Clothing and Dress Code

The following is the official dress code for Southview Christian School. All students and those involved with the school are required to follow these guidelines during all official school functions and whenever representing Southview Christian School.

The dress code policy for Southview Christian School is “selective attire” for all students in grades K3 – 12. One objective of this policy is an attempt to reduce the confusion (and thus, possible confrontation) between students, parents, and the school over our dress standards. Many times this can lead to frustration on the part of all who are involved. We realize that parents are in a critical position of being able to regulate what their children wear to school. We hope that the concept of “streamlining” our dress standards will make this a much easier task. Our desire is that the students of Southview Christian School portray principles of modesty, appropriateness, and distinction of sexes.

Students will be required to dress neatly, cleanly, and modestly. The administration of Southview Christian School reserves the right to determine that any article of clothing is inappropriate for school wear. This may include clothing items that are too tight, immodest, or worn inappropriately. In this case, students may be sent home to change, or parents may be contacted to bring a change of clothing.

This dress code applies to ALL grades and to ALL school functions, games (home and away), field trips, etc., unless specifically noted otherwise. Students are to be in school dress when attending driver’s education courses at another school. We recognize that special consideration may b e given for dress code during “spirit week.”

Boys

Boys must wear, with their appropriate clothes, a belt, socks, and approved shoes at all times. Shirts must be properly buttoned and tucked in at all times. All shirts must be in a solid color, and all colors except for pink are approved. Pants may not be too baggy or worn pulled down below the waist. The approved pant colors are as follows: navy blue, black, and tan. Jeans are not permitted. Boys are forbidden from wearing necklaces or bracelets. Students in grades K3 – 5 may wear tennis shoes as long as they are laced up and look nice.

Students in grades 6 – 12 may wear any type of solid tan, black, brown, and grey dress shoes or casual shoes (i.e. Sperry style or Vans). Boys are not permitted to wear high top tennis shoes, basketball shoes, or sandals during school hours .

Boys are permitted to wear tennis shoes or sneakers as long as they are clean and in good condition. Neon or fluorescent colored shoes , shoestrings, or decorative designs are not permitted at any time. Shoestrings must be fully laced and tied at all times. Abuse of this rule during the school year may result in following past policies that apply a more “strict” guideline. Any questionable items must be approved by the Administrator.

Hair: Boys are to have gentlemanly haircuts. The entire ear is to be exposed. Hair should not cover the neck so that it hangs down on the collar. Hair should not be unusually thick or bushy. Bangs should be no longer than the middle of t he forehead. Faddish or eccentric haircuts are not permitted. While many styles of haircuts do conform to our regulations, they violate our desire to avoid those styles that would associate our students with worldly groups or movements or an unkempt look. Any style which causes undue attention will not be allowed (we prefer the tapered style of cut).

If a haircut reminder is given, a student has three days to get a haircut according to school standards before disciplinary action is taken on the first offense. After the first offense, demerits will be issued without a warning. Students are not allowed to have beards or mustaches. Boys are not allowed facial hair and must be clean shaven .

Girls

All items of clothing must be worn both modestly and appropriately. Girls must wear shoes at all times and a belt if the item of clothing has belt loops. The length of skirts and skorts should be no shorter than the middle of the knee when standing and sitting.

The approved skirt colors are as follows: navy blue, black, and tan. Jean skirts are also permitted provided that they are of a solid color, with no markings, faded areas, holes, or frayed hems .

Shirts must be properly buttoned . 6th – 12th grade girls may leave their polo shirts untucked provided they keep a neat appearance. Shirts that are excessively long or that have a sloppy appearance may not be worn. All shirts must be in a polo style and a solid color with no brand logo – all colors are approved.

All girls may wear casual shoes (i.e. Sperry style or Keds). 6th – 12th Girls are not permitted to wear high top tennis shoes, basketball shoes, or running shoes. Sandals may be worn provided t he strap’s thickness covers a large portion of the top of the foot . Flip – flops may not be worn. Neon or fluorescent colored shoes, shoestrings, or decorative designs are not permitted at any time. Shoe strings must be fully laced and tied at all times. Abuse of this rule during the school year may result in following past policies that apply a more “strict” guideline. Any questionable items must be approved by the Administrator.

Hair: A radical change in hair color is not permitted. Highlights are fine. Faddish or eccentric haircuts are not permitted. While many styles of haircuts do conform to our regulations, they violate our desire to avoid those styles that would associate our students with worldly groups or movements or an unkempt look. Any style which causes undue attention will not be allowed.

Earrings: Girls are allowed two pairs of earrings in their earlobes. Cartilage rings are not permitted. Jewelry must be worn in moderation. Jewelry that represents worldly fashions and/or refers to something inappropriate is prohibited.

Previously Purchased Uniform clothing will be permitted as long as the clothing meets dress code standards in appearance and length.

If you have any further questions about our dress code or other school policies please don’t hesitate to contact us. We will be happy to answer all your questions.