School Uniform Policy

DRESS CODE REQUIREMENTS

It is generally recognized that good hygiene and proper dress promote high self-esteem and
better conduct. Godly standards of modesty and neatness are the main guidelines GCS uses to
determine the dress code. Our goal is to establish a manner of dress that will be both honoring
and pleasing to God. The following dress code is intended to accomplish a standardized school
dress without having to order from a specific uniform company or catalog.

REGULAR SCHOOL DAY DRESS CODE

Oxford/Polo style shirt or blouse –

  • Turquoise, Aqua, Black or White
  • long or short- sleeved
  • 3 to 4 buttons only
  • School emblem is required
  • Collar is required
  • Shirt MUST be tucked in

 

Skirts and Jumpers

  • Khaki or black
  • Pleated or A-line style

 

  • Skirts must be hemmed no higher than four (4) inches above the middle of the knee. Slits in longer skirts must be no higher than the top of the kneecap.

Trousers

  • “Dockers-pant” style
  • Khaki or black

 

  • *Trousers must be a “Dockers-pant” style and material, with or without pleats, with or without cuffs. No denim material, stretch fabric, hip-huggers, lowrise, “skinny” or corduroy pants are acceptable. Pants must be worn at the waist and cannot be slit or cut at the hem. Trousers must fit properly-not oversized or too tight.
  • Belts – must be worn at all times- except during PE; solid colors, No spikes or studs
  • Belts must be worn with shorts and skirts that have belt loops of any kind.

Walking Shorts, Skirts, and Capri’s

  • Khaki or black
  • Shorts and skirts must be no higher than four (4) inches above the middle of the knee.

Jackets

  • Only solid color sweaters or jackets are allowed.
  • Jackets and sweaters, and all other outer wear must have a school emblem
  • Hoodies are not allowed at anytime

GUIDELINES FOR GENERAL GROOMING ARE AS FOLLOWS:

Students must be appropriately groomed for school when entering the gym in the mornings
before school. Do not get dressed or apply make up in the restrooms in the morning at school.

 

All garments should fit properly-not over-sized or too tight. All garments are to be clean, pressed and maintained in good condition.

 

Shoes must have closed toes and closed heels – no sandals, flip-flops, house shoes or
slides are allowed. High heels are not allowed. Canvas shoes or sneakers are
recommended.

 

Students’ hair must be clean and well-groomed at all times. Boys’ hair length should not
hang over the eyes, or below the collar. Artificial hair color should be a natural hair
color. Extreme hair fashions are not acceptable.

 

Beards, goatees, and sideburns must be kept neat and trimmed. You will be asked to shave if it looks inappropriate and if a problem continues, you will be required to shave. If you do not shave at home, we will have razors at school and you will shave here. Tattoos are not permitted. If a student enrolls and already has a tattoo, the tattoo must be covered.

 

Earrings are not permitted for boys. Girls are permitted to wear no more than two
earrings in the same ear. Extravagant jewelry and excessive make-up are not permitted.
Fingernail polish, make-up or any garments or adornments of traditionally feminine use
are not permitted for boys.

 

No caps, hats, bandannas, sunglasses or any other “head wear” or “fashion statements” are to be worn by students during class time.

 

  • Body piercing is not permitted.

 

SPECIAL EVENT DRESS CODE

There are occasions when students go on field trips, attend special events or may not be required
to “be in uniform.” A modified dress code must be approved by school administration as
proposed by the teacher or sponsor for the event. As a rule, the standard guidelines will be the
general rule for allowing modifications. The following dress code guidelines for “special
events” also must be followed:

  • Only school t-shirts or school uniform shirts are allowed on field trips
  • Pants must be appropriately sized and worn at the waist
  • Clothing with tears, holes or ragged hems are not permissible
  • Clothing or jewelry that depict pictures or slogans, representing the occult, violence,
    pornography, gangs, rock groups, alcohol, drugs, tobacco or other items dishonoring to God is not permissible
  • Students who are not dressed in compliance with the special event dress code may not be allowed to participate in the event.
  • Friday is free dress day. Appropriate attire must be worn.  Nothing vulgar, revealing, or with holes may be worn.  The administration will ask your parents to bring different clothes if your clothing is deemed inappropriate.

P.E. UNIFORMS

Students in 5th through 12th grade will dress in solid plain t-shirts of navy or black and knee
length athletic shorts, navy or black for PE class. The PE grade for these classes is determined in
part by “dressing-out” for class each day. Students must wear tennis shoes/sneakers
whenever they are playing on the gym floor. All students in PE must participate and are
required to dress out. Failure to comply will result in disciplinary action.

*Genesis Christian School faculty reserves the right to have complete discretion on a case-by-
case basis of all dress code issues.

DRESS CODE INFRACTIONS

Each morning, first-period teachers will ensure that each student is wearing his or her uniform. If
a student is out of uniform, he or she will be sent to the office where a parent will be called to
bring the student clothing that meets the uniform requirement. Class time lost due to addressing
dress code infractions may be counted as an unexcused absence.

If the parent is unable to bring the appropriate clothing, the required item will be provided from
GCS and charged to the parents account.

It cannot be overstated how imperative it is for parents to ensure their child is dressed in
compliance with the published GCS Dress Code. The school administration views this as
a parental commitment and responsibility and believes that dress code issues should be
addressed and corrected at home rather than being left as dress code infractions that have
to be addressed and corrected at school. We will be more than happy to evaluate garments
before they are worn to school in order to avoid dress code infractions.

Assessing Dress Code Penalties

Students who continue to break dress code rules will be written up with a Dress Code
violation slip. These will be mailed home to the student’s parents who will sign and return
to the office. After three dress codes violations, a fine of $10.00 will be assessed. Consideration will be given to small children, students with handicaps, PE, and special dress days.