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Dress Code

High School (Grades 9-12)

Rationale:

Attire plays an integral role in our social formation and expectation.  As part of the way in which we present ourselves, what we wear is netter trivial or inconsequential.  Clothing creates cultural, capital, status, social differentiation, and is a significant factor in the social formation of students' understanding of themselves.  Many of these practices are learned in the social environment of school.

 

LRCA student dress is expected to be modest and in keeping with Christian principles. “Modest” means that clothing is loose fitting and covers the body according to directions below. Violation of any portion of the dress code may result in disciplinary action, with or without warning.

 

LRCA Dress Code aspires to create a look that is academically focused, characterized by confidence, comfort, and creativity.  

 

High School Dress Code Q & A

Tops (Men & Women):

  • Short or long sleeve polo style shirt; LRCA or small manufacturer’s logo only; any color or pattern

  • Short or long sleeve button-down, collared dress shirt; LRCA or small manufacturer’s logo only; any color or pattern

  • Shirts must be buttoned up to the center of the chest

  • Knitted sweaters and turtlenecks are acceptable in lieu of a collared shirt, provided they maintain a business casual look

  • In-season athletic team “Game Day Polo”, Fine Arts Cast, Band/Choir, or Academic Team Shirts may be worn on game or production days

  • (Women only) Dress or business blouses without collar or buttons are acceptable; must be modest and well-fitting

 

Bottoms (Men & Women):

  • Shorts (bermuda length), slacks, khakis, or corduroy pants; flat or pleated front;

  • Dress denim pants are permitted, providing they are solid color, darkwash or other similar style, and sufficiently business casual

  • Must be hemmed; no holes or frays; no baggy or sagging bottoms; must fit at the waist

 

Outerwear (Men & Women):   

  • Sweater, ¼, ½, or full-zip jacket, or crew-neck sweatshirt; any color or pattern; no messages or logos except LRCA or college logo

  • Outerwear does not count as a collared shirt

  • No hoodies or hooded jackets, except with LRCA logo

  • Rain jackets with hoods may be worn, though expected to be removed while in the building.

 

Skirts/Dresses (Women):

  • Young ladies may wear dresses/skirts.  Length for both must reach 4 inches from the top of the kneecap.  Skirts may be plaid or solid color. Dresses do not have to be collared, but must have sleeves that cover shoulders (or outerwear with sleeves), and a modest neckline.  If leggings or tights are worn, skirts/dresses still need to meet the length requirement.

 

Hair (Men):

  • Clean and neat; natural color; cut above the collar in the back, combed out of the eyes in the front; short braids or twists for afro-textured hair

  • No facial hair; no sideburns lower than the ear; no hair bands for men.

 

Hair (Women):

  • Clean and neat; natural color; no distracting styles

 

Details (Men and Women):

  • All clothing must be clean, appropriately fitted, and free of tears, holes or frayed hems.

  • Clothing should not have lettering or messages other than school or college logos

  • No head covering of any type including do-rags, bandanas, hats, visors, or hoods

  • No visible tattoos; young women may have pierced ears, provided that earrings are modest and non-distracting. No other visible piercings will be permitted  

  • No sweatpants, joggers, athletic shorts, pajamas, or scrubs any time

  • Students must wear shoes or sandals; they should be clean and neat

 

Wednesday Dress and Friday Dress Days:

  • Wednesdays are a dress up day.  Gentlemen are encouraged and expected to wear ties.  Young women are encouraged and expected to dress “church casual”  

  • Fridays are a casual dress day.  Students may wear regular jeans - as opposed to “dress” denim” - and t-shirts with appropriate messaging.  

  • Even with Friday Dress, no sweatpants (or sweat pant-like pants), joggers, athletic shorts, pajamas, or scrubs any time

Junior High (Grades 7-8)

Junior High Dress Code

LRCA student dress is expected to be modest and in keeping with Christian principles. “Modest” means that clothing is loose fitting and covers the body according to directions below. Violation of any portion of the dress code may result in disciplinary action, with or without warning.

Young Men

Shirts:

  • Knit polo style shirt, long or short sleeve, any solid color
  • Button down collared dress shirt, long or short sleeve, any solid color (shirt must be buttoned and not worn as a jacket)
  • No logo other than LRCA logo or manufacturer’s logo, smaller than one inch square

Outerwear (must be worn over a uniform top):

  • Sweaters of any solid color
  • Jacket
  • Sweatshirt (LRCA or plain, solid color)
  • Outerwear does not count as a collared shirt

Pants:

  • Must be hemmed, no holes or frays; no baggy or sagging pants and must fit at the waist
  • Corduroy, twill/cotton blend flat or pleated front; solid color
  • No blue jeans, athletic wear, sleeping pants, scrubs or similar wear

Shorts:

  • Knee length to 4 inches above the top of knee (front and back)
  • No frayed, baggy or sagging shorts and must fit at the waist
  • No athletic shorts, blue denim shorts or cut offs
  • Must be a solid color

Footwear:

  • Students must wear shoes or sandals and they should be clean and neat

Hair:

  • Off the collar and out of the eyes
  • Natural color
  • Clean and neat
  • No pony tails, Mohawks, or other distracting styles
  • No facial hair
  • No sideburns lower than the ear

Other:

  • No head covering of any type including hats, visors and hoods
  • No visible tattoos or body piercing
  • Clothing should not have lettering or messages

Casual Day: (usually on Fridays and occasionally on other special days)

  • Normal dress code
  • Jeans—no holes or frays
  • Modest shirts with no collars (such as t-shirts)
  • All modesty rules apply

Physical Education Class:

  • LRCA t-shirt
  • Navy shorts and or navy athletic pants
  • Socks and athletic shoes

Young Ladies

Shirts:

  • Knit polo style shirt, long or short sleeve, any solid color (shirt must have at least two buttons)
  • Button down collared dress shirt, long or short sleeve, any solid color (shirt must be buttoned and not worn as a jacket)
  • No logo other than LRCA or manufacturer’s logo, smaller than one inch square

Outerwear (must be worn over a uniform top):

  • Sweaters of any solid color
  • Jacket
  • Sweatshirt (LRCA or plain, solid color)
  • Outerwear does not count as a collared shirt

Pants:

  • Must be hemmed, no holes or frays; no baggy or sagging pants and must fit at the waist
  • Corduroy, twill/cotton blend flat or pleated front
  • No blue jeans, stretch pants, form fitting pants, yoga pants, jeggings, athletic wear, sleeping pants, scrubs or similar wear
  • Pants must be a solid color

Shorts:

  • Knee length to 4 inches above the top of knee (front and back)
  • No frayed, ripped, baggy or sagging shorts and must fit at the waist
  • No athletic shorts, blue denim shorts or cut offs
  • Shorts must be a solid color

Skirts/dresses:

  • Knee length to 2 inches above the top of knee (front and back)
  • If leggings, or tights are worn, skirt/dress still needs to meet this length
  • Skirts must be a solid color

Footwear:

  • Students must wear shoes or sandals and they should be clean and neat

Hair:

  • Natural color
  • Clean and neat
  • Not distracting

Other:

  • No head covering of any type including hats, visors and hoods
  • No visible tattoos or body piercing
  • Ear piercing for ladies should be no more than three earrings per ear
  • Clothing should not have lettering or messages

Casual Day (usually on Fridays and occasionally on other special days):

  • Normal dress code
  • Jeans—no holes or frays
  • Modest shirts with no collars, such as t-shirts
  • All modesty rules apply

Physical Education Class:

  • LRCA t-shirt
  • Navy shorts and or navy athletic pants
  • Socks and athletic shoes

Middle School (Grades 5-6)

Middle School Dress Code

General:

All clothing must be modest and appropriate for school. Modest means the clothing is loose fitting and covers the body according to directions below and in a manner that does not show the student’s torso.

Enforcement:

School administration has the final word for student appearance for all school events and reserves the right to change any of the dress code during at any time.

Required Uniform:

The required shirt is the gray middle school t-shirt. This shirt, purchased from the Warrior Wear Store, can be worn on Friday. It is required for field trips and other designated days.

Pants, shorts, and jeans:

Uniform pieces are to be in good condition, free from rips, holes, frays, bleached areas, and tears. Pants, shorts, and jeans are expected to be worn at the waist without being oversized or too tight. Knit pants, form fitting pants, jeggings, sleeping pants, athletic pants, scrubs, or similar wear are not appropriate.

Shirts:

Uniform pieces are expected to fit correctly, without being oversized, too tight, or worn as jackets, and be in good condition, free from rips, holes, and tears. All shirts should have a collar. If a shirt has an emblem other than the LRCA emblem, it must be no larger than a half-dollar. Either an undershirt or an outer-shirt must be tucked in. If an undershirt is not worn, the outer shirt must be tucked in.

Warrior Wear Fridays:

Every Friday as well as other announced days during the year will be designated as Warrior Wear days. Students may wear a Warrior shirt with uniform bottoms. Warrior shirts should follow the same guidelines as shirts for no uniform days as described in the handbook. Boys or girls may choose to wear a Warrior football jersey over a shirt.

Boys

Shorts: elastic waist or belt loop styles
no more than 2" above the knee
navy or khaki (tan or stone)
Pants: elastic waist or belt loop styles
(also includes corduroy)
navy or khaki (tan or stone)
Jeans: neutral stitching without embellishmentsblue wash denim
Oxford Style Cloth Button Down: short or long sleevedany solid color
Polo Style Shirts: short or long sleeved, with collar, placket, and at least 2 buttons
any solid color
Turtlenecks and Under Shirts: short or long sleeved, may be worn only under a uniform shirt (example: Under Armor)any solid color
Belts: must be worn with belt loopsany style and color
Shoes: closed toe, neat and cleanany color
Socks: to be worn at all timesany style and color
Sweatshirts and Sweaters: worn inside the building or outside the buildingany LRCA sweatshirt or any solid color
Outerwear: coats, jackets, hats (only worn outside the building)any style and color
Hair: trimmed off the collar, out of eyes, and conservative style (no mohawks). Certain ethnic distinctions will be considered when in line with a student's heritage.natural color
Other: head coverings of any type should not be worn inside including hats, visors, and hoods. No visible tattoos or body piercings.no long chairs or earrings


Girls

Shorts: no more than 2" above the kneenavy or khaki (tan or stone)
Pants: regular or capri length, also includes corduroynavy or khaki (tan or stone)
Jeans: regular or capri length with neutral stitching; no embellishmentsblue washed demin
Skirts and Skorts: no more than 1" above the knee; no jumpers or dressesnavy or khaki (tan or stone)
Bloomer/shorts: must be worn under skirts and should not be seen below the hem line.khaki (tan or stone), white, or navy
Oxford Style Cloth Button Down: short or long sleevedany solid color
Polo Style Shirts: short or long sleeved with collar, placket, and at least 2 buttons.any solid color
should not plunge at neckline
Turtlenecks and Undershirts: short or long sleeved; may be worn only under a uniform shirt. (example: Under Armor)any solid color
Belts: must be worn with belt loops. Ribbons and scarves may be worn as belts.any style and color
Shoes: closed toe, neat, and cleanany color
Socks: to be worn at all timesany style and color
Leg Wear: tights and ankle length leggings may be worn under a skirt or skort. solid navy or white
Accessories: hats, scarves, and gloves can be worn outside the building only.any style and color
Sweatshirts and Sweaters: worn inside or outside the buildingany LRCA sweatshirt or any solid color
Outerwear: coats, jackets, hats are to be worn outside the building only.any style and color
Hair: neat, out of eyes, and conservative style. Certain ethnic distinctions will be considered when in line with a student's heritage.natural color
Other: head coverings of any type should not be worn inside including hats, visors, and hoods. No visible tattoos or body piercings, except ears on females with no more than two earrings per ear.

Elementary (3y/o-Grade 4)

 

Elementary Dress Code (K4-Grade 4)

Enforcement:

School administration has the final word for student appearance for all school events and reserves the right to change any of the dress code at any time.

Required Uniform:

The required shirt is a short sleeved green polo shirt with LRCA’s emblem and name embroidered on it This shirt, purchased from the Warrior Wear Store, may be worn any day to school. It is required for field trips and other designated days such as class programs.

Warrior Wear:

Every Friday as well as other announced days during the year will be designated as Warrior Wear days. Students may wear a Warrior shirt with uniform bottoms. Warrior shirts should follow the same guidelines as shirts for no uniform days as described in the handbook. Boys or girls may choose to wear a Warrior football jersey over a shirt. Girls, K3-1st grade, may also choose to wear a Warrior cheerleading uniform.

Pants, shorts, and jeans:

Uniform pieces are expected to be worn at the waist without being oversized or too tight. Knit pants are not appropriate. Pants are to be in good condition, free from rips, holes, and tears.

Shirts:

Uniform pieces are expected to be tucked in and fit correctly without being oversized, too tight, or worn as jackets. All shirts should have a collar. Shirts should have no emblems other than the LRCA emblem. Shirts are to be in good condition, free from rips, holes, and tears.

Shoes and socks:

Shoes are to be closed toe, neat, and clean. Tennis shoes are to be worn on P.E. days and as part of the field trip uniform. Socks are to be worn at all times. Shoes and socks may be any style and color.

 

DRESS CODE - BOYS

Shorts – elastic waist or belt loop styles, navy or khaki (tan or stone), no more than 2” above the knee

Pants – elastic waist or belt loop styles navy or khaki (tan or stone-also includes corduroy)

Jeans – elastic waist or belt loop styles, blue wash denim

Oxford Cloth Button Down – short or long sleeved, light blue or white (no emblems)

Polo Style Shirts – short or long sleeved, white, navy, or field trip shirt (with collar and placket) no emblem unless LRCA emblem.

Turtlenecks and Under Shirts – short or long sleeved solid navy or white (may be worn only under a uniform shirt – for example Under Armor)

Belts - must be worn with belt loops any style and color

Shoes - closed toe, neat, and clean any color

Socks – to be worn at all times any style and color

Sweatshirts – worn inside or outside the building, solid navy or white – no emblems

Sweaters – worn inside or outside the building, solid navy or white – no emblems

Outerwear - Coats, jackets, sweatshirts, hats (only worn outside the building) any style and color

Hair – trimmed off the ear and collar, out of eyes, and conservative style (no mohawks). Certain ethnic distinctions will be considered when in line with a student’s heritage. Natural color.

 

DRESS CODE – GIRLS

Shorts – elastic waist or belt loop styles, navy or khaki (tan or stone), no more than 2” above the knee

Pants – elastic waist or belt loop styles, navy or khaki (tan or stone, also includes corduroy), regular or capri length

Jeans – elastic waist or belt loop styles, blue wash denim (regular or capri length, neutral stitching) no embellishments

Jumpers – K4-4th graders - may be worn with a white Peter Pan collared short or long sleeved school shirt (no more than 2” above the knee), navy, khaki (tan or stone) or school specific plaid

Polo Style Dress – K4-4th graders – short or long sleeved, with collar and placket (no more than 2” above the knee), navy – no emblems

Skirts and Skorts – elastic waist or belt loop styles (no more than 2” above the knee), navy, khaki (tan or stone) or school-specific plaid

Bloomers/Shorts – worn under jumpers, skirts, or dresses (should not be seen below the hemline navy, khaki (tan or stone) or white

Oxford Cloth Button Down – short or long sleeved, light blue or white - no emblems

Polo Style Shirts – short or long sleeved, (with collar and placket), white, navy, or field trip shirt; no emblems unless LRCA emblem

Turtlenecks and Under Shirts – short or long sleeved , (may be worn only under a uniform shirt – for example Under Armor), solid navy or white

Belts - must be worn with belt loops (no ribbons, scarves, or other items worn as belts), any style and color

Shoes - closed toe, neat, and clean, any color

Socks – to be worn at all times, any style and color

Leg wear – tights and ankle length leggings (to be worn under a jumper or skirt) solid navy or white

Accessories – hats, scarves, and gloves (only worn outside the building), any style and color

Sweatshirts – worn inside or outside the building, any LRCA sweatshirt or solid navy or white – no emblems

Sweaters – worn inside or outside the building, solid navy or white – no emblems other than LRCA

Outerwear - coats, jackets, sweatshirts, hats (only worn outside the building), any style and color

Hair – neat, out of the eyes, and conservative style. Certain ethnic distinctions will be considered when in line with a student’s heritage, natural color.

The administration has the final word on a student’s dress for all school events and reserves the right to change any of the dress code rules during the school year and to provide guidelines for events. Any exceptions must be approved ahead of time by administration.