Sweethaven Christian Academy 3yo Preschool - 12th Grade college preparatory school in Portsmouth, VA
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Boys Dress Code (upper levels)

Sweethaven seeks to support the instruction of young people in such virtues as modesty and propriety. We consider dress standards to be an important means toward that end. It is our goal to teach proper dress habits for appropriate activities. These activities include school instruction, athletic contests, special events, and formal banquets.

Our dress should reflect our Christian walk and character. Our outward appearance is a reflection of our hearts and minds. It is the desire of this school to encourage all teachers and students to magnify Christ in the wearing of clothing which displays decency and modesty. SCA does not condemn styles or trends, but for the ease of enforcement, must maintain a standardized dress code.

Since styles and fashion fads change rapidly in our society, SCA reserves the right to adopt and enforce appropriate dress code standards not specified in this dress code. The Administrator or the Deans of Students will have the final decision concerning any questionable clothing worn by a student. SCA reserves the right to require any student dressed unacceptably to change clothing before attending classes.

All students shall conform to the dress standards of SCA as enforced by the administration. The standards stated below should not be considered exhaustive, but are examples of the type of standards w\that will be upheld at the school.

All dress code rules are in effect during the regular school day and at all school-sponsored functions such as athletic events or field trips. Any change in dress code requirements for a particular activity will be announced well in advance of the activity.

Pants: Uniform pants are to be worn at the waist with a belt - NOT below the hips. Simple black or brown belts are required with no noticeable designs or studding.

Shirts: Uniform shirts must be tucked in at all times. Button down uniform shirt and tie are required on chapel days.

Footwear: Socks are to be worn at all times. Sandals or clog style footwear are not acceptable.

Jewelry: Boys are not permitted to wear bracelets or necklaces. Facial, nose, tongue, or ear piercing is not acceptable. Boys are limited to one ring and one watch.

Haircuts: Hair must be cut neatly to lie off the collar and ears, and trimmed so it does not hang in the eyes. Extreme fad styles, coloring, razor design cuts or braiding are not permitted. Boys may cut their hair as short as they like, but NO portion of the head may be shaved. Highlighted hair must be of normal color only.

Facial Hair: Boys must be clean-shaven at all times. Facial hair is not permitted.

Tattoos: Tattoos are not acceptable. Should a student have a tattoo, it must be covered at all times. Students are never to show, promote, or discuss their tattoo with other students.

Outerwear: Heavy coats or other garments designed for outerwear should not be worn in the classroom during school hours. We suggest that a uniform sweater be kept in the locker to be used on cooler days.