Dress Code

As Christians, we are expected to glorify God in all that we do, including personal habits of neatness and cleanliness (1. Corinthians 10:31). Parents are responsible to see that their children come to school appropriately dressed. Clothes worn to school should be modest, neat, clean, and not excessively tight or form-fitting.

The school does not wish to place undue emphasis on clothes. Proper attire is the responsibility of the parents and the student. When questions arise regarding expectations, parents should contact the administrator.

Monday through Thursday, male and female students have two options:

  • Option #1: Polo-style shirt worn with jeans or pants:
    Polo-style shirts:

    . Defined as a T-shape shirt with a collar and typically a two-or-three-button placket
    . Any color, pattern or stripe; short or long sleeve
    . Should not be excessively long and/or baggy
    . Under layers (long sleeve shirts, camis, etc.) for additional warmth and coverage are permitted
    . Sweaters over polo shirts are permitted
    . Small manufacturer symbols are permitted (e.g. Polo, figure, lzod alligator, etc.)
    . Logos (with the exception of NRCS), numbers, team names, etc . are prohibited
    . Do not have to be tucked-in
    . A belt is not required unless needed to keep pants up.
    . May be worn with appropriate (not skinny or tight-fitting, torn or ripped) jeans or casual pants or dress pants.

  • Option #2: Friday Chapel wear
    Friday is chapel time and students must make an effort to dress up:

    Girls:
    1. A dress or skirt with a dressy top
    (Dress/skirt length to fall at the knee or below, to be checked by kneeling and
    hem of skirt touching the floor.  Leggings are permitted under skirts or
    dresses that come to the knee or below)
    or:
    2. Dress pants with a dressy top (colored jeans are not permitted)

    Boys:
    1. Full button shirt with tie or bolo and dress pants (colored jeans are not permitted) Shirt tucked-in with a belt.
    2 .During winter dress code (usually Dec-May) they may wear a turtleneck sweater topped with a button down vest, cardigan, or suit coat


General Standard:

Clothes should be neat, clean, modest, and conservative.  Dress, jewelry, cosmetics, and hair extremes (style or color), or those which express cultish symbols or reflect non-Christian values are not acceptable (including skull and crossbones and peace signs).

  • Hair, jewelry, and make-up should be age appropriate and not excessive.
  • Boys’ hair is to be neatly trimmed, not in the eyes, not longer than the back collar, and masculine in appearance.
  • Boys are not allowed to wear earrings.
  • Body piercings and tattoos are not acceptable.
  • Headgear of any kind may not be worn in school.
  • Sweatpants, warm-up suits, fleece pants, leather pants, and attire of this kind are not permitted during the school day- only gym class.
  • Shoe attire for Kindergarten through 6th grade MUST have a strap across the heel. This is safety issue on the stairs.
  • Skinny jeans are not permitted as they do not conform to the basic dress code standard of not excessively form-fitting. Skinny jeans are defined as jeans that adhere to the body from the waist to the ankle.

— ltems not permitted include
– Torn, ragged, or tight pants/jeans
– Extreme low rise jeans
– Skinny jeans
– Bibbed overalls
– Flip-flops

  • Students are encouraged to keep a sweater at school during the cool weather.
  • Students should dress according to the weather (hats, mittens, coat, etc. for colder temperatures).

Standard dress for Girls:

  • Dress must properly cover the body from the shoulder to the knee. The dress/skirt should hang at or below the knee (when kneeling, the hem of the skirt touches the floor) and be modest when sitting.
  • ltems not accepted as modest include:
    -Tight fitting
    -Low neckline
    -Slits in dresses or skirts that go above the top of the knee
    -Skirts that rise too high when sitting
    -Sleeveless tops or dresses
    -Tops are considered too short if skin shows when arms are raised in the air
  • Dress pants and jeans must be neat in appearance.
  • Stockings or socks are optional. Sneakers are encouraged for shoes. 

Standard dress for Boys:

  • Shirts must properly cover the body
  • Dress pants or jeans must be neat in appearance (not torn, ragged, or tight)
  • Sleeveless shirts are not permitted
  • Hats/caps are not permitted
  • Sweaters must look neat and tidy
  • Hair must be cut off the collar and out of the eyes
Witness Wear Wednesday:

T-shirts or other tops, including sweatshirts, that bear a logo or message promoting Christ, Christianity, NRCS, or Christian colleges, bands, and organizations are permitted and can be worn untucked.  This is the only day t-shirts can be worn, including NRCS t-shirts.

  • Shorts and Capri’s:
    – Shorts and Capri’s (to the knee or below) are permitted during August, September, and May, and at the discretion of the Administration for field-trips or special privileges. Athletic shorts are NOT permitted.  Capri’s must be LOOSE FITTING (not form-fitting).  Flip flops are NOT permitted
  • Sweatshirts:
    – Pullover or zippered sweatshirts may be worn over shirts Monday -Friday (but should be removed while attending chapel).  Appropriate logos ARE permitted on sweatshirts such as Nike, Under Armour, Colmbia, etc.)
Friday Chapel Dress:
  • Girls:
    1. A dress or skirt with a dressy top
    2. Dress/skirt length to fall at the knee or below, to be checked by kneeling and hem of skirt touching the floor.
    3. Leggins are permitted under skirts or dresses that come to the knee or below.

  • Boys:
    1. Full button shirt with tie or bow and dress pants (colored jeans are not permitted) Shirts tucked-in with a belt.

Fridays, all students are expected to be in Friday Chapel Wear.

Friday is our chapel time and students must make an effort to dress up
During winter Dress Code (usually Dec – Mar).
– Girls are allowed to wear dress pants with a dressy top on Fridays
– Boys may wear a turtleneck sweater topped with a buttoned-down vest, cardigan, or suit coat.

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