DRESS CODE GUIDELINES

Excellence in All We Do

FOR THE 2022-2023 SCHOOL YEAR

ABOUT

It is Kirkland Seventh-day Adventist School’s desire to project a positive Christian image on campus and in the community.  The principles that guide our dress code are standards of excellence that encourage modesty, simplicity, and a focus on learning instead of fashion.  Therefore, proper grooming and modesty should be always reflected in the students’ appearance, while on campus and while attending school sponsored activities.

REASONS

A unified dress code can help students to perceive each other as equals. With fewer occasions or causes for rivalry, teachers and students can focus attention on the main reason for our school--a sound, quality Christian education.

A uniform dress code can be a constant reminder of the special nature of a private school, and can help foster valuable group consciousness, which is important in a society emphasizing personal individuality.

A unified dress code can help students learn to distinguish themselves by performance, achievement, and other important ways rather than by non-merit reasons such as wardrobe or fashion.

An atmosphere of professionalism and dignity can be encouraged with a unified dress code, and students can learn to appreciate the identification and the privilege expressed by wearing a uniform representing Kirkland Seventh-day Adventist School.

NON-COMPLIANCE TO DRESS CODE GUIDELINES

  1. On the first infraction, a notice will be communicated to the parent/guardian(s) from the teacher.

  2. On the second infraction, school administration will contact parent/guardian(s) to discuss the issue.

  3. On the third infraction, the student may be removed from class or a school-sponsored activity until their attire meets expectations.

UNIFORM VENDORS

Lands’ End - Our preferred school code # 900148057.  KSDA logo items may be purchased from Lands’ End.

Additional Uniform Vendors Include but not limited to:  JCPenney, Old Navy, GAP, Target

SPECIFICS

UPPER BODY CLOTHING

  • COLLARED POLO/OXFORD SHIRT - long or short-sleeved allowed

  • SWEATERS - Cardigan/V-neck and Crew neck allowed

  • Sweatshirts may be worn over collared polo if additional warmth is necessary.

 

Approved Plain SOLID* colors for upper body clothing:  LIGHT BLUE, WHITE, RED, and CLASSIC NAVY BLUE

*No designs, emblems, insignias, monograms, or logos except for the KSDA school logo or School Shark logo.

 

LOWER BODY CLOTHING

  • PANTS - chino pants/uniform allowed.  Jeggings are not allowed.

  • WALKING SHORTS - chino pants/uniform allowed.

  • SKIRTS/SKORTS/JUMPERS/DRESSES (girls) - must be knee length when standing, even with leggings or tights.

 

Approved Plain SOLID colors for lower body clothing:  KHAKI or CLASSIC NAVY BLUE

Approved Plain SOLID color for leggings or tights:  CLASSIC NAVY BLUE

ALL Clothing should be of proper fit.  Sagging or skin-tight-fitting pants are not permitted.

 

ACCESSORIES

  • Caps/Hats/Hoods/Sunglasses are not to be worn within school buildings.

  • Face coverings (medical masks, N95) should be of SOLID COLOR with no designs.

  • Jewelry - Simple, stud earrings may be worn.  Body piercing is not permitted except for pierced ears for females.  No other jewelry is permitted.

  • Hair must be natural in color, clean, and neat.

  • Shoes - If shoes have laces, they must be laced up and tied.  Closed toed shoes required.  Athletic shoes are required to participate in P.E. Classes.  Flip-flops are not allowed.

PICTURES of acceptable dress code attire are available as described in these guidelines.

 

PLEASE REVIEW THESE GUIDELINES and DISCUSS THEM WITH YOUR STUDENT.

 

If you have questions about our dress code or guidelines, please contact the school.