Dress and Appearance Code
Students are expected to always present a neat, clean and modest appearance. Any attire deemed inappropriate, distracting, immodest, or unsafe by the administration is a violation of the Dress Code. Students not in compliance will be sent home to change.
Teachers and coaches may impose a higher standard for field trips, special programs, or game days. Coaches will designate one approved game / day per week during the season that students may dress as a team. Students are required to wear the designated team polo / fleece. No t-shirts are allowed unless approved by the Principal.
Shirts, Blouses, and Sweaters
Shirt: The students must wear a white or navy polo shirt with the school’s logo. If a student wishes to wear an additional piece of clothing for warmth, it must be the navy fleece pullover, navy sweater vest, or navy cardigan. Mass Days: Students will be required to wear a solid white (no logo) full button down oxford dress shirt / dress oxford blouse with a collar. The shirt is required to be tucked in at all times and must have 3” length past waist to remain tucked in. No polo shirts are allowed on Mass Days. Ties: Female students will have the option of the crossover tie or traditional tie. Male students must wear traditional tie. Both ties are available only through Lands’ End. Shorts and fleeces MAY NOT be worn on Mass Days.
Undershirts (optional): Undershirts must be solid white, or navy, short or long sleeved and must be free from any writing that shows through the shirt. On Mass days students must wear a white t- shirt or white/beige undergarment.
Griffin Days: Students will be allowed to wear approved Griffin Gear, approved club/organization shirts, and approved team shirts periodically. These days will be announced via school announcements. Pants and shoes must be in compliance of the dress code listed below. No hooded sweatshirts will be allowed.
Pants, Dress Shorts, Slacks, and Skirts
Khaki tailored pants, khaki pleated skirts, khaki skorts, or walking shorts in season (no shorter than two inches above the knee) may be worn. A black or brown belt must be in all belt loops.
Pants and shorts must be worn at the waist, never at the hips.
Shorts are only allowed until October 1st and after April 1st.
Black or brown leather shoes with standard heel and standard sole must be worn. Tennis shoes, open-back shoes, and house slippers are not allowed (even if they are black or brown leather). Shoes must have hard soles and heels. Socks must be worn with shoes at all times.
Hair must be of one, approved natural color, neat and clean. (For boys; no longer than three inches anywhere on the head, and off the face, ears, and collar). For safety reasons certain hair styles may not be allowed. No designs of any kind may be cut into the hair.
Boys must be clean-shaven at all times, and sideburns must not be lower than the bottom of the earlobe. Any student not in compliance with the facial hair policy will be required to purchase a disposable razor and shaving cream at the cost of $5.00 and be required to shave at school. Continued failure to comply with this policy will result in disciplinary action.
Hats must be removed upon entering the school building and must remain off the entire school day.
Appropriate rings and watches, medals, crosses, etc. must be worn inside the clothing. Boys may not wear body-piercing jewelry. Girls may not wear excessive or unsafe earrings, maximum of 2 piercings in each ear.
Visible tattoos or similar decorations are not allowed.
Coats, jackets, backpacks, etc. must be kept in the locker during the school day.
Physical Education (Men and Women)
Approved physical education uniforms are available for purchase only through the Athletic Director. Students must be properly dressed for physical education in order to be counted present in the class. In addition to the uniform, the following are required:
1. athletic socks
2. athletic shoes
3. combination lock for P.E. locker
All physical education apparel must be kept clean and in good repair. P.E. Lockers must be locked with a personal combination lock.
Arrangements to purchase P.E. Uniforms can be made with the Athletic Director.
Questions regarding uniforms can be addressed to Mrs. Madura by calling the school office at (618) 855-9010.