Uniform Policy 2020-2021

Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is-His good, pleasing and perfect will. Romans 12:2

Faith Academy’s uniform policy is intended to reflect the school’s stated aims to honor God and disciple students. It is designed to encourage modesty, decency, and propriety and to de-emphasize the use of clothing as a significant means of establishing self-identity or gaining attention or social status (Matt. 6:28-34; 1 Cor. 9:19-23; 1 Peter 3:2-4; 1 Tim. 2:9-10; James 2:1-5). The Faith Academy staff may determine the appropriateness of a student’s clothing or hairstyle. The Head of School may grant exceptions to the dress code, if desired, for special dress days. Students attending any Faith Academy approved function must observe school guidelines for dress such as moderate clothing and covered tattoos.

For school days, all elements of the dress code will be enforced. All uniform clothing must be approved items. Students should wear school uniforms (including shirts tucked in, belts, proper shoes, etc.) while on campus or in the classroom during their school day, 8:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M.   Students should seek to dress in a modest Christian manner that represents the school well, and considers others above themselves (Phil 2:3).

When on campus for a school event or on a day when the student is not attending school (e.g., students on campus on Monday or Thursday, for an athletic event, social function, etc.), students should be dressed in appropriate attire (excluding crop tops, short skirts or shorts, muscle shirts, tight-fitting clothes).  Students attending any Faith Academy approved function (off campus) must observe school guidelines for dress such as moderate clothing and covered tattoos.

Students attending tutoring and makeup testing on Monday/Thursdays are not required to wear a uniform. To encourage modesty, shoulders and mid drift must be covered, short shorts are not permitted and shorts or skirt must be worn over leggings.

Uniform Specifications

  • Uniform pieces (shirts and bottoms) must be purchased from the Faith Academy Uniform Store. Prior purchases from Parker Uniforms are also approved.
  • Uniform tops, bottoms, and outerwear worn inside the classroom must have an embroidered or screen printed logo.
  • Kinder-Prep students will not be required to wear the same uniform as K-12. Kinder-Prep students will wear a Faith Academy t-shirt (purchased through the Faith Academy Store) and any style shorts, skirts or pants (these are not required to be purchased through the Faith Academy Store).
  • Skirts need to be 2” above the knee or longer.
  • Spirit wear is not considered part of the uniform for K-12th. These may only be worn on school days during a designated spirit dress down day.

Elementary Girls (K-5th grades)

Tops

Dresses/Jumper

Bottoms

  • Uniform shirts purchased through the Faith Academy Uniform Store
  • Must have Faith Academy logo embroidered
  • Colors available include red, black and white
  • Uniform shirt must always be worn under a Faith Academy hoodie, fleece, jacket or sweatshirt
  • Solid red polo dress, short sleeve
  • Khaki jumper (must be worn with approved uniform shirt underneath)
  • Skirts- (must be 2” above the knee or longer with shorts worn underneath)
  • Shorts, Skorts and Pants must be purchased through the Faith Academy Store
  • Bottoms must have FA logo embroidered on them
  • Colors include khaki and black

 

Secondary Girls (6-12th grades)

Tops

Bottoms

  • Uniform shirts must be purchased through the Faith Academy Store
  • Must have Faith Academy logo embroidered
  • Colors available include red, black and white
  • Uniform shirt must always be worn under a Faith Academy hoodie, fleece, jacket or sweatshirt
  • Skirts- (must be 2” above the knee or longer with shorts worn underneath)
  • Black leggings are required to be worn under the shorter style uniform skirt previously purchased through the Faith Academy Uniform Store
  • Shorts, skirts and pants must be purchased through the Faith Academy Store
  • Bottoms must have FA logo embroidered on them
  • Colors include khaki and black

 

Elementary & Secondary Boys (K-12th grades)

Tops

Bottoms

  • Uniform shirts must be purchased through the Faith Academy Store
  • Must have Faith Academy logo embroidered
  • Colors available include red, black and white
  • Uniform shirt must always be worn under a Faith Academy hoodie, fleece, jacket or sweatshirt
  • Shorts and pants must be purchased through the Faith Academy Store
  • Bottoms must have FA logo embroidered on them

Approved Outerwear & Winter Coats (all grades)

  • Spirit items such as hoodies, sweatshirts and fleeces with FA logo
  • Faith Academy letter jacket, any other letter jacket must have prior approval from Head of School
  • Winter coats & rain jackets: may be purchased from other stores following these guidelines:
    • Non-FA Logos must be smaller than two fingers
    • Colors: red, white, black, or gray; any combination of these colors OR solid brown
    • Uniform shirt MUST always be worn under outerwear and winter coats
    • May not be worn in the classroom unless embroidered with the Faith Academy logo

 Shoes (all grades)

  • Must be closed toe & heel
  • Heel heights no higher than 1”
  • Laces must be tied
  • Unless boots, shoes must not be any higher than the top of the ankle

Boys

Girls

Styles: (leather or canvas)

  • Loafers, dress shoes, and athletic tennis shoes
  • Western boots allowed under pants only
  • Rain boots allowed on rainy days

Colors:

  • All colors allowed for shoes excluding boots
  • Black or brown for boots
  • Rain boots any color/pattern

Styles: (leather or canvas)

  • Flats, loafers, and athletic tennis shoes
  • Riding boots (leather) with skirts only
  • Western boots under pants only
  • Rain boots allowed on rainy days only

Colors:

  • All colors allowed for shoes excluding boots
  • Black or brown for boots
  • Rain boots any color/pattern

 

Accessories (all grades)

Belts

  • Black, brown, or khaki
  • Worn with bottoms that have belt loops if uniform shirt is tucked in
  • Leather, woven, web styles
  • Not required for grades K-2nd or if uniform shirt is not tucked in for 3rd – 12th grades

Socks

  • Not required
  • Colors allowed: red, black, white, or gray or a combination of these colors
  • Tights/leggings are allowed for girls in solid red, black, white, or gray
  • (no patterns or embellishments/cut outs)

Scarves:

  • Solid or patterned in specific colors: red, black, white or gray
  • Must be taken off in the classroom

Jewelry:

  • Girls may have up to 2 ear piercings per ear
  • Simple modest jewelry can be worn
  • Boys are not allowed to show any piercings

Makeup:

  • Girls may wear modest, natural looking makeup
  • No face painting
  • Boys may not wear makeup

Eyewear

  • Natural colored contacts allowed
  • Glasses should only be worn for vision purposes

Hair (all grades)

Boys

Girls

  • Groomed, cleaned
  • Natural colors only
  • No bizarre styles (including shaving, mohawks, spiking, dreadlocks, etc.)
  • No ponytails, buns, etc.

Length:

  • Cannot touch shirt collar or below eyebrows
  • Sideburns no longer than ear lobe

Facial hair:

  • Clean shaven, no facial hair allowed
  • Groomed, clean
  • Natural colors only
  • No bizarre styles (including shaving, mohawks, spiking, dreadlocks, etc.)

Spirit Day Dress Guidelines

  • Bottoms: jeans or jean capris (no shorts), uniform pants, uniform skirts, uniform shorts (no athletic shorts)
  • Nothing tight or form fitting or excessively baggy, nothing with holes
  • Tops: Faith Academy t-shirt or uniform shirt purchased through the Faith Academy Store
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