Secondary Dress Code
Secondary Student Dress Code & Guidelines
The purpose of the dress code is to promote a positive academic atmosphere, establish guidelines and promote dress standards that are pleasing to God and glorifying to the name of Jesus Christ (II Thessalonians 1:11-12). Anything related to dress code or grooming that may cause a distraction to the learning environment or is not reflective of Shiloh Christian School’s mission or core values may be considered inappropriate.
Shiloh Christian Students shall abstain from politically motivated attire while on campus. Our goal is to provide an environment of unity. Due to the polarizing political climate that we face, we believe it is best that all students abstain from political attire. Additionally, the only authorized flags in vehicles are the United States and the Christian flags. There will be no clothing that would constitute or resemble “Furries.”
All clothing must be modest, clean, covering well. Attire cannot be oversized or too tight. Rips, holes, and similar are prohibited.
All shirts must be collared, sleeved, and of a polo or button-down style (must be buttoned) OR Shiloh spirit shirt. Shiloh spirit shirts must be your outermost layer whether it is a t-shirt, sweatshirt, hoodie, pullover, etc. Loose-fitted turtleneck/mock turtleneck shirts can be worn under your outerwear but cannot be the outermost layer. If a student is wearing a non-Shiloh clothing, there must be a collared shirt or a turtleneck/mock turtleneck shirt underneath. The bottom hem line of the of the button-down shirt must extend below the waistline.
Non - Shiloh t-shirts, sweatshirts, pullovers, sweaters, hoodies, coats, and jackets must be appropriate, non-political, no vulgar images, weapons, drug paraphernalia, and cannot have any negative connotations AND must be worn with a turtleneck/mock turtleneck or collared shirt (collared, sleeved, and of a polo or button-down style) under it. Shiloh Christian Spirit apparel may be worn any day of the week as long as it is the outermost layer. The principal reserves the right to deem clothing item as inappropriate.
- Pants - All pants or jeans must be appropriate, have belt loops, and be modest in nature with no holes. Students may not wear joggers or sweatpants.
- Shorts - Shorts must be appropriate and modest in nature. The length of shorts must be no more than a dollar bill width above the kneecap while standing. (Both male and female) Students may not wear athletic shorts.
- Skirts and dresses - Dresses are not required to have a collar. Skirts and dresses must fall below the kneecap while standing. Slits must be no higher than the top of the kneecap while standing.
Rubber flip-flops and athletic slides are prohibited. Crocs, Chacos and Birkenstock style of shoes are appropriate.
Honor Dress (As Communicated)
Honor Dress will be required for yearbook pictures and certain special events or occasions. General dress code standards apply with the following exceptions:
- Shirts or blouses must have a collar.
- Sweaters may be worn over a collared shirt.
- Dress pants, skirts, or dresses (no denim or colored denim) must be modest, clean, covering well.
- Dresses are not required to have a collar. Skirts and dresses fall below the kneecap while standing. Slits must be no higher than the top of the kneecap while standing.
- Dress shoes and dress sandals are required (no tennis shoes).
- Attire can neither be too tight or too loose, it must fit appropriately with modesty in mind.
- Shirts must be full button-up and tucked in.
- Neck ties are required including bowties.
- Sweaters may be worn over the shirt and tie.
- Dress pants are required (no denim or colored denim).
- Dress styled shoes are required (non-tennis shoes).
Other Dress Code and Grooming Guidelines
- Boys must be clean shaven.
- Facial hair is not permitted.
- Boys’ hair shall not fall on the ears or eyebrows, or touch the collar.
- Boys must cut and groom their hair in such a way that it does not fall on the ears or eyebrows, or touch the collar, except for the closely cut hair at the base of the neck.
- Extreme styles are not permitted and include ponytails, mullets, mo-hawk, and similar.
- Sideburns may not be flared and must be a clean-shaven horizontal line and will not extend below the earlobe.
- Hats, hoods, or visors are not permitted in any academic area.
- No male earrings at Shiloh or any Shiloh Christian function.
- Girls may not have more than two earrings per ear at school or any Shiloh Christian function.
- No body piercings, other than ears, nor tattoos may be visible at school or at any Shiloh Christian function.
- Hair color must resemble natural hair coloring. i.e. blonde, brown, black, natural red (any other colors such as purple, blue, green, red, pink etc. are not permitted)
Any other dress or styling items that the Secondary Dean or Dean of Students deems unfitting with Shiloh Christian Standards has the right to deny entry to Shiloh until the student is in the appropriate attire or styling. In addition to daily dress code monitoring, there will be a scheduled hair dress code check on the first Monday of each month.
Theme Day Dress
Secondary students may wear game day theme-oriented clothing on approved and specified THEME dress days only. For your convenience, we have outlined these dates at the bottom of this email. Students must be participating in THEME dress days for the below dress code allowances to apply.
Please review these guidelines for THEME dress days in conjunction with our Secondary Student Handbook expectations.
- No sleeveless shirts - “All shirts must be sleeved.”
- No low cut (in front or back) shirts - “All clothing must be modest, clean, covering well.”
- No tight-fitting shirts - “Attire cannot be too tight.”
- No crop tops - “The bottom hemline of the shirt must extend below the waistline.”
- No inappropriate content. - “Non-Shiloh shirts, sweatshirts, pullovers, hoodies, coats and jackets must be appropriate, non-political, no vulgar images, weapons, drug paraphernalia, and cannot have negative connotations.”
- No leggings are allowed as well as no tight-fitting joggers. - “Attire cannot be too tight.”
- Sweats may be worn for THEME dress day participation ONLY (example given above). - “All bottoms must be appropriate and modest in nature with no holes. Attire cannot be too tight.”
- Athletic shorts may be worn for THEME Day participation ONLY (example given above). - “All shorts MUST be regular dress code length for boys and girls - Shorts must be appropriate and modest in nature. The length of shorts must be no more than a dollar bill width above the middle of the kneecap while standing.”
As stated in the Secondary Student Handbook, “Shiloh Administration reserves the right to deem any clothing item as inappropriate.”
Students not participating in THEME dress days must be in regular dress code as outlined in the Secondary Student Handbook. The below THEME Day dress code allowances do not apply to non-participating students. (For example, a student wearing a Shiloh t-shirt and sweatpants/athletic shorts will be considered out of dress code if nothing THEME related is worn in addition to the Shiloh t-shirt and sweatpants.)
Formal Guidelines for Homecoming/Colors Day Court Representatives
- Approved tux with dress shoes.
- No caps or unapproved hats.
- Seniors will choose their tux together; all others will wear the same classic tux.
- Must be clean-cut and clean-shaven per the Shiloh Dress Code hair guidelines.
- No back cut lower than the bra strap.
- No strapless dresses. The dress must have permanent straps sewn onto the dress.
- No clear straps. Straps must be attached, and the color of the dress.
- No low-cut front and no cleavage can be shown.
- No illusion of skin (mesh) where skin shouldn’t be shown.
- No cutouts on the sides or front.
- No bare sides.
- Dresses must fall below the kneecap while standing.
- Slits must be no higher than the top of the kneecap.