The purpose of establishing a dress code for middle school students is to allow all students to work comfortably and without distraction, yet still project a business-like image for each other, for our visitors, and for the younger students in our building. Because all clothing is not appropriate as school attire, the following guidelines will help you determine what is appropriate to wear to school. Since all possibilities cannot possibly be accounted for, we rely on the common sense and good judgment of our parents, students, faculty, and staff when determining appropriate or inappropriate school/business attire.
1. All students in the Middle School will wear white collared shirts with sleeves, or long-sleeved white turtlenecks. Shirts without the LCDS logo must not have a brand logo larger than a quarter. Please refer to the accompanying illustrations for complete details regarding appropriate tops.
2. All students will wear khaki bottoms. Long pants, capris, shorts, skorts, skirts, or the LCDS kilt may be worn, as long as the length of these items conforms to the accompanying illustrations. Girls may wear only white, black, or burgundy leggings under skirts or kilts.
3. Clothing that is excessively tight or that reveals cleavage, your back, your chest, your stomach, or your underwear is also not appropriate in a school/business setting; therefore, pants, shorts, and skirts should be worn near the natural waistline. If they are not, you may be required to tuck in your top and wear an appropriate belt. Torn, dirty, or frayed clothing is unacceptable, as are distracting accessories.
4. Students may wear white or gray LCDS sweatshirts or sleeveless black or charcoal LCDS vests over their collared shirts. Students are required be in uniform before entering advisory at 8:10 A.M. On game days, team members may wear the appropriate uniform shirt or jacket; on other days, this attire is not permitted.
5. Conservative sneakers, loafers, flats, and sandals with a back strap are acceptable school attire. Flip-flops, slippers, and any sandal without a back strap are unacceptable. For hygiene purposes, socks must be worn with sneakers.
These guidelines apply to dress-down days and all Middle School functions, except that tops and bottoms do not have to be khaki and white, and shirts do not necessarily have to be collared.
Please consider this handbook as your first warning.
1. In the event that you do not comply with the required dress code, you will be given appropriate attire for school, you will be required to call your parents immediately to inform them of the infraction, and a letter will be sent home to your parents/guardians reiterating the nature of the infraction. It is our hope that your parents will discuss the need for complying with school guidelines, so that there will not be a second infraction.
2. All other dress code violations will require that your parent/guardian bring the appropriate clothing to school for you. You will wear the school-provided alternative until such time as appropriate attire can be delivered to you.