Dress Code - New starting in the 2023 - 2024 school year
Emporia Christian School seeks to provide an atmosphere conducive to reverent study and the development of strong Christian character. Therefore, students are to look their best and represent the Lord Jesus Christ well. Because it is our desire that all of our students be dressed in modesty and in good taste, the following dress code applies at all times when on school grounds or on field trips:
All clothing must be modest. (I Timothy 2:9; Philippians 4:9) It is recommended that younger girls wear shorts under their dresses.
Girls: any SOLID-colored shirt without embellishments; khaki, black, or navy blue pants or shorts (solid color, no stripes or embellishments; shorts no shorter than mid-thigh), or solid black, navy, or khaki skirt no shorter than two inches above the knee. Or any SOLID-colored dress without embellishments no shorter than two inches above the knee. Solid-colored leggings in black or navy are acceptable for girls to wear with skirts or dresses.
Boys: any SOLID colored shirt without embellishments; khaki, black, or navy blue pants or shorts (solid color, no stripes or embellishments, no shorter than mid-thigh).
For their own safety, students are not allowed to wear flip-flops.
Unacceptable attire includes clothing with written messages contrary to Christ-centered morals or standards, spaghetti strap/sun dresses, low-necklines or large sleeve openings, tight fitting clothing, tank tops, halter tops, body shirts, pants or shorts with wording across the seat, or short shorts. No skin-tight shorts or pants such as spandex or bicycle type shorts are permitted. No jeggings or similar type pants/shorts (please note leggings above for girls). Clothes may not be worn in a way that may expose undergarments.
Grooming issues—hair spray may not be applied in the classroom. Hair may not be brushed or combed in the classroom. Perfumes and colognes, when used in excess, can be very offensive to others. Some people are allergic to the scents. Therefore, only light use is permitted, and it should never be applied in the classroom. No jewelry associated with non-Christian, occult, or cultic religions may be worn.
Winter Weather Conditions — Students will go out for recess every day that weather permits. They need to bring clothing appropriate for weather changes. Students will be kept indoors when the temperature or wind chill drops below 15 degrees. Only students with written parental requests will be allowed to stay indoors because of legitimate health concerns during regular recess periods.
Physical Education Dress –Tennis shoes for PE for grades K - 8 (to be kept at school for use if wearing other footwear which is not appropriate for PE).
Seventh and Eighth Grade students ONLY: An additional change of clothes will be required for PE. Solid black or navy basketball-type shorts for girls and boys in warmer months or solid black or navy sweat pants in colder months along with a solid color t-shirt is required for PE for students in 7th and 8th grades.
All clothing should be clean and in good condition. Emporia Christian School reserves the right to determine whether or not clothing is acceptable.
To read our full dress code policy please refer to our parent and student handbook.