The following information can be found from the "Dress Code" section of the Parent-Student Handbook:
Students at Social Circle Christian School should not only take pride in how they present themselves but strive to honor God and the principles in His Word for how one ought to dress. When dressed appropriately and professionally, research has supported that students perform at a higher level academically and behaviorally. The way one dresses has a strong effect on attitude and productivity.
K2 and K3 students are not required to wear school uniforms. They should wear clothes and shoes that are comfortable.
Guidelines for K4-12th Grade Students:
Jackets and sweaters that are permitted to be worn during the school day should be school colors. (solid white, khaki, yellow, navy, or grey)
Shirts are required to be tucked in.
All clothing should be neat in appearance- free of holes, tears, or frays.
Students in 3rd Grade and above are required to wear belts with pants and shorts.
Tennis shoes, navy, black, grey or brown shoes, or solid brown or black boots should be worn on all uniform days.
Sandals are allowed in the spring and summer months, but not flip flops or “crocks” style shoes.
No shaved designs, mohawks, or “other than natural” hair colors are permitted.
Tops must be long enough to adequately cover the skirt/pants/shorts when the arms are raised. Skin is never to be seen between the top and skirt/pants/shorts.
Students are not required to wear uniforms on Friday but may wear casual dress. All clothing should be tasteful, modest, and non-revealing. Clothing, backpacks, and lunchboxes should not have explicit, crude, or disrespectful language, rock-n-roll groups or lyrics, or graphics that could be considered “scary”, crude, vulgar, or violent in nature.
Hats or hoods may never be worn inside the building or on school property, unless special permission is granted by administration. A sweater or jacket with a hood may be worn M-F, but the hood should never be on the head in the school building.
Appropriate PE attire should be brought to school on designated PE days. Students will be permitted to change into and out of their clothes as necessary.
Tennis shoes worn with socks are required for participation.
Only approved athletic shorts, sweatpants, and shirts may be worn.
Guidelines for Young Ladies
Loose fitting khaki or navy pants, shorts, skirts, skorts, or jumpers with navy, yellow, or white polo style shirts with the SCCS logo are to be worn Monday- Thursday. Skirts and jumpers with the approved SCCS plaid may also be worn. (see Lands End.com)
White dress shirts with the SCCS logo are permitted.
Leggings and tights are only appropriate to be worn under a skirt or dress and should be approved school colors when worn on uniform days. Leggings can be worn on Fridays only if they are worn under a “fingertip length” shirt, dress, or skirt.
The outline of an undergarment or the undergarment itself must never be seen through the clothing. No cleavage should ever show from the front or the side.
Tank tops, spaghetti strap tops, and halter tops/dresses are not allowed.
ALL uniform and casual shorts, skirts, skorts, and dresses should be “fingertip length.”
Light and appropriate use of make-up is permitted only in 6th-12th grades. Fake nails may be worn for these students, but the length should be kept short so that writing is not a problem.
Guidelines for Young Men
Navy, yellow or white polo shirts with the SCCS logo and navy or khaki uniform shorts or pants are to be worn Monday-Thursday.
Cargo style pants or shorts should never be worn.
Pants/shorts must be worn at the waist and not be excessively baggy or tight.
Hair should be off the ears and eyes and must be kept neat and off the back of the neck.
No piercings of any kind are allowed.
Facial hair must be neatly groomed.
Helpful Tips: Your student should have a logo somewhere on their outfit they wear for the day. Since it's close to school, some companies may be behind in embroidery, so we give a month's grace period to get them done. It does not matter where you purchase them; they could even be hand-me-downs. Here are a few ideas...
1. Lands End online has our logo in their system. You simply create a login with them and find our school by typing in the name. They are running some pretty decent sales right now. Visit https://www.landsend.com/shop/school for more. Our school # is 900125139.
2. Walmart, Children's Place, Target, and Old Navy all carry uniform lines that are affordable and offer a good variety.
3. You can take your items to Ludies EST in Covington or Just Right Signs in Rutledge. Both shops have our embroidery design on hand. Charges for these services are $5 - $8 for each piece of clothing depending on the store. Ludies also offers a frequent buyers discount program.
4. Our PTO has a used uniform sale at our "Sneak Peek" night where you can purchase gently used items for a few dollars- a steal of a deal. You may want to bring some cash to grab some things.
5. Throughout the year, we will also have Spirit Wear for sale that we will make available to you as well.
Best advice- keep it simple. Don't spend an arm and a leg when there are great local or internet options. We don't want for uniforms to be a burden. Having them should minimize drama and help bring more of a confidence through a polished look that contributes to success and sense of belonging at school.