Grants Pass Seventh-day Adventist School

A Private Christian School with a Quality Curriculum and Attentive Staff

GRANTS PASS SCHOOL’S DRESS CODE POLICY

CAMPUS ATTIRE

It is the school’s desire to project a positive Christian image. The principles which guide the dress policy are standards of excellence, which encourage modesty, simplicity, cleanliness, safety and health.

Function:

  • Respect for context (dress appropriately for the occasion)
  • Durability

Gender:

  • Appropriateness
  • Be distinct

Health:

  • Warm enough
  • Loose enough
  • Covered enough

Modesty:

  • Tops are high enough
  • Bottoms are low enough
  • Everywhere is loose enough
  • Everywhere is opaque enough

Principles:

  • Simplicity
  • Economy/Thrift
  • Lacks display that draws undue attention
  • Consistent with Christian values

The school administration always has the final determination on the appropriateness of specific school attire. We ask our students to adhere to the following dress code principles and specifics while at school and during extracurricular school functions.

GENERAL PRINCIPLES

  • Clothing needs to be clean and tidy, not frayed or torn.
  • Undergarments should never be visible at any time.
  • Jewelry is not to be worn at school, on outings, or at events.
  • Due to the ages of K-8 students, makeup is not to be worn at school, on outings or events.
  • Clear nail polish is permitted.
  • Hair is to be kept neat and clean, trimmed, of natural color, and should not attract undue attention. Boy’s hair should not hang over the shirt collar.
  • Shoes must be worn at all times. Sandals etc. are not acceptable for school activities.

SCHOOL DRESS CODE SPECIFICS FOR BOYS:

  • Shirts: Must have a collar, buttons and sleeves. Shirts must not have graphics. Midriff must not show when arms are raised.
  • Pants/Shorts: Casual style pants of solid color. Pants must not fall below the hipbone and underwear must not show. Pants must be in good repair and fit properly.
  • Shorts of a solid color and casual styling must reach to the top of the knee.
  • Sweatshirts and Jackets: Must not have graphics. Shirts worn under sweatshirts or jackets must be in accordance with the school dress code.
  • Athletic style shorts may be worn during PE class.
  • No sweatpants or flannel pajama-type pants are permitted.
  • No head coverings are to be worn in the school building or classrooms.

SCHOOL DRESS CODE SPECIFICS FOR GIRLS:

  • Shirts/Tops: Modest tops with sleeves. Shirts/tops must not have graphics. Midriff must not show when the arms are raised.
  • Pants/Shorts: Casual style pants of solid color. Pants must not fall below the hipbone and underwear must not show. Pants must be in good repair and fit properly.
  • Shorts of a solid color and casual styling must reach to the top of the knee.
  • Skirts/Dresses: Skirts and dresses must reach the knee. Leggings may be worn beneath skirts and dresses.
  • Sweatshirts and Jackets: Must not have graphics. Shirts worn under sweatshirts or jackets must be in accordance with the school dress code.
  • Athletic style shorts may be worn during PE class.
  • No sweatpants or flannel pajama-type pants are permitted.
  • No head coverings are to be worn in the school building or classrooms.

FRIDAY ATTIRE FOR BOYS AND GIRLS:

Blue jeans and school t-shirts may be worn on Fridays.

DRESS CODE VIOLATION

When a student does not meet the dress code listed above, the student will call home for replacement clothes and not be allowed to return to class until they are in dress code compliance. The school administration may choose to “lend” a temporary item of clothing to the student, should the need arise.