Dress Code – 4 years old through High School
Each student’s appearance should be such that Christ would be pleased and honored. It is vital that each student wholeheartedly support the dress standards. No immodest dress is allowed. Clothing is immodest if, by its style, cut, coloration, or fit, hinders others from looking at your face. Some fads violate God’s warning to keep male and female dress distinctly different. (Deut. 22:5)
School dress code items are to be worn all week for academic work, for official school functions, on or off-campus. PLEASE, No outdated, dirty, wrinkled, or ragged clothing. The Bible only lays out three general principles for our dress.
- Modesty is essential.
- Offending others is a sin.
- We need to dress in a way that honors and glorifies God and avoids the appearance of something evil.
These principles work wonderfully; however, problems arise when opinions differ as to what is modest, offends, or is honoring to God. Therefore, the following guidelines have been researched and determined as good, safe regulations on how our students should dress.
The following guidelines will be enforced…
K-4 through 12th Level Boys
Navy Blue, Black, Dark Grey or Khaki dress pants in good condition. A solid black or brown belt must be worn with pants.
Exception: K-4 and K-5 students do not need to wear a belt.
All belt buckles must be approved through the office.
Collared, loose-fitting, two to four-button, solid color polo shirt of any color. No logos other than the Elmwood Baptist Church or Academy logos will be permitted on the polo shirts.
Shirt must be buttoned up excluding the top button at all times.
No undershirt or undergarment can be revealed in anyway, excluding turtle-necks and long-sleeve shirts.
Dress shoes or boots that are solid black, brown, or navy blue must be worn in the classroom. Boys’ shoes that reflect a feminine style and heel will not be permitted.
No athletic shoes or casual shoes will be permitted to be worn.
Athletic shoes may be worn to P.E. only.
No casual shoes, such as Vans, Converse, or other brands may be worn.
No shoes with any tears or rips are to be worn.
Shoes must be neat and polished.
Exception for K-4 and K-5 Classrooms: Athletic shoes or casual shoes are permitted to be worn.
Boy’s P.E. Uniform (4th-12th level):
Loose-fitting sweat pants or athletic pants or loose-fitting shorts that fall below the knee.
White ankle socks
Non-marking athletic shoes
No faded, dirty, wrinkled, or unprofessional clothing may be worn at any time.
Jackets and coats with no logos or emblems may be worn in the classroom.
No pullover “hoodie” jackets are permitted.
No jewelry (necklace, bracelet, earrings) or apparel that might suggest a feminine
appearance may be worn.
Hair is to be cut and neatly groomed at all times.
Long hair that comes down over or touches the ears or collar will not be permitted.
Hair is not to fall down over the eyebrows or eyes no matter which way it is combed or styled.
Haircuts should be tapered.
No trendish cuts, such as bowl cut, Mohawks, “fauxhawks, spiked hair” etc. are permissible.
Boys are not to wear sunglasses, hats, or caps in the school /church buildings.
No facial hair or sideburns
Backpacks must not promote any movies, music groups, actors, teen or adult icons or other worldly influential items. All backpacks must fit inside the locker.
Lunch boxes or pails must not promote any movies, music groups, actors, teen or adult icons or other worldly influential items.