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TCS Coordinated Dress Information

As a Kingdom-minded school, Trinity Christian School promotes modest and moderate dress at school and all TCS events (1 Timothy 4:12, 1 Peter 3:3-4). The TCS dress code serves to set a foundation of excellence in student appearance that is appropriate in an educational atmosphere. The school reserves the right to establish standards of dress, grooming, and appearance at all school-related events and functions.

 


When shopping and choosing clothes for school, please consider the following questions: 

 

  • Am I honestly trying to meet the dress code or trying to push the limits (Philippians 4:8)? 
  • Have I responsibly chosen my clothing to honor God (Colossians 3:23)? 
  • Am I working hard to create an atmosphere of unity for the good of the school (Romans 14:19)?
  • Am I respecting rules that have been established by school authorities (Romans 13:5)?

 

 

Setting the Dress Code Expectations:

 

Dress code tallies accrue throughout the semester. Any time a dress code tally is deemed necessary, it should be accompanied by a discussion of the heart and intention behind the clothing chosen for the day. 

 

Overall, our dress code is predicated on safety, neatness, modesty, and comfort. 


Uniforms may be purchased from the following retailers using the above guidelines:

Please note that just because the following retailers sell certain items, they must be within TCS dress code standards.

Designs in Thread, Old Navy, Gap, Dillard’s, Frenchtoast.com, JC Penney, Landsend.com, academyuniforms.com, Target, and TCS Rokkitwear shop

 

 

elementary uniforms

middle school uniforms

 

Details regarding our uniform guidelines for elementary and middle school can be found in the tabs below. 

 
 

 

DAILY ATTIRE:

 

Girls: Boys:
 
Tops:

• Red, white, navy, khaki polo style shirts or turtle necks without ruffles or a logo.

• Shirts, sweatshirts, jackets from the TCS Spirit Shop in school colors.

• Only TCS or PLAIN red, white, navy, black or grey sweaters or jackets – no logos – no denim.

• Red, white, navy broadcloth blouse.

Tops:
• Red, white, navy, khaki polo shirts and turtlenecks without a logo.
• Shirts, sweatshirts, jackets from the TCS Spirit Shop in school colors.
• Plain red, white, navy, black or grey sweaters or jackets.
• White oxford shirts.
 
Bottoms:

• Navy, plaid, khaki shorts, skorts, or skirts (no more than 3 inches above the knee).
• Navy or Khaki pants or capris – must be woven cotton or performance material, no stretch or knit fabric, and no pocket designs.
• Red, navy, white modesty shorts must be worn under skirts and jumpers-no stripes, polka dots, or designs.
• No jeggings or leggings worn as pants Jumpers/Dresses.
• Polo dresses-red or navy. No extra ruffles on the bottom hem or collar. No emblems or sleeveless. They must be worn with modesty shorts, tights, or leggings.
• Plaid, red, navy, or khaki jumpers (no more than 3 inches above the knee) worn with modesty shorts, tights, or leggings and a collared shirt.

Bottoms:
• Navy or khaki shorts – no cargo style.
Navy or khaki pants – no cargo style.
• Woven cotton or performance material.
 
Belts:
• Must be worn with all pants, shorts, or skirts with belt loops.
• Color - Red, white, navy, black, or brown (no animal prints or glitter).
• *Not required for PreK or Kindergarten students.
 
Belts:
• Must be worn with all pants and shorts.
• Color- Red, white, navy, black, or brown.
• *Not required for PreK or Kindergarten students.

 

WEDNESDAY CHAPEL ATTIRE:

*Required for all students, K – 5th Grades.


Dress code during:
August, September, April, May

 
Girls:
Navy skirt, shorts, pants, or capris.
• White shirt Polo or broadcloth blouse; shirts must be tucked in.
• Modesty shorts with a skirt.
• Belt required if belt loops on bottoms.
Boys:
• Navy shorts or pants.
• White shirt Oxford or Polo style; shirts must be tucked in.
• Belt.
 

 

Dress code during:
October- March

 
Girls:
• Red chapel sweater.
*Chapel sweater is not required for Pre-K.
• Navy skirt; with modesty shorts.
• White shirt Polo or broadcloth blouse; shirts must be tucked in.
• Only solid red, white or blue tights may be worn with chapel attire. During extremely cold weather, below 42° for the high, girls may wear navy pants instead of skirts.
 Boys:
• Red chapel sweater.
*Chapel sweater is not required for Pre-K.
• Navy shorts or pants.
• White shirt Oxford or Polo style; shirts must be tucked in.
• Belt.

 


GENERAL APPEARANCE:

Accessories:

• Hats and caps may not be worn in the school building and classrooms.
• Tattoos (including temporary) and body piercing are not permissible.
• Girls may wear pierced earrings. Earrings are not permissible for boys.
• No scarves or vests (other than TCS Spirit Shop vests) may be worn in the classroom.

 

Hair:

• Hairstyles for boys should be trimmed above the collar and no lower than the bottom of the ear lobe and cannot fall below the eyebrows.

• No extreme hairstyles or colors, including cut-out designs.
• No excessive hair accessories including huge flowers, scarves, etc.

 

Jeans Day:

• Plain jeans, long denim shorts, or denim capris may be worn on designated days with a TCS shirt.

• No holes, sparkles or fancy stitching are allowed.

• Low rise, stretch denim jeans, skinny or tight jeans, denim skirts/skorts are not acceptable.

 

Makeup:

• No makeup is allowed in elementary.

 

Shoes:

• For safety during PE activities, all students must wear lace-up tennis shoes on their scheduled days of P.E.

• No Flip Flops, high heeled shoes, or tall wedges are acceptable at any time.

 

Socks:

• All socks may be solid red, white, navy, black, or grey; socks may have minimal stripes/designs in school colors.

 

Jackets:

• Students may wear any color of jacket while outside on break or during P.E.

• When they are in the classroom, they may wear solid red, navy, white, black, grey or one from TCS Spirit Shop.

• No denim in the classroom.

 

 

A few reminders:

• Chapel sweater is not required for PreK students.
• All shirts must be tucked in (except for PreK and kindergarten).
• No brand logos are allowed to be visible on any clothing item.
• Anything purchased from the TCS Spirit Shop is allowed as long as it is in school colors.
• Please label jackets and sweaters with your child's first and last name.

 

 

Middle School students will wear coordinated dress daily Monday-Thursday. 

Fridays are special dress days and will be addressed under FRIDAY WEAR below.

All students must meet TCS dress code requirements for athletic travel and extracurricular travel (any time you represent TCS in our community or abroad).

 

COORDINATED DRESS:

 

Tops:

• Tops can be Trinity Christian School t-shirts or sweatshirts purchased from the Spirirt Shop or TCS Rokkitwear shop, as well as red, white, or navy polo shirts (with buttons & regular sleeves).
• Jackets or sweaters can be the student’s choice.
• Jacket hoods, sweatshirt hoods, and hats may not be worn on the head while in the school building.

Bottoms:

All shorts, skirts, capris, pants, or tailored joggers must be solid navy or khaki colored.
Shorts worn in the classroom should be styled with a zipper and pockets (it’s possible to have a zipper but no pockets). They can be made of twill or other fabric.
• The length should reach no less than 2 “ longer than fingertip length, with arms hanging relaxed at the side.
• Athletic shorts with an elastic waist or drawstring are not appropriate for the classroom.
• Skirts should reach no less than 2” longer than fingertip length at the front and back, with arms hanging relaxed at the side. 
• Leggings may be worn under a skirt, but the length requirement for the skirt remains.
•·Pants/capris/tailored joggers can be a traditional, khaki-style pant or a tailored jogger. These may have an elastic waist or zipper and can be made of twill or other fabric.
Tailored joggers have a tailored fit, meaning they are not too tight or too loose. These are NOT athletic-styled sweatpants, coverups, or windsuit pants. 

 

Shoes:

• Shoes must be substantial enough to provide protection to the foot and not be likely to cause a trip or fall during the school day or while playing at break. 
• No house shoes, shower shoes (thin flip flops), or athletic slides.

 

 

Friday Wear:

• On Fridays, students may wear jeans, or Spirit Shop-purchased sweatpants, shorts, or windsuit pants with a TCS t-shirt or sweatshirt.
• Holes or frayed areas on jeans may be no larger than 2 inches in diameter. No skin should show through holes above the knee in any type of pant.

 

 

Gameday Dress for Team Members:

• Members of TCS athletic teams may wear a designated team shirt but will remain in coordinated dress bottoms during school on game days.

 

 

Competitive Athletics (CA):

*All TCS students are required to purchase and wear athletic clothing from the Spirit Shop during CA and Personal Fitness classes.  

• Girls wear Trinity athletic shirts with either red or blue shorts, depending on the athletic season.
• Boys wear Trinity athletic shirts with blue shorts.
The only exception to this will be with gear that is specifically issued by a team coach.

 

 

 

 

The following is a general list of dress code requirements: 

• Students should avoid wearing offensive or explicit references or designs which symbolize values contrary to Christianity. 
• Clothing may not represent other area high schools. 
• Hats or sweatshirt/jacket hoods may not be worn on the head inside the building.
• All students must meet TCS dress code requirements for athletic and extracurricular travel (any time you represent TCS in our community or abroad). 
• Clothing should be neat and clean. 
• Skintight, form-fitting, or clingy clothing, including leggings, should not be worn to school. 
• Shower shoes, house shoes, pajamas, blankets, or robes may not be worn while in the school building.

The following is a general list of dress code violations: 

• Facial hair for boys.
• Nail polish or make up for boys.
• Extreme hairstyles or colors.
• Extreme piercings. The only acceptable piercings are in ears and for girls only.  
• Tattoos, permanent or temporary.
• Hats, hoods, sunglasses, or other distracting accessories in the school building.
• Smartwatches with texting capability will be treated like cell phones during the school day. 
• Headphones or earbuds should not be worn during the school day.

 

 

Clothing shall be of appropriate size, length, and fitting to cover undergarments and skin (boys and girls) when the student is standing, raising arms, sitting, stooping, or bending. Clothing bottoms must be at least two inches longer than the bottom of the fingertips with the arm extended straight by the student’s side.  

visual for length of shorts and skirts

 
All TCS Students should be fully clothed. Students should have covered all the parts of the body covered in this drawing, front and back with no holes in these areas. 
 

 

 

 
 
The dress code outlined above is applicable on campus each school day and also any time you represent TCS outside the school day and away from school. The administration reserves the right to make a final decision on any dress code question. If necessary, a parent will be called to bring replacement clothing for a student in violation of the dress code.