UNIFORMs AT SYVCA

It is our desire that our dress code be representative of Biblical principles. A neat and properly attired student has a positive influence on an atmosphere which is conducive to study and good work. God’s Word speaks our goals in the following verses:

Modesty – “Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as braided hair and the wearing of gold jewelry and fine clothes. Instead, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight.” 1 Peter 3:3-4
“Young men, in the same way be submissive to those who are older. All of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, because, God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.” 1 Peter 5:5

Unity – “Then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and purpose.” Philippians 2:2
“May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you a spirit of unity among yourselves as you follow Christ Jesus, so that with one heart and mouth you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.” Romans 15:5-6

Submission to authority – “Obey your leaders and submit to their authority. They keep watch over you as men who must give an account. Obey them so that their work will be a joy, not a burden, for that would be of no advantage to you.”  Hebrews 13:17
“Submit yourselves for the Lord’s sake to every authority instituted among men: whether to the king, as the supreme authority.”  1 Peter 2:13

Uniform Dress Code

All kindergarten through eighth grade students must wear uniforms; it is expected that uniforms will be worn with pride and pleasure. To maintain an atmosphere conducive to learning, students are required to adhere to the uniform code, to wear clothing that is hemmed and in good repair, and to wear the proper shoes at all times. Clothing that has holes or frayed hems is not allowed.

Our goal is to have conformity in the uniform, while allowing a certain amount of flexibility and individuality. Parents may purchase gently used uniform articles from the School’s uniform re-sale closet at $5.00 per piece, or from general retail stores. Stores that have sold uniforms in the past include, but aren’t limited to: Costco, French Toast, Old Navy, Sears, Target, and The Gap.

UNIFORM DRESS COLORS: Navy Blue, Light Blue, White

Short or long sleeved polo shirts may be navy blue, light blue, or white. Shorts and pants may be navy blue or khaki.
Girls also have the option of wearing dresses, skirts or skorts in navy blue, khaki, or navy & gold plaid.

Non-Uniform Days

Theme Dress Days – Theme dress days will be scheduled once a month.  Themes and specific requirements will be explained prior to the designated theme day. Students who choose not to participate in theme dress must wear regular uniform clothing.

Spirit Days – Each Wednesday is Spirit Day.  Students may wear Christian Academy Spirit T-Shirts, or t-shirts from a school sponsored activity or event.  Jeans may be worn and must be blue with no holes or frayed edges unless it is a sewn hem line

 Girls (Designated non-uniform days)

1.      All clothes must fit properly and be in good condition as school wear.
2.      Skirts, dresses, or shorts may be no shorter than 4 inches above the knee.
3.      No spaghetti straps, low-cut necklines, or midriff-baring tops.
4.      Shoes and socks must be worn at all times.
5.      For safety, no sandals may be worn.

 Boys (Designated non-uniform days)

1.      All clothes must fit properly and be in good condition as school wear.
2.      Shoes and socks at all times.
3.      For safety, no sandals may be worn.

Uniform Requirements

 Girl’s Uniforms

1.      Sweaters and sweatshirts may be from any manufacturer. Sweaters, rain jackets, sweatshirts, winter coats or other outer wear may be of any color. Designs and logos may not be contrary to our school philosophy. Please no skull logos.
2.      Scarves and gloves may be worn traveling to and from school. Scarves may not be worn on the playground, as they pose a safety hazard.
3.      Shoes and socks must be worn at all times. For safety - no sandals or heels higher than 1 ½ inches. Cowboy and Ugg-style boots may be worn, but students will not be allowed to participate in P.E. or climb on playground equipment with boots.
4.      Socks must be one solid color: navy, black, or white.
5.      White or navy blue leggings, knee socks, or tights may be worn.
6.      Hats may be worn outside and on the playground for sun protection or for warmth.
7.      Grades 6-8 change into uniform P.E. clothing; athletic shoes are required. Elementary students need to wear athletic shoes during their designated P.E. time.

Girl’s Hair

1.      Hair must be a natural color and kept out of eyes.  No extreme hairstyles are allowed.
2.      Single pierced earrings are allowed. For safety, no long dangling or large hoop styles.

Boy’s Uniforms

1.      Sweaters and sweatshirts may be from any manufacturer. Sweaters, rain jackets, sweatshirts, winter coats or other outer wear may be of any color. Designs and logos may not be contrary to our school philosophy. Please no skull logos.
2.      Scarves and gloves may be worn traveling to and from school. Scarves may not be worn on the playground, as they pose a safety hazard.
3.      Shoes and socks must be worn at all times. For safety - no sandals or heels higher than 1 ½ inches. Cowboy and Ugg-style boots may be worn, but students will not be allowed to participate in P.E. or climb on playground equipment with boots.
4.      Socks must be one solid color: navy, black, or white.
5.      Hats may be worn outside and on the playground for sun protection or for warmth.
6.      Grades 6-8 change into uniform P.E. clothing; athletic shoes are required. Elementary students need to wear athletic shoes during their designated P.E. time.

Boy’s Hair

1.      Hair must be a natural color, combed, brushed, neatly trimmed and off the collar and eyebrows. No extreme hair styles are allowed.
2.      Earrings are not allowed.

 At the discretion of the teacher, students may be sent to the office for a change of clothing.