Purpose and General Guidelines
As Christians, it is our desire for students to please the Lord and be a good witness to others both in appearance and behavior. We believe there is a definite relationship between good dress habits, good work habits and proper school behavior. We require students to dress modestly and attractively without drawing undue attention to them. Proper student dress in association with continual effort for good attitude and behavior are important elements of our wholesome Christian learning environment.
The dress standard for boys and girls applies to all student activities (i.e. sporting events, school plays, graduation, etc.) both on and off campus. Administration reserves the right to determine that which attracts undue or excessive attention to the wearer and that, which is questionable and inappropriate and is considered unacceptable.
Girls –in I Timothy 2:9-10 it says, "Women are to adorn themselves with proper clothing, modestly and discreetly…and by means of good works as it is proper for women making a claim to godliness."
Boys –in 2 Corinthians 1:12 it says, "For our proud confidence is this; the testimony of our conscience, that in holiness and godly sincerity, not in fleshly wisdom but in the grace of God, we have conducted ourselves in the world, and especially toward the brethren."
Special Note to Parents
Parents are encouraged to guide their student(s) to have acceptable dress at school. Parents of students in violation of the dress standard will be notified and a school uniform may be issued to the student for that day. There is a uniform cleaning fee that will be charged to the monthly statement for each violation. Parents are reminded to check their student(s) attire as they go out the door each morning. Uniform clothing that seems appropriate may not be modest or appropriate when carrying books, wearing a backpack or when the student is bending over. (For example: carrying a load of books may pull a top down in the front. Wearing a backpack may lift the shirt up in the back, etc.) All clothing must be in good condition, clean and pressed. All clothing must be of appropriate size and should not be too tight or too baggy.
Clothing, jewelry or accessories related to a group/gang will not be permitted on campus or at any school activity.
CCCS school uniform should be worn during school hours, during After School Enrichment or anytime on campus (except free dress days as approved by the Administration).
- Tops/Shirts -Navy Blue, Light blue or White collared shirts are standard dress code for boys and girls (short or long sleeve). Sleeveless blouses and tank tops are not dress code. Form fitting tops, tops that the undergarments can be seen through; short tops that expose any part of the stomach are not permissible. Blouses and tops must not be low enough to expose cleavage or undergarments. Girls must wear white undershirts under white blouses and shirts.
- Pants and capris – Navy Blue or Khaki (sweat pants, nylon/parachute type materials are not acceptable). Nice jeans that are not torn or frayed are acceptable. Pants must not be too tight or too baggy. Skinny jeans or leggings may not be worn. Pants, shorts, or capris must be of appropriate size.
- Dresses, skirts, skorts, and jumpers - Navy Blue or Khaki (these items must be no shorter than 5" from the ground while kneeling). Front slits are not acceptable. Skirts with attached shorts underneath will be measured as a skirt, not shorts. Absolutely no thin or clingy materials will be allowed.
- Shorts –Navy blue or Khaki, no shorter than mid-thigh.
- Jackets, sweaters and sweatshirts –Sweaters and sweatshirts must be navy blue, white (must be plain). CCCS WARRIOR sweatshirts or Calvary Identity sweatshirts may be worn. Winter coats do not have to be uniform colors.
- Shoes –any closed toe shoe, and sandals that have a back strap. No flip flops are allowed.
- Undershirts and undergarments –All undershirts or long sleeved shirts and turtle necks worn under shirts and blouses must be white, navy blue or baby blue so that undue attention is not drawn to the student. (Girls must wear white undershirts or undergarments under white blouses)
- Hair and Hairstyles –Hair should be clean, neat and combed or styled to an attractive manner (not in the eyes, etc.). Hair must be a natural hair color. All streaks and weaving must be a natural color as well. Avoid all extreme or questionable hairstyles. Hair should not attract undue attention.
- Belts –Navy blue, white, black or khaki (solid only) All belts must be worn inside the belt loops. Pointed studs are not acceptable. Belts must not attract undue attention.
- Socks –Navy blue, white, black or khaki.
- Tights –Navy blue, or white.
- Makeup –Only clear/natural lip gloss, eye shadow and mascara can be worn and it must be natural looking.
- Jewelry –Must be worn in moderation and not attract undue attention to the wearer. Parents- please consider whether your child can wear jewelry without it being a distraction to them or others in the classroom.
- Earrings –Girls may wear earrings that do not draw undue attention. Plug earrings are not acceptable. Boys may not wear earrings.
P.E./Athletic Shoes – On PE day's students must wear PE dress consisting of the Calvary Warrior shirt and solid black shorts. Gray sweat pants may be worn in the winter time. Students are encouraged to wear appropriate shoes physical education.
Field Trip Dress - On days when students have a field trip they must wear their purple Calvary shirt with nice jeans (which may be jean shorts, skirts, or Capri's). Jeans should not be torn or frayed.
Special Dress Days - Occasionally students will earn free dress days. We expect our students to dress according to these specific guidelines.
- Shirts:Shirts can be any color; may only have Christian writing, except for team jersey's; may have graphics as long as they honor Christ; need to be modest
- Pants, shorts and blue jeansare great as long as they are modest and not tight; graphics may be worn as long as they honor Christ
All clothing must be worn with modesty and appropriateness in mind. Administration reserves the right in all cases to determine what is appropriate and what may attract undue attention to the student.