Dress Code


STUDENT DRESS CODE POLICY

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

  • ALL UNIFORM CLOTHING ITEMS MUST HAVE CURRENT LOGO (plaid logo)
    • 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 TK-3 must wear plaid jumper with white blouse or white polo; boys, grades TK-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.
  • 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 TK-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 part of 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 ensure 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 TK-8 must meet the wardrobe standards unless a designated “Free Dress Day” is announced by the school administration.
  • All clothing must be the 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 the 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.
  • 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 online. Each year a store day will be held at Ascension when clothing items can be seen, tried on and purchased.
DENNIS UNIFORM COMPANY
6459 DeSoto Avenue – at Victory & DeSoto – Woodland Hills
818-703-7493 www.dennisuniform.com
School Code SH00BJ

FREE DRESS – DRESS CODE
  • All clothing must be a size that fits
  • Shorts no shorter than 4 inches above knee
  • Dresses, skirts, and shorts may be no shorter than fingertip length. Leggings must be of
    a solid fabric (that is not see-through) and must be worn with a fingertip length, or longer,
    top, dress, or skirt.

The following clothing is not permitted to be worn at school:

  • with inappropriate slogans or logos
  • torn, tattered or with holes
  • tank/spaghetti strap tops
  • sleepwear
  • bare shoulders, backs, or midriff or transparent fabrics
  • hats
  • chains hanging from clothing
  • Uggs
  • boots higher than the ankle

Christian T-shirt:  May be worn on Fridays: A Christian T-shirt must be one that has a specific Christian logo, with Scripture and/or appropriate writing (i.e. “Witness Wear”). A Christian T-shirt is not a brand name company (i.e. Ezekiel) which happens to have a Christian name, or just a symbol (i.e. angel). A cross is the only visual symbol that is allowed without a Bible verse or “witness words.” T-shirts with sharpie applied crosses are not in compliance.

What to Wear with Friday School Spirit and Christian T-shirts:  jeans, jean capris, and/or uniform bottoms.

ENFORCEMENT

Enforcement of the School Dress Code and Uniform policy will be the function of the school administration, staff, playground supervisors, and faculty.  Students may be held in the school office until appropriate clothing can be brought to the student.  Violation of the School Dress Code and Uniform Policy will result in:

1stand 2nd violations in one trimester:

  • “Dress Code/Uniform Policy Violation” form given to student and mailed home.

3rdand 4th violations in one trimester:

  • “Dress Code/Uniform Policy Violation” form given to student and mailed home.
  • Receive a 30 minute after school detention

5thviolation in one trimester

  • the principal will call the parents/guardians to schedule a conference; and
  • the student may receive a suspension.

Please keep in mind that this Dress Code Policy is subject to change as it becomes necessary.  Comments and suggestions to the dress code are always welcome.  Please submit them in writing to the school office for review by the uniform committee.