These dress guidelines will help maintain an atmosphere that encourages learning. Within these guidelines, students have the opportunity to express themselves as unique creations of God with individual styles of dress. Students should dress in conformance with common expectations for their gender. Note: The definition of gender is included in the Statement of Belief on Marriage, Gender, and Sexuality from ADF/LCMS. Parental support and cooperation is essential to maintain these standards. The school dress code is in effect for all campus activities.
Students should dress modestly, neatly, and avoid extremes in dress that could distract from learning.
The school may reprimand, give detentions, suspend, and even expel a student who does not cooperate or comply with dress code standards.
Pants / Shorts / Skirts
- No blue denim jeans, shorts, skirts, or bib overalls. Colored jeans, other than blue, are permitted.
- No flannel, pajama, mesh, vinyl, sweat, jogging, nylon, yoga or leather pants, shorts or skirts.
- Modest cut dress shorts may be worn up to November 30th and after February 28th or 29th (depending on leap year). No cut-offs, athletic shorts, gym shorts, blue jean shorts, or spandex may be worn. Shorts must be no shorter than 5” above the knee (while kneeling) and may not extend below the knee.
- Women’s dress, short and skirt hemlines should be within 5” of the knee (while kneeling). The 5” rule also applies while wearing tights, etc. underneath as well as when walking (skirt/dress MUST stay in its place and not ride up). NO tight or form fitting skirts (i.e. Pencil Skirts).
- No tight or form fitting pants (for men or women) (i.e. skinny jeans, leggings, jeggings, etc.)
- No printed ads, numbers, letters, or sayings. Logos less than 3” x 5” are allowed. No T-shirts with pictures or print may be visible underneath shirts or blouses.
- Straight cut shirts and blouses that are not too baggy or lengthy may be untucked. All other shirts and blouses must be buttoned and tucked. Outer shirt/blouse must be in dress code.
- Sweatshirts, jerseys, or T-shirts (of any kind) are not permitted.
- Material that is clinging, tight, form fitting or immodest is not permitted. Bareback tops, crop tops, tank tops and bare midriffs are not permitted.
- Men: Shirts must have a fold-over collar and/or buttons and sleeves. Up to 2 buttons maybe unbuttoned provided that by unbuttoning them the dress remains modest and in good taste.
- Women: Sleeveless tops/dresses must have straps that are at least 3” wide. If the material is sheer, the undergarment must have straps at least 1” wide and not be too revealing (i.e. no bra straps showing).
- Sweaters and fleece tops are permitted if they are “sweater-like’ and not “jacket-like”.
- Fleece and Dri-fit pullovers are permitted to be worn and are considered to be a dress code top. Dri-fit pullovers may have a ¼zipper at the top and Fleece pullovers may be ¼ or full zip. Students should dress modestly, neatly, and avoid extremes in dress that could distract from learning.
Hair and Jewelry
- No extreme hair color or designs. Hair may not be hanging in the eyes and/or face or excessively over the ears or below the top of a shirt collar (for the men).
- No visible tattoos or visible body piercing
- No outdoor wear: sunglasses, scarves, gloves, hats, or jackets. Shoes must be kept on. No slippers or “slipper-like” items are allowed.
- No chained jewelry or wallets
- Men: No Earrings. Must be clean-shaven. Sideburns can extend only to the bottom of the ear.
Warrior Dress Standards (usually Fridays)
- Blue jeans (clean, not faded, no holes or frays) and LHWL T-shirts /sweatshirts (purchased through Boosters, a team, music, or drama) are allowed.
- Warrior wear is expected for after school and student council activities.
Spirit Week Dress Up days: During Homecoming and Winter Spirit Week students have theme dress-up days with some dress code modifications.