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2014-15 Dress Code

2014-15 Dress Code
Posted on 08/19/2014
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Note: School logo on polo shirts, NOT required for grades K through 6.

DRESS CODE FOR GRADES K-12

All students will dress in accordance with the guidelines listed below. Gender-based specifications and exceptions based on grade level are noted within the applicable section. All clothing should be in good repair. No tears, cuts or similar type modifications to clothing are permitted. This includes notching/slitting the bottom of pant legs and/or frayed cuffs.

Pants

All students may wear navy blue or khaki chino-style trousers with belt loops. Pants should be of a traditional, conservative cut and may be pleated or flat front, cuffed or un-cuffed. Cargo pants, low-rise, hip-huggers, or bell-bottoms are prohibited. See K-1 note of exception below.

  • Suggested brands include Dockers, IZOD, Schoolbelles, French Toast, Dickies, Lands’ End, GAP, and Arizona.

  • If pants are khaki color, choose true khaki, a darker tan, and avoid lighter shades.

  • Belt-less style pants are prohibited.

  • Slits or notches at the bottom of pant legs are prohibited.

  • Pants shall be appropriately sized, appropriately colored, in good repair(free of tears, holes, frayed cuffs, and stains), and appropriately styled and worn. The style and fit should allow pants to ride near the “natural waist;” low-rise and hip-hugger styles are prohibited.

    • In fashion, the term, natural waist, refers to the smallest part of a person’s midsection or to a garment constructed to fit this area. No matter one’s figure type, everyone has a natural waist or waistline.

  • Note of exception: Students in grade K and 1may wear pants with an elastic waist. No belt, even for pants with belt loops, is required.

    Belts

    A belt must be worn at all times. Belts will be made from leather or a leather-like material, be black or brown in color, and have a plain finish with no decoration. The belt must have a standard buckle that is no larger than a student ID card. Note of exception: Students in grade K through 3 are not required to wear a belt.

    Skirts/Skorts

    Female students in grades 4-12 may wear the school approved skirt(s); females in grades K-5 may wear school approved “skorts.” Both are available for purchase through Schoolbelles. The SCCS school code is S0490 and must be used to shop for approved items. Approved skirts and skorts are also available for purchase through French Toast, styles 1302N, 1302X, and 1286G.

  • Skirts/skorts will be appropriately size, appropriately colored, in good repair (free of tears, holes, and stains), and appropriately styled and worn. The skirts may not be rolled at the waist and must be no shorter than 1-2” above the knee.

  • There are two approved styles of navy skirts for grades 4-5; style #1518 and 1521.

  • There is one approved style for grades 6-12; style #1525. The skirt for grades 7-12 comes in two types of fabrics and two approved colors; navy blue and khaki.

  • French Toast approved styles for grades 6-12 are 1302N or 1302X.

  • Only the school approved skorts may be worn by female students in grades K-5.

    Jumpers

    Female students in grades K-3 may wear the school approved jumper(s) available for purchase through Schoolbelles. The SCCS school code is S0490 and must be used to shop for approved items.

  • Jumpers will be appropriately sized, appropriately colored, in good repair (free of tears, holes, and stains), and appropriately styled and worn. The jumpers must be no shorter than 1” above the knee.

  • There are two approved styles of navy blue jumpers for grades K-3; style #1418 and 1421.

  • The approved jumper style is also available through French Toast, style number 1046G.

    Shirt/Blouse

    All students will wear a white dress shirt or blouse with a full-button placket (buttons from collar to shirttail) with approved pants, skirts, or jumpers. See K-8 notes of exception below.

  • Shirts/blouses may be made of oxford or broadcloth weave.

  • Shirts/blouses may have long or short sleeves.

  • The collar may be of any standard dress style such as point, spread, or button down.

  • Shirts/blouses must fit properly to:

    • Be worn long enough to prevent exposed skin

    • Be tucked in at all times

    • Allow the collar to be comfortably buttoned to properly wear a necktie.

    • Allow all buttons on the front of the shirt to be properly buttoned.

  • Shirts/blouses may be tailored to achieve a proper fit.

  • A solid white undershirt/undergarment may be worn under the dress shirt. If an undershirt is worn, it must be white, free of any visible printing or logos, and not extend beyond the dress shirt sleeve.

  • Female students in grades 9-12 must wear the school approved monogrammed sweater or sweater vest over the dress blouse from October 1st through May 1st. Any company or vendor that can create/replicate the approved logos can be used for monogramming.

    • The dress blouse and sweater/vest required in grades 9-12 is optional in grades K-8.

    • The dress blouse may be worn with pants, skirts/skorts, or jumpers. A monogram on the sweater is NOT required for grades K-5

  • Note of exception: The dress shirt/blouse is required in grades 9-12 but is optional for grades K-8. Instead of a dress shirt/blouse, students in grades 6-8 may wear a navy blue or white polo-style shirt with a collar. The polo-style shirt may be short or long-sleeved, may not have a pocket, and must have the approved school monogram design; and SCCS or SMCC monogram is acceptable. Students in grades K-5 may also wear a navy blue, light blue, or white polo-style shirt with a collar. A monogram on the polo-shirt is NOT required for grades K-6.

    Necktie

    A necktie (traditional long tie) must be worn by male students in grades 9-12 when wearing the white dress shirt. Any of the various neckwear alternatives—bow ties, scarves, ascots, etc.—are prohibited. The dress shirt/necktie combination is optional for male students in grades 6-8.

  • The tie must be appropriately themed and properly tied.

  • The tie will be worn pulled up snugly to the buttoned collar.

    Sweaters or sweater vests

    Female students in grades 9-12 must wear a navy blue V-neck style sweater or vest that has the approved school monogram design, SCCS or SMCC, over the dress blouse from October 1st through May 1st. A solid navy blue colored sweater—crew-neck cardigan, V-neck pullover, V-neck vest, or V-neck cardigan (Schoolbelles style #1970, 1993, 1994, 5912, or similar)—is an optional item for all students in grades K-8. In grades 6-12, all sweaters must have an approved school monogram, either SCCS or SMCC; monograms are optional  for grades K-5. Approved school logo apparel is available at Shirt Shack on Milan Road.

  • Sweaters and vests should be appropriately sized and worn long enough to prevent exposure of the dress shirt or skin.

  • When a sweater or sweater vest is worn, it must be of the approved style and design and worn over an approved shirt.

  • Sweaters or sweater vests must cover the beltline when arms are at rest or raised to shoulder height.

  • Note of exception: In addition to the sweater or sweater vest, all students in grades K-8 may wear the school approved crewneck sweatshirt, with the approved school monogram. An approved shirt must be worn under the sweatshirt.

    Blazers

     All students in grades 7-12 may wear a navy blue blazer over any authorize shirt/blouse/sweater combination. The approved Schoolbelles style #5820 or similar is acceptable.

    Shoes

    All students must wear sturdy, sensible shoes. The shoes must be a shade of brown or black, they cannot have a heel that exceeds 1”, and they must have closed back and heel. It is recommended that shoes tie or buckle for safety sake, especially at the lower grade levels. The following specific guidance applies to shoes:

  • The wearing of “dress shoes” is strongly discouraged. Any style of dress shoe—Brogues, Derby, Mons, Oxfords, or Slip-on dress loafer, Mary Janes—is acceptable. Sketchers of the “dress style” are also permitted.

  • Athletic shoes of any style—running shoes, court shoes (high tops, low tops, no tops), cross-training shoes, high-speed walking shoes, etc.-are unacceptable.

    • The only exception to the athletic shoe prohibition is for “boat shoes.” Any variation of a Topsider-style boat shoe that is made from brown or black leather or leather-like material is acceptable. The majority of the shoe must be a shade of brown or black leather/leather-like material. Boat shoes made entirely of canvas or other cloth are prohibited.

  • Boots of any style—work boots, hiking boots, riding boots (horse or motorcycle), cowboy boots, combat boots, etc.—are prohibited.

  • Several examples of other shoe styles that are unacceptable include moccasins, flip-flops, crocs, galoshes, platform shoes, sandals, slides, mules, ballerina flats, or slippers. These are all prohibited.

  • Note of exception: Students in grades K-5 are required to wear dress-style shoes except when the warm weather dress code is in effect. During this time, prior to Oct. 1st and after May 1st, students in grades K-5 may wear any style and color of athletic shoe with the clothing permitted by the warm weather dress code.

    Socks

    Socks must be worn at all times, must be fully visible outside the shoe, and must be a solid color of navy, white, gray, brown, black, or khaki.

    Outside coats, jackets, and sweatshirts

    Outside coats, jackets, and sweatshirts are not permitted during class time. All students in grades K-8 may wear a navy blue crewneck sweatshirt with the approved school monogram at any time. An approved shirt must be worn under the sweatshirt. Students in grades 9-12 may only wear the navy blue crewneck sweatshirt with the school approved monogram when the warm weather dress code is in effect. An approved shirt must be worn under the sweatshirt at all times.

    Accessories

    Any apparel accessories must be limited and in good taste.

  • Male students may not have exposed body piercing or wear any jewelry related to piercing.

  • Female students may have expose body piercings but will be limited to wearing only one earring in the lower lobe of each ear. When worn, earrings will fit tightly against, and will not extend more than ½” below the earlobe.

  • Students may not have exposed tattoos.

  • Male students may not wear nail polish or make-up.

  • Females may wear nail polish or make-up but these must be properly and conservatively applied. Note of exception: Students in grades K-5 are not permitted to wear make-up.

    General Grooming

    The hair on the head must be neatly trimmed and styled. No unusual hairstyles or colors are allowed. Any hair color or highlighting must represent a natural hair color recognized by the school administration.

  • Male students’ hair must be off the collar, above the eyebrow, and not extend below the mid-point of the ear.

  • Sideburns must not extend beyond the earlobes.

  • With the exception of sideburns, all facial hair is prohibited. Male students that have started shaving must be cleanly shaven every day.

  • Combs or picks may not be worn in the hair.

  • Unnatural hair colors including primary colors, secondary colors, and/or metallic colors are prohibited.

  • Hair pieces or extensions of any kind are prohibited.

  • No unusual hairstyles or colors are acceptable. Extreme styles such as Mohawks, faux hawks, carvings (designs, symbols, a part that zigzags or curves, etc.), spikes, and unnatural hairstyles are prohibited. The administration reserves the right to identify styles and colors as unusual, deem them unacceptable, and direct that style and color be changed.

  • No scarves, designs, or accessories are permitted in the hair.

  • Modest headbands in any color/pattern are acceptable. Flowers, feather, or other extensions of the headband are prohibited.

  • Barrettes, pony tail ties, and small bows are acceptable.

  • Feathers, flowers, beads, or any other yet-to-emerge fashion fads that are attached or applied to the hair are prohibited.

  • WARM WEATHER DRESS CODE

    A warm weather dress code will be in effect prior to Oct. 1st and after May 1st. During those times, all students, including grades 9-12, may wear a navy blue or white polo-style shirt. The shirt must have the approved school monogram design, SCCS or SMCC. A monogram on the polo-shirt is NOT required for grades K-6. Students in grades 9-12 may only wear the approved crewneck sweatshirt when the warm weather code is in effect. Shirts/blouse must be tucked in at all times. All other aspects of the regular dress code apply. The regular dress code apparel is also permissible on these days.

    Note of exception: All students in grades K-5 may wear navy blue or khaki colored shorts when the warm weather dress code is in effect. The shorts will be appropriately sized, appropriately colored, in good repair (free of tears, holes, frayed cuffs, and stains), and appropriately styled and worn. The style and fit should allow shirts to ride near the “natural waist.” Low-rise, hip-hugger, and extremely short styles are prohibited. The shorts must be no shorter than 2” above the knee. When the warm weather code is in effect, prior to Oct. 1st and after May 1st, all students in grades K-5 may wear athletic shoes with shorts. This is the only circumstance where athletic shoes are permitted. Shorts and athletic shoes are not permitted for students in grades 6-12 at any time.

 

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