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Dress Code

All students at LCMS West Campus are expected to select a mode of dress that is appropriate for school activities. Students are prohibited from wearing any type of apparel which distracts from the educational environment. When students are required to change clothes to attend school, a parent will be called. The expectations include:

  1. No hats, bandannas/headbands or sunglasses. Headbands should be less than 2 inches thick.
  2. No clothing with any reference to drugs, sex, alcohol, gangs, violence, or profanity.
  3. No tank tops, halter-tops, tube tops, or tops that reveal parts of the midriff. Sleeveless shirts or dresses must cover the majority of the shoulder and be non-revealing in the chest area. Undershirts that can be seen through sheer shirts must also follow this dress code.
  4. No distracting body piercing (piercings other than ear or stud type ring in nose are deemed distracting).
  5. No clothes with tears or holes above fingertip length unless covered by a patch with no skin showing.
  6. If you wear a dress/skirt/top with no leggings, it must come to the knee. If you wear a dress/skirt/top with leggings, it must meet the “fist test” and cover the rear end. The "fist test" refers to a student standing with their hands by their side and a closed fist. The top must be longer than arms by their side with a closed fist. 
  7. No face painting or stick on tattoos – unless it is spirit day.
  8. All shorts must meet the fingertip test. This means that the shorts must be as long as the wearer’s longest finger when the arms are held properly by the side.
  9. If leggings are worn, a top that meets the fist test length requirements for dresses and skirts must be worn. (See #6.)
  10. No spike jewelry, clothing, or wallet chains.
  11. Undergarments should not be visible.
  12. No pajama pants, pajama tops, or bedroom shoes may be worn (unless a school activity permits such garments).
  13. Gang affiliation clothing, accessories, styles will not be allowed to be worn at school.
  14. Blankets are not allowed at school.
  15. Hoodies from hooded sweatshirts should be removed from the head while students are in the building.
  16. Pants, shorts, and/or skirts should be worn at the natural waist line. No sagging or showing of any undergarment or second layer of clothing including, but not limited to, gym shorts and boxer shorts.  Subject to a discipline referral for indecent exposure.