburns are not to extend below the bottom of the ear, hair is not to touch the collar, must be cut above the ears and bangs are not to extend below the eyebrows. Long hair for boys is not permitted, this also means no ponytails or braids.

DRESS-DOWN DAY EVERY FRIDAY

On Fridays, jeans are approved. Jeans must fit appropriately. No under garments can be seen. Dress code polo shirts must be worn. All other dress code guidelines related to hats, hair, cosmetics, jewelry and footwear will remain in force. Clothing must remain modest and fit without being overly loose/baggy or tight. Clothing must not be torn, dirty, or expose the stomach/skin in any way. As always, final authority for judgment calls rests with the Administration.

SPECIAL EVENT ACTIVITIES

The Administration will designate proper dress for special events and activity days. All guidelines related to hats, hair, cosmetics, jewelry and footwear, unless otherwise stated, will remain in force. Dress code is to be enforced for field trips unless otherwise stated for that specific field trip.   Formal attire must also conform to PCA standards: it must be conservative, neat, clean, pressed, and modest. The garment must fit appropriately so that movement will not cause the dress to become immodest. No strapless or spaghetti strap dresses or backless dresses are allowed unless a permanent jacket is worn over top. A shawl is not sufficient to cover a strapless, spaghetti strap or backless dress. Under garments must be worn with formal dresses, and no undergarments may be showing.

DRESS CODE FOR AFTER SCHOOL EVENTS

It is important that school sponsored and sanctioned events that take place after normal school hours reflect the mission of the school. Dress code compliance at these events helps reflect our desire to do all things in a manner that will please and honor the Lord. Students are to exercise good judgment in what they wear and how they wear it. In case of any gross violations of dress code at an after school event (such as immodest, tight, overly loose or revealing clothing, or inappropriate logos or printing) the student will be asked to leave the event.

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“[The Wisdom from Above] Who is wise and has understanding among you? He should show his works by good conduct with wisdom’s gentleness.” — James 3:13 Listen to chapter Copyright © 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2009 by Holman Bible Publishers, Nashville Tennessee. All rights reserved. Powered by BibleGateway.com.

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