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Dress Code

Preschool

Dress Code

2017-2018

Preschoolers may wear every day casual clothes to school. They may also choose to wear Elementary dress code if they want.

Elementary

Dress Code

2017-2018

Shirts

    • A navy, red, white, or light blue polo style shirt or turtle-neck, long or short sleeved, is allowed. These may be worn un-tucked.
    • DCA logo T-shirt is allowed.
    • Oxford and rounded-collar shirts in the above colors are also allowed to be untucked.
  • A plain turtle neck, mock turtle-neck or long-sleeved shirt may be worn under a polo shirt for warmth.
  • Sweaters/Vests/Sweatshirts

 

  • Any sweater or sweater vest, V-neck, cardigan, or crew neck may be worn over an approved shirt in solid navy, white, red or light blue. They may be hooded but may not be tied around the waist or neck.
  • Sweatshirts are also allowed in V-neck or crew-neck.
  • DCA logo hoodies may be worn in school.
  • Crew-neck sweatshirts may be worn alone.
  • Black, white, navy and grey light weight jackets (fleece) may be worn in the school building.

   Pants, Skirts (Skorts), Shorts, Jumpers and Capris

  • These may be worn in DCA plaid, navy or khaki only. Cargo pants are allowed.
  • Solid leggings may be worn under skirts and dresses that are not shorter than 2” above the knee.

Shoes, Socks and Belts and Headgear

  • All shoes must have enclosed toes and heels. No shoe skates, crocs, sandals, flip-flops, light-ups, etc. are permitted.
  • Boots must be brown or black, free of distracting decorations.
  • Belts must be any reasonable color (no sashes) and must be free of jewels, sequins, glitter, etc.
  • Socks or tights are required and must be any reasonable, solid color. Lace or trim of the same color is acceptable.
  • Hats, bandanas, scarves, sweatbands, or sunglasses may not be worn in the building during the school day.

Outerwear

  • Outerwear must be left in the student’s locker.

Dress Down Day Apparel:

  • Occasionally there will be a dress down day given to a grade level or a group of students as a reward. This is a day when students may wear clothing other than the regular DCA dress-code. Dress Down Days must be
  • Pre-approved by Administration.
  • Students are still expected to have a neat appearance, wearing appropriate clothing. Jean shorts no shorter than 2” above the knee are allowed on dress down and jeans day. Apparel not acceptable include: pajama pants, jeans with tears or holes, basketball shorts, baggy T-shirts, or hats.   Footwear will follow the dress code.

 

Middle School

Dress Code

2017-2018

Shirts:

  • Any solid color polo shirt, long or short sleeved, is allowed. Shirts must have no design pattern of any kind and no logo on the front larger than a credit card. These shirts may be worn un-tucked.
  • Oxford shirts, rounded-collar blouses and DCA T-shirts are also allowed to be worn untucked.
  • A plain turtle neck, mock turtle-neck or T-shirt may be worn under an approved shirt for warmth.
  • No thermal shirts may be worn.

Sweaters, Vests, and Sweatshirts:

  • Any color sweater or sweater vest, V-neck, cardigan, or crew neck may be worn over approved shirt in solid navy, red, white or gray. They may be hooded but may not be tied around the waist or neck. Sweaters may have zippers or buttons.
  • Sweatshirts are also allowed in V-neck or crew-neck, however. DCA “hoodies” are allowed in the classroom.
  • Crew-neck sweatshirts may be worn alone.
  • Any shirt worn underneath a sweater/vest or sweatshirt may hang below the sweater/vest or sweatshirt.
  • Students may wear black, white, navy, or grey light weight solid color jackets in the building.

Pants, Skirts, Shorts and Capris:

  • These must be in the approved DCA plaid, navy or khaki color only.
  • Cargo pants and shorts are acceptable.
  • Shorts and skirts must be no shorter than 2” above the knee.
  • Solid leggings may be worn under skirts and dresses that are not shorter than 2” above the knee.

Outerwear:

  • Outerwear must be left in the student’s locker.

Shoes, Boots, and socks:

  • All shoes must have enclosed toes and heels.
  • No shoe skates, crocs, sandals, clogs, flip-flops or light-ups.
  • Boots must be brown or black only, free of distracting decorations.
  • Boots may be worn with tights and a skirt of appropriate length.
  • Socks or tights are required and must be reasonable solid colors.

Accessories and Headgear:

  • No scarves, sashes or anything with sequins, jewels, etc. are acceptable as belts.
  • Accessories such as hair bows should be reasonable in size so as not to be distractive. No more than 2 pairs of earrings may be worn at one time for females.
  • No visible pierced jewelry is allowed for boys. Facial or tongue jewelry is not permitted for either gender.
  • No visible tattoos are permitted. The must be covered with clothing, not bandages.
  • Hats, bandanas, sweatbands or sunglasses are not allowed to be worn in the building during the school day.

Hair:

  • Boys’ hair should be modest in length, not obscure their eyes and neatly kept.
  • Non-distracting, close cut facial hair is acceptable. If extra liberties are taken with this issue, the headmaster may determine what is considered acceptable.
  • Hair coloring/dyes should not be distracting. Only “natural” colors will be allowed. Any extreme colors (blue, pink, green, purple, etc.) will not be allowed.
  • Cultural hairstyles are permitted as long as they are not excessive or distractive.

Dress Down Day Apparel:

  • Occasionally there will be a dress down day given to a grade level or a group of students as a reward. This is a day when students may wear clothing other than the regular DCA dress-code.
  • Students are still expected to have a neat appearance, wearing appropriate clothing. Jean shorts no shorter than 2” above the knee are allowed. No holes or rips are allowed. Apparel not acceptable include: pajama pants, jeans with tears or holes, basketball shorts, baggy T-shirts, or hats. Footwear will follow the dress code.

 

High School

Dress Code

2017-2018

Shirts:

  • Any solid or striped polo shirt, long or short sleeved, is allowed. Any logo on the front must be no larger than a credit card. These shirts may be worn un-tucked.
  • Any solid or striped or plaid oxford shirts, rounded-collar blouses and DCA T-shirts are also allowed and may be worn untucked.
  • A plain turtle neck, mock turtle-neck or T-shirt may be worn under an approved shirt for warmth.
  • No thermal shirts may be worn.

Sweaters, Vests, and Sweatshirts:

  • Any sweater or sweater vest, cardigan, or crew sweater may be worn.
  • V-neck or scoop neck sweaters must be worn with a crewneck or polo shirt underneath (no camis allowed).
  • Sweaters may be hooded but may not be tied around the waist or neck. Sweaters may have zippers or buttons.
  • Sweatshirts are also allowed in V-neck or crewneck, DCA “hoodies” are allowed to be worn in the classroom.
  • Crew-neck sweatshirts may be worn alone.
  • Black, white, navy or grey light weight (fleece) jackets may be worn in the building.

Pants, Skirts, Shorts and Capris:

  • These must be in the approved DCA plaid, navy or khaki color only.
  • Cargo pants and shorts are acceptable.
  • Shorts and skirts must be no shorter than 2” above the knee.
  • Jeans may be worn on Friday.
  • Solid leggings may be worn under skirts and dresses that are not shorter than 2” above the knee.

Outerwear:

  • All outerwear must remain in the student’s locker during the day.

Shoes, Boots, and socks:

  • All shoes must have enclosed toes and heels.
  • No shoe skates, crocs, sandals, clogs, flip-flops or light-ups.
  • Boots must be brown or black only, free of distracting decorations.
  • Boots may be worn with tights and a skirt of appropriate length.
  • Socks or tights are required and must be reasonable solid colors.

Accessories and Headgear:

  • No scarves, sashes or anything with sequins, jewels, etc. are acceptable as belts.
  • Accessories such as hair bows should be reasonable in size so as not to be distractive. No more than 2 pairs of earrings may be worn at one time for females.
  • No visible pierced jewelry is allowed for boys. Facial or tongue jewelry is not permitted for either gender.
  • No visible tattoos are permitted. The must be covered with clothing, not bandages.
  • Hats, bandanas, sweatbands or sunglasses are not allowed to be worn in the building during the school day.

Hair:

  • Boys’ hair should be modest in length, not obscure their eyes and neatly kept.
  • Non-distracting, close cut facial hair is acceptable. If extra liberties are taken with this issue, the headmaster may determine what is considered acceptable.
  • Hair coloring/dyes should not be distracting. Only “natural” colors will be allowed. Any extreme colors (blue, pink, green, purple, etc.) will not be allowed.
  • Cultural hairstyles are permitted as long as they are not excessive or distractive.

Dress Down Day Apparel:

  • Occasionally there will be a dress down day given to a grade level or a group of students as a reward. This is a day when students may wear clothing other than the regular DCA dress-code. Dress Down days are to be pre-approved by Administration.
  • Students are still expected to have a neat appearance, wearing appropriate clothing. Jean shorts no shorter than 2” above the knee may be worn. Shorts must not have holes or rips in them. Apparel that is not acceptable include: pajama pants, jeans with tears or holes in them, basketball shorts, baggy T-shirts, or hats. Footwear will follow the dress code.
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