Secondary Dress Code
The purpose of the dress code is to promote a positive academic atmosphere, establish guidelines and promote dressstandards that are pleasing to God and glorifying to the name of Jesus Christ (II Thessalonians 1:11-12). Anything related todress 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.
All clothing must be modest, clean, covering well. Attire cannot be oversized or too tight. Rips, holes, and similar areprohibited.
All shirts must be collared, sleeved, and of a polo or button-down style (must be buttoned). Loose-fitted turtleneck/mock turtleneck shirts can be worn. If a student is wearing a coat or hoodie, there must be a collared shirt or a turtleneck/mock turtle neck shirt underneath. The bottom hem line of the of the button-down shirt must extend below the waistline.
Shiloh Christian shirts sweatshirts, pullovers, hoodies, coats and jackets are approved for on-campus wear. This ShilohChristian apparel may be worn over a collared shirt. Non - Shiloh shirts, sweatshirts, pullovers, hoodies, coats, and jacketsmust be appropriate, non-political, no vulgar images, weapons, drug paraphernalia, and cannot have any negative connotations. The Dean of Students reserves the right to deem clothing item as inappropriate.
- Jeans/Pants - All pants or jeans must be appropriate and 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 widthabove 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 be no more than a dollar bill widthabove the middle of the kneecap while standing.
Rubber flip-flops and athletic slides are prohibited. Crocs, Chacos and Birkenstock style of shoes are appropriate.
Honor Dress will be required for 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 if high-necked or 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 must be no more than a dollar bill width above the middle 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).
Spirit Day Dress (Fridays)
Shiloh Christian logo - shirts may be worn in addition to normal dress code wear. The main emphasis of the t-shirt logo or lettering must be Shiloh. Shirts that are Christian/church themed, but are not related to Shiloh, are not allowed. If spirit dress is not worn, normal dress guidelines must be followed. Non-Shiloh, non-collared shirts are not allowed.
Theme Day Dress (As Communicated)
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 or Spirit Dress 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.)
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: pony tails, 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.