Dress Code


See the Parent/Student Handbook for the complete Dress Code Policy

Ascension Lutheran School has established a dress code policy to assist in meeting the goals of the school. These goals include providing a quality academic education for students while developing self-esteem and respect for others. We believe coming dressed for work at school increases academic achievement, appropriate behavior and a sense of community. It is the school’s expectation that parents enforce the dress code and agree to ensure their child has, and wears, the proper uniform, shoes, socks and accessories as described.

Dress Code Specifics

    • This includes:  All polo shirts, sweatshirts, jackets, and sweaters
  • CHAPEL DRESS – Girls, grades 4, 5, 6, 7 & 8 must wear a plaid skirt or skort with white blouse or white polo; girls, grades K-3 must wear plaid jumper with white blouse or white polo; boys, grades K-8 must wear navy blue pants or shorts with white polo; all students must wear shirt tucked in for Chapel.
  • Spirit Shirt (from Dennis Uniform) is required for all grade levels. This shirt can be worn on Fridays and other designated special days. (Blue crew neck T-shirt with plaid logo on front)
  • School Crush Shirts are not required but may also be worn to school on Fridays only. They may be purchased through our Spirit Store.
  • Grades 5, 6, 7 & 8 must purchase their physical education uniform from Dennis Uniform. (A blue, crew neck T-shirt with Ascension’s logo on the front and royal blue nylon gym shorts.)
  • All outerwear jackets, sweaters, sweatshirts, etc. must also be from Dennis Uniform. There are several options available for students. No other outerwear will be allowed on campus.
  • Shoes – slip-on shoes are not permitted in K-4th. K-8, open-toed shoes are not permitted. Shoes must be properly fit and secure on feet and of a color that blends with uniform colors.
  • Socks – must be solid white, navy, khaki or black. Socks must be worn at all times. For girls – tights in same color as socks are permitted. Leggings must be ankle length and in colors of socks.
  • A new navy blue knit scarf is now in the uniform line. This is the only scarf that is permitted to be worn to school.
  • Please remember that Ascension’s dress code policy calls for “natural colored and styled hair that is not a distraction to the educational setting”. If your child has enjoyed a creative hair color or style this summer, please insure that it has returned to a natural color and style when school resumes. Boys’ hair length may not touch their collar or fall in their face. Hair extensions, braid extensions, feathers and tinsel must be of natural color and blend with the hair color.
  • Students must wear clothing purchased from the Dennis Uniform Company only. Check the website at www.dennisuniform.com, School Code SH00BJ.
  • All children in grades K-8 must meet the wardrobe standards unless a designated “Free Dress Day” is announced by the school administration.
  • All clothing must be appropriate size and fit. Boy’s pants may not be worn with a “sagging” appearance. Girls’ skirts may not be altered and or rolled at the waist. Skirts must be no more than 3” above the knee.
  • All clothing must be in good condition without patches on knees or missing buttons, no frayed edges, tears or stains.
  • All clothing items should be marked with the student’s name.
  • All boys’ shirts must be appropriate size and neat in appearance preferably tucked in other than recess and PE. Shirts must be tucked in for all events in the Chapel.
  • Girls’ banded white blouse can be worn untucked.
  • Girls in upper division only (grades 5-8) are permitted to wear their shirts untucked, providing that the shirts are the appropriate size. They are also permitted to wear an undershirt/camisole (white only), untucked, under the uniform shirt.)
  • Skirts may not be rolled at the waist and must be of an appropriate size and fit.
  • P.E. uniforms (shorts & t-shirt) are required for students in grades 5, 6, 7 & 8 and are available through Dennis Uniform Company only. (sweatpants optional)
  • Jewelry and accessories must not interfere with school activities or be a distraction to learning. This would include dangle or hoop earrings of any kind.
  • Earrings for boys are not permitted.
  • Facial piercing of any kind is not permitted.
  • A new navy blue knit scarf is now in the uniform line. This is the only scarf that is permitted to be worn to school.
  • Wearing of makeup is discouraged. Any makeup worn must be of natural tones and not a distraction to learning.
  • Body art or writing on body of any kind is not permitted.
  • Hair must be neatly kept and of a natural color and style.
  • Boys’ hair length must not touch the collar or fall in eyes
  • Girls’ hair must not fall in eyes
  • Girls’ hair bands may not be more than 2” in width (any wider is considered a hat as it covers most of the head)
  • Hair extensions, braid extensions, feathers or tinsel must be of a natural color and blend with the hair color

Clothes are available from Dennis at their store, or you may order by phone or on line. Each year a store day will be held at Ascension when clothing items can be seen, tried on and purchased.
6459 DeSoto Avenue – at Victory & DeSoto – Woodland Hills
818-703-7493 www.dennisuniform.com
School Code SH00BJ

  • All clothing must be a size that fits
  • Shorts no shorter than 4 inches above knee
  • Dresses/skirts no shorter than 3 inches above knee
  • The following items are not permitted to be worn to school:
    • inappropriate slogans or logos
    • torn, tattered or with holes
    • tank/spaghetti strap tops
    • leggings/jeggings/athletic tights/ spandex pants/yoga pants
    • sleepwear
    • bare shoulders, backs, or midriff or transparent fabrics
    • hats
    • chains hanging from clothing
    • Uggs
    • boots higher than the ankle

Attending Ascension Lutheran School is a privilege. We expect students to conform to consistent and acceptable dress standards and to observe the spirit represented by the dress code.

With respect to the dress code, the administration reserves the right to determine penalties, sanctions, suspensions, probation and dismissal whenever such actions are deemed necessary or appropriate.