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 2014-15. 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.

DRESS CODE 2014 -2015

SHIRTS, SWEATSHIRTS, JACKETS, AND ALL TOPS

  • Journey shirts and sweatshirts are recommended (several options will be designed by students)
  • Alternatively, shirts, sweatshirts, jackets and all tops that are free of: media advertisements, logos, writing, and imagery, may be worn. Fabrics with patterns: stripes, checks, plaid, tie-dye, floral, etc. are permissible.
  • Midriff tops may not be worn
  • 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 stores (website links below)
  • Alternatively, dresses, skirts, pants and shorts that are free of: media advertisements, logos, writing, and imagery, may be worn. Fabrics with patterns: stripes, checks, plaid, tie-dye, floral, etc. are permissible.
  • Dresses, skirts, and shorts may be no shorter than mid-thigh*

  • Bottoms may not have holes, rips, etc.
  • No undergarments may be showing
 HATS

  • Hats are acceptable when worn outside
  • Hats must be free of: media advertisements, logos, writing, and imagery
SHOES

  • Footwear must be flat (No heels, wedges, wheels. Boots are permissible)
  • Sandals must have a heel strap
  • Students must wear athletic or sneaker shoes 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 Grades 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 Grades 6 and up
DECORUM FOR ASSEMBLIES AND HALLOWEEN
  • Click here for our Presentation, Assembly and Halloween guidelines.