2016-2017 School Dress Code

Journey School is a community. We have core values and commitments that bind us together. The staff must enforce the dress code every day as part of the job. When we fail to do this we are breaking our agreements and letting the kids down. It isn’t always easy to stay on top of the dress code, as diligence and strength are required. We have lots of room for improvement and aim to get better in 2016-17. We want students schooled in a wholesome environment that focuses primarily on inner-development versus outer appearance! In turn, we ask all parent-partners to support the dress code by:

  • Checking how your child is dressed before leaving home in the morning.
  • Supporting staff 100% as we implement the dress code.
  • Returning “loaner” clothing washed along with the required signature page.
  • Informing us in appropriate and honest ways when we need to get better.
SHIRTS, SWEATSHIRTS, JACKETS, AND ALL TOPS
  • Journey shirts and sweatshirts are recommended.
  • Alternatively, shirts, sweatshirts, jackets and all tops that are free of media advertisements and logos may be worn. Inspirational, positive, and non-violent images/phrases are permissible at the discretion of staff members.
  • Middle School students (grades 6-8) may wear t-shirts and jackets with band/artists name and related imagery–if inspirational, positive, and non-violent; and are permitted at the discretion of staff members.
  • Tops may not have holes, rips, etc.
  • Tops and dresses must have shoulder straps at least 1” wide.
  • No undergarments may be showing.
PANTS, SHORTS, DRESSES, AND ALL BOTTOMS
  • Uniform dresses, skirts, pants and shorts are recommended and can be found at a variety of local stores.
  • Alternatively, dresses, skirts, pants and shorts that are free of media advertisements and logos may be worn. Inspirational, positive, and non-violent images/phrases are permitted at the discretion of staff members.
  • Dresses, skirts, and shorts may be no shorter than mid-thigh.
  • A hole in clothing and/or ripped clothing is permissible as long as there are no holes/rips above the specified length for dresses, skirts and shorts.
  • No undergarments may be showing.
HATS
  • Hats are acceptable when worn outside.
  • Hats must be free of media advertisements and logos. Inspirational, positive, and non-violent images/phrases are permissible at the discretion of staff members.
  • Middle School students (grades 6-8) may wear t-shirts and jackets with band/artists name and related imagery–if inspirational, positive, and non-violent; and are permitted at the discretion of staff members.
SHOES
  • Footwear must be flat. (No heels, wedges, or wheels. Boots are permissible).
  • Sandals must have a heel strap.
  • Students must wear athletic shoes or sneakers for games classes.
ACCESSORIES/MAKE-UP/JEWELRY
  • Lipstick, tattoos (permanent and temporary) and body piercings, other than ear piercing, are prohibited.
  • Stud earrings are allowed in all grades.
  • Nail polish is allowed in grade 5 and up.
  • Light make-up and hair dye (if school officials consider the proposed color a non-disruption to the educational setting) are allowed in grade 6 and up.
DECORUM AT PRESENTATIONS AND ASSEMBLIES

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THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT

Decisions regarding the appropriateness of clothing and accessories (backpacks, lunchboxes, jewelry, etc.) are at the discretion of the Journey School Faculty and Administration.

In case your child arrives at the school dressed inappropriately, we will give you a courtesy call so that you may bring replacement clothes and/or the staff may loan the student appropriate attire to wear for the day.

We thank you for your support in protecting a safe, wholesome, and age-appropriate educational setting for our children.