Dress Code

Key components of a Christian education are teaching the virtues of neatness, modesty, and propriety.  This dress code is to help create an environment that enables a student to gain respect and confidence of others through outward appearance.  Students need to focus on the learning process with as few distractions as possible.  Unsuitable dress and grooming can distract from that focus.
Students must maintain a modest, clean and orderly appearance at all times.

All students must adhere to the following dress code:

  • Shoes must be worn with socks at all times, and must be closed toe and closed back and fit properly. All shoes with laces must be pulled tightly to fit and need to be tied.   Exceptions will be made for medical reasons.  No Crocs, flip-flops, sport cleats or roller skate shoes are permitted. White, navy, blue or black solid colored, ankle-length socks are permitted. No knee length socks. No socks with patterns.
  • School uniforms are the required dress. All clothing should be clean, in good repair and properly fitted.  Uniforms consist of purple, gold or gray polo shirts with navy or khaki shorts, slacks, Capri pants, skorts, or jumpers.  The embroidered polos can be ordered from Buffalographix.com or jacksonsignshop.com.  ALL uniform shirts must have the Genesis logo.  School personnel will do a daily uniform check.  Uniform violations will be sent home when deemed necessary.

The uniform bottoms may be purchased from many local retailers and must have a “School Uniform” tag to ensure the proper length.  All shorts, skirts, jumpers must be no shorter than 2 inches above the knee in a standing position.  Cargo shorts/pants and jeggings and khaki colored denim will not be permitted.

  • Solid color white, black and navy leggings are allowed. Otherwise girls need to wear uniform slacks. On out of uniform days leggings can be worn; however, they must be covered by a blouse, shirt, sweatshirt etc. to just above the knee.
  • Students may wear a white or black long sleeved shirt under their uniform polo on days when the temperature is 70 degrees or below.
  • All students must purchase a purple T-shirt and are mandatory to be worn on field trips. The cost is $10.  These may be purchased in the school office.
  • On casual dress days, students may wear any BLUE denim “bottoms”, such as jeans, capris, shorts, skorts, skirts, that are not shorter than 2 inches above the knee, with either the school T-shirt or polo. Denim jumpers, dresses, and overalls will not be allowed.  The school logo (purple) T-shirt may be worn on casual dress days.
  • On designated “casual dress days”, clothing that exposes the body torso is not allowed. Examples of this type of clothing are see-through garments, halters, backless dresses or blouses, including “cold-shoulder” tops, tube tops or tank tops, bare midriffs, or clothing not properly fastened.  Skirts, skorts and dresses must be knee length (no shorter than 2 inches above the knee when standing).  Leggings cannot be substituted for slacks/shorts/capris but can be worn under a knee length skirt or dress.
  • When a jacket is needed the following is the accepted dress: A white, black or navy solid color pullover or sweater with no logos or designs for both boys and girls. No logos or words are permitted on non-uniform items.  Only the Genesis name and logo may appear on uniform items.  Sweatshirts are allowed on Friday casual day and may not be worn inside out. Sweatshirt hoods are not to be worn indoors.  Jackets, sweaters, and sweatshirts are not allowed when outside temperature is 75 degrees or above.
  • Clothing, backpacks, book bags, lunch boxes, or any other item that promotes inappropriate words, insignia, alcohol, tobacco, drugs, rock groups, any double meaning slogans or any emblem not in harmony with Christian values is not permitted.
  • The hair should be neat, clean, and well groomed. No bleaching, extreme colors, glitter, or distracting hairstyles, such as Mohawks, etchings or designs in the hair etc. is allowed.  Boys’ haircuts must be off the collar and no longer than the top of the eyebrow and no longer than mid-ear length.  Girls must not have a hairstyle that allows hair, including bangs, to hang in the face.  Girls must keep their hair brushed or it must be pulled back in a ponytail.
  • Hats, caps, or sunglasses may only be worn for outdoor PE classes or recess.
  • Shirts do not need to be tucked in unless they are too big or too long.
  • Pierced jewelry for girls will be limited to one/ear and only to the ears. No cartilage piercings are allowed.  For safety reasons only post/stud earrings that do not hang below the earlobe are allowed and can be no bigger than 2 mm.   Other jewelry should be modest so as not to be a distraction or cause danger to the student or others.  No other jewelry is allowed.  Exception: One wristwatch.  Boys are not allowed to wear earrings.
  • Students are not allowed to wear make-up at school. Clear lip-gloss or lip balms are allowed.
  • No tattoos or tattoo transfers, which are visible in school dress, are permitted. Students are not to write on body parts (arms, legs, face, hands, etc.) with markers, ink pens, paint or other items.
  • The dress policy for field trips, unless otherwise permitted, will be regular school uniform dress or school logo T-shirt.
  • Cell phones must be turned off and remain in backpacks during the school day. If a student is caught using their phone it will be confiscated and the parent must go to the office to get it returned.
  • No toys are allowed at school unless prior approval is given by the teacher.

Uniform violations will be in writing and must be signed by parent.

First violation:

Student will call parents to bring a uniform to school.

Second violation:

Student will call parents to bring uniform to school and will not be allowed to participate in Friday’s casual dress day.

Third violation:

Student will call parents to bring uniform to school and student will serve an after school detention.

Student will remain in office until parent brings uniform and will do work that was missed at the end of the day. Parents will be notified if the student is dressed in a manner that violates dress policy.  The school administration will make the final decision on what is acceptable for school dress.