Dress Code

Dress Code
Santa Clarita Christian School has developed a dress code to establish a modest and appropriate appearance and to promote a strong Christian testimony.  SCCS pursues a conservative and academic atmosphere on campus.  The guidelines listed below are in effect for the entire school day, including lunch and when on campus after school.  Students must also abide by the dress code when participating in on or off-campus school activities. We respectfully ask parents to observe the same guidelines when coming on campus.
*Please take note of the penalties for dress code violations on page 9.
 
General Guidelines
All clothes must portray a clean, modest, neat, not tight-fitting look that supports a learning environment
Gang-related clothing, such as oversized clothes or sagging pants is not allowed
Students are not permitted to get tattoos, and existing tattoos are to be covered at all times
Hats are only allowed to be worn outside (i.e. not in classes, chapels, etc.)
While girls may have pierced ears, no other body piercings are allowed for guys or girls
 
Young Ladies
Skirts/Dresses 
Must be no shorter than 3" above the knee; slits may not be higher than  3" above the knee
 
Pants 
Jeans should be appropriate; not have any holes in them
Jeggings, sweatpants, pajama pants, athletic warm-ups, or nylon breakaway pants are not permitted
Leggings are permitted when worn with an appropriate skirt or dress
 
Shorts 
Must be at least as long as the tips of the fingers when a girl’s arms are down at her side
Athletic shorts, nylon shorts, or board shorts are not allowed
 
Shirts
Shoulder straps must be at least 2” in width
Tops must be modest and not revealing (no cleavage), with midsection not visible at all, even when sitting
Girls may wear nice and appropriate T-shirts 
Undergarments must be worn at all times and should not be visible
When jackets are worn, shirts underneath must conform to dress code guidelines
Athletes may wear appropriate SCCS game wear (shirts or jerseys) on game days
 
Shoes 
Must be worn at all times. Students in grades 7-12 may wear flatfooted strapless or open-toed sandals
 
Hairstyles 
Must be natural and neat (unusual styles or coloring of the hair is not acceptable)  
 
Accessories
Make-up needs to be conservative, not extreme in appearance or excessive 
No patterned (fishnet, lace, etc.) tights or stockings
Young Men
 
Pants 
Must be neat, clean, and in good condition
Sweatpants, pajama pants, athletic warm-ups, or nylon breakaway pants are not permitted
 
Shorts 
Athletic, nylon, or board shorts are not allowed
 
Shirts 
Must have either collars or at least two buttons in front
Full front buttoned shirts must remain appropriately buttoned
No T-shirts or thermal shirts are allowed, either short-sleeved or long-sleeved 
Shirts underneath jackets and hoodies must be in dress code 
Sweaters may be worn without a collar
Athletes may wear appropriate SCCS game wear (shirts or jerseys) on game days
 
Shoes 
Must be worn at all times. Students in grades 7-12 may wear flatfooted strapless or open-toed sandals
 
Hairstyles 
Must be natural, trimmed and neat
Length should be short, off the collar and no longer than the middle of the ears on the side
Unusual styles or coloring of the hair is not acceptable
Young men are to be clean-shaven
 
Dress Code for Formal Events
Length – Dresses must not be shorter than 3” from the knee.  Sheer or see-thru fabric at the
bottom of the dress is not calculated in the 3” rule.  Slits may not be higher than 3” above the knee
Neckline – No visible cleavage
Back – Dresses must not have a low or open back.  Girls must be able to wear a normal strapless undergarment with the gown without the undergarment being visible.
Straps – Modest strapless gowns are permitted.
Tightness – Dresses must not be extremely form-fitting
 
NOTE:   Dresses must be approved before you may attend the event. Modesty is the key!