Students are required to wear uniforms, and our dress code is designed to be fair while still allowing individuality. However, we believe that an established and well-enforced dress code helps a child learn to present their best self and because:
· Uniforms help build unity, school spirit, and helps students take pride in their appearance.
· Proper dress is an important key in life long success, and it increases a sense of belonging and school pride.
· It assists parents in streamlining the morning routine and reduces tardiness and helps improve attendance.
· It helps students resist peer pressure to buy trendy clothes, and it decreases “picking” on the clothes of others.
· The dress code maintains modesty, reduces distractions, and helps students concentrate on their school work.
· A uniform provides immediate identification of students and assists in identifying strangers on campus.
While ECS recognizes the uniqueness of each student and seeks to develop Godly individuality, it is also imperative that each student understand the concept of appropriate dress. ECS students are required to wear uniforms. Casual and Spirit days are traditionally on Friday.
Mandatory Uniform Attire (All clothing MUST be in good repair)
Normal Day (Monday—Thursday)
Shirts - Shirts must be a school-issued polo shirt. Shirts should not bare the midriff when hands are raised.
Pants, Shorts, Skorts and Skirts - Garments must be khaki, black, or navy blue of standard cotton fabric. Skirts/skorts/shorts must reach to the knee when standing. Pants/shorts may not be cargo or large/multipocketed in nature. Jeans in good repair (no holes, patches, tears, etc.) are also permitted. Jumpers may be worn by K-3 girls, but must be navy blue or khaki in color, purchased at Target in the school uniform section and worn with the uniform shirt.
Shoes - For safety purposes, shoes must be sneakers in good repair and be closed-toed and closed-heeled.
Dresses - Dresses are not a part of the school uniform this year and can only be worn for special events.
Each Friday will be a casual day where students can wear either their school polo or a school T-shirt. All other Normal Day uniform standards apply.
Spirit Day / Field Trip Day / PE Gym Days
Rules for these days will be sent home during the school year. PE Uniforms will be available for purchase from the school prior to the beginning of this activity.
Coats, jackets, hoodies, sweat shirts, etc. may be worn to school but not on campus unless the student is outside or conditions/activities require such garments or the student has earned the privilege level per classroom rules. Please note—plain sweaters or shawls are permissible if the child runs cold. Also, students who are cold may wear a plain, long-sleeved shirt under their school uniform shirt.
Ball Caps / Hats—Students may wear appropriate head covers to school but must remove them before entering the building. They may wear them during outdoor activities as long as the covering does not interfere with their ability to perform the activity. ECS logo may be permitted inside the building on Fridays.
Proper Hygiene— All students must practice proper hygiene, including the appropriate use of deodorant. Students are encouraged to think of others in relation to body odor and breath and other hygiene related issues.
Garments Not Allowed—Leggings, Jeggings, Stretch pants, Yoga pants, swim wear, flip-flops, crocs, sandals, low-ride garments of any kind. Any other items not listed in the acceptable dress code above.
Hair should not touch the top of the shirt collar and cannot be in the student’s eyes. Unnatural colored hair is not acceptable! Afros must be neat in appearance and no longer than 2 inches. Students are not permitted to have Mohawks or designs and icons trimmed into their hair. No earrings or other visible piercings are allowed. Absolutely no visible tattoos or other body modifications. Belts are required. At no time are undergarments to be visible.
Hair is to be only of natural color. Highlighting hair (with natural color) is permitted. Undergarments should not be visible at any time (including straps). Clothing for extracurricular activities must also be acceptable attire – shorts must reach below the knee length when standing. No tank tops or spaghetti straps. Earrings may not be longer than 1 inch below the earlobe. No other visible piercings are allowed. Absolutely no visible tattoos or other body modifications. Girls experiencing development, regardless of grade, must wear an appropriate undergarment. At no time are undergarments to be visible.