HEARTS Dress Code
Above all else we want to glorify God with our hearts, minds and bodies. We must represent HEARTS in a manner that honors the Lord and reflects modesty as well as respect for others. Looking carefully and discerningly in the mirror prior to leaving home as well as moving around and making sure your clothing is covering your body properly is always a good practice.
All students and teachers have the responsibility of ensuring that their attire falls within the guidelines that leadership deems appropriate for the environment that we want to create at HEARTS so that we do not distract from the goal of educating ourselves in a Christ like atmosphere.
Guidelines to follow:
- Clothing may not be overly tight-fitting in general. Not all body types are the same therefore what is modest for one may not be modest for another.
- Skirt/Dress hems are to be no more than three inches above the knee.
- Shorts hems must be below the tips of the fingers when standing.
- Leggings or excessively tight pants are to be paired with tunics or long shirts.
- Low-rise jeans needs to be accompanied by a shirt that provides adequate coverage.
- Don’t wear sheer or lace tops with only a camisole underneath — however adding a t-shirt or full-coverage sleeveless shirt underneath is acceptable.
- Low necklines should be paired with shirts for layering.
- Refrain from clothing that reveals undergarments in any way — even shirt styles that reveal bra straps or cami straps are not acceptable.
- No wording on the backside of any pants.
- Shredded clothing and holes in clothing must not expose the midriff, thighs or buttocks
- Leggings and/or yoga pants may be worn underneath a skirt, dress or tunic but never alone as a pair of pants.
- Sleepwear is not appropriate school attire.
- Footwear must be worn at all times for safety reasons.
- Good hygiene is expected including fresh, clean clothing and bodies.
While we embrace everyone’s individuality and right to express themselves with their clothing choices, we also want to make every effort to represent our Lord and HEARTS in the best possible way. Leadership or a Teacher may require you to cover yourself with “emergency” clothing if your attire does not comply with the dress code.