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Uniform Dress Code

Several years ago, Rossville Christian Academy adopted a School Uniform Dress Code, and it has proven to be very positive for our school environment. We have found that consistency in dress among students wearing school uniforms provides a sense of unity and identity with RCA, and our uniform policies reflect our school colors of red, white and blue. Elementary, Middle School and High School students all must adhere to RCA's school uniform policy. The complete policy is also available in our Student Handbook.

Rossville Christian Academy 2011-2012

Uniform Dress Code for Girls
Grades 4K-12, Girls' Dress

All girls will wear uniforms every day. Uniforms may be purchased at any store that sells the styles listed below. Please use the following guidelines for girls' uniforms:
Clothing should always be clean and in good condition. Tattered, frayed, or torn clothing is not appropriate.
Jumpers
1. Any solid navy and khaki jumpers with simple styling marketed as "school uniform" are acceptable with the exception of those with cargo pockets or excessive trim. Denim and corduroy fabrics are not acceptable. Polyester and cotton/poly blends are usually more wrinkle free. Navy and khaki jumpers may be purchased from any store that sells the required style. The jumper length is no shorter than two inches above the top of the knee.
2. Plaid jumpers may be purchased from LaRose (901)386-4231.
Pants
1. Navy or khaki tan straight-legged pants of cotton blend fabric (no denim fabric). Pants must be worn at the waist. No cargo or other pants with pockets on the outside of the legs. Denim and corduroy fabrics are not uniform. Styles for pants may not be jeans cut, wide-legged, bell-bottoms, low-rise, or baggy.
2. Only 4k-first graders may wear pants with elasticized waists and no belt loops.
Shirts and Blouses
1. Solid white, red or navy polo style shirts long or short sleeved or oxford cloth shirt (white or blue).
2. Solid white, red or navy turtlenecks or mock turtlenecks, long sleeved.
3 Undershirts must be solid white with no writing or pictures. Undershirt sleeves must be no longer than the outer shirt sleeves.
4 Shirts should be worn tucked in between the hours of 8 a.m. and 3 p.m.
5. A red, blue, or white monogrammed shirt may be required for field trips. These must be purchased through the school.
Shorts
1. Navy or khaki tan walking shorts with a length no shorter than two inches above the top of the knee. Camp shorts, cargo shorts, corduroy, or denim shorts are not acceptable.
2. Plaid shorts may be purchased from LaRose (901)386-4231.
Skirts
1. Any solid navy or khaki tan skirts with "simple styling." Skirts with emblems, embroidery, ruffles, fringe, or cargo type pockets are not acceptable. Denim and corduroy fabrics are not uniform. Skirts may be purchased at any store that sells the required style. The length for skirts is no shorter than two inches above the top of the knee.
2. Only white leggings may be worn under skirts.
3. Plaid skirts may be purchased from LaRose (901)386-4231.
Skorts
1. Any solid navy or khaki tan skorts with "simple styling." Skorts with emblems, embroidery, ruffles, fringe, or cargo type pockets are not acceptable. Denim and corduroy fabrics are not uniform. Skorts may be purchased at any store that sells the required style. The length for skorts is no shorter than two inches above the top of the knee.
2. Plaid skorts may be purchased from LaRose (901)386-4231.
Belts
1. Belts must be solid brown, black, navy, red, white, or khaki. Belts must be worn with pants or shorts that have belt loops. Only 4k-first graders may wear pants with elasticized waists and no belt loops.
Socks and Tights
1. Solid navy, red, or white socks that are cuff, crew, no show, knee or trouser length. No patterned socks allowed.
2. Solid navy, red or white tights. Patterned and printed tights are not allowed.
Shoes
1. Shoes should not be sandals, open toed, open heeled or platform. Shoes with laces must be tied. Heels should be no higher than one inch. Shoe color should be neutral such as black, brown, grey, white, tan, red, or navy-no brightly colored shoes or shoe laces.
2. Patterned shoes are not allowed.
3. Pant legs should be worn on the outside of boots. Heels should be no higher than one inch. Boot material should be leather or leather like. Boot color should be neutral such as black, brown, grey, white, tan, red, or navy- no brightly colored boots.
4. All shoes must be worn with socks or tights.
5. Students may not wear shoes with retractable wheels in the soles.
Coats, Sweaters, and Jackets
1. Any solid navy, red, or white sweater.
2. Coats/Jackets worn in class must be solid red, navy, white, or gray. Trim or lettering (in school colors) that does not draw attention is acceptable. Hoodies that are worn in the classroom must be bought from the school.
3. All red, white, and blue coats, sweater, sweatshirts and jackets with the RCA school logo are acceptable.
4. Team apparel may be worn only on game day with the permission of the coach.
General
1. Hair ribbons, head bands, and barrettes must be simple, inconspicuous, and in keeping with the uniform colors (navy, red or white). Students are not allowed to wear head scarves. Hairstyles and coloring techniques that are considered "fashion fads" are not appropriate for RCA students. Hairstyles should be neatly groomed- not blocking vision.
2. Jewelry may not be worn in any pierced body part except in the girl's ear. Only simple earrings that do not draw attention are acceptable.
3. Make-up and false finger nails are not appropriate for girls in 4K-sixth grades. Only minimal make-up and nail polish are allowed for seventh-twelfth grade girls.
4. Good personal hygiene is a must (ex. using deodorant, brushing teeth, clean hair, etc.)
5. No visible tattoos, including stick-ons.
6. Hats are not permitted on campus.
P.E. Clothing
1. Uniform shorts and pants with uniform shirts for grades K-9. P.E. uniforms must be purchased from the school.
2. K-6 may wear the P.E. uniform to school on P.E. days only.
3. Tennis shoes with white or non-marking soles.
Athletics
1. Practice uniforms must be worn. (Contact the Athletic director or coach)
Out-of-Uniform Day Guidelines
The administration may designate specific days throughout the school year as "out-of-uniform days." On these days students must adhere to the out-of-uniform guidelines communicated by the teacher. Out-of-uniform days are not opportunities to dress shabbily, but to dress neatly in a different style of fashion. If inappropriate clothing is worn on an out-of-uniform day, a parent will be contacted to bring appropriate attire to the school before a student can return to class.


Uniform Dress Code for Boys
Grades 4K-12, Boys' Dress

All boys will wear uniforms every day. Uniforms may be purchased at any store that sells the styles listed below. Please use the following guideline for boy's uniforms:
Clothing should always be clean and in good condition. Tattered, frayed, or torn clothing is not appropriate.
Pants
1. Navy or khaki tan straight-legged pants of a cotton or cotton blend fabric (no denim fabric). Pants must be worn at the waist. Boys may not wear cargo or other pants with pockets on the outside of the legs. Denim and corduroy fabrics are not uniform. Styles for pants may not be jeans cut, wide-legged, bell-bottoms, low-rise, or baggy.
2. Only 4k-first graders may wear pants with elasticized waists and no belt loops.
Shirts
1. Solid white, red, or navy polo style shirts with a collar, long or short sleeved or oxford cloth shirt (blue or white).
2. Solid white, red, or navy turtlenecks or mock turtlenecks, long sleeved. (No logo)
3. Undershirts must be solid white with no writings or pictures. Undershirt sleeves should be no longer than the outer shirt sleeves.
4. Shirts should be worn tucked in between the hours of 8 a.m. and 3 p.m.
5. A red, blue or white monogrammed shirt may be required for field trips. These must be purchased through the school.
Shorts
1. Navy or khaki tan walking shorts with a length no shorter than two inches above the top of the knee. Camp shorts, cargo shorts, corduroy, and denim shorts are not acceptable.
Belts
1. Belts must be solid brown, black, navy, or khaki. Belts must be leather or leather-like. Belts must be worn with pants or shorts that have belt loops.
2. Only 4K-first graders may wear pants with elasticized waists and no belt loops.
Socks
1. Solid navy, red, or white socks that are crew, no show, knee, or trouser length. Patterned socks are not acceptable.
Shoes
1. Any shoe that is not a sandal, open toed, open heeled or platform. Shoe color should be neutral such as black, brown, grey, white, and /or navy - no brightly colored shoes or shoe laces. Patterned shoes are not acceptable.
2. All shoes must be worn with socks.
3. Students may not wear shoes with retractable wheels in the soles.
Coats, Sweaters, and Jackets
1. Any solid navy, red, or white sweater.
2 .Coats or jackets worn in class must be solid red, navy, white or gray. Trim or lettering (in school colors) that does not draw attention is acceptable.
3. Hoodies that are worn in the classroom must be bought from the school.
3. All red, white, and blue coats, sweaters, sweatshirts and jackets with the RCA school logo are acceptable.
4. Team apparel may be worn only on game day with the permission of the coach.
General
1. Boys' hair length must be above the collar and not obscure the eyebrows. Hair should be neatly trimmed with a conservative style. Coloring techniques other than those of natural color are not appropriate for RCA students. Acceptability is at the sole discretion of the RCA administration.
2. Fashion fads should be avoided.
3. Jewelry may not be worn in any pierced body part.
4. No visible tattoos, including stick-ons.
5. Hats are not permitted on campus.
6. Students must be clean shaven daily.
P.E. Clothing
1. Uniform shorts and pants with uniform shirts for grades K-9. P.E. uniforms must be purchased from the school.
2. K-6 may wear the P.E. uniform to school on P.E. days only.
3. Tennis shoes with white or non-marking soles.
Athletics
1. Practice uniforms must be worn. (Contact the Athletic director or coach)
Out-of-Uniform Day Guidelines
The administration may designate specific days throughout the school year as "out-of-uniform days." On these days students must adhere to the out-of-uniform guidelines communicated by the teacher. Out-of-uniform days are not opportunities to dress shabbily, but to dress neatly in a different style of fashion. If inappropriate clothing is worn on an out-of-uniform day, a parent will be contacted to bring appropriate attire to the school before a student can return to class.

The Administration reserves the right to address any issue not covered that is out of line with the intent of the uniform policy.