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Dress Guidelines 2021-2022

Dress Guidelines 2021-2022

LCS dress guidelines have been established to give students freedom with responsibility that is consistent with the values of our school. The guidelines are also designed to contribute to a distinctive atmosphere and promote an effective learning environment free from discredit or distraction to self or others.

If a student or parent has a question about the acceptability of a particular item, please bring it to the building administrator for input and clarification before wearing it to school.

STANDARDS OF DRESS

  • Modesty is defined as making sure our bodies are honorably covered.
  • Neatness is defined as a clean look with clothes that are proper fitting and in good repair.
  • Appropriateness is defined as wearing clothes and shoes that fit the occasion. In a school setting, appropriate clothes and shoes are those that do not hinder the educational process or draw undue attention to oneself.
  • WEEKLY SPIRIT DAY: The last day of every week will be SPIRIT DAY! All students MUST wear LCS spirit wear. (See * upper body wear)

GENERAL APPEARANCE

  • Hats, hoods, and sunglasses are not permitted during regular school hours unless approved.
  • Makeup applied in a manner that is not a distraction is allowed for females.
  • Tattoos and piercings may not be visible. Earrings, including clear spacers, are not allowed for boys.
  • Hair should be neatly cut and kept. Extreme hairstyles in cut and/or color (shaved designs, unnatural appearances, etc.) are not permitted.
  • Boys facial hair must be neatly groomed and well-kept.
  • Insignias, emblems, logos, brands, designs, and messages of any size are permitted if positively aligned with LCS culture.
  • Clothing with political messages, band names, or insignias from other primary or secondary schools are not permissible.

LOWER BODY WEAR: Solid Color (Black, Blue, Gray, Khaki) Joggers; capris, jeans, and uniform style shorts and pants, skirts & jumpers will be allowed (See below for more details)

  • Joggers (twill fabric only); skirts & jumpers (3YO-2nd) may be LCS plaid; capris, jeans, shorts, or pants worn by secondary students must have a button and zipper. Elementary students may have an elastic waist or drawstring. No fashion holes, tears, frays, or rips for all.
  • Lower body wear must be sized to fit appropriately and meet the standards of dress outlined above.
  • Hemlines on uniform skirts, jumpers, and shorts may not exceed a dollar bill width above the kneecap while standing.
  • Additionally, sagging, oversized, and cargo pants/shorts are not permitted.
  • Shorts, spandex, or leggings must be worn under skirts and jumpers. (Jumpers for 3YO-2nd grades)
  • Sweatpants, athletic pants/shorts, pajamas, dresses, yoga pants, leggings, or jeggings may not be worn during the school day unless approved.

After School Events Only:

  • Yoga pants, leggings, or jeggings may be worn to after school events only when worn with tops that extend past a closed fist when arms are extended to the side and encircle the front and back while standing or moving.
  • Athletic style shorts may be worn to after school events only. They must be appropriately sized to fit the individual and worn with visible sliders. When standing straight with arms extended straight down the side and making a fist, the short length must extend past the fist and be longer in the front and back. Shorts must be visible below the shirt. All other short styles must be fingertip length or longer.
  • Skirts or dresses must meet normal dress guidelines and not exceed a dollar bill width above the kneecap when standing, thus tennis skirts are not appropriate attire for after school events.

UPPER BODY WEAR: Any Color (neat, modest, and appropriate) Polo, Oxford, T-Shirt, 1/4 Zip, Hoodie, Jacket, Sweatshirt, Cardigan, Sweater

  • Upper body wear must be sized to fit appropriately and meet the standards of dress outlined above.
  • Shirts must completely cover undergarments, shoulders, abdomen, back, and cleavage when sitting, standing, or bending over. Shirts must have sleeves. Sheer shirts, cold shoulder, and/or tops with holes are not approved.
  • Undergarments shall not be visible beneath or through any clothing.
  • Heavy coats and raincoats may not be taken to or worn during class.
  • When LCS spirit wear is worn, it should celebrate the spirit of LCS and be in school colors (black, crimson, vegas gold) and/or permissible colors (white, gray, light pink). “Dawgs” is not permissible.

FOOTWEAR: (Footwear must always be worn and is not color restricted outside of modest, neat, and appropriate)

  • Students may wear boots that do not come above the knee and do not draw undue attention to oneself. Boys must wear their pants on the outside of the boots.
  • No sandals, backless, open-toe, Heelys, light up, clogs, or house shoes. No shoes with heels or soles higher than 1-½ inches.
  • Elementary students 3YO-6th grade must wear tennis shoes for daily PE class.