Dress Code

(revised 8/2013)

The LCS Board, in establishing a Dress Code for the 7th through 12th grades, seeks to advance a consistent Biblical World-and-Life view as students mature into adults.  The goal of the Dress Code is to foster a standard of modesty, neatness and appropriateness in attire recognizing that one’s dress is ultimately a matter of the heart (I Peter 3:3-4), and that certain aspects of our attire are a matter of Christian liberty.

“Do not let your adorning be external—the braiding of hair and the putting on of gold jewelry, or the clothing you wear—but let your adorning be the hidden person of the heart with the imperishable beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which in God’s sight is very precious.” (1 Peter 3:3-4, ESV)

Monday – Thursday Dress:

Pants & Bottoms

Female Students:

  • Chino, khaki, or jean pants, shorts, skirt, or skort in any solid color, stripe or pattern(within reason)
  • The length for shorts, skirts, or skorts, must not be more than 2” above the knee cap when standing
  • No ripped, torn, or clothing with holes may be worn
  • Pants and bottoms should not be tight-fitting

Male Students:

  • Chino, khaki, jean pants or shorts in any solid color, stripe or pattern(within reason)
  • No cargo, large pocketed, or baggy shorts/pants are to be worn
  • The length for shorts must not be more than 2”above the knee cap when standing
  • Belts must be worn with all garments that have belt loops.  No suspenders are allowed.
  • No ripped, torn, or clothing with holes may be worn
  • Pants should be worn at the waist. Sagging pants or shorts are not allowed.
  • Pants and bottoms should not be tight-fitting.

 

Shirts/Blouses & Tops

Female Students:

  • Collared shirts(oxford style, turtlenecks, or polo style tops) in any solid color, stripe, or pattern may be worn. Shirts should be buttoned appropriately.
  • Sleeveless shirts/blouses should not be worn.
  • Sheer or see through garments should not be worn unless the visible undergarment meets the dress code requirements for modesty.
  • Camisoles and/or t-shirts are to be worn as undergarments only and should not be seen other than at the neckline.
  • Sweaters & outerwear may be worn provided the required shirt/blouse is worn underneath. Sweaters & outerwear may be worn in any solid, color, stripe or pattern. Outerwear should be free of large logo/branding or lettering.
  • Tops and blouses must not be tight-fitting, cropped, or low cut.
  • No ripped, torn, or clothing with holes may be worn.

Male Students:

  • Collared shirts(oxford style, turtlenecks, or polo style tops) in any solid color, stripe, or pattern may be worn. Shirts should be buttoned appropriately.
  • All shirts must be tucked in.
  • T-shirts are to be worn as undergarments only and should not be seen other than at the neckline.
  • Sleeveless shirts should not be worn.
  • Sweaters & outerwear may be worn provided the required shirt is worn underneath. Sweaters & outerwear may be worn in any solid, color, stripe or pattern Outerwear should be be free of large logo/branding or lettering.
  • Shirts and tops must not be tight-fitting.
  • No ripped, torn, or clothing with holes may be worn.

 Shoes

Female Students:

  • Athletic shoes, sandals(no flip-flops), boots, or other standard flat shoes are allowed

 

Male Students:

  • Athletic shoes, sandals(no flip-flops), dress shoes/loafers, or boots(under long pants only) are allowed

 

Grooming:

Female Students:

Hair should be neatly groomed and well trimmed. No unnatural colors will be allowed(pink, blue, green, etc.)

Male Students:

Hair should be neatly groomed and well trimmed. No unnatural colors will be allowed(pink, blue, green, etc.) Boys hair must not touch the collar, hang below the eyebrows, or earlobes as it naturally falls. Facial hair is not allowed.

 

 

Friday – Chapel Dress

 

Female Students:

  • White Oxford style blouse (short or long sleeve)
  • Khaki skirt(measuring 2” above the knee cap when standing)
  • Navy Sweater (optional, but no other outer garment is acceptable)
  • Dress shoes (appropriate dress sandals or dress boots; no Uggs, athletic shoes, flip-flops, Toms or Sperry’s are allowed for chapel dress)

Male Students:

  • White Oxford style shirt
  • Khaki pants
  • Tie(must be worn from the beginning of school until the conclusion of chapel)
  • Navy Blazer(should be worn to chapel but not necessary during classes)
  • Dress shoes (closed toed shoes with socks; no athletic shoes, flip-flops, sandals, boots, or Toms are allowed for chapel dress)

If there is a violation of the dress code, LCHS reserves the right to call the parent/guardian to pick up the student to go home and change with the absence or tardy nature being unexcused.

Disclaimer:

A dress code can only address certain details. The LCS administration and school staff cannot anticipate every dress code concern that may arise, and therefore reserves the right to alter or add to the code in an effort to maintain the standards of modesty, neatness and appropriateness.

 

DRESS CODE AMENDMENT

The following is considered to be inappropriate and in violation of the dress code; including but not limited to:

 

  1. Clothing that exposes undergarments in anyway
  2. Bare feet or house slippers
  3. Bare midriffs. Midriffs should not be exposed while standing or sitting
  4. Sweat pants, tight knits, nylon or mesh athletic shorts, pajama pants
  5. Clothing that exposes undergarments
  6. Caps, shades, or headwear (Students may wear such items to school provided they are placed in his/her locker immediately upon entering the building and they are left in the locker until the student leaves the building for the day.  At no time will a student be permitted to wear headwear inside.)
  7. Tank tops
  8. Clothing normally worn as undergarment
  9. Backless or low-cut tops or dresses
  10. Unfastened fasteners designed for use with an article of clothing with the exception of appropriate collar buttons
  11. Ornamentation that is carried or worn on the body or clothing that could be used as a weapon including but not limited to chains, canes, leather straps, etc.
  12. Any jewelry and/or items of ornamentation that depicts weapons of violence or substance illegal to minors.
  13. Neither male nor female students shall be permitted to wear rings and/or studs in their noses, tongues, or other exposed body parts. Only females are allowed to wear earrings.
  14. Clothing worn inside out
  15. Tattoos

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