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FPCA Dress Code

2017-2018

The FPCA uniform is designed to achieve a handsome, businesslike appearance for its students and to free them from fashion trends and peer pressure. A committee of parents and administration developed the FPCA school uniform. Administration reserves the right to interpret when dress is in violation of code and address the students as needed. Students are to be in compliance once they arrive on campus for school until they leave campus for the day. FPCA students are expected to comply with the uniform policy during school sponsored events, including the travel to and from the events. Please remember the personal appearance of each member of the student body reflects upon the entire school. This prescribed uniform policy has been approved by the School Board for all students in grades PK4 through 12. Every effort has been made to be clear. If an interpretation is to be made, the school administration will have the final say.

All students are required to be dressed in appropriately-fitting uniforms which may be purchased from Pro Feet (111 E. Hendry Street, Hinesville), Lands’ End at www.landsend.com/school (FPCA preferred school code 900108408), or at the FPCA Used Uniform Shop. All garments are to have traditional fit and must be neat, clean, and in good repair. Any transparent, tight, form fitting, clinging, or oversized styles are not permitted. Alteration made to uniform items for purposes other than ensuring a traditional fit may disqualify that item from compliance with the uniform dress code. Logos, slogans or designs contrary to biblical principles are not permitted on any item. Any manner of grooming or dressing that imitates a subculture opposed to Christian principles is not permitted. Students should exemplify modesty and a Christian spirit at all times.

1. Shirts must be tucked in. The only exceptions are girls’ shirts that have curved hemlines.
2. No part of the attire should be tight or form fitting.
3. Undershirts must be solid white without lettering or designs.
4. One simple necklace will be permitted.
5. No metal studded jewelry, gauges or accessories are to be worn.
6. Girls may wear one simple bracelet and one pair of earrings no larger than 1 and 1/2 inch.  Earrings must be a conservative matching pair and worn one per earlobe.
7. Boys may not wear earrings, spacers, or any device resembling earrings.
8. Hairstyles are to be neat, and well-groomed. Hair must be a natural color. Hairstyle extremes including tails, spikes, unusual shapes, steps, cuts, lines or directions are not acceptable. Hair may not stand more than three inches from the head. Hair will be measured and observed as it naturally falls during regular school activities. If given a dress code violation for hair, the student will have until the following Monday to have it resolved before being issued a second violation.
9. Girls’ hair must be neatly trimmed, off the face, and may not be closely shaved in part or full.
10. Boys’ hair should be neatly trimmed and tapered, conforming to the shape of the head. Hair must be cut and worn above the eyebrows, above the middle of the ear and above the collar. Hair may not be of such a length that it has the potential to fall into the eyes.
11. Boys are to be clean-shaven with no beards or mustaches. Sideburns may not extend beyond the lowest part of the ear opening. The sideburn base must be a clean-shaven, horizontal line.
12. No hats, scarves, or any other head covering are allowed.
13. No visible tattoos are allowed. This includes temporary tattoos.
14. All shoes must have a back and be closed toed. Shoes with laces must be properly tied.
15. Girls are permitted to wear hair bows, barrettes, headbands, etc. and they must be FPCA plaid or one solid color from the FPCA plaid.
16. Elementary students are not permitted to wear makeup. Upper School girls are permitted to wear conservative and appropriate makeup as permitted by parents and school administration. Colors must be limited to light shades.
17. Girls are permitted to wear one solid color nail polish. Nails must be an active length, no longer than ¼ inch long. Nails should be clipped and clean.

Uniform Code for Outerwear
All students may only wear FPCA uniform outerwear on campus.
Sweater- Navy cardigan with FPCA or the school crest embroidered on the left chest area.
Sweater vest- Navy sweater vest with FPCA or the school crest embroidered on the left chest area.
Jacket- Navy jacket with FPCA or the school crest embroidered on the left chest area.

PE Uniform
Students enrolled in physical education courses are required to wear the approved FPCA PE attire during class. The approved FPCA physical education wear is blue athletic shorts and a grey t-shirt both logoed with FPCA. These are available for purchase in the FPCA Uniform Shop or through Lands’ End. When the weather is cooler, students may opt to wear long-sleeved grey t-shirts or sweat shirts and/or grey or navy sweat pants both logoed with FPCA. Students not abiding by the PE dress code will adversely affect their grade.

Official FPCA Dress Uniform
On designated days, such as Chapel, students are to be in official dress uniform throughout the school day and are not allowed to wear any other article of clothing with the dress uniform. Teachers may give students permission to remove their blazers during classroom activities. Students may remove their blazers during their lunch and break. The official FPCA Dress Uniform may be requested for special events.

 Official FPCA Dress Uniform
Boys Girls
button down oxford with FPCA embroidered on the left chest button down oxford with FPCA embroidered on the left collar
khaki pants school plaid skirt
brown or black belt white knee high socks
brown dress shoes brown dress shoes
school plaid tie school plaid cross tie
classic navy blazer classic navy blazer

 

Non-Compliance with the Dress Code
Students out of dress code on the first offense will receive a dress code violation warning if it is determined that the violation is not of a serious nature (no belt, etc.). If it is determined that the student has committed a serious dress code violation, parents will be called immediately to bring the proper uniform for their student. A parent may opt to be charged for an appropriate item if such item is located in the school’s used uniform store. The FPCA Uniform Store may stock socks, belts, and like items for parent convenience. If such an item is available, the student will be provided one of these items and the student’s account will be charged for the expense. All violations will result in a disciplinary consequence. Time missed while out of the classroom will be considered unexcused. The school administration reserves the right to handle each situation of non-compliance on its own merit. Final determination of appropriate dress for students is the responsibility of the FPCA administration.

 

Girls Lower School (PK4 to 5th) Upper School  (6th to 12th)
Skirt FPCA plaid, navy, or khaki uniform skirts may be no shorter than four inches above the back crease of the knee and cover the knees while sitting. Privacy shorts required. FPCA plaid, navy, or khaki uniform skirts may be no shorter than four inches above the back crease of the knee and cover the knees while sitting. Privacy shorts required.
Jumpers FPCA plaid, navy, or khaki uniform jumpers may be no shorter than four inches above the back crease of the knee and covers the knees while sitting. Jumpers must be worn with a collared shirt. Privacy shorts required. Not permitted
Slacks Khaki or navy uniform slacks are to be appropriately fitted at the waist, seat, and length. Slacks are to be traditional in style and not tight of form fitting. Khaki or navy uniform slacks are to be appropriately fitted at the waist, seat, and length. Slacks are to be traditional in style and not tight of form fitting.
Shorts Khaki or navy uniform shorts are to be appropriately fitted at the waist and seat and are to be no shorter than the top of the kneecap while standing. Shorts are to be traditional in style and not tight or form fitting. Not Permitted
Oxford Shirts White oxford shirt with short, long, or 3/4 sleeves with button-down collar. Shirts must be embroidered with FPCA on the left collar. White oxford shirt with short, long, or 3/4 sleeves with button-down collar. Shirts must be embroidered with FPCA on the left collar.
Peter Pan

Collared

Shirts

White shirt with short, long, or 3/4 sleeves and Peter Pan Collars. Shirts must be embroidered with FPCA on the left collar. Not Permitted
Polo Shirts Navy or white polo shirt with short or long sleeves.  Shirts must be embroidered with FPCA on left chest area. Navy or white polo shirt with short or long sleeves.  Shirts must be embroidered with FPCA on left chest area
Belt Brown or black belt with traditional length and buckle. (PK4 exempt) Brown or black belt with traditional length and buckle.
Shoes Brown, black, or navy dress shoes; or solid white tennis shoes, solid black tennis shoes, a combination of white and black tennis shoe, or white tennis shoes with navy or black trim. Dress shoes are not to have a heel.  Brown or black dress shoes; brown Sperry-style boat shoes. Dress shoes may have up to a one inch block heel.
Socks Solid white or navy knee high socks are to be worn with skirts and jumpers. In cold weather- navy, white, or black tights or leggings with same colored socks may be worn. Solid white or navy socks that extend above the top of the shoe are to be worn with shorts and slacks. Solid white knee high socks are to be worn with skirts. In cold weather- navy, white, or black tights or leggings with same colored socks may be worn. Solid white or navy socks that extend above the top of the shoe are to be worn with slacks.
Tie None Needed Official school plaid cross tie.
Blazer None Needed Classic Navy Blazer embroidered with the official school crest.

 

Boys Lower School (PK4 to 5) Upper School  (6 to 12)
Slacks Khaki or navy uniform slacks are to be appropriately fitted at the waist, seat, and length. Slacks are to be traditional in style and not tight of form fitting. Khaki or navy uniform slacks are to be appropriately fitted at the waist, seat, and length. Slacks are to be traditional in style and not tight of form fitting..
Shorts Khaki or navy uniform shorts are to be appropriately fitted at the waist and seat and are to be no shorter than the top of the kneecap while standing. Shorts are to be traditional in style and not tight or form fitting.. Khaki or navy uniform shorts are to be appropriately fitted at the waist and seat and are to be no shorter than the top of the kneecap while standing. Shorts are to be traditional in style and not tight or form fitting.
Oxford Shirts White oxford shirt with short or long sleeves with button-down collar. Shirts must be embroidered with FPCA on the left collar. White oxford shirt with short or long sleeves with button-down collar. Shirts must be embroidered with FPCA on the left collar.
Polo Shirts Navy or white polo shirt with short or long sleeves.  Shirts must be embroidered with FPCA on left chest area. Navy or white polo shirt with short or long sleeves.  Shirts must be embroidered with FPCA on left chest area.
Belt Brown or black belt with traditional length and buckle. (PK4 exempt) Brown or black belt with traditional length and buckle.
Shoes Brown, black, or navy dress shoes; or solid white tennis shoes, solid black tennis shoes, a combination of white and black tennis shoe, or white tennis shoes with navy or black trim. Dress shoes are not to have a heel. Brown or black dress shoes; brown Sperry-style boat shoes. Dress shoes may have up to a one inch block heel.
Socks Solid white, black, khaki, or navy socks. All socks are to extend above the top of the shoe. Solid white, black, khaki, or navy socks. All socks are to extend above the top of the shoe.
Tie None Needed Official school plaid tie or bowtie.
Blazer None Needed Classic Navy Blazer embroidered with the official school crest.

 

Blazers, PE Uniforms, Outerwear and Spirit Shirts will be available for purchase during Open House.

Please note that used blazers with the Highlander Logo embroidered on them will be allowed through the 2019-2020 school year.