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Dress Code

Our standard for dress at the Valley Christian Schools is designated to reflect on the Christian nature of our school and to serve as an acceptable guide for our parents and students.  We are image bearers of our Lord and should, in every way, reflect Him - in our behavior, in our manner of speaking, in our attitude towards learning, and in our dress.  The purpose of this school is "to instruct the students in cooperation with the home as creatures of God, in such a manner that they shall attain unto their distinction in society to the honor of God, their own well-being, and the benefit of others." A modest appearance is expected at all times.  Modest is defined as not calling attention to one's self and appearance that indicates a wholesome respect for one's self.
 
The Board of Directors have elected to have students wear school uniform from the company Truegrits. You may purchase these school uniforms at their store location in Anaheim, California. 1515 S. Sunkit St. #A (714)-634-0411 or from their on-line store at www.truegrits.com.
 
Guidelines for Elementary School
Guidelines for Middle School
Guidelines for High School 

Elementary School Guidelines 

All students will dress in the contracted school uniform from True Grits during the regular school day. No other uniform brands, personal T-shirts, sweaters or sweatshirts will be allowed except for logo T-shirts and sweatshirts from Parents’ Association.
  • Uniform Shirts: Please be reminded that students may wear tops from True Grits or Parents' Association. Polos are maroon, navy or white and Valley Christian t-shirts are maroon, navy, black, white, or gray. Other t- shirts, even if associated with a VCS activity may not be worn to school. If clothing goes over the head, it must be a VCS uniform item; if it zips up, such as a jacket, it doesn't need to be a VC item. Girls must wear VC uniform tops under the plaid jumper.
  • All students will dress in the contracted school uniform from True Grits during the regular school day. No other uniform brands, personal T-shirts, sweaters or sweatshirts will be allowed except for logo T-shirts and sweatshirts from Parents’ Association. Students are required to wear the maroon polo shirt on Mondays for chapel and on school field trips unless the school announces otherwise.
  • No sweats, jeans, or jogging warm-ups may be worn under or over the uniform.
  • In colder or rainy weather, students may wear an outer jacket (zip up style), of their choosing.
  • Hats may only be worn during recess time.
Students’ belongings should be marked (especially sweatshirts and outerwear) so that they can easily be identified. There is a Lost and Found room which can be accessed through the office. Items left past the end of each quarter will be donated to Affordable Treasures.
 
Dress Code
 
The following examples will serve as a guide for students, parents, and school personnel.
  1. Boys’ hair should be clean and well groomed and no longer than collar length. No hair hanging over the collar, in the eyes, spiked, razor shaved portions, ponytails, extreme hair color, or extreme styles.
  2. Girls’ hair is to be clean, well-groomed and simply styled. No extreme hairstyles, extreme coloring, razor shaved or completely shaved or spiked hair.
  3. Shoes, with enclosed toes, are to be worn at all times. No slip-on shoes without backs are permitted. Sandals are acceptable if they have a back strap. Athletic type shoes must be worn on P.E. days
  4. Cosmetics are not allowed.
  5. Girls may wear stud type earrings only.
  6. Hats, caps, or sunglasses may not be worn in the classroom, chapel or assemblies unless there is a medical reason.
  7. Students are not required to wear the school uniform to extra curricular events outside the school day, such as skating parties or athletic events. The dress code for such events includes:
    1. No clothing that advertises secular rock groups, alcohol, or offensive material.
    2. No tank, halter, crop or spaghetti strap tops.
    3. No short skirts (shorter than 4 inches above the knee) or short shorts (shorter than mid thigh) on girls.
    4. No shirts or blouses that allow skin to show at the waist.
    5. No underwear showing on male or female students.
    6. Bike shorts may only be worn under skirts, skorts and jumpers.
  8. Girls must wear shorts under jumpers and skirts.

Middle School Guidelines 

1.    All students will dress in the contracted school uniform from True Grits for Valley Christian Middle School when in attendance during the regular school day which begins 8:00 AM through 3:00 PM.
2.    Girls will wear the contracted uniform for girls and boys the contracted uniform for boys. (No Dickies or Dockers, etc. will be allowed).
3.    Alterations to the uniform are unacceptable, ie: shortening skirts, rolling, altering or adding to the uniform.
4.    Undershirts may be worn UNDERNEATH the contracted uniform. 
5.    Belts will be worn with pants or shorts with belt loops. Belts should be plain and one color.
6.    Clothing must fit appropriately.  Students wearing clothes that are either too tight, too small, or too big will be asked to call home and have appropriate clothing brought for them.
7.   Tying back or pinning back shirts is prohibited. 
 
Jackets/Outerwear (Must have a zipper or buttons to be considered a jacket/outerwear)
 
Students may wear a jacket of their choosing.  That jacket may not advertise anything that is in opposition to the mission of VCS.
 
· Shirts are not jackets.
· No blankets will be allowed.
· No scarves or gloves.
 
Sweatshirts (Pull over)
 
· Acceptable sweatshirts will include purchases from True Grits.
· Valley Christian sweatshirts from athletic teams, the Parents’ Association, or Boosters Club are acceptable.
 
Hats, Headwear and Sunglasses
 
· Baseball-style caps with a Valley Christian logo may be worn during the school day.,
· Hats may not be worn in the buidings nor during class time.
· Hats are to be worn correctly, not sideways or backwards.
· Hoods may not be worn on campus at any time during school hours, neither indoors nor outdoors. 
· Sunglasses are not to be worn in the buildings or during class time. 
 
Footwear
 
· All students must wear shoes.
· Students may wear any style that they prefer with the exception of bedroom slippers.
* Teachers will inform students of footwear requirements that are to be followed in specific classes (i.e. Science classes, Physical Education).
 
Earrings, Body Piercing, and Tattoos (applies in school and at after school activities)
 
· Boys – No earrings or body piercing
· Girls – Earrings in ears only, no body piercing
· No visible tattoos for boys or girls
 
Fieldtrips
 
· All students will stay in uniform during any and all field trips and school sponsored activities, unless the school announces otherwise.
· Examples of field trips during which the school would not require uniforms include the service days, Earth Day Field Trips, Malibu State Park Field Trips, etc.
 
Hair (applies in school and at after school activities)
 
Boys:
    • Boys’ hair should be clean and well groomed and no longer than to the top of the shirt collar.
    • No hair hanging over the collar, in the eyes, spiked, razor shaved portions, ponytails, unnatural hair color, or extreme styles
    • No beards, mustaches, goatees, or excessively long side burns
Girls:
    • Girls’ hair is to be clean, well-groomed and simply styled.
    • No extreme hair coloring, extreme hairstyles, razor shaved portions or completely shaved or spiked hair.
Outside of the School Day (After 2:45 p.m.)
 
Students are not required to wear the school uniform to athletic events, dances and other outside of the school day activities. However, a DRESS CODE applies to these activities.
Students who break the code may be asked to leave the event and/or may face consequences from the administration in the school days that follow the event. Potential consequences include demerits, faults, and loss of privilege to attend future outside of school activities.
 
The following are not allowed:
 
· Any clothing that advertises secular rock groups, alcohol, drugs, sex or offensive material.
· Sleeveless, tank, halter, crop, spaghetti strap, low-cut, off the shoulder or revealing tops; sheer or see-through blouses.
· Short skirts (shorter than 4 inches above the knee) or short shorts (shorter than mid thigh) on girls.
· Shirts and blouses that allow skin to show at the waist.
· Skin tight clothing.
· Clothing with holes.
· All sheer or see-through skirts/dresses without a slip.
· Underwear showing on male or female students.
· Fishnet stockings.
· Camouflage.
 
School Uniform Violation Disciplinary Actions
 
(All disciplinary actions will be subject to the discretion of the administration.) Suggested disciplinary actions are as listed:
 
1st Offense – Warning is given to student. Student must fix violation immediately if possible. If violation is not readily fixed, student will be given a Dress Code Demerit and will be sent home immediately.
2nd Offense - Will result in an Office Referral Demerit and student will be sent home immediately.
3rd Offense - Will result in Fault Service and student will be sent home immediately.
4th Offense – Will result in Fault Service along with parent conference and student will be sent home immediately.
5th Offense - Will result in Suspension.
6th Offense - Will result in Expulsion

High School Guidelines

  1. All students will dress in the contracted school uniform from True Grits for Valley Christian High School when in attendance during the regular school day which begins "0" Period 7:00 AM through 3:30 PM.
  2. Girls will wear the contracted uniform for girls and boys the contracted uniform for boys. (No Dickies or Dockers, etc. will be allowed.)
  3. Alterations to the uniform are unacceptable, i.e.: shortening skirts, rolling, altering or adding to the uniform (examples scarves).
  4. A solid colored shirt may be worn UNDERNEATH the contracted uniform. Shirts worn beneath the uniform shirt must be tucked in.
  5. White, oxford shirts must be tucked in. Belts will be worn with pants or shorts with belt loops.
  6. Belts should be plain and one color.
  7. Clothing must fit.
    • Shirts should not be purchased which are too short or tight.
    • Boys should not purchase pants that are excessively large.
  8. Students may NOT wear anything that is not part of the contracted uniform from True Grits.
    • No personal tee shirts allowed.
    • Team sports uniforms or warm-ups will NOT be worn anytime during the period from 7:00 AM through 3:30 PM. On game days, students may, if the athletic director authorizes it, wear an alternative polo or dress shirt. This is on game days only.
    • No sweats, jeans or jogging warm-ups will be worn underneath the uniform.

Earrings, Body Piercing, and Tattoos (applies in school and at after school activities) 

  • Boys--No Earings or Body Piercing
  • Girls--Earrings in ears only, No Body Piercing.
  • No visible tattoos for boys or girls.

Fieldtrips

  • All students will stay in uniform during any and all field trips, and school sponsored activities, unless the school announces otherwise.
  • Examples of field trips during which the school would not require uniforms include the senior trip, service days, Special Games, etc.

Footwear

  • No bare feet.
  • Students may wear any style that they prefer with the exception of bedroom slippers.
  • Teachers will inform students of footwear requirements that are to be followed in specific classes (i.e. Science classes, Woodworking, Physical Education)

Hair

  • Boys:
    • Boys' hair should be clean and well groomed and no longer than collar length.
    • No hair hanging over the collar, in the eyes, razor shaved portions, ponytails, unnatural hair color, or extreme styles.
    • No beards, mustaches, goatees, or excessively long side burns.
  • Girls:
    • Girls' hair is to be clean, well groomed and in a simple style.
    • No extreme hairstyles, razor shaved portions or completely shaved or extreme hair coloring.

Hats, Headwear and Sunglasses

  • Baseball style caps only.
  • No bandannas for boys or girls.
  • Only hats with a Valley Christian logo may be worn during the school day.
  • Hats are not to be worn in the buildings or during class time.
  • Hats are to be worn correctly (not sideways or backswards).
  • Sunglasses are not to be worn in the buildings or during class time.
  • Caps or sunglasses worn in the building will be taken away until the end of the quarter.

Jackets/Outerwear

  • Students may wear a jacket (sweatshirts that button or zip are considered a jacket) of their choosing that does not advertise secular rock groups, drugs, sex, or offensive material.
  • Reminder: Shirts are not jackets.
  • No blankets will be allowed.

Spirit Days

  • Students are not required to wear the school uniform on announced spirit days if they dress to the theme.

Sweatshirts

  • Pullover sweatshirts must be from True Grits or from one of Valley Christian's support organizations.

The following are not allowed: 

  • Any clothing that advertises secular rock groups, alcohol, drugs, and sex or offensive material.
  • Revealing sleeveless, tank, halter, crop, spaghetti strap, low-cut, off the shoulder or revealing tops; sheer or see-through blouses.
  • Short skirts (shorter than 4 inches above the knee) or short shorts (shorter than mid thigh) on girls.
  • Shirts and blouses that allow skin to show at the waist.
  • Skin tight clothing.
  • Clothing with holes.
  • All sheer or see-through skirts/dresses with out a slip.
  • Underwear showing on male or female students.
  • Fishnet stockings.
  • Camouflage

Uniform Violation Disciplinary Actions

  • 1st Offense -- Will result in a Discipline Hours/demerit.
  • 2nd Offense -- Will result in a Saturday School.
  • 3rd Offense -- Will result in a one day, off campus, Suspension. A parent conference will be held upon the student's return.
  • 4th Offense -- Will result in Expulsion.

Outside of the School Day (After 3:30 PM)

Students are not required to wear the school uniform to athletic events, dances and other outside of the school day activities. However, a DRESS CODE applies to these activities.

Students who break the code will not be allowed into the event, may be asked to leave the event and/or may face consequences from the administration in the school days that follow the event. Potential consequences include demerits, faults, and loss of privileges to attend future outside of school activities.

  • Uniform Guidelines

    1. All students will dress in the contracted school uniform from True Grits for Valley Christian High School when in attendance during the regular school day which begins "0" Period 7:00 AM through 3:30 PM.
    2. Girls will wear the contracted uniform for girls and boys the contracted uniform for boys. (No Dickies or Dockers, etc. will be allowed.)
    3. Alterations to the uniform are unacceptable, i.e.: shortening skirts, rolling, altering or adding to the uniform (examples scarves).
    4. A solid colored shirt may be worn UNDERNEATH the contracted uniform. Shirts worn beneath the uniform shirt must be tucked in.
    5. White, oxford shirts must be tucked in. Belts will be worn with pants or shorts with belt loops.
    6. Belts should be plain and one color.
    7. Clothing must fit.
      • Shirts should not be purchased which are too short or tight.
      • Boys should not purchase pants that are excessively large.
    8. Students may NOT wear anything that is not part of the contracted uniform from True Grits.
      • No personal tee shirts allowed.
      • Team sports uniforms or warm-ups will NOT be worn anytime during the period from 7:00 AM through 3:30 PM. On game days, students may, if the athletic director authorizes it, wear an alternative polo or dress shirt. This is on game days only.
      • No sweats, jeans or jogging warm-ups will be worn underneath the uniform.

    Earrings, Body Piercing, and Tattoos (applies in school and at after school activities)

    • Boys--No Earings or Body Piercing
    • Girls--Earrings in ears only, No Body Piercing.
    • No visible tattoos for boys or girls.

    Fieldtrips

    • All students will stay in uniform during any and all field trips, and school sponsored activities, unless the school announces otherwise.
    • Examples of field trips during which the school would not require uniforms include the senior trip, service days, Special Games, etc.

    Footwear

    • No bare feet.
    • Students may wear any style that they prefer with the exception of bedroom slippers.
    • Teachers will inform students of footwear requirements that are to be followed in specific classes (i.e. Science classes, Woodworking, Physical Education)

    Hair

    • Boys:
      • Boys' hair should be clean and well groomed and no longer than collar length.
      • No hair hanging over the collar, in the eyes, razor shaved portions, ponytails, unnatural hair color, or extreme styles.
      • No beards, mustaches, goatees, or excessively long side burns.
    • Girls:
      • Girls' hair is to be clean, well groomed and in a simple style.
      • No extreme hairstyles, razor shaved portions or completely shaved or extreme hair coloring.

    Hats, Headwear and Sunglasses

    • Baseball style caps only.
    • No bandannas for boys or girls.
    • Only hats with a Valley Christian logo may be worn during the school day.
    • Hats are not to be worn in the buildings or during class time.
    • Hats are to be worn correctly (not sideways or backswards).
    • Sunglasses are not to be worn in the buildings or during class time.
    • Caps or sunglasses worn in the building will be taken away until the end of the quarter.

    Jackets/Outerwear

    • Students may wear a jacket (sweatshirts that button or zip are considered a jacket) of their choosing that does not advertise secular rock groups, drugs, sex, or offensive material.
    • Reminder: Shirts are not jackets.
    • No blankets will be allowed.

    Spirit Days

    • Students are not required to wear the school uniform on announced spirit days if they dress to the theme.

    Sweatshirts

    • Pullover sweatshirts must be from True Grits or from one of Valley Christian's support organizations.

    The following are not allowed:

    • Any clothing that advertises secular rock groups, alcohol, drugs, and sex or offensive material.
    • Revealing sleeveless, tank, halter, crop, spaghetti strap, low-cut, off the shoulder or revealing tops; sheer or see-through blouses.
    • Short skirts (shorter than 4 inches above the knee) or short shorts (shorter than mid thigh) on girls.
    • Shirts and blouses that allow skin to show at the waist.
    • Skin tight clothing.
    • Clothing with holes.
    • All sheer or see-through skirts/dresses with out a slip.
    • Underwear showing on male or female students.
    • Fishnet stockings.
    • Camouflage

    Uniform Violation Disciplinary Actions

    • 1st Offense -- Will result in a Discipline Hours/demerit.
    • 2nd Offense -- Will result in a Saturday School.
    • 3rd Offense -- Will result in a one day, off campus, Suspension. A parent conference will be held upon the student's return.
    • 4th Offense -- Will result in Expulsion.

    Outside of the School Day (After 3:30 PM)

    Students are not required to wear the school uniform to athletic events, dances and other outside of the school day activities. However, a DRESS CODE applies to these activities.

    Students who break the code will not be allowed into the event, may be asked to leave the event and/or may face consequences from the administration in the school days that follow the event. Potential consequences include demerits, faults, and loss of privileges to attend future outside of school activities.

Last Modified on July 15, 2015
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