As we seek by God’s grace to honor the Lord we have a dress code for our junior/senior high students.
Dress Code & Uniform Requirements 7th –12th Grade Students
The goal of our dress code is to glorify God in our dress and adhere to biblical modesty and decency.
GENERAL STANDARDS (Young ladies and young men)
Unless otherwise specified, students are to comply with the dress code while attending school and when participating in any school functions, activities, or field trips. Students are to wear the uniform or dress code of the day as stipulated in the school calendar, in a Builder article, or by the homeroom teacher from the moment they are on campus on school days until 15 minutes past dismissal. Because it’s not possible to address all possible dress code issues in a single document, any issues that are not clear will be addressed by the front office.
UNIFORMS AND DRESS CODES
- Athletic Team Uniforms
- Before and After School Supervision dress code
- Chapel dress code
- Choir uniform (unless superseded by the current choir handbook)
- Daily school uniform
- Drama dress code (unless superseded by the current drama handbook)
- Field Day uniform
- Field Trip (defined per event)
- PE uniform
- Praise Band dress code
- Project Truth dress code
- Swimming events
- Girls are to wear clothes that are modest and feminine (1 Tim. 2:9; 1 Pet. 3:1-6; Deut. 22:5).
- Boys are to wear clothes that are masculine (Deut. 22:5).
- Clothes should be neat, clean, well maintained, properly fitting at all times, and worn according to intended design.
- Fashion contests or comparing clothes is not permissible (1 Cor. 10:13; James 2:1-4).
- Extremes are not allowed (“The fruit of the Spirit… is temperance.” Gal. 5:22-23).
- If you have any questions or are unclear as to whether an article or style of clothing conforms to the school dress code, do not wear it.
DAILY UNIFORM REQUIREMENTS
GENERAL POLICIES –Young ladies and young men
- Purchasing: Uniforms may be ordered at Frenchtoast.com (school code number: QS5ZQJI) and DennisUniform.com (school code URCSCC). Uniform items may also be purchased from other manufacturers or stores that match French Toast or Dennis Uniform.
- Labeling: Please label the PE & Field Day uniform and outerwear with the student’s name or initials.
- Consequences: Students not in dress code may receive a warning the first week of school depending on context. Thereafter, they will receive a demerit for violating these rules. The staff has the liberty to remove a student from the classroom until the violation is taken care of.
DAILY SCHOOL UNIFORM — Young ladies
- White blouse and uniform skirt: Monday, chapel dress code.
- White blouse or polo shirt, uniform skirt or pants: Tuesday – Friday.
- Skirt: no shorter than top of knees when standing, must cover knees when sitting.
- Shoes, socks, and hosiery: Tights, nylons, and leggings are allowed only in solid white, cream, grey, navy, black, brown or sheer/flesh tone.
- Jackets, blazers, vests, sweaters, and sweatshirts: Need to be solid navy, black, or grey. High school students may wear their Leadership sweatshirts and CCS logo wear.
- Optional on Friday: Field Day Uniform — must be complete uniform.
DAILY SCHOOL UNIFORM — Young men
- Solid white or solid light blue dress shirt: Monday Chapel dress code and can be purchased anywhere. Only solid white undershirts may be worn.
- Tie: Monday Chapel dress code and can be purchased anywhere. Must be knotted properly and cinched up to collar.
- Polo shirts or Solid white or solid light blue dress shirt Tuesday – Friday.
- Pants and Shorts: Monday – Friday and can be purchased anywhere. Worn at top of hips (underwear may not be visible) with dress belts (black, brown, or burgundy) and traditional buckles. Shorts may be worn April 1st through October 31st and may not extend over the knees.
- Shoes and socks: can be purchased anywhere.
- Outerwear (Jackets, sweaters, sweatshirts, and vests): Can be purchased anywhere, but need to be solid navy, black, or grey. CCS logo wear is allowed. High school students may also wear their high school Leadership sweatshirts.
- Optional on Friday: Field Day Uniform—must be complete uniform.
FIELD DAY UNIFORM — Young ladies and young men. Field Day uniform ordered through CCS.
The Field Day shirt is for CCS Field Day, Field Day events, and special events.
Optional: long sleeved turtleneck, T-shirt, or Under Armor may be worn under Field Day shirts for added warmth (white).
Not required to stay tucked in.
If students have not been issued a Field Day shirt they may wear a Field Day shirt from a previous year or a uniform polo shirt.
- Shorts: navy mesh or Jersey; white stripe is allowed.
May not fall below the kneecap or be shorter than the tip of the student’s finger with the arms fully extending down the sides of the student or mid thigh length whichever is longer.
- Athletic Shoes: lace up or Velcro.
- Sweats: may only be worn over, not in place of, shorts or shirt.
a. Sweatpants: solid navy, white stripe is allowed; or CCS logo wear.
b. Sweatshirt: solid navy, crew neck, hooded, zippered; CCS logo wear; Leadership sweatshirt.
P.E. UNIFORM – Young ladies and young men
- Shorts and shirt: purchased through CCS only. Young ladies may wear white, black, or navy blue cycling shorts under P.E. shorts for modesty. Cycling shorts can be purchased anywhere.
- Socks: white ankle or calf–can be purchased anywhere. Must be visible.
- Athletic shoes: lace up or Velcro.
- Sweat Outfit or Warm-up Suit: may be worn over, not in place of, shorts or shirt.
a. Sweatpants: solid navy, white stripe is allowed; or CCS logo wear.
b. Sweatshirt: solid navy, crew neck, zippered, or hooded. Senior High may wear Leadership sweatshirt.
c. Warm-up suit: optional, purchased through CCS only.
SPECIAL DRESS CODES
When we allow a special dress code or exceptions to a uniform for a special event, such as Project Truth outreaches, play practice, or field trips, the homeroom teacher or advisor sets the dress code for that event.
- Exceptions: Other than specific exceptions noted in the special dress code all other basic stipulations of the regular dress code or daily uniform apply; E.g., all clothes must still maintain modesty (no form fitting clothing), shirts are to be tucked in, belts are to be worn if there are belt loops on pants or shorts, sleeves are not to extend past the wrists, appropriate buttons buttoned, clothing clean and free of holes and tears, etc.
- Responsibility: With more liberty comes greater responsibility. No extremes.
- Consequences: If for any reason a student’s clothes do not meet with the standard prescribed in the specified dress code, he will be:
a. given a demerit
b. asked to put his regular school clothes back on or to leave the function
- Revisions: The homeroom teacher or advisor may only make revisions to these established special dress codes with approval from the headmaster.
BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL SUPERVISION DRESS CODE
- May not change clothes until 15 minutes after dismissal from the regular school day.
- Students must continue to wear shoes for their own safety. 3. Students may change into Project Truth dress code.
CHAPEL DRESS CODE
- To be worn on Mondays whether there is chapel or not.
- Young ladies wear white uniform blouse and skirt.
- Young men wear white or light blue button up shirt with a tie.
CHOIR UNIFORM (Choir uniforms are ordered at the beginning of the school year.)
- Young ladies: Full-length black dress and black dress shoes. CCS orders the dresses. The girls are responsible for purchasing their own shoes per CCS regular dress code. The cost is approximately $100.00 for the dress. Payment is due when the dress is picked up.
- Young men: Black tuxedo jacket, black adjustable pleated tuxedo pants, white wing collar tuxedo shirt, black satin cummerbund, black satin bow tie, black studs, and black dress shoes. CCS will order everything except the shoes; the boys are responsible for purchasing shoes. The cost is approximately $150.00 for adult and child sizes; there will be an extra charge for special cut or extra-large sizes. Payment is due when the tuxedo is picked up.
DRAMA DRESS CODE
- When Drama Class meets during school hours, the regular school dress code for that day is in force unless, for purposes of the production, the director says otherwise in advance.
- When Drama Class meets after regular school day, drama students may wear clothes that conform to the regular dress code, or Field Day dress code.
Homeroom teachers have the liberty to define field trip dress codes per event in keeping with the spirit of the rules set forth in the CCS dress code.
PRAISE BAND DRESS CODE
Daily school uniform with the following conditions:
- Shorts: Boys may not wear shorts while on stage. If permissible, they may change after chapel.
- General: Do not wear anything that would draw undue attention to yourself (e.g. bright accessories). You may put accessories on after chapel. Remember, you are to be helping the students to focus their attention on praising the Lord.
PROJECT TRUTH DRESS CODE
Students may wear Project Truth clothes only if they have gone to an outreach immediately before school or will be going immediately after school. The purpose for this allowance is for our students to be dressed appropriately (i.e., be able to relate better to students at other schools) and to save the time it would take to change at school.
- Uniform: Any part of the daily school uniform is allowed. CCS logos may not be shown.
- Pants: Loose fitting (but not saggy-baggy) pants, slacks, capris, and jeans are acceptable that are not torn, have holes, dirty, or overly worn.
- Shorts: Dress, walking, Bermuda, or jean shorts (not sport or athletic) may be worn if they have a stitched hem. Shorts must be at least mid-thigh length and may not extend past the knees.
- Shirts: Students may wear polo shirts or any kind of button front shirts. Only the top button may be left unbuttoned. No T-shirts.
- Skirts: Girls may wear skirts and dresses; however, they must be loose fitting and at least fall at the top of the kneecap when standing.
- Sweatshirts: Project Truth sweatshirts may be worn. Sweatshirts may not have CCS logo.
- Shoes: Regular dress code. 8. Writing: All clothing listed above must not have cartoon characters, superheroes, sports figures, or celebrities, or CCS logo.
- Boys: swim trunks must be loose fitting (no Speedos).
- Girls: one piece bathing suit and must wear a top over the swimsuit.
MISCELLANEOUS (Young ladies and young men)
TATOOS, JEWELRY, PIERCING, MAKE-UP
- Students may not have visible tattoos (body paint, stickers, or ink) or write on themselves while at school.
- Body piercing in any place other than ear lobes is prohibited. Boys may not have pierced ears or wear earrings. Girls may wear only one earring per ear, not more than 1” in diameter, on lobe of ear.
- Two rings maximum per hand. Boys may wear a simple necklace or chain (no bigger than 1/8” in diameter) inside the shirt. For safety reasons, teachers may ask students to remove some jewelry during certain activities.
- Students are to be clean and free of offensive odor. Moderate use of colognes and scented deodorants is permissible. Personal grooming may only be done in the restroom or changing room.
- Boys must use deodorant or some other odor controlling method. Teachers have the liberty to ask young men to wear deodorant if needed.
- Junior high and high school girls may wear moderate make-up and nail polish.
- No cartoon characters, superheroes, sports figures, celebrities, or images with evil connotations may be on backpacks, lunch boxes, binders, clothing, hats, etc.
- A single brand name logo is permissible.
- Boys in Trail Life may wear the full Trail Life uniform on meeting dates.
- Shoes must be worn, and if they have laces, kept tied at all times.
- Girls may wear open-toed/open-heeled shoes; however, they may not wear flip-flops. They may wear only one toe ring. They may wear only one anklet at a time.
- Students may wear hats in keeping with our uniform standards and palette.
- Boys may only wear hats outside.
- Baseball caps may only be worn with Field Day Dress.
MISCELLANEOUS (Young ladies)
- All hair coloring must look professional, and natural (e.g. no orange, purple, or pink coloring). Hair color must be close to the shade of the student’s natural color(s). No contrasting colors or chunking.
- Hair is to be kept neat and clean.
BLOUSES AND SHIRTS
- The blouse or shirt must fit loosely on the torso. It must not have been altered to be more form fitting. There should not be a gap or puckering between the buttons.
- All buttons on blouses and shirts must be kept buttoned with the exception of the top button.
- All tops must be long enough so girls can move and raise their arms without exposing the mid-section.
- Camisoles or undergarments (solid white or skin toned only; no T-shirts or thermals) must be worn under sheer tops and uniform blouses (otherwise optional.)
- No see through fabric. The neckline must be as close to the collarbone as possible. Sleeve length must be long enough to maintain modesty (No spaghetti or sleeveless tops).
- The girls may not roll, hike, or wear skirts in any way that makes the skirt shorter.
- They may not add cloth or lace to the bottom of a skirt to make the skirt appear longer.
- Skirts need to cover the knee when sitting. The intent is for the skirt to create a modesty shield for the young ladies…we do not believe exposed knees are sinful! 😀 The reality is that uniform skirts have a full cut, thereby providing more fabric to provide sufficient modesty when the girl is sitting down vs. a straight cut skirt that would not.
MISCELLANEOUS (Young men)
- Boy’s hair must be well groomed, neatly combed, neatly cut, clean, and their natural color. Hair should be kept off the collar and ears and out of the eyes.
- Only traditional boy’s haircuts are allowed.
- No fad haircuts, style extremes, or styles that suggest sympathy with anti-Christian factions.
- Adolescent young men are to be clean-shaven at all times and shall not wear beards or mustaches. Sideburns may not extend below the bottom of the ear lobe. Seniors may apply for a variance to this rule by making an appeal to the headmaster.
- Shirts must be tucked in at all times. 2. All buttons on shirts must be kept buttoned with the exception of the top button (includes collar buttons). When the student is wearing a tie, all buttons must be buttoned, including the top button. 3. Cuffs on long-sleeved shirts must be kept buttoned if sleeves are down. 4. Undershirts (short or long-sleeved) may only be solid white.
- Must be worn on Mondays (whether or not there is chapel) while the student is on campus.
- Must be traditional. Bow ties may be worn. Bolo ties may not be worn.
- Must be knotted properly and be cinched up to the top of the collar and covering the top button which should be buttoned.
- Must be the proper length (close to the belt buckle), pressed, and clean.
- The teacher or headmaster has the liberty to ask a student not to wear a certain tie to school again if they feel it does not meet our criteria.
UNIFORM COMPANY INFORMATION FRENCHTOAST.COM
- School code: QS5ZQJI
- Corporate website: www.frenchtoast.com
- 1-800-FRENCHTOAST (1-800-373-6248)
- FAX: 1-888-296-4966
DENNIS UNIFORM COMPANY
- School code – URCSCC
- School name – Cornerstone Christian School, Sacramento, CA
- Corporate website: www.dennisuniform.com
- Corporate phone: 1-800-854-6951
- Sacramento store: 10266 Rockingham Drive, Ste. 110 Sacramento, CA 95827
- Hours: Tuesday–Thursday 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM and Friday & Saturday 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
- Phone: 916-361-6710 ext. 0 (to talk with store personnel)
Dennis usually offers a 10% discount to school families during a specific month during the summer. Please call them for further information.