DRESS CODE

DRESS CODE AND APPEARANCE EXPECTATIONS

RLCA believes that appropriate attire encourages good student conduct and is fundamental to the development of wholesome attitudes and behavior. Students are expected to wear clothes that are neat and clean. We encourage modesty in dress as set forth in Scripture.  The dress standards that follow are intended to express these biblical standards and principles. Parents are responsible to see that their children are dressed properly when they leave for school.

 

SHIRTS FOR GIRLS AND BOYS:

All shirts must be ONE solid color. NO accent colors or striping. No pictures or words allowed, except the RLCA logo, which is optional.

Acceptable shirts:

Collared shirts. Must be loose-fitting and buttoned to within one button from the top.

Polo style

Spirit Wear shirts purchased from RLCA office.

Turtlenecks/mock turtlenecks are acceptable as long as collar is at least 1½ inches high. One solid color. No accent colors or striping.

Brand logos are only acceptable if smaller than a quarter

Short sleeved, ¾-length and long sleeves are acceptable

PANTS FOR GIRLS AND BOYS:

Khaki style (twill or corduroy fabric are acceptable, knit fabric are not acceptable)

Twill dress-Capris are acceptable for girls

No painters’ pants, baggies, carpenter loops, or denim

Khaki (tan), black or navy colored only

Pants with holes, patches, or frayed leg bottoms may not be worn.

No accent colors or striping or decorative embellishments (including, but not limited to: patches, netting, jewels, or fringe.)

Pants must be worn at the waist and waistbands may not be turned over.

No pants or wallet chains will be allowed.

 

SHORTS FOR GIRLS AND BOYS:

May be worn during the months of September and May.

Khaki style (twill or corduroy fabric are acceptable, knit fabric are not acceptable)

Twill dress

No painters’ style, baggies, carpenter loops, or denim

Khaki (tan), black or navy colored only

Shorts with holes, patches, or frayed leg bottoms may not be worn.

No accent colors or striping or decorative embellishments (including, but not limited to: patches, netting, jewels, or fringe.)

Shorts must be worn at the waist and waistbands may not be turned over.

 

SWEATERS, VESTS, SWEATSHIRTS

Only RLCA sweatshirts purchased through the RLCA Office

Sweaters and vests may have zippers

Polar fleece may be worn in place of a sweater or vest

Sweaters must be one solid color. No pictures or words; RLCA logo optional. Brand logos are only acceptable if smaller than a quarter.

A dress code shirt must be worn under any style sweater.

 

JUMPERS, SHORTS, SKIRTS, DRESSES

Solid khaki or navy blue only. No accent colors or striping. No decorative embellishments.

Items must be hemmed without frayed bottoms. Hem must be no more than 4 inches above the center of the kneecap, and waistbands may not be turned over.

Uniform polo dresses are acceptable but must be in either khaki or navy and the correct length.

 

GIRLS

The school discourages the use of makeup until high school, but this decision is left to the discretion of the parents. Makeup may not be worn until 6th grade. At grade six, parents must monitor their daughter’s use of makeup. Makeup that is excessive or distracting will not be tolerated. Makeup may not be applied at school.

Jewelry must be modest and may not be distracting. Large earrings or more than 2 earrings per ear are not allowed in school.

Piercing of any area other than ears is not allowed.

Unnatural hair colors or extreme designs are not acceptable. Hair may not hang into the eyes.

Light or neutral colored nail polish only.

No tattoos permanent or temporary are allowed.

 

BOYS

Extremes in hairstyle including unnatural colors and spiking are not acceptable.

Hats or caps may not be worn in school.

Body piercing, earrings, nail color, tattoos (permanent or temporary), or brands are not allowed for boys. Earrings must be removed and existing tattoos or brands must be covered throughout the school day and whenever representing the school at functions or activities.

 

HEAD COVERING/SUNGLASSES

No hat, cap, bandanas, etc. may be worn in the building. (Medical exception allowed)

No sunglasses may be worn in the building during school hours.

 

SHOES AND ATHLETIC SHOES

No inappropriate words or connotations on footwear.

Shoelaces must be tied.

No sandals, flip-flops, or shoes with wheels.

No light up shoes.

 

FRIDAY’S DRESS CODE

Plain jeans, long denim shorts, denim capris, or denim skirts may be worn on Fridays with a RLCA t-shirt purchased through the RLCA Main Office or solid color polo shirt.  No holes, sparkles or fancy stitching is allowed. Low rise or tight jeans are not acceptable.   

 

The dress code at RLCA is to be observed each day during the school year, for all school programs and performances outside school, field trips, etc., unless the school has informed parents otherwise.

 

RLCA reserves the right to make the final decision in questionable areas of dress code. Parents may be called to bring appropriate clothing when students do not follow the dress code. Elementary students are required to wear designated coordinated dress on a daily basis. If a child receives 3 dress code violations in a quarter, they will receive a behavior notice. Each subsequent violation during that quarter will result in a detention.