A dress code fosters a sense of pride, self-respect, and a better atmosphere for learning.  Parents can be very instrumental in helping children look their best and in being considerate of how their appearance affects others.

The standardized policy for grades Kindergarten through 8th grade has been designed to help parents and students maintain a neat appearance school-wide.  Students in the ECE classes should wear age-appropriate clothing.

Uniform clothing may be purchased either from The Uniform Source, Parker Uniforms, Lands’ End Uniforms or through the P.T.L. used uniform closet.

 

General Guidelines

F.L.S. plaid is color #70 (red and black)

All clothing must be size-appropriate.

Clothing should be neat, clean, and in good repair.

Skirts/shorts must be fingertip length or longer.

Shirttails are to be neatly tucked in at all times for 3rd– 8th grade.

Pants/shorts must be worn ABOVE the hip line.

Underclothes should not be showing at any time.

Jumpers, rather than skirts, are recommended for girls 3rd Grade and younger.

Brown or black dress belts are recommended for any items with belt loops (required for 3rd Grade and up).

Bike shorts or leggings (red, white or black) may only be worn under skirts or jumpers.

NO logos on any articles of clothing other than school logo.

Students, for safety purposes, may wear post earrings only – no dangling or hoop earrings are allowed.  Make-up may be worn if very natural looking.  Hair coloring is allowed, only if very natural, God-given human colors, including highlights and streaking, as determined by the school staff.

Caps/hats are only allowed during special days.

General Uniform Dress Code (Kdg -8TH Grade)
For weekdays other than P.E days, the students may choose any combination from the following list.  If it is not on the list, it is not acceptable.

 

Girls

Shirts

 

  • Red, white, or black polo (short or long sleeves) WITH logo.
  • White oxford WITH embroidery above pocket
  • Red, white, or black turtleneck.
  • White Peter Pan blouse (collar with or without red piping.)
  • White ¾ sleeve overblouse
  • Red or black (solid color) fleece full -zip or half-zip jacket WITH embroidered school name.
  • Red, white, or black cardigan or pullover sweater or sweater vest WITH embroidered school name.
  • Faith Hoodies – MAY NOT BE WORN IN CHAPEL
  • Red, white, or black sweatshirt WITH logo.  SWEATSHIRTS MAY NOT BE WORN IN CHAPEL

Jumper –Khaki or plaid #70, uniform style only.  No shorter than 3” above back knee bend.

Dress – Red knit dress WITH logo

Skirts – Black, khaki, or plaid #70, uniform style skirt.  No shorter than 3” above back knee bend.

Shorts – Black, khaki, or plaid #70, uniform style. No shorter than 3” above back knee bend.

Skorts – Black or khaki, uniform skort.

Slacks – Black or khaki, uniform slacks or capris.

Belts Required for students 3rd Grade and older.

Shoes – No lights or platforms on athletic shoes.  NO heels over 1”, NO platforms, NO open toes or open heels (sandals, clogs or heelies are not allowed!).

 

Boys

Shirts/sweaters

 

  • Red, white, or black polo (short or long sleeves) WITH logo.
  • White oxford WITH logo on pocket
  • Red, white, or black turtleneck
  • Red or black (solid color) fleece full –zip or half-zip jacket WITH embroidered school name
  • Red, white, or black cardigan or pullover sweater or sweater vest WITH embroidered school name.
  • Faith Hoodies – MAY NOT BE WORN IN CHAPEL.
  • Red, white, or black sweatshirt WITH logo.  SWEATSHIRTS MAY NOT BE WORN IN CHAPEL.

Shorts – Black or khaki uniform style.  No longer than back knee bend.

Slacks – Black or khaki uniform slacks or cargo pants.

Belts – Black or brown.  Required for students 3rd Grade and older.

Shoes – lights on athletic shoes. NO open toes or open heels (sandals, clogs or heelies are not allowed!).

 

P.E. Dress code

Middle school (grades 6-8) will be the only students changing for Physical Education this school year.  Students in Kindergarten through 5th grades will have physical education class in their uniforms.  Students may wear or bring their gym shoes on the days they have physical education.  This policy will be reviewed and updated by the school ministry board in the near future.

 

Cold Weather Dress Code

Faith Lutheran (Logo) jackets, sweaters, fleece or sweatshirts may be worn at any time in the classroom or school buildings (this includes Faith athletic jackets and sweatshirts).  While we recognize that the weather may call for additional outerwear to be worn to school, students may only wear Faith Lutheran jackets, sweaters, fleece or sweatshirts in the classroom and school building.

 

FIELD TRIP AND CHOIR PERFORMANCES

Uniforms for both field trips and choir performances will be the same as regular uniform clothing unless the teacher specifies otherwise.  For example, if a class is going someplace where dresses are not appropriate the teacher will list what should be worn on the field trip permission slip, such as red shirts and khaki bottoms.

SPORTS TEAM DRESS CODE

Athletes may wear team uniforms on game days.  See athletic handbook for guidelines.

 

Dress Code Enforcement

PURPOSE: The purpose of this policy is to reward those students who consistently come to school dressed appropriately and to reduce the burden on the faculty and staff to enforce the dress code.

ENFORCEMENT:

 

  1. First thing each morning, as the teacher does daily housekeeping routines (i.e. lunch count, attendance, pledge, etc.) they will complete dress code infraction form for anyone who is dressed inappropriately.
  2. For each month, consequences for not dressing properly are as follows:
    First Infraction – Parents will receive email stating infraction.
    Second Infraction – Parents will receive email stating infraction.
    Third Infraction – Parents will receive email stating NO NUT Day privileges (including “special” NUT days or Spirit Days) for month.
    Fourth Infraction – Student will receive detention.
    Fifth Infraction – Student will be sent to office and parents will be called to bring proper clothing.
    Sixth Infraction – Referral to School Ministry Board.
  3. On the last Friday of each month, every child who has no more than two (2) infractions of the dress code will get a N.U.T. (No Uniform Today) day on that Friday. Students who have three (3) infractions will have to wear their regular uniform.

 

N.U.T. Guidelines

If a student earns a N.U.T. day the last Friday of the month (or for any special NUT Days or Spirit Days), the following guidelines will be in place:

 

  • All clothing will be size appropriate.
  • Clothing should be neat, clean, and in good repair.
  • Underwear may not show at any time.
  • Pants/shorts must be worn ABOVE the hip line.
  • Skirts/shorts must be fingertip length or longer.
  • Caps/hats are NOT allowed in the school buildings.
  • A student’s midriff should not be exposed when he/she is walking, raising his/her hand, bending over, or engaging in any other activity.
  • Sleeveless shirts may be worn, but tank tops may not.
  • Clothing with inappropriate designs or expressions may not be worn
  • No backless or toeless sandals should be worn.

If clothing is deemed inappropriate by the school administration, parents will be notified to provide the student with N.U.T. day-compliant clothing. Failing that, students may be given a school or P.E. uniform to wear. Please note, 4th – 8th grade students must still change for P.E. on N.U.T. days.

 

Spirit Days

Every Friday that is not a N.U.T. day will be considered a spirit day.  At this time students may wear any Faith Lutheran shirt (regular uniform shirts, spirit shirts, sports booster items, P.E. shirts, etc.).  The students must wear uniform shorts, skirts, skorts, or pants.  The shirts must be appropriate size and condition.  They must be tucked in throughout the day.

ECE Dress

Clothing for ECE students should be appropriate for school and encourage independence. The clothing should be easy to manipulate by the child, simple, comfortable, appropriately sized, washable, and weather friendly. Elastic waist pants or shorts with no belts are easy for children to get off and use in the bathroom, especially when they wait until the last minute to go. Please avoid overalls, belts, and clothing with snaps or straps which can cause frustration for young children when developing toileting skills..  If children need a change of clothes, either due to an accident or a spill, they feel independent and successful when they can do it themselves.   Shorts or leggings should be worn underneath skirts or dresses.

For safety reasons, children must wear tennis shoes or soft-soled shoes that strap to the heel. NO BOOTS, BALLET SHOES, FLIP-FLOPS, JELLIES, CLOGS, OPEN-HEEL SHOES, OR CROCS MAY BE WORN.

All Children will need to bring a change of clothes in a labeled gallon-sized storage bag to leave at school (socks and underwear included.)  All outerwear and accessories should be labeled with the child’s name.