The Smithville Christian High School dress code has been constructed in order to help the school meet its mission. Student dress can at times cause a distraction to the learning and interaction that happens in the school. Initiating a student dress code which includes school uniforms positively impacts learning. It gives the student an immediate sense of belonging in the student body, it enhances the image of the school in the community, and it does away with many discipline situations that relate to student dress.
Students are expected to observe all aspects of the following dress code for all school days and schoolrelated activities, unless alternate standards have been approved by administration. Students must be in compliance with the dress code policy before and during regular school hours, including lunch and spares. While we put some considerations in place, we realize that it is not possible to address all potential concerns. Note therefore that externals or ways of wearing the school wardrobe that are not in keeping with the spirit of the dress code policy will not be acceptable.
All school clothing must be worn as designed.
Clothing must be clean, non-transparent, size-appropriate, and in good repair.
Bottoms must be neatly hemmed.
Ladies kilts must be worn along with black McCarthy’s knee socks or black McCarthy’s tights.
Undergarments must not be visible.
Undergarments worn under a white shirt or top must also be white.
All T-shirts or tank tops worn underneath school tops must be either plain black or white.
Shirts and tops must be appropriately buttoned for modesty.
Tops, other than those approved, are not to be worn inside during the school day; they are to be put in the locker upon arrival at school and are to remain there until the student leaves the building.
Footwear is according to student choice and must be worn at all times.
Specific course-related clothing (i.e. Physical Education, shop, etc.) must be worn only during those courses.
Hats, bandanas, head coverings, sunglasses and gloves may not be worn in the school building.
Students who are choir members must purchase the black dress pants and the long sleeved white oxford shirt.