Uniform Dress Code

Grades K - 12

Uniforms help students feel like they are part of a cohesive community. They foster school spirit and build unity. At Porter Christian Academy, we are aiming for students to appreciate one another as equals in the kingdom of God. We are instilling the value of being brothers and sisters in the family of God, rather than creating cliques and groups through "fashion statements."

Full uniform will be required each day unless otherwise announced by the Principal. Students are expected to arrive to school each morning in their entire uniform. Uniforms must be laundered on a regular basis and should appear neat and clean.

If a student starts school in the middle of the school year, parents will be allowed a two (2)-week grace period in which to purchase student uniforms. Otherwise, all students must be in uniform on the first day of school. Parents are required to purchase student uniforms from Parker Uniforms unless otherwise noted below.

Girls' Uniform

Polo Shirts - Must be purchased from the school office or Land's End, and they must be embroidered with the school’s name and logo. Shirts must have a relaxed fit and cannot be form-fitting. Shirts must be tucked in and buttoned up to, and including, the second button from the neck.

Skirts - Must be purchased from Land’s End. (Please see the school office for more information.) Hemlines must be no shorter than the bottom of the knee at all times, including when the student is seated at her desk.

Footwear - Black, brown or navy loafers, flats, or lace-up shoes are acceptable. Girls must wear color coordinating stockings or socks with the uniform. Stockings or socks must be solid in color with no designs.

Boys' Uniform

Polo Shirts - Must be purchased from the school office or Land's End, and they must be embroidered with the school’s name and logo. Shirts must have a relaxed fit and cannot be form-fitting. Shirts must be tucked in and buttoned up to, and including, the second button from the neck.

Pants - Must be purchased from Land’s End. (Please see the school office for more information.) Pants can be either flat front or pleated.

Belts - Must be solid black or brown.

Footwear - Black, navy or brown loafers or lace-up shoes are acceptable. Boys must wear color coordinating socks with the uniform.

EXAMPLES OF UNIFORM DRESS CODE VIOLATIONS

  • Polo Shirts purchased from any other retailer. ALL polo shirts must be purchased from the school office.
  • The following shoe types: flip-flops, sandals, open-toe/open-back shoes, or house shoes.
  • T-shirts worn beneath the uniform shirts that have profane, anti-Christian wording, graphics or slogans.
  • Socks or stockings that do not coordinate with the uniform.
  • Pants with slits cut in the bottom hems.
  • Pants that are cargo-styled, have pockets sewn on the outside pant legs, or made from the same material as jeans.
  • Belts with studded metal designs.
  • Leggings that show below the skirt hemline.

CHAPEL SERVICE DRESS CODE

Students may wear their regular school uniform to chapel services.

P.E. UNIFORM DRESS CODE

The P.E. uniform will be as follows:

  • Boys - Must wear jeans or wind/sport pants, a school emblem t-shirt, and athletic shoes (sneakers) with socks.
  • Girls - Must wear a full, A-line skirt. If the skirt has a slit, it may not extend higher than the bottom of the knee and must be sewed, not pinned. Girls will also wear a school emblem t-shirt and athletic shoes (sneakers) with socks.
  • The school emblem t-shirt must be purchased from the school office.

CONSEQUENCES FOR DRESS CODE VIOLATIONS

Students whose appearance does not comply with the uniform dress code will not be allowed in the classroom until they have complied. A verbal warning to students on the first day of school and to parents at Parent/Teacher Night is considered sufficient notice.

If a student does not have his/her uniform due to an emergency, he/she needs to wear clothes similar to the school uniform, such as a modest polo shirt or dress shirt, slacks or skirts. In such cases, these clothes should be the same colors as the regular school uniforms. Students will receive three (3) demerits and a detention for not being in complete uniform. Parents need to call the school office and speak with the principal to discuss their reason for not having a proper uniform.

CASUAL DAYS

Occasionally, the school will designate casual days throughout the year on which boys will be permitted to wear blue jean pants, and girls will be allowed to wear blue jean skirts, as long as the skirt length complies with the P.E. uniform dress code. On these casual days students will wear either their P.E. shirt or school uniform shirt (as determined by the school) and may wear their choice of footwear.

Failure to dress appropriately on casual days will result in one (1) demerit for the first incident and a detention for the second incident. In some cases, the school will require the parent to bring appropriate clothing to the school and require the student to change.