The HCS Dress Code was developed to provide the best atmosphere for studentsto learn and to avoidpeer pressure related to clothing.Our primary objectives are neatness and modesty.The HCSDress Code is sufficiently flexible to encourage individual identity and a positive self-image within theborders of appropriate dress for school.
The guidelines in the handbook are meant to provide help for parents and students in selectingappropriate clothing for school. If a parent or student has a question about the Dress Code, please donot hesitate to call the school officefor clarification.
Modesty Defined: Modesty is the voluntary personal responsibility to behaveanddress in such a manneras to not drawattention to oneself, to not think proudly of oneself and to protect from purposeful or unintendedenticement in inappropriate waysandplaces. Parents, please send your children to school inclean and appropriate attire. The principles of 1Corinthians 10:31 and 1 Thessalonians 5:21-22 apply. When shorts or skirts are worn,they must be amodest length and must be longer than the middle finger when arms are held at the side. Tanks topsmust have a 2 finger wide strap. No revealing or low-cut outfits (use the 1 hand rule for shirts). T-shirtsor sweatshirts with worldly pictures or writing arenot permitted.
This dress code applies for all school events including picture day, field trips, etc. Teachers will informstudents when special attire is needed for these events. In the event that the dress code has beenviolated, staff has the right to ask for corrective action.
Clean andneat. Appearance should not be a distraction to other students, including make-up,tattoos, and piercings.
Hair should be clean, appropriately styled, and should not call undue attention to the student.
Boys’ facial hair must beneatlygroomedand worn in such a way that is not conspicuous orextreme.
Clothing shouldbeclean andappropriate for the day’s activities.
Printed shirts should have appropriate pictures andslogans.
No hats, caps, or other types of head gear (including bandanas) are to be worn in the buildingsunless medically required and approved by theadministration.
If yoga pants, tights or leggings are worn, shirts should extend below the hips to mid-thigh.