Dress Code Policy

Dress Code Policy

The Board of Elementary Education and the faculty ask that the dress of our children reflect Christian moderation and decency. Examples of wearing apparel or other items (pin on buttons, baseball caps, etc.) that have been approved in the past are those which feature sports teams, vacation spots, David's Star shirts, and others of a similar nature.

Clothing which advertises or makes reference to alcohol, tobacco, and rock groups may not be worn. Also, parents should consider whether characters depicted on items of clothing represent a Christian example and restrict clothing that does not.

If there is a question about clothing to be worn, please have the student BRING IT, NOT WEAR IT to school so the teacher or the faculty can check whether it follows our dress code policies.

Boys may not wear earrings.

Shorts may be worn from April 1 to October 31. Dress appropriately for the weather. Please note that the school dress code is to be observed at all school‑sponsored events (roller-skating party, athletic contests, etc.) as well as during the school day.

All Clothing should not be so tight that it is sexually suggestive. At all times, a student's clothes should be neat, clean, and in good repair. Students will not be allowed to change their clothes during the school day. If there is a problem, the student will be asked to put on their gym shirt or a gym shirt will be provided. (This would also include when the student is sitting, standing, or their hand is raised above their head.)

Ø Tops should extend past the top of pants at all times so there are no bare midriffs. Tops should not be low‑cut, revealing, or suggestive. Sleeveless shirts may be worn if the shoulder is covered.

Ø Spaghetti straps, tank tops, and low cut tops are not allowed unless a t-shirt is worn underneath.

Ø Cut-offs or tight fitting shorts, such as spandex shorts, are not to be worn.

Ø Jeans/Pants may not have holes or tears and may not be worn lower than the hips.

Ø Dresses, skirts, and shorts should be modest in length and appearance and no higher than the middle of the thigh are allowed. No short shorts! Sun dresses may be worn by girls in preschool through grade 4, but not by girls in grades 5-8 unless a t-shirt is worn underneath.

Ø Undergarments should be covered and not able to be seen through the clothing. Stomachs and lower backs should remain covered even when an arm is raised.

As you train your children to honor the Lord in their appearance and dress, please use the questions suggested here and refer to the above guidelines:

a. Is it uplifting and positive?

b. Is it something likely to offend a weak Christian?

c. Does it advertise alcohol or drugs or support their use?

d. Is the child dressed appropriately to play outside even in inclement weather?

e. Is the style of dress modest?

f. Is the clothing (especially shoes) safe and appropriate for physical activity?

g. Is the style of dress age‑appropriate?

h. Is the article of clothing appropriate for school?

CONSEQUENCES FOR VIOLATING THE DRESS CODE

1. The first infraction: the student will be warned and parents will be contacted.

2. The second infraction: students will be provided with different clothes to wear for the day, and parents will be contacted.

3. The third infraction: parents will be called so a new set of clothes can be brought to school.